Thursday 28 April 2011

MAWTT Challenge 96 - Anything Goes

Wow there were some amazing recycling projects entered into last weeks challenge at MAWTT, it's fabulous to get so many ideas and inspiration from others.

So how are you all my dear blogging buddies? This week the lovely Pami has chosen an 'anything goes' challenge for us, so this is everyone's chance to play along.

This week we are being sponsored by The Stamp Man - another of my DT challenge blogs - and there is a fabulous set of Hero Arts stamps up for grabs.

The Stamp Man has an on-line shop, a fortnightly challenge blog and a monthly ATC challenge and swap.
The shop has a varied range of products from basic materials through to more specialised items from companies such as Ranger, Spellbinders, USArtQuest, Woodware, Moonglow and Walnut Hollow Metal.
Jill also has her well known range of 'Aspects of Design' stamps which include a brand new set called 'Framies' that can be used with the nestabilities labels range. These are fabulous designs that enable you to use them on their own or as as toppers when used with the dies. This range will soon be extended so it will be well worth popping back to the shop to see what new images and labels will be available.

Challenges that inspired me this week are -
Paper Sundaes - Sparkle and pearls
The Shabby Tea Room - Photo inspiration and butterflies - I have the wedding theme and the butterflies
Crafty Cardmakers - A Royal Wedding
My Partner In Crafting Crime - Wedding photo inspiration
Totally Gorjuss - Bling It On
CCEE Stampers - Add a butterfly

I decided to use the lovely Graphic 45 Le Romantique paper pad to make a wedding card and just hope it doesn't get seen before the big day in August. Unfortunately we are not able to attend this one as we will only just be getting back from our annual Lanzarote trip on the Thursday with the wedding being in Italy on the Friday - just too tight a turnaround.

Anyway, I have returned to embellishing and using bling for a change. I really enjoyed making this after all my recent experimentation with grungy things. The paper is just gorgeous, so I made a few embellishments - the butterflies, hearts and flowers and I added glitter and pearls to the main image and bride to the right of her and added glitter pens to the printed butterflies.

The thing that took me the most time was making the circular sentiment, I just couldn't get it right - but I persevered and am really quite pleased with it now it's finished. I used Photoshop Elements and overlaid the final image onto another paper from the G45 paper pad to get the coloured design and effect I wanted.

I'll be back tomorrow with a project I have been making for LIIU, so take care.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox