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Friday, 9 November 2012

Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge - November 2012 - Make a gift

Today sees the start of another challenge over at the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge Blog.  This month the topic is "a gift".
Remember that there are two winners each month.  One is picked by Random.Org and the other is picked by the Design Team.  The stamp for each of the winners is donated by Sweet Pea Stamps.  It's a good time at the moment to pop on over to the Sweet Pea Stamps Shop as they have a sale on and some wonderful bargains.  They have also started selling digital images so these are a bonus for people who just can't wait for the post to come!!!

Just to reiterate the rules for the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge:

  • Please use a stamped image on your project you MAY use a digi stamp.
  • Please DO NOT link back to old projects- only new cards and project are considered for the prize.
  • Although we would love you to only use Sweet Pea images it is not compulsory.
  • Please do not enter the challenge more than 3 times.
I decided to turn a boring white canvas into an altered calendar for 2013.  I normally would start off using distress inks on the canvas but I always struggled to get a good coverage.  Instead I tried my Pan Pastels and how easyyyyyyyyy was it to cover the canvas.  The image I have used is "Purple Comfort" by Ching-Chou Kuik and is available at Sweet Pea Stamps and if you hurry it is one of the stamps in the sale and is down to $2.00.  I have coloured the image with my Promarkers, distressed the edges and inked with a chalk ink pad, highlighted areas of the image with my Sakura Stardust clear pen and finally added some waves of clouds with my purple Pan Pastel and some paper torn with a tearing ruler.  
The backing papers I have used are Bearly Mine Designs Mini Dots and Bearly Mine Designs Floral Breeze.  The calendar has been finished off with various flowers, a gorgeous glittery feather, calendar tab, flowers with Stickles added for some extra sparkle, ribbon bow, pins, Tonic die-cut daisy shape and some gems.

I am entering this canvas calendar into the following challenges:

Sweet Pea Stamps - Show us your blog!
Sweet Stampin' - All that glitters
Crazy 4 Challenge - Anything but a card
The Crafty Pad - Anything goes
Pile it On - Make it sparkle
Kaboodle Doodle - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Natalie and Amy - Colour me happy - ie favourite colour combo - purple of course for me!!!
Papercraft Junkies - Things with wings
Digital Tuesday - Fantasy
Penny's Paper Challenge - Lots of layers
Papercrafting Journey - Anything goes
Totally Papercrafts - Cute and girly
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Pearls and flowers (black pearl ends to my pins and lots of flowers used)
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes


Connie said...

What a beautiful calendar you have made Kym! I love the purple hues you used too.
Thanks for playing with us on Sweet Pea Stamps
"Show Us Your Blog."
Good Luck!

Cheryl said...

What an adorable altered calendar. Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

Kraftylittlebox said...

Cool idea and love our choice of colour, thanks for joining us at penny's pcc, hugs Klair x

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Kym this is fabulous! Love the idea of using the canvas too! Thank you for linking up and playing along with us this week at The Crafty Pad Challenge : ) P.S. I have Santa’s Candy on my blog !

Love crafts forever said...

This is so beautiful Kim. You turn boring paper to a gorgeous project.
Thanks for playing with us at Sweet Pea Stamps "Show Us your Blog".
Hugs Nataliya

PS. Our challenge didn't finish yet

Sue said...

Wow! this is gorgeous Kym! what a beautiful calendar design… the image is really cute and I love those pretty flowers! :-)
Hope you have a lovely weekend!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

jennifer said...

beautiful calendar, you really captured the essence of the image! thanks for showing us your blog!

Pamela said...

Beautiful calender, thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin'

Pam x

NGCARDS said...

This is such a beautiful creation hun! Thanks for playing at PTW! XXX

Jenny said...

Love that touch of sparkle. Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin'.

Susie Little said...

Gorgeous Calendar my lovely, Thank you for playing along with us at Natalie & Amy's Challenge! xx

Gale said...

Gorgeous calendar. Love those colors. Thanks for joining us at PCJ and good luck. Hugs, Gale

butterfly said...

What an eye-catching calendar page, in super colours! Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy.
Alison x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is awesome sweetie. I hope you are keeping well. Thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts and good luck.


Tracey Grundy said...

Fab project. Thanks for joining in with our challenges at our Papercraftjunkies Challenge Blog.
Tracey x

Darlene Lyons said...

What a great gift idea for the holiday!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful creation with us at TTCRD!

Helen said...

And another gorgeous project - love the calendar idea.

Thanks for joining us at Pennys

Helen x

PS I have some blog candy on my blog - http://www.craftinghelen.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/celebration-blog-candy.html

Mamma Mia said...

Hi Kym - this is a really pretty calendar. You've used a lovely image and wonderful colours. Thanks for joining in last week's challenge at The Crafty Pad, and I'm sorry I'm late in commenting ... life kind of overtook me!
Helen x (DT)