Friday 14 August 2009

Creatalicious Challenges - Challenge #1

It does not seem two minutes ago I was sharing my big news with you, about the launch of Bizzy Bec's Creatalicious Challenges, a new monthly challenge blog. Well launch day is here already & the first project has been set. As it's Father's Day in Australia next month we want you to make something for Dad! Anything goes, but you must include the colour brown & use some metal in your creation.

I know what you are thinking, Yikes a masculine card! Well, this is a challenge after all! As Father's Day has already been & gone here in England, I chose to make a holder for the Lee Mack (an English comedian) tickets I got for my Dad's birthday. I love the look on this duck's face, though perhaps he looks a little glum for comedy! More suitable perhaps for a Jack Dee show! (not sure how international this reference is sorry!). The holder itself was simple enough to make. I folded a length of card into 3 sections & concertinaed 2 further smaller pieces at the sides for depth. The butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch out, which my good buddy Dena sent me. I saturated it with distress ink, then added spots of other colour & allowed them to blend naturally. I then sprayed it with glimmer mist. The charm spells the word love & is the metal contribution to the card. It's weight also helps keep the card closed when it's upright.
I hope by now you are feeling inspired to join us for this month's challenge. If you still need more persuading, check out the fabulous creations of my fellow DT members here. And if you still need an extra push, how about this?

These are this months amazing prizes for 4 (yes four!) winners, donated by the lovely Bec herself. Check out her fabulous online store here, it's packed with yummy stamps & stash! So what are you waiting for, ink up those stamps, delve into your stash & get those creative juices flowing. You've got till midnight (Aussie time) September 14th, so no excuses!! Look forward to seeing what you make with this challenge.

Thanks for Looking!

Andie xx

Recipe:Stamps:Whimsey Designs. Sentiment, Stamps Away.

Papers:Melissa Frances

Tools:Distress Inks. Martha Stewart Butterfly punch. Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist

Other:Ribbon by Cosmo Cricket. Charm from Quixotic Paperie.


lil-paper-pixie said...

Andie I love this it's fantastic hun, you must tell me how to make that wallet & the duck is fab.



Bec said...

I just love this Andie.. Your colouring is amazing. I love the idea of it being for tickets.. Bec xx

Sprytebyrd said...

This is awesome!! Love the image!
Hugs, Dee

Jessica Theodore said...

Wow great Idea! and that duck is pretty cute :) My Dad likes ducks, he has a pet mascovy that someone dumped in his yard while he was on holidays. Might have to see if I can find that stamp! xx