but today, challenge number two is officially underway! this is our first FUN challenge - we'll be doing one technique challenge and one 'just for fun' challenge per month. hopefully we'll start to see people coming out of the woodwork to play along, and believe me when i say that there is MUCH to be learned from the Make it Crafty designers! i am SO excited to be a part of this team!
so last time we created a scene... TODAY, we are opening it up to absolutely ANYTHING you'd like to do! just CREATE! stamp or don't stamp. colour or don't colour. layer or don't layer. embellish or don't embellish. bling it up or... well you get the idea. ;) and it doesn't even have to be a card!
i stamped, i coloured, i inked, i layered, i embellished, and i combined the GORGEOUS Butterfly Swing digi (Make it Crafty) with a slightly altered version of Head in the Clouds Kaylee (Some Odd Girl)...
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i took some white Petaloo flowers (Make it Crafty) and halved them for accents, inking the smaller flowers with my Dewdrops.
the patterned paper is from the Pixie-licious line from Cosmo Cricket.
and i couldn't tell you who makes the ribbon, the teeny purple bling or the sentiment sticker - they were cheap and they're from my stash. :) it's quite likely they were dollar store or dollar spot items - just sayin'.
this Butterfly Swing is TOTALLY versatile! i figured out what size i wanted for my card, then i tinkered with Kaylee in MS Word until i found the right fit. had i used a rubber stamp instead of a digi, i'd have measured and fit the swing to match my image, so you can ABSOLUTELY use this lovely little "fixture" (as i'm calling it) with any of your sitting/leaning stamps. (hello, Magnolia!) TWO BUCKS! that's it!
so that's it. just MAKE SOMETHING, and Make it Crafty! our next challenge isn't until October 13th, so you have PLENTY of time to play with us!
come and see what all the Crafty Gals have done HERE... you'll be BLOWN AWAY, i promise! and don't forget to visit our Learning Community for tips, techniques, tutes and lots of friendly conversation among similarly passionate crafters! :D
oh, and as an added bonus, there's a little somethin'-somethin' you can grab HERE if you're up for a little halloween craftin' that's OUT OF THE ORDINARY! enjoy!