Yes it's that time of year again. Kids are back at school and my house is so much quieter! This week's challenge over at the Papercraft Star theme is ...you guessed it "Back to School"! For my project I created a vintage inspired postcard. Using patterned papers from October Afternoon's "Sidewalks" collection I wanted to create a classroom scene. I adhered an alphabet border on the top matted with coordinating cardstock. For the chalk board I used a rectangle piece of wood which I sprayed with some chalkboard spray paint. I then added vintage images and adhered them to the chalkboard. Wrapping a little seam binding finishes my little postcard. Since the blackboard is functional, little messages could be written on the board itself. I hope you get a chance to play along this week for your chance to win some beautiful images from our sponsor The House Across The Bay. For more inspiration please see what the other talented designers have created. Ros is our spotlight designer this week and she had created a beautiful collage card jam packed with The House Across The Bay images! Remember to link you entry by Monday 6:00 am EST. I'd love to see what you create. Thanks for stopping by.
Here today with the Papercraft Star Challenge 109. This week's challenge is a "summer vacation" theme. This summer we took the kiddies to the beach for a few days to spend time with their cousins. They had a wonderful time and we all enjoyed ourselves. For my card today I used an image I cut from a Graphic 45 sheet. Although I did not look nearly as fabulous lounged on the beach I did have "fun in the sun" watching my little ones play. For the color scheme I took inspiration from the image. Using a Cherry Cobbler card stock as my base I matted a piece of patterned paper which I stitched around. I then tucked the edge of a spellbinders die behind the image. I fussy cut some flowers from the coordinating paper in the same This and That line and added some seam binding and bakers twine for my bow. The sentiment was stamped in baroque burgundy (SU retired). That does it for my card! I'd love to see your vacation inspired project! For more inspiration be sure to check out our spotlight designer Sylvia who is always inspiring, along with our other fabulous members of our design team! For your chance to win some wonderful images from our sponsor The House Across the Bay just link up your project by Monday 6:00am EST on the Papercraft Star blog. I hope you all have a wonderful week and get a chance to play along!
It's that time again! Our challenge over at the Papercraft Star is to include something from a fair or carnival in your project! I have to admit I"m not too familiar with fairs or carnivals. To be honest I've never even been to the circus. For my card I found an image of a ferris wheel which I stamped in rose red. To add an carnival element I used a ticket corner punch. The background paper was created by using scraps from October Afternoon's "Five and Dime" paper pack. The base is a choice buttercream cardstock from Taylored Expressions. I added some seam binding along with a coordinating flag also from October Afternoon. After a total creative block I have to say I really liked how this turned out. I hope you have a chance to play along this week for your chance to win some fabulous images from our sponsor THATB. For you chance to win just link up your project by 6:00 am Est for you chance to win. Please be sure to check out our spotlight designer Jan to see how she has used the lovely images from our sponsor. This week is also Jinny's last week here at the Papercraft Star. I have really enjoyed seeing her beautiful work and am inspired every week with her stunning creations. Please stop by her blog Soaring and see her stunning work, as we all wish her well in her new adventures!
It's that time again! Today's challenge over at the Papercraft Star is to include a fruit in your project. We have a great photo to inspire you. I had seen this photo some time ago and created this project for a swap I was in a while back. Using an image from our sponsor The House Across The Bay I created a pocket to hold a number of gardening inspired tags. I started out cutting down some manilla folders to form a pocket. You can find a tutorial for the pocket here at Iley's "A blend of life blog". I then decorated it with patterned papers some lace and of course this wonderful image from THATB sheet Garden digital 117. Some tiny lady bugs are trying to sneak a bite of those beautiful strawberries and those are from Jolee"s boutique embellishments. I love how this little pocket for you thoughts turned out. I hope you get a chance to play along in this challenge. For you chance to win some digital images from our sponsor The House Across The Bay just link up your project by Monday 6:00 am EST. Our design team has come up with some really beautiful projects. Stop by and check them out along with our spotlight designer Steph for more inspiration. Thank you for stopping by.
Happy Thursday everyone. Just wanted to make a quick post to share a card made using this week's Mojo Monday Sketch 252. Since it's the end of the month it's a round or square card. I just can't resist playing along! For my card I used a the This and That "Charming" paper pack from Echo Park. They are on sale this week over at the Hobby Lobby. I just adore the pattern papers in this collection. For this card today I started with an old olive card stock as my base. Following the sketch I adhered various patterned papers from the collection. The crossword patterned paper is matted on some chocolate chip card stock and the border punch is from SU. Using a heart stamp from Verve's "Love Notes" stamp set I stamped in Baja Breeze and cut it out using the coordinating die. My sentiment is also from the same Verve stamp set and the camera embellishment is from a flicker shop. This was such a fun sketch using some fun patterned papers! I'll have to save this sketch and put it away to use another time. Hope you are having a great week and thanks for stopping by!
Good Wednesday morning! This week we have a fun challenge for you over at the Papercraft Star! I have been seeing maps used in everything from scrapbook paper to home decor. For my project this week I really had some fun using the Maps Collage 059 sheet from our sponsor The House Across The Bay. For my First project I used a tag from Ranger and ran it right through my printer. I really love how the map was printed on the entire tag. This image from the 059 sheet had so many lovely colors. I simply added some lace along the side and a rosette made from a Tim Holtz rosette die and some patterned paper. I added a trio of vintage buttons from my stash along with a sentiment that I thought was perfect to use in this challenge from Verve.
For my next project I created a simple card musing the Mojo Monday sketch 251. I matted some patterned paper on some Early Expresso card stock along with a piece from the digital image maps 059. The sentiment was stamped on very vanilla cardstock and distressed using tea dye. Some seam binding from Paper Loves Glue etsy shop tied in a little bow finishes my card. Simple and the map coordinates perfectly with this London Market paper line!
My last project is using water slid paper. I have wanted to do this for such a long time now. I love the look of water slides on painted furniture and bottles. I am also a big fan of the Polka Dot Closet blog where I got the inspiration for this project. I started out with a tray I had purchased from a Hancock Fabric store many years ago that happened to be closing. I painted it using heirloom white paint. I then followed the directions for printing on the water slide paper. Next I coated the image using glossy clear paint form Krylon. I put 2 coats of this finish waiting the recomended 10 mins between each coat. Once the finish was totally dry I soaked it in some water which released the mage allowing me to place it on my painted tray. I have to say this is AWESOME! I so love this look and am anxious to try alother project using water slide paper. Let's see what fabulous projects you create! Just enter your projects by Monday 6:00 am EST, for your chance to win some digital images from our sponsor. Don't stop here though be sure to check out what the other design team ladies have created!