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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, 29 June 2014

Challenge #13 Reminder - Some Quirky Stencils and/or Masks/masking!

It's reminder time and Gemma wants to see projects with stencils or masks used, or feature a mask, or masked character.

You have until Saturday 5th July midday to join in the fun and maybe win a prize!

Here is a reminder of our three great sponsors and prizes this time.

 Our First Prize is sponsored by Paper Pretties
Paper Pretties
the winner will receive six images of your choice

Second prize is sponsored by Limited Runs 
Limited Runs
with 3 images of your choice
and the
Third prize is sponsored by Robyn's Fetish 

Robyn's Fetish
with 1 digi image of your choice!

Now for some more inspiration from the team.

First up is Cindy, you may remember that Cindy was one of our 8 challenge team members who kindly agreed to carry on for a second term to cover team illness - well when we heard that our wonderful Doris was leaving us (only two challenges later) we asked Cindy if she would like to join the team - and she agreed! She is so keen that she has joined in the reminder for this challenge although she officially starts with the next challenge!

 I had fun using Clover by Paper Pretties for this challenge.  Such a cute pup!  I coloured him with watercolour crayons and a water brush, then accented him with metallic pens.  My blog will have more info.

Did I have fun with this project!  It fought me, but in the end I won!  This is an 8x10 Multi Media page with layers of stencils and hand decorated paper.  Also using the Clover image from Paper Pretties. Visit my blog for more details...


For this reminder I used the cute "Garner" provided by our sponsor Paper Pretties. 
For the brick circle background a used the "reverse mask" technique that I learned from a Jennifer McGuire tutorial that I found here and a brick circle mask that I cut with my Cameo.
Garner was colored with Spectrum Noir pens.
This is my creation for the reminder.  I've used a digi from Limited Runs. I printed out three images, coloured  one with Promarkers, cut out one of the others and used it as a 'mask' over the first digi so I could spray it with Cosmic Shimmers and not get any of the paint on the digi you can see. I've cheated again with the stencil (you don't have to have both on your creations) and used a stencil freebie font called GASMASK.
Inside I've added the digi I used as the mask, and as you can see she's splattered with blood! I mean, Cosmic Shimmer!

I'm late, I have a really good excuse and if you want to know why I will explain on my blog!
I really enjoyed playing with my new spritzer to create an air brushed effect last week, and decided to do it again! I am not great at it, but it sort of worked! So I used Grafitti from Paper Pretties cut another one to mask the first one and then used a stencil by Creative Expressions of a scene with clouds, sun and roof tops. I sprayed the sky in various shades of blue and then with the first stencil and mask still in place I used a Prima stencil to create air-brushed rain drops - you need sun and rain to create a rainbow! I removed the stencils and mask and coloured the image with Promarkers, cut and matted it and added one of the sentiments that comes with it and a bit of ribbon.

  To enter the challenge link your project HERE. or scroll down

Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.

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