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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, 20 April 2014

Quirky Challenge #8 Reminder - Mixed Media Mayhem

Welcome back for the reminder of Gemma's challenge, Mixed Media Mayhem in which she wants you to "get messy" and whatever you make please tell us how you did it!

First we have a reminder of our three sponsors and the great prizes you could win if you are chosen for the top three:
That Craft Place has a bricks and mortar shop in Eastbourne, and a Facebook shop where you can have a "pigeon hole" and add goodies to it all month, pay at the end of the month and get it all sent for one postage fee.
That Craft Place are providing our first prize of - a cherub stamp and a Clearly Sentimental baby stamp set both designed by Ditzie Designs and made in high quality polymer.

Squigglefly are providing second  prize of 3 images of the winner's choice.

Digital Delights are providing the third prize which is a $5 gift voucher.

Now for some inspiration to get you started:

Guest Designer Lynn

I used the Buttercup image from Squigglefly. The background is spray inks and stamping, I used the co-ordinating embossing folder from Stampin Up and did a letterpress technique. I put versamark clear ink over the raised part of the folder and embossed some card. I then used verdigris embossing powder and mica flakes and other embossing folders with glitter to created a mixed media background. The digi is coloured with fleximarkers and I roller over a SU script stamp in bundled sprayed with a mica ink again.

I used numerous types of material for this Art Page!  Aluminum foil, distress ink, modge poge, tissue paper, acrylic paint, scrap screen door screening, lol!  Check out my blog for detailed info on construction.  The images I used for this page is "Venus Has Arrived" by Squigglefly.  I immediately thought of a cool water scene when I saw it.  

For my project I used this sexy digi "A corset and fish nets", provided by our sponsor Squigglefly.
This card is really a "mixed" of different mediums and techniques.
To the left side I used the faux leather technique, adding pieces of regular tape to a card stock, then distressing it and finally embossing it with clear embossing powder.
To the right I used two different techniques: In the upper corner I stamped with distress inks and gesso. In the lower corner, I used distress inks and sprinkle water for the background, then stamp with distress inks and a final touch with perfect pearls, to add a little bit of shimmer.
For the corner embellishments, I just embossed it with black embossing powder.

I used this little flower girl from Squigglyfly and had another go at playing with my only three colours of Cosmic Shimmer Mist, plus a dark blue metallic ink brush-pen that I flicked all over it as well as run a few marbles across it, so it made a nice splattery mess! I added this paper to a pink card that fades to white and then goes a darker pink, and made flowers out of what was left of the splattered paper. The digi has been 3D-ed and coloured with Promakers with a few highlights from the metallic ink brush-pen.

This is Princess Delightful from Digital Delights, she is a newly released image. I coloured her with Promarkers and Copic Spicas, then mounted her on a die cut panel which was a sheet of card that I used behind things I sprayed with various ink sprays, and it was covered in multi colours of spray. I didn't think it would look this good! The sentiment is also mounted on a piece of the sprayed card. I threaded ribbon throught the die cut, and added some fibre to the edge.

I should be back with two more projects - watch this space!

Here is the first one...
This image is called Ferald Sleepwalking from Squigglefly, I thought it was great fun and reminds me of my own sleepwalking haha. I finally got my Gelli Plate out and the background mess is the result - think I need more practice and paint colours! I added raffia, metal ribbon slider letters and some flat headed "eyelets". 

To enter the challenge link your project HERE.

Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.

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