Thursday 7 October 2010

MAWTT challenge 67 - Anything but a card

Wow another MAWTT challenge and this time we are challenging you to make something other than a card. I love these challenges and I am building up a stash of bits to alter, and today I chose to alter a notebook. The theme has been chosen by the lovely Heidi.

This week we are being sponsored by Robyn's fetish who are kindly offering FIVE Digi images as the prize. Here is some information about our sponsor :     Robyns Fetish Things

"Hi I’m Robyn. I love to do Paper Crafting. I am a paper crafts addict. I need to go to the smoke filled meeting rooms. LOL
I sell my Digital Stamps I create and Digital Papers for Crafting. All products are 300 dpi for quality printing.
I live in Indiana with my Hubby and 12 Fur Babies. Two of them Great Big St. Bernard Clowns. I also have a Cockatoo named Annie. 2 outside cats, 3 inside cats, two more dogs and two conjures.. Call me Noah! LOL
My drug of choice is Scrapbooking but I love love Card Making and Altered Art. We have a wonderful forum for all Paper Crafting Addicts, please come and join us there for great challenges and prizes."

I chose to use a very simple flower digi called Flowers n Hearts whichcan be found here.
I imported it into Photoshop Elements to resize it and copy it several times. I printed it onto green paper to cover the note book and then onto mauve and green patterned papers. I cut out the flowers and hearts and then stuck them on. I used distressing techniques and added a TH sentiment and used some TH stamps. The black spine is just some DIY duck tape.

Hope your week is going well.

Take care. Luv B xxxx

Vintage Halloween

I have not made Halloween cards before, but I really wanted to have a go at one. I decided to look for challenges that interested me first.

Simon Says Stamp and Show have a theme of numbers this week,
Here are my numbers -
The Shabby Tea Room is vintage halloween and Town Scrapper is halloween - well you can see the black cat and the raven.
Lots To Do is Vintage - I think this looks pretty vintage in style even at this stage.
 Ink On My Fingers is to use string - yes that's there as well -
and I found a great sketch by Cindy Haffner at Flourishes.

So to combine them all, I created this -
The image is a freebie I found by googling halloween , the date is a Pink Paislee Impressions stamp, the bats I downloaded and cut out, the blue paper is from the TH Lost and Found stack and the others were downloaded. The black border is a MS punch and I ran it through the TH Cracked embossing folder. I used star dust stickles round the edge of the image and distress stickles on the date, which was coloured in using my promarkers.
Other challenges to have fun with -
If the shoe fits - Orange
Sweet Stampin - Punches
The Crafty Pad - Spooky
{Cupcake Inspirations} - Halloween
Stamptacular - Five layers
Incy Wincy Designs - Sparkly glitter
Creative Belli - Numbers
Simon Says Stamp - Halloween
By the cute and girly - Spooky
Digi Doodle Shop - Orange
I did It Creations - Spooky
Meljen's Designs - Halloween
Treehouse - Spooky colours