#styledcanvaschallenge

15.05.2015
Interior & Design, Styled Space
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#styledcanvaschallenge

Stylist: Lotta Agaton | Photo: Mikkel Mortensen

So you want to be a stylist? Or perhaps just practice at your styling skills a little? I know that this is something that I’ve really enjoy challenging myself with since I began blogging.

I’ve spoken to a few other bloggers about this in the past, and it seems that there are always a few things that hold them back from styling. The first is coming up with a subject or reason to style, and the other is that they’re tired of using the same props over and over again.

I can help a little with that.

Each mid month I will announce a theme for you to style. You don’t have to but to challenge yourself a little more, borrow some props for this challenge. You can do this from a friend, or hop into a stylist’s shoes and borrow from a store or maker and credit them in your post.

If you have a blog, you can slot this into your monthly schedule planning, or perhaps you’re just on Instagram, that’s fine to post there also. Or you can do both. You can join in every month or when you have the time. The idea is to have some fun and improve our skills along the way. Are you in?

Move furniture around, empty a room of furniture and make it a blank canvas (this happens to my son’s room quite often), think outside the square, do a little, do a lot, but have fun getting creative.

Oh and one very important piece of information here – you don’t have to be a Lotta Agaton and style such an scene now, but hey with a little practice you may just be the next “it stylist”.

So for the month of June, this is the topic:

BREAKFAST IN BED

I’d love it if you join in on your blog, Instagram or both! Oh and food bloggers will find that a lot of the topics (including this one), are relevant to them.

What to do:

  • Post any time in the month of June
  • Credit the three or more items that you’ve borrowed (only if you wish)
  • Please use the hashtag #styledcanvaschallenge on any social media and tag me @styledcanvas so that I can find you and share
  • If you write a blog post, please link to styledcanvas.com and make mention of the challenge.

I will:

  • Choose my favourite styled space and feature it on the Styled Canvas blog the following month
  • Retweet
  • Pin one of your images from your blog post to the #styledcanvaschallenge Pinterest board and
  • Link your blogpost at the end of my post so others can find you.

I can’t wait to see your “breakfast in bed”!

Mel xx

P.S. Please help me by spreading the word:)

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  1. FrauSchmitt

    Mel, you come up with the best ideas. A styling challenge sounds great and I’m looking forward to many great ideas of numerous participants. Let’s share the fun.
    xo, Stephanie

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    Mel replied:

    So glad you’ll join in Stephanie. We need challenges like this to get us creative I find. Can’t wait to see your “breakfast in bed”. Have a lovely weekend. M xx

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  2. Yvonne

    Mel, this is so fun! Not sure if I’ll be able to join in every month, buth every now and then sounds great. I can definitely use the practice! ;D Hope a lot of people join in!

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    Mel replied:

    It will be fun! You’ll do a great job I’m sure:) So happy you’ll join in lovely xx

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  3. Inge

    That is just what I needed! No more excuses and no more fear of how it will turn out, I’m going to try and accept this challenge. Thanks for the inspiration and the wonderful idea! I definitely need some practice… :-)
    Just wonderful! :-) Inge x

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    Mel replied:

    Great Inge, I’m so happy to inspire you to go for it. It’s going to be lots of fun:) Mel x

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  4. Mel

    Looks like there’s going to be some amazing styling going on as a result of this challenge. I’m all in too – can it be June already, I did my shoot today

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    Mel replied:

    Yes it should be fun! You’ve done it already? Wowsers! Well, it is for the month of June but feel free to go for it now if you want! I can’t wait to see your set up. Are you doing it on Instagram or a blog?

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    Mel replied:

    Sorry – didn’t see your reply… just dusting off my very abandoned blog now (I waited ’til June!) – will pop an image or two on instagram too.

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    Mel replied:

    Yay can’t wait. What’s your blog’s name? It’s not attached to your shop? xx

    Mel replied:

    Now posted – warning, first blog post in about a year. But maybe I won’t wait so long next time… http://the-penny-drops.blogspot.co.nz/2015/06/breakfast-in-bed.html Such fun! Thanks heaps for the prompt x

    Mel replied:

    I love it! The interpretation is brilliant! I have a comment ready to post but I can’t because I need to be on the “blogger” platform. Are you able to change the settings to accept urls?

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  7. Nita

    I’m hoping to get my wallpaper done this month. So will def give this style challenge a go aswell – it’s a great idea for pushing out the comfort zone. x

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    Mel replied:

    Hi Nita. That’s great, I so look forward to seeing what you come up with:) You can read about the June challenge that you have until the end of the month to do here:
    http://styledcanvas.com/2015/06/01/styledcanvaschallenge-breakfast-in-bed/
    Have fun and push yourself like you said. Don’t forget to make sure you use the #styledcanvaschallenge hashtag so that people can find you:)

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  8. Lolly

    hi there, love the idea. Will definitely have a go. It will be a first, so should be interesting….. but fun! Really enjoying the posts and comments, really inspiring and great to look forward to! Have a lovely Tuesday.x

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    Mel replied:

    Hi Lolly, fantastic. I really look forward to seeing your breakfast in bed scene. Don’t worry, it’s all about fun and a great excuse to practice! Make sure you tag me and do the hashtag so that I can find it and share x

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