Monday, September 1, 2014

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge 15

It's September 1st (where oh where has summer gone?)
and time for another challenge over at 
Craft Hoarders Anonymous.

Challenge 15:
                                                               All the Pretty Flowers
This challenge is for all of you flower hoarders! Maybe you hoard pre-made flowers. Maybe you hoard flower punches or dies. Maybe you hoard flower stamps. "Dig" out those flowers and use them on your project!

Here is my creation.
Another page in my art journal using collage images from Crafty Secrets
The background is book text colored with Distress Paints and Glimmer Mist.
Some of my many hoarded flowers were used in creating this.
Believe it or not I have 3 drawers filled with nothing but flowers.
Definitely a good challenge to use the hoard this month!

The quote came from another Crafty Secrets image and I cut it into pieces to fit my page.
I love the versatility of the images that they produce.

Collage Images: Crafty Secrets
Glimmer Mist: Canvas Corp
Distress Paints: Ranger
Flowers: Prima

There are 2 sponsors for this challenge
Prize 1:

Heartfelt Creations® is a leading Rubber Stamp & Scrapbook manufacturer for the craft industry. Heartfelt Creations was established in 1997 as Golden Rule Supply manufacturing Rubber Stamps. In January 2006 Golden Rule Supply became Heartfelt Creations.

Heartfelt Creations provides a unique line of artistic stamps, detailed dies and designer papers. Many of our stamps coordinate with our exclusive Spellbinders™ dies. The innovation of our stamps paired with matching dies offers a whole new dimension of possibilities and quickly adds eye-popping 3D depth to any project. Our designer papers are designed to coordinate with our product collections adding the perfect complement to any Heartfelt Creations stamp or die.

Online store:
                                                         and Prize 2: 
                                       an assortment of collage images

Crafty Secrets/Heartwarming Vintage Company is owned and operated since 1993 by Sandy Redburn, who started out publishing supplier resource and marketing books for professional crafters and small businesses.

Over the years the business evolved to focus on Sandy's passion for antiques, vintage images, paper, ephemera and old books which became the basis for the Heartwarming Vintage Collection of paper arts products and Clear Art Stamps. Sandy has a blog and writes an online newsletter which has over 12,000 subscribers as well as an e-newsletter for retailers of their products. Be sure to join in the fun with our monthly Blog Linky Party, the first Monday of each month when we invite you to upload your Crafty Secrets creations for a chance to win a $50 shopping spree in our online store, and every participant receives a $6 shopping credit.


         Make sure to stop by the other team embers blogs to see what they have created:

     Then head over to Craft Hoarders Anonymous and link up your flowery creations.
                                       Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Christy, this is so beautiful. I love how the backgroud makes me think of sky....I feel nostalgic and wistful at the passing of summer when I look at this. Beautiful work!

Jan Marie said...

Oh this is so very beautiful. . .love every inch of it. And those flowers, oh those flowers. . all those flowers flowing across the page. Such a lovely piece of art. Will be beautiful framed and hanging on a wall.

lost coast scrapper said...

Christy, I LOVE this beautiful mixed media piece for this challenge....just perfect!!! xo

creative lady said...

Christy, your mixed media piece is beautiful. I love the colors and all the elements you used on your piece.

Debbie Seyer said...

I really love this project!! Just beautiful!!

Gloria Stengel said...

Your work is always such a delight! I enjoy looking at all the tiny details.

Pamellia said...

Oh wow, this must have taken forever! The collage background is just amazing, so much work, but worth it! I love all your flowers with the dew drop centers, such a soft touch! :)

Jane said...

I love your journal pages. The whole concept intimidates me, and you make it look so beautiful and easy. You really fit a lot of details into those two pages. The colors are gorgeous.

sarascloset said...

Your journal page is so pretty! Crafty Secrets has some awesome stuff, and you have done it justice! I love the drops you placed on the flowers...very sweet.