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Sunday, April 15, 2018

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge #194 World Art Day - 15/4/18

Create a Work of Art is the challenge, could be the background on a card, an ATC, anything really. 

Three great Sponsors

Here are two works of art I have come up with for the challenge.

Both are collages, which I always love doing, they have both been placed into a junk journal I am keeping for 2018.   They have been placed somewhere near the middle of the journal, so that through the winter months I will get a reminder that better weather is coming.

The first features an image from Knitty Kitty Digis called "At the Bottom of the Garden"  I have labelled the photos to show some of the features of the collage, dried flowers, tea leaves, tea bag paper, etc.  the image has been coloured with copic pens, and some parts have been printed, coloured and fussy cut, then layered with 3d dimensions to give some depth to the collage. You will also find a button, mulberry flowers, diecuts, a split pin and some stickers.  Just a whole lot of fun for a Spring collage.


 Dried Flowers

More Dried Flowers and Blind (made with teabag paper), butterfly sticker

More dried flowers and brad for nail

Button for hub of wheel and green tea leaves for grass


 Entered into:
Through The Craftroom Door Bi-monthly Challenge - Mixed media
Art Journal - Recycle/Collage
Country View Challenges - Recycle or Alter Something
Try it Tuesday - Recycle Something

Then we have a Summer collage using Mari Designs "Special Small Joys".  This time I have relied more on a 3d effect with the image, having the girl and the little tins of flowers, raised with 3d diensions.  The sun, green vine, toadstool and grass are from Flourish with a Bling.  The dragon fly large pot of flowers and summer stickers are from my stash.

Check out the challenge blog to see more Works of Art

Entered into:
Jo's ScrapShack - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Lots of Layers
Pause Dream Enjoy - Anything Goes

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Sheepski's Virgo Cat

The image for this month's progressive challenge at The Outlawz is from Sheepski and is called Virgo Cat.  Coloured with copic pens and diecut, layered onto scalloped yellow cardstock and blue cardstock.  Small white button, pearls, tiny yellow flowers and a small sentiment completes the card.

Entered into:
The Outlawz April Progessive Challenge - Sheepski - Virgo Cat
A Bit More Time - Anything  Goes 
Show Us your Pussies - Cats anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes

Friday, April 6, 2018

Brown Sugar #277 - Pearls or Mother's Day 6 April

The sponsor at this month's challenge is 

I chose  "Emmy Lou - A Poppy for You" to create a page in my 2018 Junk Journal for 25th April which is ANZAC day .  Which is a national day of remembrance across Australia and New Zealand, commemorating those that served and died in warfare conflicts.

I've coloured Emmy Lou with copic pens and fussy cut, layered her onto Poppy patterned paper from Stampin Up.  Black pearls have been added to the centre of the poppy and one corner has a black pearl flourish from Flourish with a Bling.   

The page has been adhered to an envelope and has now become and additional page to the album.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Southern Girls Challenge - Favourite Colour Combo - 5th April, 2018

Favourite colour combos is the new challenge theme.

Sponsors are:

A Day for Daises

Wild Orchid crafts

I have a few favourites, but today I am showing a Blue, Green and Yellow combo on a tag with a beautiful image from A Day for Daises who is one of our sponsors for this challenge. 

 The image has been coloured with copic pens, diecut and layered onto difference coloured cardstock.

I've continued the colour scheme through to the ribbons and small mulberry flowers.  These are my favourite go to flowers for cards, small soft and flat.  Love them.

Southern Girls Challenge - Favourite Colour Combo - 5th April, 2018

  Entered into:
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes 
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes 
Pause Dream Enjoy - Colour It 
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes 

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Pearly Sparkle for April - Anything Goes

Bookmark this month using  BB Kates - Stitcher 2.  Layered 3 cardstocks to make it tough (because I have a little dog that loves to chew bookmarks)

The image has been coloured with copic pens and fussy cut.  The needle and thimble have been covered with a crystalline glitter.

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge #193 - 2 in one Challenge 1/4/18

Our first of your choice challenges at the crafter;s cafe.   
You choose! Sketch and/or Colour Combo Blue, Green and Yellow

Our sponsors for this challenge are:

 Prize is the same as the Team used
Prize: 3 images

I created a fat page (4inches x 4 inches) with Creative Bug's "St Patrick Day's Bear".  The image was precoloured.  Mounted onto green cardstock, a wooden shamrock and ladybug completes the page.

Entered into:
Shopping our Stash - No Ink
Tuesday Throwdown  - Recipe: Square; Happy St Patrick's Day; Green White and Red + 2 colours (Yellow and Black )  Twine or buttons (the clover)
Daring Cardmakers - Do something Digi  (image)

For my second project I used My Besties' Sitting holding Mason Jar".  Perfect image for labels.  Coloured with copic pens and diecut, I kept them very simple, leaving off the bow as they are in the kitchen.  Not the best of pictures (taken on the hotplates with the rangehood lights on)

Entered into: 

CHNS Patterned Paper Challenge for April 2018

Lacy Sunshine's Sweet Johnny Urchin in on this notebook. He has been coloured with copic pens and fussy cut.The notebook has a map pattern on the cover and I have added some turquoise cardstock and striped paper.