This will be the badge design for the Build a Line Challenge, 2016. Thanks to Lomara Internet Solutions/Design for the great branding and for putting together for us (Lynda O'Mara, also a Design Team member).
Photos are from Leila West, Ioulia Kakoulidou, and my own.
Will you be taking part in the challenge this year? I will be limiting it to *about* 30 participants this year besides last year's winner, Susan Bowerman, if she'd like to join us. Also joining us will be some of the B'sue Boutiques Design Team Group
A few alumni will be serving as judges, monitors, mentors but will not be speaking in class except on occasion, and they will not be participating in the day to day activities or the required blog hops.
This year, I will be creating a line right along with the students!
Here is the syllabus, or class plan:
TO APPLY for the CLASS:
1. Be sure you have completely reviewed the syllabus and are confident that you can take the class, fully participate, and meet all deadlines.
That's so important, as sadly, those who do not meet the blog hop deadlines outlined in the syllabus post will not be allowed to continue the class. This is a serious class for those who want to move forward in their skills to pull their look and branding together....and see their sales move ahead.
2. First come, first served: Send me an email AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE on Monday, November 16, 2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org (Please, NO Facebook Messages or phone calls.....everything goes to my email. I will personally be reviewing all applications). On the application you must state:
your address and phone number
your blog URL, all URL's will be checked for functionality when you apply.
the name of the photo editing program you use and assurance that you know how to use it to make a collage. We will not be learning how to use photo editing programs in this class, although they may come up in discussion with tips for use. You need to be well-acquainted with one NOW.
your theme for the challenge. I will not accept more than TWO students using the same theme, so have an alternate theme you can do, ready. Only five prototype items HAVE to be made for the class, but they must all be done inside YOUR THEME.
You do need to use *some* products from B'sue Boutiques in the designs you make...visibily. Jump rings or little crystals or clasps don't count. This is because the class is sponsored by B'sue Boutiques and one of the reasons I can offer such an extensive 3+ month class at such a low fee. You also may use your own techniques, twists on product, colorizing products and other items you may have on hand.
Your payment information for PayPal so that we can bill you for the class. If you want to use a credit card to pay for the class, say so in the application so that we can make arrangements to get your payment. Payments must be finalized inside 48 hours of acceptance to keep your spot in the class. 95.00 for new students, 60.00 for alumni.
Things you will need for the class (besides a blog, a photo editing program, and your materials for your prototype line):
---a subscription to or recent copies of VOGUE magazine
---a review of the movie, The Devil Wears Prada (sounds silly? Maybe. But I'm not kidding. It's more truth than fiction.)
---an open mind, a willingness to work, be ready to rock your design world!
If you have any questions about the class, feel free to write me now, I will be happy to hear from you!
We will have a clickable version of the BALC (Build a Line Challenge) badge for you to display on your blogs, websites and Facebook pages soon. All students in the class will want to freely advertise the class and that they have been accepted.
Friends of the class (supporters, alumni, Creative Group members, pals of B'sue!) who would like to display the badge, let me thank you in advance.
I will have code for the badge soon, for those who need it!
I hope to see you in class!