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

20 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous. Love the interesting background and colouring.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  2. Gorgeous! LOVING that fairy and the colors!!!!

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  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!

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  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.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  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 :)

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  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

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

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  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

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

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

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  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!

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

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  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.

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  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 !! :))

    Nicole’s Craft Nook
    Nicole’s Valentine’s Day BLOG Candy

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

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  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. :)
    xxx

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

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

    Karen

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