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As it's their boat race this month and both teams are a shade of blue, lets see some nautical themes with some shade of blue in!!
winner will receive an Emergency Craft Kit! (contents may vary)
see what the DT have come up with!
Lucy ~ For this art journal page I used two different blue sprays. One was Dylusions, one was tattered angel. The boats, border and scenery are stamps by Hobbyart. The white in the page is a Posca pen, the rest is painted by H2o's.
Nelly - For this lovely greeting card i used All our yesterday's rubber stamp by Joanna Sheen I coloured the image using distress pens by Tim Holz, decorated with buttons from stash, i decided to go with nautical using shades of blue with yellow as one other colour.
Jax - For this piece I used a Sheena Douglass Little Bit Sketchy stamp, watercoloured using Distress Markers and mounted onto co-ordinating card that was cut using Grand Nesties.
Carole - for this tag/wall hanger I embossed my base card using an M-Bossability Folder, which I then coloured with broken china distress ink. I then layered with glittery blue netting, torn blue vellum and a torn stamped nautical map (Sam Poole). The image is a sea horse mould made using Ultra Thick Embossing Powder and a melt pot! To finish off I added a few starfish and some rope for hanging.
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March's theme is
MAD AS A MARCH HARE!
You could use Alice In Wonderland or just bunnies! Lets see what you come up with.
winner will receive.....
see what the DT have come up with!
Lucy ~ For this art journal page I did the back ground with Dylusions ink sprays. The border is hand drawn with Posca Pens and Faber Pitt Pens. The checked base is a Tim Holtz stamp. The back ground words and Mad Hatter are by Polkadoodles, coloured in with H2o paints.
Jax -For this piece I started out with a wooden blank the sort that you often see religious iconography on, and base coated it with white gesso. I then used DoCrafts Artiste range of acrylic paints to create a background, I wanted a "dream like" feel to the background and as it was supposed to be Wonderland I started with purple, on the left whilst the purple was still wet I went in with pale pink till I got the effect I was after and on the right did the same but with yellow. I then stamped the images from Oxford Impressions Classic Alice stamp plate onto the background and highlighted areas with promarkers.
Carole For my Wonderland card, I chose the white rabbit and a clock theme: first of all I used a Dreamweaver cog stencil and some bronze perlescent paste. Once I add applied the paste and removed the stencil I sprinkled with a mixture of kimono red, gold and a hint of green f/x micas and then dried with a heat tool to create a 'bubble' effect. The rabbit stamp is by Indigo Blu: I wanted to create a bright contrast with the bronze background, so coloured him blue, red and yellow with Promarkers! Finally I stamped the quote, using a Polkadoodles stamp.
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We are pleased to announce that Craftsitehave agreed to sponsor our challenges and this will be the first one sponsored by them. Jax has been doing some Design Team work for them for a few months now, so if you like the work she does here, pop over and see the cards she's designed using products available from this friendly store. The winner will receive £10 credit at our fab new sponsors website
This challenge is kind of to be expected, considering the month!
But not just valentines! Why not anniversaries, or weddings! Or just something with hearts on!
You know what to do!
Lets see what the DT have come up with!
Lucy ~ For this art journal page, I used Dylusion ink sprays for the back ground. Tim Holtz for the checked pattern, the swirl and star stamps are Hobbycraft own. The heart stamp is Leoni Pujol. I outlined in while with a gel pen. The hanging hearts are hand drawn. The image is from Tiddlyinks, coloured with Pro Markers.
Nelly For this card i thought id create a simple Male themed card for an anniversary or for valentines as the design is quite versatile don't you think, i have used background paper from Pink Petticoat The sentiment is from "say it Loud" by waltzing mouse stamps which i matt and layered onto the card stock, the heart i punched from a woodware heart punch and run through a heart embossing folder. Ribbons from my stash box.
For this challenge I decided to be really brave, throw caution to the wind and have a go at a multi media canvas. NO not a multi media in terms of having the computer and projector and all whistles tooting, but various media of art. I used acrylic paints for the base, Dew Drop inkpad for the spotty areas of the background, I used Creative Expression Stamps and an Indigo Blu Stamp, which I stamped in flitterglue and tried to guild, didn't quite work as the glue just soaked into the canvas, but you can make some of it out. I then used some black Maribou feathers and a wirework heart embellishment and a Creative Expressions key embellishment.
I decided to embrace the romance of the month and make a Valentine card: for this easel card I used a base layer of a dusky pink card for the easel and created my own background for the base with roses stamped with versamark and heat embossed clear. I then inked over lightly with Victorian Velvet. I also created a rose layer for the easel with a rose embossing folder through by Grand Calibur. The image was stamped with cranberry adirondack, heat embossed and given a colour wash with distress inks. All stamps are from Kanban and the greeting was made using a Dreamweaver stencil, paste and metallic fix.
