Monday, September 1, 2014

September Challenge

Our winner for August was Wendy O'Keefe.
 Your prize from Its and Bits craft supplies will arrive shortly.
Our September challenge is based on this

A famous building by Gaudi in Spain.

The extra criteria is to use TEXTURE PASTE OR GESSO.

The ladies on the DT suggested funky, Halloween, underwater, a giant tree........perhaps you could use one of those ideas or another of your own.
Don't forget to link up your entry on the side.

Now here's what the DT have done

The inspiration pic screamed Halloween to me (pun intended). I had some photos that matched the colour scheme. I have taken some white gesso and added 5 different coloured paints to it. I got a stencil and then painted the different colours over the stencil down the right side of the right page and the left side of the left page. It was a 6x6 stencil so I had to do it twice on each page. I've used a lot more techniques as well. For more info and pics see my blog


I  have taken my inspiration from the oval shape of the windows and balcony's by using a Memory Maze Pebble Stencil with texture paste.


The Picture of the house reminded me of a haunted house, so i used the spider web die i had forgotten about,added some stickles for a cobweb feeling.

Also some liquid pearls for the drippy look,made it into a Halloween card.
Here is your prize for this month: A stamp set donated by DT member Jan
These will be for Australian entries only.
Overseas entrant winners will be invited to be our guest DT in November.

NOW what can you create?

We would love to see your interpretation of this fabulously textural building!

ANNOUNCING our newest Design Team member:

                                                LESLIE SMITH

I am a recently retired born-again believer, married to my high school sweetheart and living in the heartland, where we are busy creating a vision for our golden years while enjoying our grandbabies. We are truly blessed. 
I have been scrapbooking for well over 10 years and currently serve on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog design team and  have been published in an ebook.
 The inspiration photos on the Archiscraps challenge blog are really creative! I love the whole concept. Here is her blog:



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    1. Thanks! Looking forward to being a part of the team here :D

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    1. Thanks, Dale - really happy to have been added to the team :D

  3. Stunning inspiration photo and fab takes by the DT! Welcome Leslie!

  4. Love the inspiration this month, this could be fun and messy love it:)
    Welcome Leslie, I can't wait to see your work.

    1. Hope I don't disappoint :D
      I agree - this looks like it will definitely be messy!

    2. Looking forward to seeing your take on it Mary.