Sunday, January 17, 2010

In With the New...Mixed with the New Challenge

So, long term followers of my blog and work may recognize this somewhat, therein lies the OLD part of my challenge. Over at Creative Accents they have a challenge, to use something NEW and combine it with some of your old stash. The challenge rules are as follows:

January's challenge is to take something NEW (maybe a Christmas gift or something you bought at our Boxing Week sale) from Creative Accents and use it together with something OLD from your stash (perhaps you've been hoarding it for a couple years... or more!?). Your project can be a scrapbook page, card, altered item or mini book. It must include some products that are currently or have been recently available in the store (purchased within the last 3 months). This is your chance to pull out something you've been meaning to use for a while: papers, stamps, embellishments, tools... and make it fresh for 2010!

Bring in your submission for our challenge by Saturday, February 6.

Everyone is welcome to participate. This is not a contest, entries will not be judged. All participants will have their name entered in a draw to win either a kit for our next challenge or a small gift if the next challenge is not kit based. Entries will be displayed on our creativi-tree in the Creative Studio for approximately one month, then returned to the participant. Happy creating!

So, what I have done is take an old design (along with all my stashed coffee themed stamps) and added the new Hero Arts large mug stamp that you see in the bottom left corner. Ive made a few other changes as well, for example the background I have painted red as before but rather than distress with some chalk ink I've sprayed it with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Suede (which turned out so FAB!!! Wish Id done this for all of them.

I have made up a sketch with a how to list beside it, if you wanted to recreate one of these canvasses yourself, below is a little aid you can print yourself off.

I have used SO MANY STAMPS on here!! I will list them below here for you.
*TPC Studio, Coffee Cafe
*Fluffles from Stampendous
*My Favorite Things, Hot Stuff
*Crafty Secrets, Clear Art Stamps
*Hero Arts Coffee Mug

Please visit Creative Accents Blog or the store in person and join in the fun!!!

1 comment:

Christine D said...

I love the color scheme you used on this canvas!! I must make one of these for my house but with tea instead!! um could I borrow some stamps!! :)