Saturday, January 7, 2012
Happy New Year and welcome to our first challenge of 2012 at Sugar Creek Hollow. This week we want you to save some trees and RE-PURPOSE PAPER TOWELS, TOILET PAPER OR COFFEE FILTERS. Instead of buying some designer paper for your project, go to your kitchen or bathroom and grab one of the above items and let's see how you can transform it and incorporate it into your vintage, shabby chic or primitive card or other paper-crafted project.
This week one random winner will receive a digi of our choice and a winner's badge to display. In addition, the Design Team will choose one project as Card of the Week and the creator will receive a badge and will be in the running for a Guest Designer spot.
I created two projects for this week, I used coffee filters that I soaked all day in some left over coffee and after squeezing out the extra, smoothed out and left to dry. Rick's words when seeing the bowl "I will have to see that mess on a card"! I die cut several circle shapes from one of the two filters and then stamped randomly with a Hero Arts text stamp using Versafine Vintage Sepia ink. I used part of a rumpled torn piece as my background over pieces of design paper from a vintage kit by Deja Views. My card base is chocolate brown Gina K card stock which is so heavy and lovely to use. I used a frame from the same kit to layer on a piece cut with a Spellbinders Labels 4. I had stamped a flourish image from Stampin' Up "Elements of Style". The circle shapes were also stamped with the text and then scrunched and layered to create my flowers which I attached with Stampin' Up brads. For my inside I used some of the same design paper stamped with more of the flourish and a Thanks sentiment. I really like how the texture of the paper gave the image a washed vintage look.
For my next project, I wanted to create a Gratitude journal. Seems as if I have been a bit of a bear lately and thought if I counted the small things to be grateful for each day, maybe it would help me and my attitude. Don't get me wrong, I am so blessed and grateful for my life, home and family, but sometimes care giving just kind of overwhelms me. I just need a kick in the pants, maybe.....lol.
But surely writing in this book should help, I love the look of it. It is just a 100 page notebook that I picked up long ago at Michael's in the dollar bin and the background flourishes were already there. I added layered Labels 4 dies stamping the ivory one with images by Stampin' Up in their set "Happy Harmony" (how appropriate). The chipboard pieces I antiqued with distress inks....see my monogram P! The flower is more of my text stamped coffee filter.
Our new Design Team is in place and everyone has worked hard to create some inspiration for you. I am so happy to have the new ladies starting today and look forward to the months ahead. Welcome!!!If you want details on how they re-purposed the various items, click on their names to go directly to their blogs.
Now off you go to Sugar Creek Hollow and have fun looking around. We can't wait to see what you come up with. Thanks for stopping by....hugs and wishes for a great day!