Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Camp Scrap 2014

Hey again!

Here is something I did up last week for camp.   May had given us some guidelines but I found myself focusing on the requirements, 1,2,3,4 of any combination such as 1 stamp, 2 colours, 3 embellishments and so on.  I was so worried about getting the numbers right that I kind of through that to the side and just finished my project.  I did get some of the numbers on there but I'm not sure what they would be!

I like where this was going and I may try some of the elements on this canvas on a new project in the future.  I used cotton twine, a button, embossing paste, chipboard hearts and some stickers (bottom left corner) that came in one of my SSS card kits from last year.  I used Ranger cranberry alcohol ink and I did five spots of that colour.  I also layers some die cuts from a previous project and then covered it all with Gesso (Artist Loft - Michaels)  

Thanks for stopping by!
See you soon,
Coralynn :)

Honourable Gnome in the Lawnscaping Challenge #86 Watercolouring

Hello everyone,

I know I have been away from my blog for a while and I apologize for that, but I have been enjoying freedom crafting!  I am a slow crafter and sometimes I work for an hour or two just on a background and then find a way to make a card or project with it a couple of days later.  That's why I like challenges as they make me pull up my socks and speed it up a bit.  LoL!!!

I am SUPER EXCITED to share that I was chosen as an Honourable Gnome over on the Lawnscaping Challenge Watercolouring.

My daughter and I had made a card and we had lots of lovely comments about them.  She was elated with excitement as this is the first time someone commented on one of her cards.  Which I am VERY proud of her.

You can see the post here for that challenge.

As for me, I was away on vacation to the US and I was tickled with all the Tim Holts products that JoAnn's had (well compared to what I have here.  Our Michaels does have a lot of product but it takes a long time for them to get in the new stuff).  Mind you I was a bit disappointed with the lack of stamps but hey, something is better than nothing!  Here is a picture of what I picked up.  It helped that there was already 30% off (I missed the 50% by a day) and that I had a coupon for an extra 25%.

I am also participating in the latest Online Card Class - Stretch Your Stamps 2!
I am waiting for some stamps to arrive for that class so I haven't started posting my projects yet.  
And yes, that would be the stamp that starts off the class!  Hehehe!  Oh well, it should be here tomorrow.

I have also been playing with new products from the Simon Says Stamp latest release "This is the life" so I am having lots of fun with those and will posting some of those soon.  

This is the last week for Camp Scrap 2014 and I have to say, I am truly grateful to May for showing me that it all doesn't have to be planned or perfect and that has helped me in my creative process.  I don't worry as much when I do work on a background for two hours and nothing comes out of it.  I also enjoyed watching May go through her process when she would just "create".  She cracks me up and I love the messy freedom that she goes through.  Thanks May!  

Well that is it for me.  Sorry for the ton of updates and info, I promise to spread it out a bit more next time!

Thanks for stopping by!

See you soon.

Coralynn  :)