Thursday, August 1, 2013

August Throwdown- Challenge #8

Welcome to our NEW Design Team Throwdown Blog! We are super excited about the move, and hope that it will encourage more of you to gather up your teams and participate. In case you don't already know, the DT Throwdown is a fun and furious (but friendly) competition between design teams to show their stuff. The winner receives massive bragging rights, featured banner space on our Smeared and Smudged Forum and Facebook Page, and the honor of choosing the next challenge theme. 

The competition is intense, the projects are beyond inspirational, and the teams are diverse and outstanding. The best of the best! We hope you will enjoy the monthly challenge as either a participating team or an observer, and don't forget to vote when the time comes!

Now for a little housekeeping...the official rules of the DT Throwdown are located in the left sidebar. Be sure to look them over. There is also a "quick start" mini-guide, cleverly presented by our skeleton king, in the right sidebar for any teams that want to join in. Follow the four steps and you're in! Finally, once teams have submitted their banner, no need to resubmit for each challenge unless you have made a change to it. Just remember to send in your theme each month before voting starts! And finally, please remember that each project must contain at least 1 stamped images, either rubber or digital.
Okay, there you have it. Now on to the fun part!

For August we are excited to bring you our 8th challenge, picked by our Challenge #7 champs QUOTH THE RAVEN

Your Theme is:
Interpret this theme how you like, have fun with it and and show us your talent. Don't forget to include your stamped image and bring your A-game. Use your imagination and throw down!

Here are the dates you need to know:
(all times are Eastern Standard time)
Challenge Posted: Thursday August 1
Challenge Closes: Tuesday August 27 at midnight (make sure we have your team banner before this date)
Voting Starts: Wednesday August 28 by noon
Voting Ends: Friday August 30 at midnight (email your team's theme choice before this date)
Winner Announced: Saturday August 31 by noon
New Challenge Posted: Sunday September 1 by noon

*In case of a tied vote, we will have a tie-breaker vote on Saturday August 31 until 5pm between the two teams with the most votes. Winner will be announced at 5pm.

Good Luck!

Congratulations to the winners of our 7th DT Throwdown Challenge! 
Members of Quoth The Raven, please pick up the winner's badge of your choice here: 
We hope you display them with pride :)


  1. Congrats, QTR!!! BTW, I am unable to "grab" the grab button. I clicked the pic, but nothing came up. Am I doing something wrong?

    1. Thanks for letting me know, LB....I'll try to get it fixed. :)

  2. Loving the team projects to far. Can't wait for more. xxD

  3. Ooooh !!! Isn't everything FANTASTIC.... this will be a hard one (well, aren't they all usually, so no change there then !!!) LoL Wonderful creativity which I hope gazillions of people will come and see now it's on the new Blog :-D xxxxxxxxxx

  4. Everyone's art is amazing. I didn't think it possible that it could get better - but it has over the last few months. Everyone is really bringing their A game to the table

  5. Very very tough some amazing projects created for this challenge.

  6. Another month of great artwork! It was great that five teams played today but made the voting even harder. It was hard to narrow it down but I did...Voted!

    Good luck to everyone...all the projects were outstanding!

  7. I feel so proud to be a part of this, so much talent in just one place! Each month the bar seems to be raised higher and each time everyone produces the most amazing work! I've voted but found it really REALLY hard.

  8. Boy, I'll say! And I had the utmost respect for everyone who participated because I would have been totally stumped on this one and everyone was so creative! xxD

  9. Congrats to the winners of the last challenge an great new entries! \Hugs,