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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, 27 July 2014

Challenge #15.- The Quirky Silk Road.- Reminder

Hi Quirky friends!!! It´s Monica here, to remind you about our Quirky Challenge.

The Quirky Silk Road

It´s a challenge where any project is allowed, but Oriental theme. Just show us the treasures and wisdom of Orient cultures: China, Japan, India, Korea, etc..

This challenge is sponsored by:

The prizes for this challenge are:

1st place everything in this photo (stamps, ribbon, buttons) from That Craft Place

2nd place: 3 images from Squigglefly
3rd place: 2 images from The East Wind

And now the Design Team:

Remember last weeks creation? I'd run out of all my ice grey Promarkers and didn't have enough colour to 3D her. Well here she is again, but this time finished! I've 3D-ed her hair (My Promarkers arrived!!) and changed the colour of her book, (here's about five layers in all) and added a little tag, loads of stickles glitter and a few peel-offs, coins and fans, which I really think do make a difference.

My second card will be along in a little while...it's a cute cat!!
And here it is!! (added Tues 29th July)

  This time I used Mewshu Pork cat from Squigglefly  
 I've also added one of their sentiments too.I've 3D-ed the little kitten and added him to papers from a crafting magazine. (Link to freebie download on my blog) The peel-offs look like brads. I fixed them to paper I'd coloured with a matching Promarker colour and used silicone glue to add to the card so they pop out a little.

Isn't this little guy adorable?  The background is made of a napkin and the kitty image is called Tuxedo Sleeping Cat by Unky.


Once I had promised Unky, The East Wind owner and designer, that I will make one of her lovely digis in a vinyl project. Well, here it is.

For this project I used this stunning digi "Kigsen mon amour Korean hanbok". It wasn`t easy to "weed" (clean vinyl process) because all the lovely digis details. I spend almost 3 hours weeding, but I love how it turned out. It's height is 7 inches and I applied it to a Chinese dish I bought on Costa Rica Chinatown.

For my second project, I made a shaped card using the digi "China characters: Beautiful" provided by our sponsor Squigglefly. To embellish the card I made an origami kimono doll.
You can find a tutorial to make the origami doll here.


For my first reminder card I used Lucy Loo Fire Dancer from The East Wind. I printed her in two sizes and this was the largest, she is still very intricate to colour and I think she needs to be bigger still!
I coloured her with Promarkers, added a bit of Spica pen to the flames for sparkle then rough cut her out to go on the dark background. The paper is more (other side of red double sided) Papermania, and so are the stickers.

For this masculine birthday card I used Junk Boat from Squigglefly with Chinese Happy Birthday from Squigglefly also. Both are coloured with Promarkers and I added a few waves with a white Prismacolor pencil.
I die cut the Junk Boat after marking the part that came outside the die which I cut around manually afterwards.
Paper is Papermania, and it has a slightly metallic sheen. The sentiment is not straight but the Affixit tape is so instantly permanent that I daren't try and peel it off to straighten it! I added a Chinese coin charm, might be Woodware.
To enter the challenge link your project HERE.

Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.

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