Sunday, October 19, 2014

Week 6....Half Way There!

Week 6 was PAINT.

I'm not a big fan of painting but I guess I can when I need to.  I found a few little pieces of glass from broken frames and decided to use one of those.

I know Marion would be proud!  I used acrylic paints that I've had forever.


Can use any surface you choose. For example: wood, canvas, walls, glass. 

• Must be Botanical Painting (botanical such as flowers, leaves, trees, mushrooms, herbs)
• Must be a complete project
• Must be your own original work
• The botanical portion needs to be the main focus of the painting. Not just a border or a flower accent.
• We need to be able to see the botanical image in your finished project.
• You must sign your piece.
• Can use whatever colors you choose but must include the color YELLOW Paint somewhere on the project can be your signature if need be

Wonder what next week will be....we have widdled down to about 15 people left.

Week 5

Yarn or Thread!

Can be crocheting, needlepoint, counted cross stitch, sewing, knitting, embroidery, latch hook, weaving, and macramé
• Must be a project that can be done within the time limit. Both moderators are skilled in these.
• Must have both of these colors in project:
Coca Cola or Cherry Red
Black or White


After a few go rounds with one of the Moderators..I don't think she likes me....don't know why but I really have that feeling.  I simply said that the challenge said that it must have the colors in it but didn't say it was limited to those colors.  (By the way I did see others use other colors....
oh well....)

I decided to try to Arm Knit!!!



I like it but really would have rather used 'chunky' yarn!  Just couldn't find any that they would approve.

It was fun anyway and I will be making some of these with chunky yarn and in the colors I want!  I'm thinking great quick gifts.  It isn't hard once you get the hang of it.

Week 4

For this week for the 12 Challenges of Crafting at Scrapbook Friends and More Crafts on Facebook it was a little more up my alley!

Card making!  BUT not just any cards....The techniques were not easy!  I won't list them all but there was a choice of 10 different techniques.

You must make 3 cards as listed below:
A Birthday Card
A Thinking of you Card
A Holiday Card (your choice of holiday)
Must use one of the following technique on the cards such as (each card must use a different technique)

Must have a stamped or printed sentiment on the inside
Must be obvious what the theme of the cards are
Must list which technique they used for each card
Must show all the components of your cards
Must post picture of the front of the cards and the inside of the cards
Embellish as desired 






The first I did was the shaker card.




The second was a double slider....




And the last was a tri-shutter card.

They all were surprisingly not as hard as I thought they would be!

Week 3....

For week 3 the challenge was:

• Must be Animals, Insects or Fish Themed
• Must be at least 3 inches (must take picture with ruler so we can see what it measures, if picture is posted without ruler it will not be eligible 
• Must tell what type of clay used
• Project must primarily made of clay
• Show project with ruler
• You can embellish your project with paint, beads or whatever you desire
• Be sure you project is cohesive and finished if is does not look cohesive and finished it will not be eligible to continue
• Do not just roll out a line of clay and call it a worm or snake that will not meet the requirement if you choose to make a worm/snake there should be details so that when we see it we instantly know it is a worm or snake

I actually made two for this one too....the first one was rejected (then she changed her mind but I had already removed it...she said it looked 'too cartoonish' although she realized that was not in the rules I guess....)

Here is the one they rejected....



But luckily I had a back up that I actually did first....very simple and I'm thinking I can use it on a scrapbook layout.

I will paint it first though....I've had that clay forever so it was good to actually use it!

Week Two

For week two of the 12 Challenges of Crafting on Scrapbook Friends and More Crafts was to use a 'household' item and alter it.

• Must be a holiday ornament (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah) 
• Needs to be a household item altered from its original state
• Must have holiday themed ribbon

So....I used toothpicks!  Here is what I came up with.  I will be making more of them and I hope to master them a bit better.  I used glue with this one but will be using HOT glue in the future.


And I was ready with a back up just in case here is what I made with a spool!

 More to come for week's 3-6!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Papercrafting

I decided to enter a 12 week challenge on Facebook called 12 Challenges of Crafting sponsored by Scrapbook Friends & More Crafts.  The first week was Papercrafting but it could NOT be a layout or card.  It also had to be inspired by a 50's song and include teal or turquoise, grey and red.

Here is my project:

A 'honeycomb' ornament after the 1954 song, "Honeycomb" by Bob Merrill in 1954, Also recorded by Jimmy Rodgers and charted at Billboard Top 100 in 1957. As you can see in the following pictures I used a grey button and grey thread in case the newsprint was not grey!And the ribbon truly is turquoise, also the bottom has a turquoise button! We are doing a vintage tree this year so several of these will be made and added to my tree!!! 



I really like how it turned out for only a second attempt...of course now that I did that one I found a few other ways to make them so I will be trying those.  Will be using these on my tree!

Thanks for looking! Have a great week!

Sunday, September 07, 2014

It Has Been a While

Happy Sunday!

I think I accomplished something I wanted to do for a LONG time and that is to make a header for my blog!  Check it out!  I did that all by my self....well...I used Pic Monkey photo editor to help.  I really had fun and will be using that photo editing often for my photos.  Super simple and straight forward.

THEN I actually did a layout that is for a challenge!  From the blog called Scrap Our Stash, their September challenge, Back to School.  I haven't done something like this in a long time.  I sure hope I remember how to do all the linking and what not.  Anyway, the challenge was to use:

(1) or more items from list A: 
Lined or ruled paper (striped paper does not count)
Chalkboard paper
Dictionary paper or a page from a book

AND…
(3) or more items from list B:
File Folder
Library Pocket and/or card
Pencil or pen
Paper Clip
Alphas
Numbers
Apple
Book
Ruler
Chalkboard embellishment


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Here is my layout:

Obviously from the (1) I used the lined paper, then from (2) I used the ruler, alphas and then I had these little chalkboards that I wrote the word 'play' on.

My wonderful hubby loves to play cars with our sweet grandson, Ian.  And he always says 'Pop pop, play caaaarrrs' (wish you could hear how he says it!).  Hubby teaches him the true play of imagination....along with sound effects (tink tink tink, bang bang bang when they are fixing the cars and they love to pretend they are going to WalMart in Mommie's car to get bug juice!  The remote is WalMart and he has a little white car that is like mommies....they have tunnels made from cut out plastic jars and everything!  Of course I had to document this memory!

Thanks for looking and have a great Sunday.

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Time to Fire this Up Again!

Hello friends...or strangers....or anyone who might stumble across this page.

It has been a while, a long while....so not going to babble about why, who or when but it is simply time to fire this up again!

How about a few pages I've done this year....yea...that is where I'll start!






That is all for now!

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