Friday, June 25, 2010

#54 - We have a winner

What a wonderful selection of entries we received this month - we saw a plethora of different techniques, fantastic use of different paints and inks and overall an amazing array of superb projects.

This month, there was one outstanding contributor to this particular challenge and we were just blown away by every single one of her three entries. Dust off the glitter and paints off our hands and give a huge round of applause to our Queen of the Crap June 2010:

Just look at her beautiful creations and make sure that you check out her personal blog (by clicking on her name) - Irit's projects are to die for.

Thank you all for playing along and in particular those of you who submitted more than one entry and HUGE congratulations again to Irit!!!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Challenge #54: Color me Happy

This month our very own DT member Illy decided the crap we needed to dig out and use is anything that you can color with.

Watercolor crayons
Color pencils
Acrylic paints
or any other mediums you can think of

A minimum of 3 colors is the challenge!


Be sure and comment with a link to your *newly created* project so we can see and comment on them. From all entries linked no later than 20th June 2010, 16:00hrs EST we will choose one overall winner, who will be crowned our Queen of the Crap no later than 25th June 2010.

*** If you link us to an online gallery, make sure that you only use one for which we do not need to register in order to view/comment ***



I love these pictures from my first ever winter holiday. My Nan, Aunt and Uncle took me skiing at the tender age of four (bless) and my Uncle taught me that whenever I fell, I should be laughing as:
  • a) snow is soft
  • b) it is so much cooler to laugh than cry like a baby
Most of the pictures from that holiday show my lying on the floor laughing my head, I guess I fell.A.LOT... tee hee
Having used the wonderful double-sided papers from Norwegian Manufacturer 3ndy, I added for colour: white gesso, walnut ink to define the distressed paper edges and blue cosmic shimmer, which was spritzed all over the background paper.


This whole entire thing was painted on canvass with so many things, I had acrylic on here, some pencil, gesso, some ink. It was very very fun to do and I think I'll adventuring in more things like this. And why not, its just crap that I have in my art box. Bust out the crap ladies!!!


This is one of my favorite photos from a trip to Colorado last year. We found this field with the biggest dandelions I had ever seen. I used three different oil pastels to create a frame around the edges. I love the smeared effect you can get. I had a blast with this challenge, thanks Illy!


I have absolutely loved this challenge - I have only just bought my first set of Copics and couldn't wait to use them! I added some colour to the pink paper flowers you can see, with the buttons in the middle. I feathered the brush tip out from the middle to make the flowers a little more realistic. I also stamped some butterflies in the top left corner and coloured them in with the pens. The photos I used are of my youngest daughter playing on her musical horse outside on a gorgeous Autumn day.


I used a old Heidi Swapp Mask that I found and sprayed my different mist on the right side of the page and then cut it up to also make the flowers on the page and then hand cut a heart out of chipboard and used it also as a mask on the left side of the page I added a little glitter around the edge of the page and to the flowers and added a little journaling around the edge of my page ...had fun playing with all the different color mist!!!!


As a professional artist, you would think I would be more comfortable with drawing on a layout, but it's not something I usually do. So I put my doodle cap on and grabbed some markers to make my own patterned paper on kraft card stock. I also reserved the right to cover up the first doodles that didn't go so well - hence the collage effect in the lower left corner!


When I learned what this month's challenge was, I decided I would be using Gesso. I didn't know what else I would do, but Gesso for sure. I dribbled big blobs of it onto my background and used a piece of cardboard to swirl it around, leaving some ridges for texture. While the Gesso was still wet, I used a stamp to further texturize the background. Once the Gesso was dry, I spritzed with Shimmerz. I also used Shimmerz on my stamped flower and Glimmer Mist on the Maya Road envelopes. See more detail shots on my blog. This layout uses the June Add-on Kit from Up The Street.


For my page I decided to use old watercolors. I painted randomly on a white cardstock, then I "stamped" some circles with white acrylic paint. I built my page using scraps of paper, some journaling tags used as patterned paper (I wrote the journaling on the empty space of the photo) and then I decided to use some of my *newly bought* stuff, because I don't want to stash it anymore, I want to use pretty things in my pages, without the fear of wasting them.


I loved this idea right away,I used my crayons by taking two wax papers,placing strips of crayons I made by sharpening them with a pencil sharpener,and placing the second wax paper atop it,and ironing them down to create this great mosaic looking heart!very fun and easy to do!

Once again, we were joined by a wonderful Guest DT Scrapper who enjoyed getting her elbows deep into the paint/ink pots :)

MELISSA used three different colours of ink for the layout and the chipboard. The colour combination is gorgeous and the use of white space fantastic.

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