My first Masters' experience is now over, and after intensively pouring my heart and soul into the set projects, I have just found out that I didn't make it through to the Top 50 (or top 67 as it is this year). Although it didn't totally surprise me, what did throw me was my reaction.... after all that effort, I was more hung up on the outcome than I realised. But it has been a fabulous experience...it pushed me to my limits both physically and artistically, and it is lovely to now be able to share my creations with everyone.
Congratulations to all you wonderful scrappers and artists who have made the cut to the next stage....I hope you survive the tension until the final announcement. I can't wait to see the special edition of Scrapbooking Memories that showcases all your wonderful work.
As for me...roll on next year!
Here are my entries....
Project 1 - My Greatest Achievement
When I first thought about this LO, the obvious road to take for the subject matter was the birth of my children, but I wanted to move away from the obvious, so after a big year of personal change for me, I decided to go with my own personal growth. This is my absolute favourite of all my entries, not only because I love the LO, but because it truly represents me as I am now in 2009.
Project 2 - think outside the square
This LO was made possible by my wonderful Pazzles Inspiration Cutter...it made it possible for me to create any shape I wanted for this project...
Project 3 - Double LO
I wasn't particularly happy with this one, and struggled over many hours to get it to stage where I could bear to start sticking things down...doubles are such a challenge! Looking back on it now after a couple of months, I really am not happy with it, but I love the subject matter...some of my gorgeous friends from the Scrapchat Retreat in May this year, which was another major turning point in my life...thank you girls...I love you all so much!
Project 4 - Mystery Project
My first OTP project...in retrospect, I probably shouldn't have attempted this for Masters, because the mystery project was supposed to represent who you are as scrapper, and I haven't as yet done any OTP projects, but I wanted to show some versatility, so I came up with the idea of a box of inspiration cards with magnets on the back that could be placed on the fridge and interchanged at will. I actually ran out of time, and didn't get as many cards done as I would have liked. :(