It's an exciting day today! It's the very first challenge over at Dreamtime Designs Craft Challenge!
We are a challenge blog like no other which you'll probably have discovered if you came here from the main blog!
If not, be sure to check it out and enter, it will really help you push your creativity to new levels and I'm so glad to be on the team of such wonderful talented ladies!
Here's my sneak peek of my DT creation for this month's challenge!
The challenge brief is as follows:
Challenge Part A: Answer the following 5 questions
1) Where do you live?
2) What do you love most about where you live?
3) Who do you share this special place with?
4) What is your favourite season there and why?
5) What is your most loved thing to do or place to visit and why?
Challenge Part B: Create your design/project that reflects the questions above
Challenge Part C: Take a photo or two of anything that relates to your above discussion so they can be included in your challenge post.
I spent a couple of weeks thinking about what I was going to do before I decided to make a start, and with a few changes of plan along the way, it was quite a big project for me!
I started out with this...
and ended up with this....!
First of all, I used Tim Holtz Distress Stains to colour the wood.
Then I used a dry paintbrush and a small amount of beige coloured acrylic paint and brushed over the whole thing to give it a shabby look.
I decorated the 'rooms' one at a time to make it feel not quite so daunting!
The patterned papers are mostly from my scraps drawer, felt good to finally make use of some of the tiny sections of paper I can't bear to part with yet!
Question 1 - Where do you live?
I've shown this with the UK flag in the box on the top left of this pic.
Question 2 - What do you love most about where you live?
I'm not exactly enthralled with the state of the UK at the moment so I've taken this quite literally, I love my house! This is shown with the shape of my box :)
Question 3 - Who do you share this special place with?
My Husband, our cats Amber and Silver, and our newest addition Tahlia!
Question 4 - What is your favourite season there and why?
I love the Wintertime when the evenings are drawing in and having the heating on so the house gets all warm and cosy! I've shown this by using frantage embossing powders on the roof to look like snow!
Question 5 - What is your most loved thing to do?
I'm very much an indoor girl so my most favourite thing to has to be Crafting! Whether it's cardmaking, colouring, altering, or just relaxing with my cross stitch, I aim to 'do something creative every day'
Well done if you got this far and dont forget to visit the main DDCC
blog and leave some love for the rest of the Design Team, they have all made wonderful creations to inspire you!
Also used in my project:
Quote and Union Jack Stamps by IndigoBlu
Tim Holtz adhesive foil sheets (on square photos)
Tim Holtz fragments plastic squares (on square photos)
MS Butterfly and Border Punches
Papers from My Mind's Eye and Jillibean Soup
Whimsy, Spellbinders Floral Ovals and Memory Box dies
Resin Embellishments, Ribbon, flowers and lace from stash
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
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