Sunday 29 November 2015

Challenge 24 inspiration plus winners

Good morning crafty friends and welcome to our inspiration post here at We Love 2  Create!! 
We're keeping it nice and easy for you and our theme is ...
Anything Mixed Media/Creative Goes

if you're visiting to link up your challenge entry

You still have a week to play along and you don't have to use our products to play along but of course we love it when you do! As always we've got some lovely crafty goodies up for grabs for our lucky winner thanks to our generous sponsors Premium Craft Brands so don't miss out on your chance to win!!
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Before we check out what our DT have been creating this week, we'd better announce our lucky winner from Challenge 23. This time around, has chosen

7 Erin B

Congratulations hun, email us (details in sidebar) with your winners code (PPWK002401) and snail mail address and your prize will soon be winging its way to you!

As always it was a difficult task for our DT to choose their Top 3 but this time around, the honours go to

3. Ingrid Kristina V

24 Jerrie

39 Jill Holmes

Congratulations ladies, your projects were awesome!! Don't forget to grab your Top 3 badge from the sidebar.

Now what have our lovely DT been busy with this week. as always they've created some stunning projects to inspire you...

Nikky...I coloured this Oddella image up a few weeks back for the Graph'It colouring challenge and when I looked at it the following day I suddenly had an overwhelming urge to make her into a journal page which I have not done for absolutely eons...and I mean eternity eons! I've recently had a disaster purchase - I needed to bulk buy some diaries and like the numbskull I am I bought 50 (yes, that's 50!!) diaries - then realised when they arrived they were 2015 GRRRR!!! So I have 50 journals to use up this year haha!!
So I didnt lose the mojo for her I rushed upstairs as soon as I got in from work and decided I was only allowing the time it took for the pizza to cook and no more - I'm trying to set myself time goals so I just go with the flow and dont procratinate too much as it's killing my melon, man....
this was the coloured image before and after... 
 I just got all my fave colours out and random stamps which just happened to be the nearest to hand which were all my textures from Premium Art Brands and threw it all on. I did actually spritz and seal between layers but because I was rushing they did get very muddied and I used a lot of yellow ochre which I dont normally do. Not what I was aiming for at all but this was pizza journaling!!...
 I just ripped the image off the paper and glued it down with photo glue then applied all the Pan Pastel colours around it, using a Versamark inkpad to overstamp - love using Versamark ink as they just stick to the Pan Pastels like glue and make it so vibrant...
 A bit of doodling to finish off using a black Graph'It marker which will go over virtually anything and the must have Graph'It White Shake marker...

colours used: magenta, perm red, yellow ochre, phthalo green, black coarse sparkle medium, white sparkle medium, violet
Walnut distress ink to stamp, Versamark to stamp, Graph'It white Shake pen, Graph'It Black alcohol marker, Graph'It Glitter shake silver and gold (character)

Lou: I used my pan pastels to both colour my background but also my stamped images to create a simple and quick card. I wanted the bricks to stand out so embossed them first running it through my die cutting machine.

Next using Perfect Medium, I stamped my flower images and coloured them quickly with pearlescent yellow and orange pan pastels creating highlights using a rubber. One of the many benefits of using pan pastels ... rub away what you don't need or even any mistakes!
 and repeated the process with the leaves and rose buds using the Sofft Tools ...

Finally I added everything to the brick background to create a pretty floral card. This really is a quick way to create your elements as probably the longest part is cutting the images out.

More photos and step by step instructions can be found on my blog. All products and links are below. Just open the images ...

Hope you all have a messy creative week and don't forget to pop back next week to 
see what the DT have created for the new challenge.


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