Friday, July 24, 2009

Week # 5 - Scrappin' Moms Idol 3

We are on to the last 2 weeks of the competition. The challenges are getting tougher and judging even harder.

This week is different from the past weekly challenges. Do you love to read books? Do you love creating minis?

Then jump on in, gather your supplies and…


#1. Create a HANDMADE "BOOK-INSPIRED" MINI ALBUM for this week.
- A book must inspire your theme for the mini album. It can be a children's book, collection of nursery rhymes, juvenile books (remember Sweet Valley High), adult romance books and a lot more.
- There is a wide variety of books/theme to choose from. Your imagination is the only limitation you'll have.
- The mini-album should be no bigger than 8x8 and no smaller than 4x4
- Include a write-up on your chosen theme/book and how this inspired your mini album creations

#2. The MINI ALBUM should be AT LEAST 6-pages EXCLUDING the front and back covers.
- Creativity and Originality will be a key factor when judging your albums

#3. Create at least three (3) A.T.C (Altered Trading Cards)
- The ATC must be included within the mini album
- Be creative in including the ATC within your mini album

What is an ATC?
An artist trading card (or ATC for short) is a tiny, original piece of art created with the intention of swapping or trading it with another artist, not selling it. The one rule an artist trading card must adhere to is the size. An ATC must be 2.5x3.5 inches or 64x89 mm.


Criteria for Judging:
Originality & Creativity - 35%; Overall Design & Craftsmanship - 35%; Choice of Photo - 15%; Journaling - 15%

For this Challenge, note the following requirements:
  • We will only allow submission of FOUR (4) PHOTOS for upload
  • Submit a photo with all your pages together including the front and back cover. "Stitch" your pages/spread if necessary to present a better view of your mini album
  • Photos for this challenge must not have been used in any previous layouts (both Local or International)

We read your write-ups carefully to help us understand your creative process. HOWEVER, we also want to see GOOD PICTURES of your creations. We want to better appreciate your design and a not-so-good photograph does not give justice to your design and creation.

Please make sure you follow these reminders strictly. Some are not following the format we've indicated and it slows down the uploading process.
  • All entries must be submitted by July 30 (Thursday) on or before 10:00am
  • Email your entries to:
  • File size of each of your photos should be no larger than 300KB
  • Include your Full Name and Title in the filename of your images when submitting your layouts:
Sample Format: Liza Bermudez - Title.jpg
  • Include Journaling, Materials List and any additional notes in the body of your email to facilitate uploading
Please make sure that you read the CHALLENGE REQUIREMENTS and the RULES AND MECHANICS of this challenge.

As we said, competition is tight and judging is a harder task. Cheers to the ladies moving on to this round of the challenge!

scrappinmoms-idol3 round5

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