Friday, January 6, 2017

Challenge 22 DT Post for Creative Artiste




Hello Crafty Friends and Followers

It is that time again ...Challenge 22 for 

Our Awesome Sponsor this month is
          


Our Challenge this month is still
"Anything Goes" for anyone that wants to join in.

So to be in it for a great prize,
get Crafty and go to...
...check out the Challenge Rules and become a Follower
if you are not already!!!


This is my DT project for this month

Rochelle's Christmas Trinket Box

I started off with a Black Cigar box and hubby sanded 
it back with the electrical sander for me...


 Then I primed the box with white gesso and used blue acrylic paint 
and painted about half an inch from the edges inside and 
out to make sure the edges of the gesso didn't show.



I lined both the interior and exterior of the box with patterned paper
over which I used the texture paste and "Art is" and stencilled on the lid
and the used the "Doily" Stencil around the sides.

Following this I was then able to apply the spray mist
to the stencilled surfaces in a colour to compliment the
silver embellishments and blue flowers I had chosen.


I then dressed the under side of the box with card prior
to fixing the lovely ornate feet.

The final touches were to place the Heart Frame
from my much loved Scrapmatts inside followed by
my hand made Stick Pin on the front to compliment and tie in
all the other embellishments and a
a length of diamanté trim and it was job done.


1 x Wooden Cigar Box
Lemoncraft patterned paper - Forget me not
Prima – Doily Stencil & Resin Balloons
TCW – Mini Art is
LSG – Tibetan Poppy Teal
WOC – Flowers
Lace Scarf Off-Cut
2 x Metal Butterflies & 1 x Metal Circle Filigree
Handmade Stick Pin
2 x Different Laces
1 x Blue Braided Ribbon
Tim Holtz – Metal Feet
Scrapmatts Heart Frame 03
Diamanté Trim

I would like to enter the challenges Below

Love to create challenge blog - ATG
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog - Ch 232 ATG
Altered Eclectics  - December challenge 

So there you have it, my project for this month...Hope you enjoyed it...

Please be kind and leave me some love,
join in and don't forget to become a follower.

Keep on Crafting!!!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Challenge 21 DT post for Creative Artiste!

Challenge 20 DT project for

Hello Crafty Friends and Followers

It is that time again ...Challenge 21!!!

Our Awesome Sponsor this month is

           

Our Challenge this month is still
"Anything Goes" for anyone that wants to join in.

So to be in it for a great prize,
get Crafty and go to...
...check out the Challenge Rules and become a Follower
if you are not already!!!


Here is My Entry for this Months Challenge!!!

Seeing it is the last challenge for the year and how close
it is to Christmas I thought I would make a wonderful
new Christmas decoration, purchased from our sponsor
Scrapmatts


To start with I covered all the pieces with gesso then
dried them with a heat gun.


Once they were dry I decided on the colours I wanted to use
and as I don't like traditional Christmas colours
I used shades of them in their place.


Connecting the stars and ornaments together with a series of
small jump rings created the hanging look
traditionally representational of Christmas ornaments
  


Xmas Star
ScrapmattsCB5119 Hanging Star 02
CB1185 Christmas Ornaments 11
Galaxy Gold - Dew Drop Brilliance

FMS

Gesso
Small Jump rings
Sweet Plum - Memento Ink
Turquoise Gem – Versa Magic Ink

So there you have it, my project for this month...Hope you enjoyed it...

Please be kind and leave me some love,
join in and don't forget to become a follower.

Keep on Crafting!!!

























Wednesday, November 16, 2016

2nd Giving Thanks Blog Hop & Linky Party


I own a challenge blog, Creative Artiste, and Shery Russ, owner of STAMPlorations, was so very kind to sponsor one of our challenges, and then a couple of months ago asked if I would be a guest designer for the Giving Thanks Blog Hop. There are several prizes up for grabs for those who hop and also link up a project with a thankful or grateful theme. Commenting and linking up end on November 30. I encourage you to visit the other stops in the hop to for lots of chances at the prizes. You will find the complete line-up of designers at the very end of this post. (I am #13 in the line-up.)



This is the set (Many Blessings bundle) that I created my card with:


Firstly I used Rub-On Waxes with the stencil, then cut the leaves out and adhered then to the card front after I colored the background, I then stamped the basket of fruit and the word Blessings and die cut them. Then I colored in with my Chameleons. I then sprayed some Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays the were Steampunk sepia on the bottom half and Tiffany's Blue for the back ground colors. I the put some foam dots on the back of my colored image and Blessings and added them to my card front. I then used and old packet I had save as I liked the look and feel of it, I distressed the edges and added that to the card and then I added my card front... That was it completed. 

