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Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Yellow and Blue Make Green - Craft-Room Challenge DT

Hello, what a busy fortnight it's been, and it's time again for a new challenge over at the Craft-Room.  The entries into our Summer challenge were fabulous, I have the tough task of choosing a top 3!  This fortnight's challenge theme has been chosen by our wonderful and very talented leader, Zoe, and it's a colour challenge:

Yellow and Blue make Green

We are going to be quite strict with this one, you may only use the colours YellowBlue & Green.   If you are not using a support of those colours then it must be white, and the ink you stamp in must be either one of the three colours or black.   No other colours to sneak in please.

This challenge took me out of my comfort zone completely as I don't tend to use a lot of bright colours, but I have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed getting really messy and inky, as it seems ages since I've done that!  I didn't think the stamp was really my kind of thing, but I actually loved using it, so I may have to treat myself to a couple more from this range :-).

I created a wall hanging using a page from an mdf book:

I coloured an A4 sheet of Ranger matt-coated card with distress inks in Evergreen Bough, Scattered Straw, Stormy Sky, Squeezed Lemonade, and Iced Spruce.  Once covered, I spritzed with water, dried, added more ink, then spritzed again, dried, etc, until I was happy with the result.

I covered the mdf page with some of the coloured card, and stamped the CI bunnies (CI-372).  I then stamped them again onto a different part of the card, cut them out and attached over the top.  They were stamped a third time on plain white card for the crowns, which were coloured with Scattered Straw, then I added a bit of sparkle with a Sakura clear glitter pen.
The sentiment, also coloured with Scattered Straw, is by Dylusions, and the foliage is by Indigo Blue and Hero Arts.  I dyed some seam binding in the same DIs to hang this from.

Our very kind sponsor for this challenge is:
who have the most amazing selection of stamps, dies, masks and other crafty essentials.

If you would like to join us as a Guest Designer, don't forget to add "GDT" after your name when you enter, and our lovely Mervi will be in touch with you very soon.

For some more inspiration, please pop over to the Craft-Room Challenge to see the fabulous creations by the rest of the Design Team, including a gorgeous creation from our Guest Designer this fortnight, Eemeli.

Unfortunately, my time has been very limited lately.  My daughter and grandson now have a little place of their own and moved out just over a week ago, so, as well as trying to help her, I have also been relocating my craft room (yet again) - each time I do this, there is more stuff to shift, lol!  I will miss them very much, but I should also have a bit (or a lot!) more time!

Thank you for visiting, I really do appreciate you taking the time to drop by and comment.

Enjoy your week, whatever you are doing, and take care.

Maria xxxxx

9 comments:

May said...

Gorgeous hanging, Love how you have used the colours & the stamped images are Fabulous...Hugs May x x x

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Maz,
wow this is gorgeous, love it, beautiful hanging to the nursery - or any room!

butterfly said...

Really lovely - my MDF tickets are the other way on, with the hinges at the narrow end - I love this panorama way round. The colours are beautifully delicate, and I love the hares...
Alison x

ionabunny said...

A lovely piece. The sentiment is gorgeous. Got to love those bunnies.....

Zoe Sanderson said...

Love those hares and as always your plaque is stunning XOXO Zoe

Jean Straw said...

Super hanging Maria, love the the colours and the way you have blended them so well. I love the bunnies too.
Jean x

Vicky Hayes said...

This is just stunning Maria! I love the colours together and the image you've used is perfect for the inspiring message. Vicky x

hazel said...

A wonderful hanging Maria, I love it.
xxx Hazel.

Debi said...

Maz, I always love your hangings, and this ones a cutie :-) just so whimsey and lovely, Debi x