The first challenge was the kit challenge and you had to use the items from the kit in your layout, here's my take on it:
The kit contained the patterned kraft paper, a set of alphas and a set of die-cut arrows. I used the kraft paper as it was, I stamped using Shimelle Laine's Background stamps from Banana Frog onto the arrows to add interest. I also stuck the clear alphas onto one of the larger arrows and cut around it to make the alphas a bit more interesting. Then I used the same arrow to cut the journaling strips. I added some Papermania alphas to complete the title and stuck on some dome stickers from Hobbycraft to compliment thebackground images.
The second challenge was a sketch challenge, here's the original sketch:
Here is my take on the sketch:
I decided to carry on with the dandelion theme as I had a photo and some patterned paper that worked together. I used leftover alphas from the kit challenge with this one too.
The third challenge was to create a layout using 3 or more different patterned papers but I ran out of time to do this, I only had 45 minutes to do the 'Just Blow' layout as I'd taken so long doing my layout for the 4th challenge.
The 4th challenge was to create a layout without using any patterned paper, cardstock only, here's my take on the challenge:
I decided to get my paint out for this one, I stuck some alphas on the cardstock first after taking some of the stickiness off on my clothes so that the cardstock background would show through once they are removed. I used three colours of acrylic paint and white gesso, brushing it on, stamping it using bubble wrap and painting through punchinella. I stamped with Banana Frog's Build-A-Bloom stamps in black and white StazOn ink. I then layered netting with a border punched piece of cardstock, I also embellished with a blossom, punchinella and buttons.