The Stamp-a-holics Design Team have just launched their Team Blog and have started the ball rolling with a 3D Challenge.
This week's challenge is to make a 2-4-6-8 box/party favour within a 45 minute time frame.
When I found out about their blog through Delys and Carole'Anne's subscription emails, I had a look at the link on how to make the box, checked out the time and realized I had about 40 minutes until I promised I would take my DD on a driving lesson ... so I thought I'd give it a go.
If you know me well enough, you'd know that most of my projects that I do take me forever, as I agonise overy every little step and then I sometimes go back and change things even after I've photographed my challenge entry. I have never done a challenge to meet a 'time deadline' before and it really got the adrenalin going (just in time for Laura's driving lesson).
I'm happy to report that it took 43 minutes exactly and that included deciding on the design as I went along, choosing the colour combo and unwrapping brand new ink pads from their plastic wrap! (all 3 of them to be exact) Phew! I made it.
I must admit, though, I feel much happier about taking my time when I enter a challenge but maybe this whole time restriction thing may 'grow on me'.
Here's a little package of inspiration that helped me in the process -
It's the 'Color Coach' from Stampin' Up! and I LOVE it.
I looked at the 'Creative Combination' on the Blushing Bride Card and went from there!
Stamps: Silhouette Sentiments (Hostess L1)
Ink: Blushing Bride, Early Expresso, Pear Pizzazz
Cardstock: As above, plus Very Vanilla
Accessories: Blushing Bride Stitched-Poly Ribbon, Punches: Double Rectangle (Retired), Eyelet Border, Large Oval, Scallop Oval, Jewelry Tag, Neutrals' Brad, Basic Pearls, Dimensionals
Thanks for taking a peek,
PS: This post took longer than the challenge!