Thursday, July 1, 2010

A Look Back...

I've had the wonderful opportunity to compete in Gallery Idol 2010. Voting has ended, and I wanted to take a look back on my little journey. For full details on any card, please click on the link next to each title. Thank you so much to everyone who voted for me and for all the support, encouragement, and good wishes!

Now, here's a look back at my Gallery Idol journey so far...

Open Auditions - For All That You Do (Details)

I created this shaped card for the Open Auditions round. Out of over 900 entries, I was lucky enough to be chosen to be among the Top 20. The challenge was to make a 'Thank You' card, which is one of my favorite types of cards to make. I had no idea what this competition would be like, as it's the first of its kind that I have ever had the nerve to enter.

Top 20 Round - Sending You Sunshine (Details)

The first round was nerve-wracking because when I saw the line-up of talent, I felt like a fish out of water. There were names on that Top 20 List that I considered some of the biggest names in the card-making design world. I put forth my best effort for the challenge, which was "Creativity Heals," in which we need to make a sympathy, get well, encouragement, or thinking of you card. I kept my fingers and toes crossed!

Top 15 Round - When I Grow Up (Details)

I was thrilled to make it to this round, but boy, was I baffled by the challenge: Masculine Garage, in which we needed to incorporate items found in a garage in our cards! I scrounged around and found some good items and created my card with little hope of moving on to the next round. When I saw the other entries, my heart sank even further. But, I have some awesome supporters, so I knew there was still hope!

Top 10 Round - Big Top Birthday (Details)

When this began, I never imagined I'd make it anywhere near this round. When I saw that the challenge for this round was to use Ribbon in a creative way, I was excited. I constructed this shaped circus tent out of several types of ribbon and I have to say I just loved my card. I knew that if I didn't make it through to the next round, I would be really proud of my accomplishments this far.

Top 5 Round - You're the Pick of the Patch (Details)

I'm here among the final five and still pinching myself. It's the last round and the challenge is an inspiration challenge. If you'd like to see the other finalists' cards, click HERE. The winner of the whole kit n' caboodle will be announced tomorrow. Who knows? I may still have a shot, and it's been a wild ride...let's see where it takes me!


Ann Schach said...

What a wonderful gallery of Idol cards you have created! When I grow up I want to be like you! Your creativity and originality shines in each card!

Giovana said...

Your cards did rock in every round Regina! I love your creations and your creativity is awesome. I think you are going to be the winner :) Good luck!!


Patti MacLeith said...

Good luck! Your creations leave me speechless!

Cards by Gina said...

OMG! No matter what, you're always tops in my book! You are an incredible talent and I'm just so thrilled to be your Pal. My fingers and toes are crossed! Please know that you always win in my book!!!!! All my love, Gina

Carla said...

Your idol cards are so awesome Regina. I so love each and everyone of them. I agree with Regina, you are tops in my book, too!!! Hugs,

catnap said...

I didn't vote in the Idol competition just because I feel uncomfortable with the idea of card making being a competitive sport. I was only half paying attention to the whole thing. That being said, I couldn't help looking at the winner's cards, then at all the finalists' sites. Here's another reason I didn't get involved: I don't agree with everyone else. I like yours best, by a long shot. So, consider being a finalist as Winning. I particularly like that nail card. Very clever.

Amanda Sevall said...

All your cards were gorgeous!! And clever!! :)