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Welcome to Quirky Crafts Challenges the place where any craft project is allowed.

We're a small design team with big inspiration.

On the first Sunday of the month, at 6pm UK time, we will set a new challenge which will close on the 28th of that month at midday. The DT will pick their top three favourites and you could win a prize and join us as a Guest Designer. Winners are posted on the first Sunday in the month (midday usually) before the new challenge - don't forget to come and check if you are a winner.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Quirky Challenge #2 - Rainbow Bright!

Welcome to the second Quirky challenge of 2013! Please check the post below this to see if you were a winner from the last challenge.  It is my (Caro's) turn to set the challenge this week.
On our traditional Christmas Day walk we saw the most beautiful rainbow in the sky over the very swollen River Tone, and as I love the brightness and beauty of a rainbow I decided it would make a good challenge theme, which I have titled:
The challenge is to either use all the colours of the rainbow (Red, Orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet) on your creation or to use an actual rainbow image. As usual we welcome any form of crafting so let your imaginations run wild.

We have two wonderful sponsors this week so our first prize winner (as chosen by the design team) will win an $8 voucher from Stitchy Bear digital stamps.

Our second prize winner will win a $5 voucher from Digital Delights

And our third prize winner will win a $2 voucher from Stitchy Bear digital stamps.

So without ado here are the GDT and DT examples for the rainbow bright challenge, all using stamps from Stitchy Bear digital stamps, to inspire you.

Guest Designer Sonia
Sonia used her own stamp by Unity Stamps to make this adorable card.

 Doris used Butterfly Love who has rainbow wings and there are lots of rainbows and rainbow colours on her gorgeous card. Doris is at the CHA, lucky Doris! If you are there say Hello, or should it be Hola Doris!

I used the 'I'm so busy' and 'stained glass snail' stamps from Stitchy Bear on this very quirky mixed media poster for my whimsical reading challenge. I also used a mountain of materials to add the rainbow colours including acrylic paint, pencil crayons, cd markers, gel pens and collage paper. Check out my blog for more information.

I've used this cute little picnic bear by Stitchy along with some freebie rainbow backing papers (link on Blog) I couldn't make up my mind which papers to use, so I've cheated a bit with my second card...The little bear's been 3D-ed and coloured with ProMarkers

I used Strawberry House, Garden Gate and Stained Glass Snail together to make this little scene. I added a rainbow and sentiment from a Hero Arts set called Sky's the Limit, the sentiment reads "Wishing you rainbows" which is stamped in rainbow ink. I don't know who makes the larger rainbow, I have the packaging but no clues. All images coloured with Promarkers and Trias, rainbow ribbon from WH Smiths, buttons from stash. Paper by DCWV,

and here is my second make, a bit late, nobody noticed did they? I used Artsy Flower which reminds me of the doodles I used to do on my school rough books a long time ago! I coloured the flower with Promarkers and Trias and cut it with Nestabilties then added a few gems. The greeting is by Elybells, and I stamped it with Peacock Brilliance and heat embossed, then a bit of baker's twine and I was finished!

I used stained glass snail to make a brightly coloured birthday card for my nephew who is 3 next week!  I coloured the snail with every colour of the rainbow then layered it onto red, orange, yellow, green and finally blue card before adding the stickers (party hat, blower, cake with 3 candles, and balloon), and peel offs.

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