Out of all the cool experiences that I've had in 2010, I would have to say that working on the East Coast/West Coast Tablescape Challenge for the Children's Party Network had the biggest impact on me for a couple of reasons. First, being new on the scene, I was incredibly honored to be asked to participate alongside established party people. Second, the challenge forced me to try different crafting techniques (like my new favorite thing - embossing) that are now a part of my repertoire.
My contribution to the challenge (that we won by the way - go Team East!) were the invitations. Since it is New Year's Eve, I thought it would be fun to show you the initial drafts that I created before committing to the final design - enjoy!
Just to refresh your memory, the challenge was to create black & white themed items for a children's New Year's Eve party. However, our team was further challenged to incorporate the Sunday comics into the designs as well - no pressure!
Design #1: Cartoon Callout Clouds
Design #2: Blinged-out Mickey Clock
Design #3: Old School B&W Mickey Mouse Cartoons
Design #4: My homage to a Jordan Ferney design
The Final Design - pictures courtesy of Artistic Soul Photography:
Hope you have a fabulous holiday - I can't wait to see what 2011 brings!