February 25, 2009

1hr Layout

Good day!

I would like to share to you an experience that I had from Creative Scrapper's 1hr Layout Challenge this evening. They require us to finish a LO within the hour based on the sketch they will provide.

Here is the sketch by Kristine:

This was my first time to join their forum and their challenge. Actually it was so overwhelming for me because I am a slow scrapper and the challenge was to finish it within the hour, 9pm-10pm EST. So I prepared my basic supplies like adhesives, scissors, cutting mat, photographs, etc. I gathered pps and cardstock that were within the color pink and orange so that I can incorporate Lexie's Challenge over at RSS.

And when the go signal was given, I was in panic. My blood rushed to my head. I don't know exactly how to start and what to do. So I start tearing, cutting and distressing. Oh my, time was like a wind during these challenges, was fast. First I noticed it was 9:10pm but after glancing what I thought was 5mins, the time was already 9:45pm. So I was really working it.

Here is my take, hope its not too messy:

Materials Used:
White cardstock
Fuschia Bazzill cardstock
Kelly Panacci's Atomic Daisies PP
Scenic Route Providence Franklin St PP
Tim Holts' Ranger Distress Ink (tea dye & walnut stain)

I admit the experience was great but I am not sure if it was for me. I love scrapping but I want to take my time while doing it. Experience the moment, the feeling and the creativity but with the 1hr challenge, I just had the urge to finish it.

Overall, I love this LO. Even though I finished it within an hour, I was proud of myself for still incorporating my style, the colors that I want, and create a LO that I truly love.

Indeed the experience was mind-blowing. I would like to thank Kristine for the great sketch, the members who joined and Creative Scrappers for another successful event. But I might not make it if you move it to a 30mins challenge :P lol

7 comments:

Cindy said...

you should not be so judgemental. the layout is gorgeous. the colours are beautiful and you have balanced it perfectly. i love it

Hayley G said...

Really love the l/o! I think it's beautiful!

Lumpy Page Designs said...

I've stopped by your blog several times lately and everytime I am blown away by your work. Your colors are vibrant and your balance is perfect - you do incredible work!!! I keep meaning to post a comment but usually I'm at work (not supposed to be surfing the web, lol)! This layout is just as beautiful as any of the ones that you take your time with, but I understand what you mean. I hate being rushed with my work, I never feel "satisfied" if I rush! But don't discredit this layout because it's simply stunning!! Love your work - I'm a fan :)

MyLittleTeapot said...

Thank you ladies for all your encouragement and support. It really means a lot to me. I really appreciate it

melw said...

this is a gorgeous LO!!! I love everything about it, the orange hues the flower, great work!!

lexie said...

Love it Darl I wish I could produce something like that in 1 hour
know what you mean about taking your time I do that sometimes it takes me days to finih a LO as I'm always fiddling with changing this adding that etc Love your work chat soon oxo

CreativeMe68 said...

OMG That is so fricken awesome!!! I would never have been able to do that in an hour!!! I too am a fiddler Lexie so I know what you mean about taking your time to complete a LO! That is why I have a couple of teasers on my blog at the moment trying to finish them off!
Luv your work LG!! Keep them coming, love the vibrancy, they bring a smile to my dile!! Luv Shaz xoxo