Monday, March 17, 2014

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge 4…Show your sparkly side!

It's time for another challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!
Can you believe we are already up to 
the 4th challenge?
Thanks to everyone who has shared their art,
and to those who haven"t….
What are you waiting for ?
Use your stash so you can shop some more ;)

                                                   Graphic 45 is our sponsor this month. 
                          They are known for their fabulous vintage products and papers. 
                                             To pay homage to their glamour and style, 
                              create a project that shows off your hoarded sparkly items.                       
  Show some glitz. Pump up the glam.
                                                Use this photo collection for extra inspiration.
 One lucky person will win this AWESOME
prize (did I say awesome yet) pack 

Graphic 45 is an award-winning scrapbook and paper crafting company­— owned and operated by a mother (Diane Schultz) and her two daughters (Aimee and Charee Filimoehala). Together they create vintage inspired crafting products that capture the flamboyant style of the 1920's and 30's - with vibrant color, irresistible texture and imaginative design to create products with decades-old appeal that's both fresh and familiar. Let our products inspire your next scrapbook layout, card, album or home decor project. Please visit the Graphic 45 Website or Facebook page for more information.

And here is the project I created.
I used a wood panel from Kaisercraft and went to town.
Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime
A Place in Time 
were used.
The coloring on the background was done first with 
Lindys' Stamp Gang Moonshadow Mist.
Followed with Modeling Paste through a Donna Downey stencil, 
and finally Pan Pastels over the whole piece.

Many of the images (i.e. the bunnies, pink flowers and fairy)
were fussy cut from my very last sheet of 
Once upon a Springtime.
(I think it was the very first Graphic 45 paper I ever bought)
The image of the mother and baby came from 
A Place in Time.

I love how both the bunny & fairy seem to be 
looking at them.

Little tiny Prima flowers and metal findings are on the panel.
Rhinestones from Couture Creations are in the center of each.
Prima flourishes were also cut up and tucked under bits
to pump up the glitz.

Kaisercraft wood panel
Graphic 45 paper: Once Upon a Springtime & A Place in Time
Pan Pastels
Lindy's Stamp Gang Moonshadow Mist
Distress Paint, Gesso
Donna Downey Stencil
Prima: flowers, metal findings, flourishes
Rhinestones: Couture Creations
Book Text, Washii Tape & Doily

Make sure to check out what the rest of the design team has done for this challenge
                                         Donna Idlet -
                                         Glenda Brooks -
                                         Gloria Stengel -
                                         Karen Zueger -
                                         Pam Bray -
                                         Tammi Bennett -
                                         Amber Milone -
              you are here-----Christy Butters -
                                         Debbie Seyer -
                                         Ginny Nemchak -
                                         Jan Marie Ennenga -
                                         Kathy Clement -

and make sure to head HERE 
to link up your project for a chance to win this awesome prize pack.


Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

This layout is so delightfully soft and inviting. I love (and appreciate!) all the wonderful textures and techniques you worked into the background. Spring comes softly...and I love your interpretation here!

creative lady said...

Christy, love your wood reminds me of the little tea set that my kids had when they were babies.

Gloria Stengel said...

I have such a soft spot for these papers! I especially love the fussy cut fairy! Nice job!

Glenda said...

Oh yes, love the fairy you fussy cut and those little bunnies are just wonderful. The layout has such a soft and wonderful feel to it. Well done!

lost coast scrapper said...

So beautiful and I love that image!! Lovin all the techniques you've used!! xo

Pammejo said...

Love, love your vintage wood do mixed media so well and I just love it.

Amber Milone said...

This is gorgeous Christy! I love all the mixed media you used to build interest in the background.

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty feminine layout. The flowers and layering are just gorgeous! Love it!!!

Karen Petitt said...

Hi Christy, just wanted to pop over and say thank you for the lovely comment you left on my Craft Hoarders Anonymous entry - so very nice of you - thanks!

I have enjoyed looking at this project as well as you inky projects too. I love how you use colour - beautiful work! Karen x