March 24, 2008

Oh My Gosh I feel quite faint actually..

Here is a layout that I created for Scrap 4 Life's Design Team Challenge. The remaining participants had to create a layout using HANDMADE embellies...talk about a challenge! I created the flowers out of cardstock and used markers to make an "African" design on each. Then I made buttons out of clay and painted them. I wanted the buttons to have a rustic African Bead look. So here is the GOOD news. This layout has qualified me to the next and final round. It started out with about 50 participants and now it is narrowed down to 10. You can see all the designs at Scrap 4 Life and then check out their gallery under Design Team Challenge. I am sitting here at my desk a little in awe of what just happened. The level of competition is very high, and the people creating these beautiful pages are so nice. I am so proud to be among the top 10 but this next week is going to be the hardest. We can't post our work and we have a whole bunch of guidelines to follow. Thank you to all those that post their work daily and comment on my blog - not only do you provide me with inspiration but because of your support and wonderful comments I am able to really have fun with challenges like this...ok now go and make something magnificent and wish me luck!!!!

11 comments:

Jenna Franklin said...

Congrats, Kazan!! That layout is gorgeous! LOVE the flowers and clay buttons - did you use a baked clay or air hardening? I feel the need to clay now, lol!

51jaycee said...

Congratulations Kazan. This layout is terrific. I really adore those buttons made from clay-you really did give them that rustic authentic look! I'm so sure you'll make the team but I'll keep my fingers crossed as well. Good Luck. JC.

NancyJones said...

congrats I cant see why they wouldnt have picked you cuz that layout RAWKKKKS!!

Bella and Aidee Mom said...

Kazan,
Where do you find the time to accomplish all of these beautiful creations? To top it off everything is perfect...Hugs, Krista
Thanks for being such a inspiration!!!!!!!

vtpuggirl said...

Been so busy, I've missed you my friend! So exciting what you've been up to. Congrats and Good luck (but you won't need it, you are going to get that DT for sure!). You inspire me. hugs

Maren said...

Gorgeous!! This is so so beautiful! A big congrats to you too!!

Gaby Acosta said...

WOW I´m fan of your work, i love it.

DeeDee said...

Oh WOW!!! This is gorgeous!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! If I were picking I'd pick you!!!! I love your stuff!!!

Sharon Caudle said...

WOOHOO!!!! Congrats!!!!! That's sooooo awesome!! That layout is GORGEOUS!!!!! Your homemade embellies are amazing!! So I wish you the BEST of luck in the final competition, but I truly don't believe you need it! Your talent is amazing and true and shines like brand new money! I can't wait until I can congratulate you on becoming their new DT member!

So Many Scraps said...

Congratulations! that layout is so deserving to go on! it was my favorite! I am sure you could tell from my comments! I love how unique! I loved it! I hope you make it all the way!

Jackie G said...

Wow...Congrats!!! That layout is fabulous! I'm crossing my fingers you get picked!! :)