Show Us Your stuff recipe challenge

What a fun challenge over at Show us your stuff. The “recipe” says to apply texture /paint over a patterned paper, add stitching/staples, tape and of course a handmade element. I covered the middle of my patterned paper, a calendar page, with white paint before applying pink texture paste through a TCW stencil. I then splattered it with black acrylic paint. I adhered the photo with washi and added a bit down the bottom for good measure! The handmade embellishment is a cross stitched heart button and I included some machine stitching too.

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Hi, I am combining a couple of challenges with this layout – the tic tac toe prompts from Scrap Our Stash and the sketch and inspiration boards from GrandDivas Creative Corner and Rochelle Spears April Rewind challenge. I have used the diagonal top right to bottom left – chevrons, flowers and hello and been inspired by the bicycle theme of the inspiration board

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Kraft Plus April Challenge

Wow! I love to up cycle and using paint swatches sounded like a great idea from the team over at Kraft Plus. I have had the penguin photo printed for ages but could never seem to be able to decide on a colour scheme – cream tones in the swatches seemed to be the answer. Thanks for the challenge.


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I loved the simplicity of the April 1 challenge over at Stuck?! sketches which allowed me to use a mixed media background. I have also used feathers which are the challenge over at The Creative Studio and the colours from the moodboard of rusty reds , brown and grey also inspired me. #ccbchallenge  . The photo I have used is of 2 tiny penguins who are losing their baby down. I have used mists and masks and paint in my background and added a hand stitched heart button. Thanks for another inspirational challenge.

Here is my take.


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Everyday moment

Hi, I love to up cycle. The challenge over at Off the Rails is to do just that and at Berry71bleu the moodboard says everything that is old is new again and the colours were very masculine.  So….I have recycled the background cardstock which I had originally used to protect my work area when I was misting and practising with water-soluble crayons!! I have misted and used a variety of stencils and gesso on top of this.  I have also used clothing tags, hessian scraps and a scrap piece of cog. The corrugated card strip came from a cardboard box, The title is new!! Thanks for the inspiration.




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