I'm pleased to say that I'm on a 3 month Design Team assignment over at the following challenge blog.
This Months challenge is to create something with Christmas in mind and to use stamping somewhere on your project. You know me,I love to delve into the waste paper basket and see what I can retrieve and repurpose. I found these empty spools one from sellotape and the other from ds tape. I get through mountains of the stuff and it seems a shame not to incorporate them into a new life.
Here is what I made with them. Firstly I covered both of the reels inside and out with sparkly washi tape one silver, one blue. I neated up round the edges using silver sparkly thread and blue/white bakers twine. Then came the fun bit creating a little scene to go inside each one.
On the first one I masked off the moon and then used duster brushes and ink pads to create a night time theme. The stamp is by Inkylicious called 'Winter Cabin'. The stars are small silver stickers and Iv'e decorated the tree, house, snow and moon with silver stickles. I used a white gelly roll pen to accent the snow . I fussy cut round the image to fit the back of the roll and attached using glue which dries clear. Then I cut acetate (well you didn't think I'd forget to use it did you!) to fit the front and trimmed with some more of the silver thread. Made a bow and a hanging thread so it can hang on the tree. Finally added a sentiment using a Britannia die cut form sparkly cardstock.
Entering into the following challenges only with this house scene:
Crafty Card Makers #178 Anything but a card.
Cuttlebug Mania # Shine (used Big Shot and Britannia word diecuts).
Creative Inspirations #263 Christmas creations
Penny's Paper Crafty #306 Anything goes.
Craft Rocket Challenges #29 Winter time.
Altered Electics #Anything goes.
Rhedd's Creative Spirit# Anything goes altered art.
I created a snowy scene for the inside of the second roll, again using ink duster and blue ink pad plus a torn sheet of paer to create the snow dunes. The penguins are by Card-io and I inked them up first and then masked off before doing the background. Applied some silver stars (not sure if you see stars at the pole, you certainly do in Iceland and that's near enough!) I finished it off the same as the first one using the blue/white bakers twine and blue sparkly cardstock for the sentiment.
Entering into the following challenges only with this penguin scene.:
Die Cuttin Divas #294 Make it sparkle.
Little Red Waggon #370 Chilly friends.
Fab 'n' Funky #329 Christmas.
Create and Inspire #57 Anything goes.
Crafting By Designs # Anything goes.
Sweet Stampin # Got the blues.
Glitter 'n' Sparkle #216 Blue and white.
Electic Ellapu # Anything christmas with the pink team.
Here they are together.
I had such fun making these and thankyou to Dori for inviting me to design for her.
I should have posted this earlier but the shenanigans that went on last night meant I left the post in draft mode and went to lie down in a very dark place!!!!!!
To see what happened please call back later on in the next post.