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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Challenge #128 - What Else Do You Know?

 Kristen here   Hi, in my school induced absence, I do not have any inspiration as far as a creation goes, but I did come up with a challenge. My idea for the challenge was something that you used to know. How about picking up one of your old favorites that you haven't touched for a while and having another go at it. I know we all have something in our stash that we forgot about. I know I haven't used my embossing folders in a while... so I would use those. I also, haven't done a sketch in a long time. Maybe you heard of a technique a while back and you just never got around to trying it, well now is your chance. The sky is the limit.... you are only enclosed by your imagination. Have a great Easter everyone!

Let's see what all the other wonderful poobahs have come up with for this challenge.
Gini here
I haven't paper pieced a stamped image with designer's papers for ages so that's what I've done with this Mollie Bloom beach hut stamp in this easel card.
The chicken is hand drawn on designer papers and the sky is tumbled glass distress ink with a turquoise mica powder mixed with water sprayed on the top.

Now can you guess what the chicken is supposed to be sitting on?
Well it's not my finest hour as far as creativity goes as it is supposed to be a raft.
Now it may look like a box but that is where you would be wrong see, as it is in fact a raft -  allegedly. *cough*
If you are wondering why I have put a chicken on a raft in the sea, well why not, I like chickens and they lay lots of eggs and it's Easter... so I think they deserve a holiday by the seaside. (Shall I get my coat now?)
So as I'm sure you can do better than a box masquerading as a raft for this challenge please join in as we'd love to see it!

Jana here - Ta-Da. It's me. I'm here. Finally up for a breath. I had every intention of going back to paper and glue. But true to form, for me anyhow, I only accomplished half of my goal. No paper was used, but I DID use glue.

If you have been following my creative pursuits over the last several months, you will have noticed that I have all but abandoned paper and glue in favor of fabric and thread. One of my fancies of late is making paper pieced hexagons. I have this little tin in which I keep my supplies. It's a wonderful, portable kit. It has been lacking a pin cushion. So I made a mini pin-cushion. I used a bottle cap, a couple of scraps of my favorite fabrics, a little bit of pillow stuffing, a magnet and a hot glue gun. This little guy fits perfectly into my hexie tin. And stays put when I need it to. That's what the magnet is for. I suppose I will have to use it to find those pesky pins that try to get away too.

Electra here
 I chose a digital kit that I purchased quite some time ago and never got around to using.  To be honest, I felt intimidated by it.  (Probably because I wasn't willing to read the instructions.)  Well, now I've done it, thanks to this challenge! Thanks Kristen!
The kit is by Brandy Murry, the photo is my own.

Deena here - I chose to do a technique that I can say I haven't done since I heard of Copic Markers...watercolour crayons...yikes...remember way back when?  Just got this project done under the wire (kind of like the lady on this stamp needs ;)'s been a hectic week in our house and my mom brought this stamp back from Arizona for me...felt it was the perfect way to set out this challenge...

You have until the end of Saturday 21 April to join in with your fabulous creation celebrating a technique you haven't used in a while. Add your blog post address to Mr Linky below.
If you would like to join in with a previous challenge we've set (life happens and lateness is absolutely fine, we don't mind a bit) just add your blog post address to Mr Linky below. Please make sure your blog post refers to the previous challenge you are entering so we don't get confused. 
We look forward to visiting you!