Sunday 30 September 2018

Challenge #13, Anything Creative/Mixed Media goes at Love 2 Create Challenges

Welcome back to another challenge! 

As always, the theme this month is  
Anything Creative Mixed Media Goes
You don't have to use Polkadoodles products to enter the challenge.
The challenge closes 30th October so there's loads of time to play along.

Our sponsor for 2018 is Polkadoodles and you can check out all the wonderful selection of Polkadoodles goodies in the shop below.

PRIZE: $10 gift voucher 
from Polkadoodles for our lucky winner, (chosen by - this voucher can be spent across the whole store, so you can use it on dies, stamps, papers, whatever you wish...make sure you check out their store below, they have lots of fab products including stamps, dies, papers, digis and much more...

Now let's check out the inspiration from our DT...

GDT Katrina  - Here's ULA Be a Mermaid in Swishy Tail mood!  This is a large bookmark for my planner.. you know, so I can mark those "swishy tail kind of days"! 
I started by adhering this adorable Polkadoodles ULA digi to a starfish die cut and cut it with my Cricut.  I then added some Copic coloring, gel marker to her tail and Liquid Glass to the shell.  I inked around the starfish and added some white gel pen to the smaller starfish.  I printed the sentiment onto the tag die cut from Polkadoodles Winston Collection and cut it with the Cricut, also.  
Now comes the messy fun!  I sprayed the tag with homemade mist.  I made this mist with ink, metallic paint and water.  I started with the light blue and then added green for the next layer of spray.  Next, I got out some Faber Castell Glass Bead Glitter Gel and applied it over a stencil.  I sprayed with the green again and then a light mist of Color Bloom Spray (Glistening Waves) by Prima.  
The sand was sort of an experiment.  I covered a sand die cut with Ranger Crackle Paste and sprinkled embossing powder over it.  I then heat set it.  I added a couple of layers to that.  I then applied some glitter glue and sprinkled some teal seed pearls over that.  Once dry, I adhered it to the bottom of the tag.
My net is a piece of wall repair tape.  I inked it and stretched it out of shape and adhered it.  I added some sparkles and twine/ribbon/cheesecloth to the top.

Jan For my project this time I made a tag, the background was made using Brusho's and Oxide inks, I also used a brick stencil and doodled around. 

Polkadoodles Goodies used
Daisy Friends Stamp Set

Jane - I have decorated a piece of grey board today using texture paste, stencils and metallic paint. I also added some of the fabulous Polkadoodles dies and this GORGEOUS Winnie stamp.

Polkadoodles Products Used

Julia Hi there, I have decorated a 8"v8" canvas using book paper, & watercolours to create a galaxy sky effect, I have then gone over it with heavy Gel Medium and some polkadoodles Stencils. I then highlighted the texture using gilding wax. Finally I added my unicorn from Octavia - Frosted Winter and blinged her up with some embellishments from my stash. If you would like to see the full process of how I created this you can find it here..

Accents Stencil

Terry: I have made my first Christmas card for your inspiration. I worked on the background with black acrylic paint, when it was dry I played with Purple, Blue and White Acrylic Paints. I have stamped the cute Robin Branch Stampset, this cute stamp comes with a Die set too did you know?? isn't it just fabulous....This time I used only the stampset. And the little stars that I embossed are from the Winter Flurries Stamp Set. The branch is from the Robin Branch Stampset too and I colored it with Pencils and after that I played with glitter frost. And last but not least I stamped the Season's Greetings and embossed it with white embossingpowder. 

The products that I worked with are:

 Cute Robin Branch Stampset and Die Cut set

 Winter Flurries Clearstamp set

And here is our NEW teamie, Corry's card. she will post herself in November but to make you curious what she makes, here is her first card.

Corry I want to show you my first card that I made for polkadoodles.
The background I made with distress ink and a mask .
At first I stamped the flowers on the background,
then I stamped another flower and cut it out of its paper.
I colored the flower with alcohol ink and placed it on the top on the stamping flower on the background.
The same thing I did with the butterfly. Then I stamped the little flowers and applied glitter accent.

Some of the products that I have used are:

Thankyou everyone who entered this challenge - we really loved looking round your blogs, you all left us some awesome work to look at!

Our Random winner chosen by is:

#33 Veana R - Well done!

PRIZE: $10 gift voucher to the Polkadoodles Store.
  To claim your prize please email Polkadoodles, quoting 'Love 2 Create winner' in the subject bar. Please include this claim code L2Cwk12001 in your email and allow 14 working days for a reply please.


#1 Alice
#13 Sara
#48 Margreet

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  1. Wow! I am the winner 😁😊 Thanks from bottom of my heartπŸ’– Hugs

    1. Congratulations Veana, hugs Terry xxx (DT)

  2. Thanks for picking me in your Top 3....very proud.
    Congrats to all others!
    xxx Margreet

  3. Beautiful design team samples. Thanks for the challenge!

  4. I adore the DT projects! big congrats to all the winners! thank you for naming my mannequin as one of the DT favorites! I'm so very honored!

  5. Thank you for the challenge and wonderful inspirations x

  6. So many lovely creations by the DT!

  7. Congratulations Veana hugs Corry xxx (DT)

  8. Thanks for choosing my work as one of the DT favourites! :) Congrats to the winner and to the others picks!

  9. Thanks for choosing my AJ in the Top3 Favourite! :D


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