Here are a couple of close-ups:




Thank you for stopping by!



Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Beautiful Moments Last Forever. By Rhonda

Beautiful Moments Last Forever.

The craft room has once again held me captive and would not release me
until I was able to complete another couple of DT Projects
to share with you all so I hope you enjoy...

Craft might be one of the loves of my life but it is not the only one
and coming a close second...Oh OK...I suppose
I can place him ahead of it this time...lol...Is my husband Rob.
Without him little of what I do would come as easy as it does
so it is fitting that I dedicate this 
"Beautiful Moments Last Forever" canvas to him.

 

The CB5116 Feathers 01 were the inspiration here as
they reminded me of the gentleness of my man but for the rest,
it was to be feminine to show the dedication he has towards his wife...


What better way to start than with the "House of Roses" paper
to happily compliment the strong geometrical lines
so representational of my husband in CB5156 Triangles 01



All my lovelies on the shelf behind were so delightfully
screaming out for me to bling things up a bit with the
"Say It With Crystals" and from there it really was as simple as
adding a few flowers here and there to compliment
and balance everything else with the final touch being
the small butterflies and hearts.

So there you have it, quite a simple project but something
that made me smile the whole way through...
Thanks again Sofie & Andrew at Scrapmatts for always having
the diverse range of chipboards to inspire my creativity.

CB6102 Assorted Words 21
CB5116 Feathers 01
CB6113 Scrap Words 32
CB5006 Ornate Frame 04
CB5156 Triangles 01
CB1159 Hearts 05
Dew Drop – Moonlight White
Dew Drop – Pearlescent – Orchid

FMS
Canvas Board
Patterned Paper & Badges
WOC – Flowers
Prima Marketing - Say It With Crystals (Mineral)
Lemoncraft - House of Roses


Santa & His Reindeers Xmas Card

Christmas cheer is ever present in everyones minds at
this end of the year and being able to send and share warm wishes
with all that are dear to us can sometimes
stretch our minds to create something new...

For me, traditional Xmas colours are normally far from my pallet so I was surprised to find myself enjoying the somewhat earthiness in this one.
Otherwise, not a lot to be said about this one as it virtually assembled itself before my very eyes...


Delivering the message front and centre with the lovely Red Bauble that was part of CB1228 Christmas Ornaments 14 was a no brainer.


The magnificently matched colours straight out of the packet from
was perfect, needed no touch-ups and
complimented everything else I had planned.


So that ends another 2 projects and although I am now allowed
to escape the clutches of the craft room the desire to
continue to create is strong and I look forward
to sharing my next creations.

CB1105 Santa with Reindeers 01
CB1224 Holly 03
CB1228 Christmas Ornaments 14

FMS
Metal Charm
Kaiser Craft – St Nicholas Patterned Paper
Cream Jute


Thank you so much for stopping by!
Make sure you pop back in a day or two or head over to the 
 to check out the Design Teams amazing creations!
If you have creations using Scrapmatts products why not upload
them into the gallery?!
(We would love to see them!!) 

Until next time
Happy Crafting
X

Friday, November 4, 2016

My Creative Artiste DT Challenge 20


Challenge 20 DT project for

Hello Crafty Friends and Followers

It is that time again ...Challenge 20!!!

Our Awesome Sponsor this month is
 
(Uk Winner Only)
If the winner is from anywhere else in the world they will get to be our 
Guest Designer in January 2017.



Our Challenge this month is still
"Anything Goes" for anyone that wants to join in.

So to be in it for a great prize,
get Crafty and go to...
...check out the Challenge Rules and become a Follower if you are not already!!!


Here is My Entry for this Months Challenge!!!

Foil City Scape

 
  








Foil Play
Aluminium Wire - Silver, Copper, Purple
Dusty Attic - City Scape Stencil
Green Tara Flowers
Colour Blast Colours - Deep Water Spray, Envy Shimmer Spray
Royalty Shimmer Spray, Violet Shimmer Spray
Velvet Colour Shimmer Dust, Lovely Lilac Shimmer Spray
FMS
Canvas Board, Charms, Lace, Modelling Paste
Brown Jute Twine, White Jute Twine, Foam Dots


LSG – Pegleg Pete’s Purple & Time Travelling Teal
Heidi Swapp – Teal Colour Shine

So there you have it, my project for this month...Hope you enjoyed it...

Please be kind and leave me some love,
join in and don't forget to become a follower.

Keep on Crafting!!!