I hope you are all doing well?
Firstly, warm welcome to my new oh-so talented followers! I'm so happy that you joined me! I hope you will enjoy my future posts, feel free to have a browse around in the meantime! I'll certainly be visiting your lovely blogs as they are full of amazing creations! Also, big to my blog buddies, you inspire me and make me smile every day, thank you!
It's Friday and time for a new challenge over at Crafty Catz! Our lovely Carol has chosen 'Anything Goes' theme for this week and we are so lucky to have not one, but three sponsors for this week:
South African crafters are new to the digital stamping world, with the first South African online digital image store launched in 2010 – Digistamps4Joy (or DS4J)http://www.digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/. In May 2012, Margy Kieser took over ownership of DS4J, and there are now two South African artists who contribute to the more than 500 images available. Margy has taken the store to new heights and the store now stocks digis that are cute, whimsical, artistic, sometimes serious, and sometimes humorous. In addition, one of our own South African rubber stamp companies granted us permission for one range of rubber stamps to be converted into digistamp images. The store has PAYPAL, PAYFAST (South African) and EFT (South African) facilities. Digistamps4Joy offers a monthly freebie on the first Friday of every month, and holds regular bi-weekly card challenges that draw entries from many international card makers.
PRIZE 5 DIGI IMAGES OF WINNERS CHOICE
YOU WILL WIN A SUPRISE GIFT FROM MARIANNE DESIGNS
3RD SPONSOR IS
Craft Classes Online (CCO) brings multiple Creative Arts Instructors together on one site to provide students with the best choice in online craft workshops. Classes are advertised on the CCO website, but are paid for and held on individual instructor's blog/website. This enable instructors to have more freedom and flexibility in their independent businesses.
Our instructors offer online workshops that are engaging, affordable, and time-saving. Students from across the globe can learn any number of techniques and creative projects from the comfort of their own home and on their schedule.
In September we will relaunch our blog, My Creative Life 2014, where we issue challenges to help us use all of our craft supplies during the year.
We are excited to be sponsoring Crafty Catz Blog. You can view our class list on our website at www.CraftClassesOnline.com. We are bringing in more instructors throughout the fall, so check back often. Sign up for our newsletter. Visit us on our Facebook page, too! One lucky winner will receive a free seat to a Workshop class valued at $25 or less. Good Luck!
My creation for this week: 'Altered Sewing Box'
The whole box was slightly brushed with Gesso and white acrylic paint, the top of the box was covered in it a few times to get rid of the 'lovely' brown chequered look surface, I added some Picket Fence Crackle paint by Tim Holtz and let it all dry and crack. I also stenciled some Liquitex Modeling paste on the sides using my script stencil by The Crafters Workshop. In the end I added a slight hint of colour using the Victorian Velvet and Pumice Stone Distress Inks, some silver glitter paste by GlitzCraft for accents and my handmade linen flowers with a couple of sewing charms in silver colour. The flowers are easy to make - just rip a strip of your old white linen trousers :) fold half lengthwise so you get the frayed parts together, roll the lot, ink the frayed part, unroll and then twist each end in different direction to crate a spiral, then twist it around on your craft sheet until you get a circular flower. This is the point where you need to put a bit of hot glue to the bottom of the flower and attach it to your craft sheet. When it cools down you can peel it off and add it to your project. Simple! I decorated mine with some white buttons and pearls. I also added a couple of white pear pins.
I hope you like it. I didn't want to use any die cuts or other flimsy materials as I will be using this for storing my little bits and bobs.
The challenge this week is opened to any ideas so get started and don't forget to show us what you've made. Link it up! I look forward to seeing your creations every week and can't wait to see them this week!
I am working on a something a little different right now and hopefully I'll be able to share it with you soon! Have a lovely day!
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