I hope you've been crafting away, enjoying using all your stash. I've been in the kitchen instead of my crafty space - my friends and I started our annual Come Dine With Me last weekend and I was the first to host (things can only get better!). I'm not known for my culinary skills but it seemed to go down a treat!
We have a super new challenge for you over at Fab'n'Funky Challenges with the winners and Top 3 from last week's Spots and Stripes challenge having been announced. Take a peek at the blog to see if you were chosen.
For this week, the wonderful Beccy is our host and she has chosen a great challenge that I'm sure you're going to love.
I don't think this one needs any explaining! We also have two great sponsors this week - Flonzcraft and Lacy Sunshine. Both have fab prizes on offer for the random winners. Plus there will be a Top 3, as always.
I chose to use a Lacy Sunshine image, my first from this designer and I just fell in love with this Parisian image called Adele - Paris City Girl.
I coloured my image with ProMarkers in Marsh Green, Fresh Meadow, Walnut, Cinnamon, March Hare, Satin, Rose Pink, Pink Mittens, Blush and Dusky Pink. To create the frame I cut out using Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Nine which I thought resembled an open book. So that it stood out I inked through the die with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Bundled Sage.
My mat was created from a piece of Coredinations cardstock which is also what I used for the Eiffel Tower, sanding it back to reveal the core. This die came from the Spellbinders French Frills set. I already had the doily coloured using a ProMarker and it seemed to match so I just used it to save colouring another. I found the satin ribbon in my stash and I think it might have come from Create and Craft. My DP is from Wild Rose Studio's Letters from Paris set. It's a gorgeous collection of papers with a pink and green colour scheme. I distressed the layers with a pair of scissors because, of course, I couldn't find my Tim Holtz paper distresser when I needed it! Finally I finished with three square gems in the top right corner. I bought these from my local craft shop when they were reduced to £1. Bargain!
I hope you can join in our distressing this week at Fab'n'Funky Challenges.