- Go, download the printable to enter the contest!
- Share a photo on your social networks and tag it with #SCinspires. In your photo caption, explain why the photo is inspiring to you. It can be a picture of you and your free printable or anything else from Studio Calico that inspires you!
You are in to win some amazing prizes - and: As the shares with #SCinspires grow, prizes will grow, too! :) Curious to learn more? Contest details including prize sneaks can be found here and SC will also update you on their blog every Friday on the progress/number of shares so far. The contest ends 10/31/14 at 11:59PM Eastern.
Probably, you wonder what inspires me about Studio Calico? I will tell you a little "behind the scenes" story from the past few days. On October 4th, we celebrated World Card-Making Day (WCMD) and Kelsi from the SC offices asked, if some of the Creative Team members were up to contribute a challenge for the lovely message board members. I happily joined to put together a color challenge for the occasion.
Originally, I planned to just pick some colors from the Color Theory swatch book based on a recent card I made from the The Underground card kit but, well… I was inspired to create a whole mood board with supplies from the kit that subbers were to receive soon and other stash/shop items.
But back again to WCMD! I wanted to offer some choice to members playing with my challenge and created a second mood board, this time with a warmer berry palette with lavender tones, pink, orange/copper and red colors, mostly with items from current and previous SC kits. It's a trendy fall season palette but surely one that I at least wouldn't usually pick for a project. Nevertheless, both mood board version sparked many beautiful cards with our members (look for them in this thread) and this weekend I created a card with the berry palette colors in mind, too...
Then, their new Color Theory system is a great way to mix in coordinating basics and embellishments and as you see above, something simple like the swatch book can inspire your projects... and challenge you. What is particularly fun is that the kits sometimes make me use items which I wouldn't necessarily pick on my own, but it's often these things that have me thinking creatively outside of the box, let me explore different styles and spark an idea so that I will end up loving to work with the product anyway.
To enter for a chance to win a The Underground card kit, please leave a comment on this very post - with your SC user name if you have one already - until October 31, 2014, at 11:59pm EST. I will also grant you extra chances if you follow me on Instagram and/or Pinterest. Just leave another comment telling me where you follow (of course you can enter extra comments, too, if you do already). I will draw a random winner on 11/1st!