Monday, May 19, 2014

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge 8 !!!

It's time for another challenge at

                                            Challenge #8 Show us Some Metal or Glass
Do you hoard gears, pins, brads, eyelets, frames, and other metal do-dads? Do you have a thing for tiny light bulbs and glass vials? Do junk drawers make you giddy? Do you hang out in office supply stores so you can score funky paperclips? Do bottle caps make you swoon? Dig through your hoard to find something metal or glass (or both) and make a project to share!

This is what I created for the challenge.
I took World Win Cardstock And using Stencil Girl & Crafter's Workshop stencils
with acrylic paint created my own background
Cardstock: World Win Papers
Stencils: Stencil Girl Stencils, Crafter's Workshop
Acrylic Paint: Golden Fluid Acrylic, Liquitex
Stamp: Sin CIty Stamps
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Chipboard, Metal Tape, Embossing Folder

The butterflies are created using SinCity stamps on more World Win Cardstock,
fussy cutting them and then sewing them to a piece
For my metal I covered chipboard with metal tape
and ran it through an embossing folder for some texture

Closeup of the background.
I wrote words of wisdom to my daughter on it as a final touch.

We have 2 challenge sponsors this month with 2 prizes.
A set of 2 Ribbon packs from
Really Reasonable Ribbon.

The second prize is from Sin City Stamps.
Sin City Stamps, owned and operated by Donna Harrison in Las Vegas Nevada, manufactures deep etched red rubber stamps, laser cut stencils, masks, chipboard pieces, page layouts, die cuts and chipboard books.

Make sure to stop by each Design Team member's blog
and see how they used their stamps this week.
                                       Amber Milone
                                       Christy Butters---you are here!
                                       Debbie Seyer
                                       Donna Idlet
                               Ginny Nemchak
                                       Glenda Brooks
                                       Gloria Stengel 
                                       Jan Marie Ennenga
                                       Karen Zueger
                                       Kathy Clement
                                       Pam Bray
                                       Tammi Bennett

    And for even more fun check out the Design Team of Sin City Stamps who are joining us this month.

                                        Sin City Stamps Blog
                                         Barbara Rankin
                                         Karen Lackey
                                         Lisa Mita
                                         Peggy Oliver
                                         Robin Redd

Sin CIty is also offering a special this month,
use the above code and save on your next order.
Hurry though,
May is flying by.

Stop by and link your creation for a chance to win.
The challenge closes in 2 weeks.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

I love the way you created your own background here...and the metal bits are awesome!

Barbara Rankin said...

What a lovely page layout, Christy. I love how you made those little hearts for the butterfly bodies. Brilliant!

Gloria Stengel said...

Awesome, as always. I wait each week to see what you will come up with! Love this one!

lost coast scrapper said...

Very cool project..I just love how you created the metal pieces..very cool!! xo

Glenda said...

Love the colors and background. Of course I love butterflies so this just speaks to me!

Pammejo said...

Love all your creative use of stamps and stencils...I am always in awe of creative works of art. Beautiful as always.

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Christy- Great layout! It warms the heart and I think your beautiful daughter will cherish the page!

Have a good day!
PS- I am your newest follower...looking forward to see more of your fab work!

Unknown said...

Great Job.. Love the butterflies and colors.

Graciellie Design said...

Oh how lovely! First of all what a doll. Second, those butterflies look amazing. And I love all the stenciling with acrylic paints. Great job!

Unknown said...

I really love the embossed metal hearts!

Jan Marie said...

Clever and beautiful! Love those hearts and all that you did to craft them. . .perfect way to complete a beautiful layout!A masterpiece!

butterfly said...

What a cool layout, love the background and those hearty butterflies!
Alison x