Saturday, January 4, 2014

Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge #1

             Hi my bloggy friends!!  I hope 2014 is starting off fabulously and that you had a wonderful Christmas/Holiday season!

  I would like to invite you  to check out our first challenge at  Open-Minded Crafting Fun! Head over to see what we are all about and join in the fun!  We will be having a new challenge every other Saturday, 4 sponsors for each challenge and each DT member will choose their favorite project.

 Our first challenge is to use a new technique or new toys/tools that Santa may have left under the tree!  Me...I am my own Santa and tend to buy my own gifts, the husband did help though with a couple of gift cards! Yay him!!

So here is my card using the darling image FLORA from Crafty Sentiments.  I used a mixed media technique that I haven't tried before, I bought some new Tim Holtz tissue paper, gelatos and a couple Distress Paint daubers.  I adhered the tissue paper to the cardstock with Claudine Hellmuth Studio Multi-Medium in matte finish. Covered the whole area with Broken China distress paint, used a baby wipe to wipe most of it off and then  adhered everything and did another coat with the multi-medium to give it a surface that I could shade with the gelatos and use my finger to smooth it out (holy run-on sentence!).  I used some stickers  from Simple Stories Vintage Bliss collection, a couple flowers, button, twine and white enamel accents for the dots on the letters.  It was a super fun technique and I will be doing more of this, but probably in an art journal.

Check out our WONDERFUL sponsors and the prizes they are offering:

A Day For Daisies-3 images

Eureka Stamps-5 images

Crafty Sentiments Designs-3 images

MilkCoffee Digital Designs-5 images

Come on over and check out what the other DT members have created and join us for a chance to win!!

I would also like to enter the following challenges:
Color Me Creative-ATG
Oozak-Anything Goes/Blue Tones


  1. Absolutely gorgeous. Love the interesting background and colouring.
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  2. Gorgeous! LOVING that fairy and the colors!!!!

  3. Such a fabulous way to try out a new technique. And so fun to get your fingers all dirty in the process lol ;o) I really love how it turned out. I have that tissue paper and still have to use it! I'm inspired now to do something especially since I'm starting a new journal soon. Thank you so much for being part of this team and the adventure!!! Hope you have fun!

  4. Beautiful creation! Thanks for inspiring me with your talent.
    So happy to be working with you on the Open-Minded Crafting Fun Design Team.

  5. Sharla.. your card is just gorgeous!! So many different new things to try!! This is great! And thank you for joining the team!! We couldn't be more excited to have you!!! I hope you enjoy it as much as are enjoying having you :)

  6. Oh, I dearly love how you've colored this sweet image, Sharla! Fabulous background. What an adventure this new team is going to be. :-D

  7. Great technique, card looks wonderful, so great to see your card on the DT at Open Minded Challenges.

  8. OHHHHHH! What a beautiful card-- I'm blown away by your coloring! Her hair is AMAMAMAMAZING:)

    ps... thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving some love! And a HUGE THANKS for watching my videos <3

  9. Great card. Awesome colors. Thanks for joining us at

  10. Amazingly beautiful card. I love it. I'm so excited to be part of the new OMCF team with you.

  11. Sharla, this is such a cool, amazing card! love this! I am a HUGE fan of your coloring! Looking forward to working with you and being inspired more by your creativity! Hugs!

  12. Love your background technique and the vibrant blue colour you have used - really pretty x

  13. Wonderful work Sharla! Just think she is so adorable and you did absolute fabulous coloring! Great to be working with you on the team.

  14. Oh my wowzers!!!!!!! This is ahhhhhhhh-maZing !!!!!
    Can't believe what you made & it just pops right off the page!!! :))
    Great job, sweetie!! It's nice to see that Santa was good to you!!
    (I buy most of my gifts, too..!) lol !! :))

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    1. Congrats on your new DT sweetie!!

  15. love this card its so vibrant and such beautiful colouring and image, looking forward to being a teamie

  16. I love your colouring, Sharla! Made this Flora totally pretty. And that blue background is just stunning. Glad to be able to work with you. :)

  17. What a fun card! I love the papers you used, and the coloring is perfect! Amazing job! Thanks for playing the Oozak Challenge!

  18. Very cute card! Thanks for joining us at CMC.



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