Saturday, 6 April 2013

Kraftyhands April Challenge

Hi Crafty Friends and Followers,

Thank you for popping over to see my blog.

This month's challenge for April over on Kraftyhands has just started and is April Showers (Shades of Blue). Anyone can enter our monthly challenges, the only criteria is that you must be a follower of our challenge blog, we know that taking part is 99.9% of the fun!

To be the monthly winner of the £20 Kraftyhands voucher, you must use at least one Kraftyhands product in the creation of your challenge project.

That's as complicated as it gets!

Each month 4 winners are chosen, the No1 winner will receive a £20 voucher (if they have used a Kraftyhand's product) to spend on the Kraftyhands webshop and the No1 winner's "blinkie", the other three winners will get a winner's "blinkie" for their blogs! So what are you waiting for.


There is lots of inspiration over on the challenge blog, but to give you a taster, here is my DT card using the Vintage Treasures CD from Kraftyhands.

I used the billowing silk backing paper from the Cd and printed this on both sides onto A3 card. Using the Arty Farty template, I cut out the box and aperture and fitted a piece of acetate into the inside of the aperture. I decorated the edges of the aperture using mini daisy braid from my stash.

 
On the bottom right hand corner, I matted one of the embellishments from the card making section onto blue card from my stash and fixed this onto a blue feather before fixing onto the box. I inserted a hat pin and tied a blue bow and fixed this onto the hatpin. The top of the box is tied with a piece of ribbon from my stash and a tag from the cd was added.

 
Tha parasol was also made from an Arty Farty template and I cut this out of the billowing silk backing paper. I added mini daisy braid to the edges of the parasol. This was originally white, but I wasn't happy with it so coloured it using one of my Spectrum Noirs, but still wasn't happy with the colour match. Eventually, I found the colour I wanted in a Promarker pen (Cobalt Blue) and coloured the braid in this. I coloured the kebab stick in a dark blue, TB6 I think from the Spectrum Noir range.

 
I added a silver bead near to the point and a larger siver bead at the 'handle' end. I also added two blue bows, one larger than the other. The smaller was fixed near the small bead at the 'pointy' end, (a technical term) and the larger bow was fixed between the parasol shade and the large bead.



Thank you to my son who helped me model this! (You can see his fingers in the top of the photograph!) Also thank you to you for taking the time to pop over and have a look.

Please come and join us on the challenge, it's a great prize. I should know, I was lucky enough to win it before I joined the Design Team for Kraftyhands. I look forward to seeing your entry.

Good luck!

Wendy xx

5 comments:

Shirley-anne said...

Hello Wendy ..
WOW !! What a fabulous duo to share . Love your work , Wendy .
hugs Shirley-Anne. DT

Andree said...

A fabulous project Wendy. I love all the detail x

Linda's Crafty Piece of Heaven said...

A fantastic project for our new Challenge Wendy. Love it!

Hugs
Linda xxx

Linny said...

WOW Wendy amazing project. Linda x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Wow! This is awesome what a fantastic make, I love the parasol it's so pretty
Lindsay xx