Monday, 27 April 2015

Mid Challenge Inspiration for Bright Colours Challenge.

Hi Everyone Mo here with a mid challenge shot of inspiration for our BRIGHT CHALLENGE, chosen by our very talented Amanda.

I attended an Anne Brooke workshop over at Creative Threads in March where we learnt how to make a wall hanging by printing, collaging then stitching. For our challenge i decided to try my hand at a larger version using bright colours.

I downloaded a few vintage papers from our sponsor for this months challenge, The Old Design Shop

Free Vintage Images

Used a technique that i have wanted to try for ages by Andy Skinner. Here is the link to a previous post showing how i made the papers i am using for this project.

All the Media paints, Liquid Glass, Weathered Wood Crackle and the Matt Decou-Page Glue and more are from DecoArt. The stamps and stencils are all by Andy Skinner.

Tear up the papers and adhere them with a glue stick to a piece of blank newsprint paper. Choose the length of newsprint you want your wall hanging to be and collage as you go along adding the colours and patterns as you wish. Don’t add too much glue it is just to hold the pieces in place until you sew them down. My wall hanging measures 24 inches long by 7.5 inches wide.

I like to save tea bags to craft/sew onto, when dry cut them open and remove the leaves, you can get some wonderful patterns to play with. Round tea bags have been coloured using three of the transparent colours from DecoArt and then dry brushed with my favourite Quinacridone violet.

When complete add a little stamping and stencilling. Your fibres, fabrics, metallic strips and more can be added once your piece has been sewn. You can add some before you sew your hanging just make sure that your project is still thin enough to put through a sewing machine. Add stitching over the top of your paper edges to keep them in place.

Dolloped a small amount of DecoArt Modelling paste and added some Suze Weinberg Bedazzles called Macarena and Personal Impressions Gold Sparkle embossing powder. When dry i heated it and the gold looked amazing but i went over the top using the Metallic Lustres as i liked the shine much more.

Cut and embossed a few of the words from a Spellbinders die, used the Quinacridone violet to paint them through the die, removed them and don’t they look fab. 

So, here is the final and completed wall hanging, i sprayed and flicked some of the paint from the yellow DecoArt Mister as OH said it needed a little more bright.

I do hope my wall hanging has inspired you to join in with our Bright Challenge. 

I hope this post has inspired you to get creative and come and join in with our Bright challenge, you could win 3 images of your choice from the Old Design Shop on Etsy! 

See you all on the next Challenge.

Mo :-) 

Sunday, 12 April 2015

MMW#2: 'Use bright colours'


Welcome to our 2nd challenge! 

I'd like to thank all who joined our blog and our 'Anything Goes' challenge and left wonderful comments! We had such an amazing response to our first challenge. It really is heartwarming. We've all been keeping a close eye on the entries and really enjoyed seeing your beautiful creations. Very exciting to see them pop up on our blog indeed! We do hope you can join us again this month! We have a really fun theme. Before I tell you more however I have a real pleasure to announce our very first MMW#1 challenge Winner....

CONGRATULATIONS, Kavitha! Please email me (Ingrid) to claim your prize and to let me know if you would like to join our team next month as our Guest Designer. Please email to ingridscraftscorner @ hotmail.

Thank you for playing with us! Your make totally knocked our socks off!! :) 

We have also chosen our FAB 3! There were so many amazing entries and if it was up to me I'd pick each and evey one of the entries, but we had to make the decision (my Goodness it was tough!) and choose only three on top of our winner...

Congratulations to you all! Please feel free to take the relevant badges and proudly display them on your lovely blogs! Thanks again for playing with us! I hope you can join us again with the next challenge...

Please note - I have set up a Pinterest Board called 'Designers' Favourites' where I have pinned the entries considered as Winners and FAB 3 and a few I thought particularly highly of and simply HAD TO PIN! Hop over to see if your make is one of them!

Now onto this month's challenge... 
Our sweet Amanda would like to see you 'USE BRIGHT COLOURS'!

Whatever your style, whatever your choice of media as long as you follow our RULES (only a few) and have a real pop of colour on your creation you're in! 

There will be a prize again this month, this being... 

3 images of our Winner's choice from

Julie's images are fantastic.. I'm not talking about digi images, but fantastic vintage images from books and other materials that you can use in your collages or other artworks. I love using Julie's images for image transfers. They are gorgeous! 


The team have created wonderful projects, all very special in their own way. Different styles, various media used... it's a feast for eyes... check them out!

on a break

Wow! What an amazing inspiration! Now it's your turn. Don't forget to check the rules of our challenge before linking your creation via the Linky tool below. We can't wait to see your makes! 

Have a great time creating! 


Ingrid xxx