Hello again everyone. I've been a bad DT member so have had the whip cracked by Jax and here is my Dt card for this months challenge.
I'm not a romantic soul any more (well not for the time being at least) so didn't want to go too soppy.
I have based my card around simple "Hugs & Kisses". I used the Cuttlebug Divine Swirls embossing folder and embossed across the card twice. The pattern doesn't match but the join has been masked with the Asian Border Die from Spellbinders. The gold tone was in fact an "accident". I had inked over the raised area's with the perfect medium inkpad and the poured gold embossing ink over the card but it seemed to stick to everything. I dusted it all off and put it back into the pot and was pleasantly surprised with the effect it left behind. I used the Asian set again for the central motif. Inked through the die with Perfect Medium and removed the die carefully before adding gold embossing powder and heating with a heat gun. To finish off, I again used the Asian die set and cut 4 corners from the same gold card that I used to make up the card
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Our theme this month is...
NEW YEARS RESOLUTION
You must use something in your stash you have had more than a year and have never used!!
Think we ALL must be able to do this challenge! In your post let us know what you have used!
The winner will receive an Emergency Craft Kit!
Lets see what our DT have come up with for this challenge!
Lucy ~ I can't even remember when I bought this decoupage kit! It's been in my stash in a drawer ever since I bought it! Its Cream Quackers from Crafters Companion! Good quality decoupage and sooo cute! Hope you like it! :)
Jax ~ I used a Marilyn stamp I got for xmas 2011 and a hero arts text background stamp to create the topper. For the base I used a 6x6 chipboard cover from bind-it-all, I covered them with Debbie Moore Shabby Chic 12X12 backing papers and distressed the edges. The flourish is a memory box die and the flowers were cut from Co-oredinations, various oranges to tie in and were cut using bitty blossoms from spell binders.
Carole:This is a card I made in Summer 2011 using a Tatty Button stamp,which I coloured with Promarkers. The flower is made from another Tatty stamp - an unberella which I stamped several times and cut up to form the petals. The background paper is made using yellow paper, put through my Grand Calibur using a polka dot mask
Happy Tuesday Crafters!!! I hope you are all having a lovely time over the holidays, what ever you may be doing! (I'll either be working or crafting lol). Right, first things first, Jax and I wanted to tell you that next years challenges shall continue, but once a month! The DT are pretty busy as are all of you. So we thought it would be good for all of us, and gives crafters longer time to enter! We hope you will still join us on the first day of every month! We would like to say, thank you to everyone who joined us in 2012! Thank you for crafting with us and all your lovely comments! I hope to see you all in the challenges next year! I also hope 2013 is a fantastic year for you all! ~ Lucy x Now time for the winners and then our last theme of 2012!! First Place goes to *Kim T* Congratulations! Email Lucy to claim your prize! Second Place goes to *Crystal T* Third place goes to*Jenny L* Congratulations! Email Lucy to receive your badges! EmergencyCrafters999@gmail.com Our new theme is..... WINTER WISHES! We want to see something for this chilly time of year, be it Christmas or snow or something related! Have fun!! The winner of this challenge will receive one of our Emergency Craft Kits! (Plus a little something extra). And as it's the last challenge of the year the runners up with receive a little something too! (Please note this challenge will close early in preparation for the new challenge on the 1st).
**** Lets see what our DT have made :) **** Lucy ~ I had to use this new image from TiddlyInks! Even though this was a wintery image, I saw this paper and knew I had to use it, so I kept the image nice and bright!
Jax: Don't tell Walt but, I caught Mickey snogging Minnie under the Mistletoe. I used a Cuttlebug cutting die for the image, Embossed white pearl card with snowflakes and added an embossed and sanded Coredinations sentiment. Merry Xmas.
Carole: My winter themed project is a large tag featuring a stamp by Crafty Individuals: the image was stamped on black card with versamark and then heat embossed using snowflake embossing tinsel and finished off with ribbon and a Spellbinders snowflake die. Happy Christmas all!
WOW wow wow, lots of lovely crafters enjoyed our 'anything goes' challenge! It was very hard to choose between you all! So for 2nd and 3rd place there will be more than one winner! But lets announce first place!
The prize is £10 to spend on Joanna's online store.
Lets see what the DT have come up with!
Lucy ~ I went for the winter side of Christmas as I don't celebrate! I couldn't resist this fab House Mouse stamp from Joanna Sheen! Coloured in with Pro Markers, glossy accents on the berries and plenty of gorgeous glitter on the snow!
Jax: I so could have gone with the obvious and just had a picture of me hitting the other half (Deck the "Halls"), but no I have been sensible and made a card using Polkadoodles backing paper and stickers along with the Marianne die of a Stag.
Carole: My card is an ice skater having lots of fun! I have used a Mo Manning digi image coloured with Promarkers and background paper printed from the Joanna Sheen House Mouse Christmas Projects CD