Welcome to Quirky Crafts Challenges

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, 19 March 2017

Challenge #1 Midway reminder - Quirky Picture This.

We're halfway through our first come-back challenge and already have some lovely entries, but there's still plenty time to join in. Here's a quick reminder of what you need to do:

It had to be a really Quirky challenge to start off with, and the challenge is called Picture This. What I want you to do is use a photograph. You can either add a photo you have taken, or one you love to your project OR you can take inspiration from that photo, either the colours, or to incorporate the elements in the photo (say wood, metal, material that sort of thing) or cut out parts of a photo to use on your project. Add digital images, stamped images and embellishments to your make also.

You must show us the photo you used and tell us how you used it.

Some of the DT have made extra cards to give you a little more inspiration:

Using my second choice of stamp from Bugaboo I decided to use this photo. I love this one. My Husband, who is not known for his technical know how, was trying to work out how to take a selfie!
I have layered the foliage from the stamp to add dimension and coloured the flowers with pro markers.

The photo I have used is of Charlie, a cat we used to own. He crossed the rainbow bridge some years ago but we still miss him. I die cut a frame, sponged it with pink distress ink and stamped pawprints around the edge. The ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons and the image is from Bugaboo's Tall Jungle Blocks set, but coloured to be a domestic cat rather than the tiger it is intended to be.

I printed a photo from our wedding day to start one of the photo albums/scrapbooks. I used strips of ribbon across the top to make a house like shape. I coloured the bugaboo image with promarkers and layered this over the photograph. I then added a ribon flower and some ribbon butterflies as embellishments. The writing was done in a metallic paint pen and added two lime ladybirds to finish.

Guest Designer
 who was a winner from our last challenge of 2016 year.

I couldn't find any nice photos of my own, but as I already have several bird stamps by Bugaboo I looked on the internet for owl pictures instead. This one made me burst out laughing, isn't he fab?
I chose Birthday Bird 03 to work with, he has great eyelashes (though they're not a patch on Tufty's). I've also drawn inspiration from the colours in the photo and tried to echo the stripy texture of his feathers with my papers and twine.

We have two great sponsors and three prizes for this challenge:

Bugaboo are generously giving our first prize winner a $12 voucher to use in the Bugaboo store, and our third prize winner a $3 voucher.

Crafty Ribbons are giving our second place winner a choice of a lovely mystery ribbon pack (UK winner only), or a £10 voucher (Worldwide).
Instagram Ribbon - Camera

All very nice prizes as I'm sure you will agree.

 This is also a DT call, we are now looking for more Quirky Design Team members so please contact me if you are interested.

Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.

1 comment:

  1. Well done ladies, especially Jane, for managing this without me due to family emergency, and a bug I have been suffering myself as well as computer issues preventing me logging in for a week! Lovely makes all.
    Cazzy x


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