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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, 4 August 2013

Challenge # 16 Great Picnic / BBQ

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It's time for new Quirky Challenge, and this time it falls to me (Doris) make your imagination is translated into beautiful projects. The theme is Picnic / BBQ, you can choose one of the two suggestions and mix it or just choose a single topic. You must remember and use some of the elements that usually surround these activities, such as grill, tables for camping, picnic baskets, checkered tablecloths, ants (never fail). Let your imagination run wild. Our fabulous and generous sponsor for this challenge:

They are giving us the following prices

For the First Place
$20 Crackerbox Voucher

For the Second Place
$15 Crackerbox Voucher

For the Third Place
$10 Crackerbox Voucher

And, now the inspiration time.  Look at these amazing creations from our Guest Designers and Design Team for some ideas:

Guest Designer Janet

 Guest Designer Tracey

My first project is a picnic basket. It is decorated with images painted in watercolor pencil. Ants, watermelon and flowers, all provided by our fabulous sponsor Crackerbox Palace

My second project is a Center Step Card. In this, I used, ants+melon_1.jpg, 4306+3+ants_1.jpg, picnic+table_1.jpg, grill_1.jpg, life+a+picnic_1.jpg. All provided for our sponsor Crackerbox Palace. Additional I used for Mr. Cook, a cutting file, and some grasses. I invite you to visit my blog, so you can find more images of these projects.

Here's mine! I made an easle card with 'table attachment' and went with a green table cloth in gingham, added sentiments, melons, baskets, ants and flowers from our sponsor  Crackerbox Palace. The melon papers are from PinkPetticoat.
  I coloured everything using Promarkers.
The knives, spoons and folks are Woodware brads.
(And no ants were harmed in the making of this card!)

For my first art journal page I used a 'spontaneous background' created when cleaning of my brushes and stamps. The Watermelon from Crackerbox Palace was coloured in using normal felt-tips (with a few gel-pen doodles), before being covered with strips of paper from a Mandarin poetry book. I redefined the watermelon and coloured those areas with Prismacolor pencils. Finally, I added a gel-pen quote and border (quote reads "Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it")

I started my second spread with a quick sketch - using two felt-tips I drew a picnic blanket kind of pattern before blending with a waterbrush. I coloured the flower (and dots) with Papermania Watercolour Markers and an orange Sakura Souffle pen. The ants were hand-doodled with a simple black pen, and the quote was added using Tipex (and outlined using a PITT pen).

These images are such fun to work with, I had a fight with the printer which made me late!

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