Category Archives: Challenge

Christmas Wall Art Part 2

This was the 2nd piece I made. While looking through the Cricut image library for free images, these carolers caught my eye and I knew I wanted to make a cute scene with them.

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The background is again acrylic paint and the same snowflake turned stencil. I like this technique and kept many of the negatives of the die-cuts I used for my Christmas gifts to use as future stencils.

I was disappointed by how much the paper curled while creating these pieces. I’ve considered buying artist’s stretched canvas for creating stuff like this, but I never felt worthy of even such a relatively minor expense (Michaels often has a very good deal on them). With as wonderful as these turned out, I feel that I’m ready to upgrade my materials a bit.

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Christmas Wall Art Part 1

I recently created a swap via Swap-Bot for a piece of wall art. I actually created 3 different pieces (and forgot to photograph one of them before I gave it away as a gift). This is the one that will be sent out this week :-).

I’ll also be entering it and it’s companion into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog’s Christmas/Winter Holidays competition.

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For anyone interested, the base is a laid textured paper. I made the background with acrylic paints and a die-cut snowflake turned stencil. The trees and birds are paper cut using my Cricut and the trees are decorated with glitter glue and flat-back rhinestones.

Birthday Card

I am entering this card into 2 challenges this week. The first is Seize the Birthday–Anything Goes.

The second is As You Like It Challenge–Favorite Colour (and Why). My favorite color is orange because it’s kind of the non-conformist color. I mean, it doesn’t rhyme with anything (?) and I think a lot of people are afraid to wear orange because it’s a very bold color. But see, orange can play nicely wit everyone :-).

Mojo Monday #491

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Hello! This is my single attempt at this week’s Mojo Monday Challenge. I liked this sketch a lot, but when I sat down to make something my stash let me down. I just couldn’t find any inspiration, but that’s okay. It happens.

I’m really happy with how this one turned out, though I wish I’d thought about that green “stripe” before I put it down. It’s part of a 6×6″ sheet of, essentially, washi, so when I took it off the backing, it was very transparent, as you can see. I like it, but I think it looked just a little bit better when it was opaque.