Monday, May 16, 2011

Make Up Monday -- May 16, 2011

Our Design Team members at Cookin' Up Creations take turns posting a daily Blue Plate Special challenge. Mondays are our "Make Up Days", when we recap the past week's challenges. Anyone who completes at least 12 of the month's challenges by the deadline (two days after the end of the month) is entered into a drawing for a fabulous prize.

This month our theme is "Comfort Foods" -- those dishes that soothe us, make us feel good, make us happy. We are revisiting past challenges and exploring retro themes.

Here is the recap for last week's challenges:

On Tuesday, Cassy revisited a March challenge to use a layered title on our layouts. Here is her example:

Wednesday's challenge, brought to us by guest designer Nicole, was to make our own decorative hat pins or use pre-made ones, in a fun way. She used hers on this layout, under the photo:

On Thursday, Jo showed us how to make fabric flowers from old jeans and bits of muslim. Here is how she used her flowers:

Friday's challenge by Tamara was to do a "chocolate layout" -- monochromatic brown with just a dash of a second color,  inspired again by a past challenge. Here is her example:

Jenny brought us the Saturday sketch, compliments of Nuts About Sketches. Here is her finished layout:

And on Sunday, guest designer Nicole challenged us to incorporate children's artwork into our layouts, and gave us examples with two layouts:

You still have plenty of time -- two weeks! -- to complete our May Blue Plate Specials to be eligible for the prize drawing. (See the post below this one for a peek at the prize kit this month -- it's a beauty!) We would love to have you come over and join us!

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