Tuesday 26 July 2011

Craft Room Challenge DT Project - Summer Holidays (wall hanging)

Hello again!  Wow, what fantastic entries we had in the Craft-Room's Butterflies Challenge!  They were stunning - there are so very many talented people out there.  The winner of the random draw, and Top 3, will be announced next Tuesday, 2nd July 2011 - good luck to all who entered.  


The weeks are flying by - I can't believe we're on our 5th challenge already!  This one is hosted by Hazel - there's so much inspiration at this time of year that I think it's going to be a very popular one. It's really easy to enter - just link up your post and pop the Craft-Room logo, with a link back to the shop, into your sidebar. 

This is my project - a little wall hanging (6 x 6) - inspired by the first holiday I took my daughter on, as a little girl.  We stayed in a caravan overlooking the sea, in Newquay, West Wales, of which I have really fond memories.

I thought I'd try a bit of masking.  I used a digi from Funky Kits and printed it twice.  I cut out one of the prints (I usually avoid this task whenever possible!) and stuck it over the other, then set to work on the background - the sand and sea are done with distress inks, and the sky and sun are done with a triple Brilliance inkpad (Aurora).  I did start off with the brayer but gave up and used some make-up wedges instead :-)  I matted the finished piece on some creamy lemon card, and then mounted it onto some dark orange covered Tando chipboard (which I got from Craft-Room), then went around the edges of the chipboard with Wild Honey distress ink, added some shells and a metal embellishment.  Then I gave it to a friend on her birthday.  She liked it, so I hope you like do too :-)

I'm really looking forward to seeing the entries for this challenge - I love visiting your blogs, so good luck everyone!!!

There are a few challenges that this piece fits into, so I'm entering:

Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges - Anything Goes Using a Digi
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime - Digi Monday - Summer
Paper Sundaes - Beach / Summer
Craft Your Days Away - Summertime
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - Summer
Mami Doodles - At The Beach
The Artistic Stamper - Hot, Hot, Hot Colours

Maria x


Kim B said...

Just beautiful. Kim xx

Debi said...

Maria this is so gorgeous- what a great wall hanging- what great colours- Deb x

hazel said...

A beautiful wall hanging Maria - I love your masked image.
xxx Hazel.

Zoechaos said...

Superb masking and a stunning card, XOXO Zoe

Dolly Daydreams said...

Maria this is fabulous the background is amazing you have achieved a gorgeous view for us and great masking too. You asked about pouncing lol thats just a posh word for dabbing your alcohol inks with that wooden thing from Ranger !


mamapez5 said...

I think this is just beautiful. The see and sky are so lovely. You have a very lucky friend.
I found you on Make it Monday.
Kate x

Kerrie said...

Beautiful wall hanging .. stunning background..

Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

scrappingmamma said...

WOW you ROCKED this card! beautiful...,Just FABULOUS my friend!Thank-you for sharing your creativity with us all,I'm peeking in from the" Make It Monday"blog :-)
Scrappingmamma ~

Alica said...

amazing! wonderful job on the background - love the combination of colorful landscape and monochromatic image!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Hugs, Alica ;)

D said...

What amazing effects on your card. The ocean looks so three dimensional! Thanks for joining us this week at Paper Playtime :)

Céline said...

so gorgeous !
thanks for playing with us at fussy nd fancy this week

sara said...

wow that is one gorgeous card love that background thank you so much for joining us at paper sundaes this week
hugs sara x

craft-roomjulia said...

Hi Maria,
Wow, you just get better and better, this is so lovely and dreamy. It's just a perfect summer card, I absolutely love it.
Julia xxxxx

Mami Doodles said...

Oh, so beautiful!!! Many thanks for participating in the Mami Doodles challenge.

Anne said...

What a brilliant background, this is an awesome creation!

Michelle said...


Absolutely gorgeous card! You have created a beautiful scene with your clever masking technique.

thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :o)

Sue B said...

Wow! saw this on Lisa Jane's blog and really love it! Beautiful background you have created. Love the soft blended colours and the image is perfect!
Sue xx

Donna said...

Love your wallhanging, you did a great job!
Thanks for joining us at CYDA this time.
Donna x

BrossArtAddiction said...

Amazing creation! The background is awesome! Great job!

Thanks for playing with us at "Paper Playtime" for our summer challenge and good luck! :D

xx Tracey xx

Lesley said...

Beautiful work! Thanks for taking part in the CYDA challenge xx