Good morning lovelies - hope you had a fab weekend! Well I've been waiting for today for nearly a month - I'm so excited to be part of the Imagination Crafts Challenge Blog Design team - and want to thank the wonderful Linda Simpson (lindasimpsoncraftypieceofheaven) for giving me the opportunity! You can find the Challenge Blog here and all the wonderful inspiration given by all members of the design team - the first challenge is Anything goes and it will last a month. If you check out the rules of the challenge the prize will be a whopping £40 to spend in the Imagination Crafts Store - the winner will be chosen randomly and the DT will chose the top 3. You can make anything at all - a card, an altered project whatever - but you must use an Imagination Craft product in the making of your piece - feel free to use other stuff too! We will be back on the 15th of the month to give you some further inspiration.
The DT were all given masks and sparkle medium to work with and this is what I did:
here. I also used TH tattered leaves dies, Sam Poole flower stamps, papers from crafty individuals and some letter stamps from Claritystamps.
I started out with a plain papier mache hankie box cover from hobby craft and painted it with pebeo acrylic paint. Once dry I set to work with my sparkle medium and mask - I managed to use the mask easily along the full length of the box without causing too much mess whilst the medium was still wet. Once I had covered all of the surfaces necessary and everything was dry I set about decorating the box. The butterflies were stamped onto crafty individuals papers stuck onto Studio 45 mouldable film. Then I cut them out and heated, moulded and allowed to cool in their 3d shape. The flowers were stamped onto the crafty individuals papers and cut out and assembled according to the Hels Sheridan tutorial here. Finally being a hankie box I added the lettering 'Bless you'.
I would like to enter my hankie box into the following challenges:
Totally Gorjuss:totallygorjuss Wings
Sweet stampinsweetstampinchallengeblog: Not cute
As you like it challengesasyoulikeitchallenge: 3 fave embellies and why: Sparkle medium - its just so pretty, handmade flowers (they're always different!) and butterflies - in any form!
ABACanythingbutacard.: Get messy.
Sunday Stamperpinkleart: HOME.
Pop along to the challenge blog and check out what my teamies have made - you won't be disappointed - then come along and join us! Thanks for popping by today - I've got two more posts coming up later - hope to see you there!