Tuesday, September 11, 2012

CH31 - Love Peace Happiness - Tuesday Alchemy

Hello Dear Sweet and Talented Friends

I sure hope you are doing well and getting ready for this weeks challenge with us at Tuesday Alchemy.  Wow - did we have a lot of amazing and gorgeous creations submitted last week for CH30.  Everyone did such an amazing job and it was so wonderful to have some young girls join in the challenge as well.  

This weeks challenge is Peace Love & Happiness.  September 21st is International Peace Day we thought this would be a fun way to celebrate and stretch our creative muscles.  We have some great sponsors this week:

We are have two lovely sponsors this week, so two projects will be picked to win a fantastic prize:

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Sure hope you will jump in and join us this week.  We can't wait to see what you create and who knows you just might be one of this weeks winners.

Our spotlight artist is Natalia Mityanina - I hope you will check out her Etsy shop and take a look at her amazing creations.






For this weeks challenge I really wanted to stretch myself a little more.  Jumping out of my comfort zone can be a little unnerving but also exciting.  I have altered quite a few wooden frames but I wanted this one to be different in style.  I love the shabby chic style and I want to learn how to create that look.  My sister tossed this old frame into the garbage but I rescued it and painted it, covered it in solid cardstock and then stamped images all over it.  Inked the inside and outside edges to create more of a vintage look and added some flowers and a butterfly.  I must confess I have been saving (hoarding) the large pink flower I used on this frame.  I have been wanting to save it for something special and I finally used it.  WooHoo!!  I still want to add more but I am not quite sure which direction to go with it.  Any ideas??

Have a great week my friends and can't wait to see what you create and submit this week.  Here's the link to the Tuesday Alchemy Blog.

Hugs and smiles

Laine

I found an amazing blog this morning called C'est Magnifique where they have monthly kits and so much inspiration.  They are also having a giveaway however it ends tonight at midnight.  I hope you will check them out.  Their product line is gorgeous.  The link is:



I also submitted my project into the following challenges:

Pin and Tack Challenge and Blog - Spark Your Creativity Now



Free Pretty Things For You - Whatever You Want Challenge #89

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #180 - Anything but a Card

BearlyMine Challenge  - Anything Goes Challenge 52

Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes Challenge 2

Recycle Re-purpose & Reinvent - Anything Goes September Challenge

Top Tip Tuesday Challenge - Challenge 85 - Recycle It


Make It Monday   - Challenge 106

So Artful Challenges - Magic Garden

Tuesday Throw Down   - Challenge 115

Use It Tuesday Challenge Blog - Challenge 39 - Anything Goes


Anything But A Card  - Challenge 1

Bunny Zoe Crafts - Distressing

Unique Crafters Challenge - Anything Goes





This photo with the cat above is from the (PIN)spirational Challenge and it was part of my design inspiration for creating this frame.