Monday, September 2, 2013

September Throwdown- Challenge #9

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 September we are excited to bring you our 9th challenge, picked by our Challenge #8 champs DELICIOUS DOODLES!

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: Monday, September 2
Challenge Closes: Thursday September 26 at midnight (make sure we have your team banner before this date)
Voting Starts: Friday September 27 by noon
Voting Ends: Sunday September 29 at midnight (email your team's theme choice before this date)
Winner Announced: Monday September 30 by noon
New Challenge Posted: Tuesday October 1 by noon

*In case of a tied vote, we will have a tie-breaker vote on Monday September 30 until 5pm between the two teams with the most votes. Winner will be announced at 5pm.

Good Luck!

Congratulations to the winners of our 8th DT Throwdown Challenge! 
Members of Delicious Doodles, please pick up the winner's badge of your choice here: 
We hope you display them with pride :)


  1. Awesome designer pieces again. This is such a hard challenge to vote for! Everyone really puts their time and energy into creating great projects! Keep up the good work!

  2. Going to be a busy weekend and wanted to make sure my vote got in. Amazing creativity with all the metal everyone and GOOD LUCK!

  3. amazing many talented people...well done everyone!