Monday, 29 September 2008

Crafty Secrets DT Challenge

September 29, 2008

Vicki Chrisman our DT leader has given our DT Team another challenge this month. Challenge is for us to use the Artsy Alphabet stamp set in a project. So, for this challenge I have made 2 projects. Guess what, it is not a card.

First one is a Journal Book entitled "Journal of Hope". I bought this pink journal book at the clearance section of Michael's for $1. Not a bad deal. I immediately thought of doing something for the upcoming 'Run for the Cure' that is happening this coming weekend, October 5th. My daughter Nicole is joining her co-worker's from La Vie en Rose in an effort to raise money for this worthy cause. If any of you would like to support a participant like my daughter you can do that online here. Now back to my project. I covered the front of the pink journal with DP from the Radiant Paper Designs of Crafty Secrets. Stamped Journal of Hope with the Artsy Alphabet stamp set on a pink cs with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. Sponged the edges with the same Distress Ink. Mounted the Pink cs on Gold cs. Stamped the 'J' on a another pink cs and cut it out and distressed the edges with a distressing tool and sponged some more Walnut Stain. Cut a strip from another DP from the Radiant Paper Designs and glued it to the left side of the journal. Layered some Prima flowers and held it together with a pink brad and glued it to the left bottom portion. Added some green punch ferns to the flowers. Stamped 2x the pink ribbon from the Support the Girls stamp set(symbol for many Breast Cancer causes) on pink cs and added some clear liquid embossing and cut it out with scissors and mounted it on top of the flowers and to the top of the title. On a pink tag, stamped some more ribbons in pink and Support the Girls in Walnut stain. On another DP stamped the image of the bra, cut it out and mounted it on to the tag. Then tied a pink polka dotted ribbon to the tag. Stamped the image of the girl on white cs and on DP from Crafty Secrets. Colored the body with Skin White Copic markers and cut out the underwear from the DP and glue it onto to the white cs.

Stamp: Artsy Alphabet and Support the Girls Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps
Paper: DP from the Radiant Paper Designs of Crafty Secrets
Ink: Walnut Stain Distress Ink, Onyx Black Versafine and Copic markers
Accessories: Prima flowers, pink brad, clear liquid embossing, distressing tool and punch ferns

For my second project I made a picture frame. Used a picture frame from the $ section at Michael's. First of all, I painted the frame with a peachy pink acrylic paint. Let it dry. Then cut the DP from the Classic Paper Design of Crafty Secrets in an oval shape. Glued it to the frame. Outlined the edges with a gold gel pen. Stamped a small flourish border stamp from the Frame It stamp collection all along the edge of the oval frame that did not have any paper with Walnut stain Distress Ink. Added a sheer ribbon on the bottom on the frame. Stamped the Rose from the Cherish Stamp set 6x on white cs with Walnut Stain. Colored the rose with Rose Tombow marker and added clear liquid embossing. Set aside to dry. Once dry, used scissors to cut the whole rose and also the layers. Mounted the different layers on top of the ribbon and added some punch ferns. For the top of the frame, added some DP from the Classic Paper design onto a chipboard piece. Stamped the letter MOM with stamps from the Artsy Alphabet set with Walnut stain on another DP. Topped it off with clear liquid embossing and let dry. Once dry, mounted it onto the covered chipboard, added the other rose layers and finished it off with some punched ferns. I will add a picture of my mom to the frame and with update this blog once done.

Stamp: Artsy Alphabets and Cherish stamp set Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamp
Paper: Classic Paper Designs Crafty Secrets and white cs
Ink: Walnut Stain Distress ink, Rose Tombow marker and gold gel pen
Accessories: ribbon, punched ferns and clear liquid embossing

Make sure to go check out the blogs of the rest of our talented Design Team members for more projects using the Artsy Alphabets.



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  1. Girlfriend you are always coming up with the most unique things ... LOVE both of these ideas!! You ROCK!!!

  2. Great idea on the journal, so pretty! Love the frame too!!

  3. These projects are so pretty. That frame is going to be even more beautiful with your moms photo in it.
    Thanks for playing along.

  4. Marisa, both of your projects are Fabulous!! They are both so pretty! The Journal of Hope is a great idea and would make a wonderful gift. Your frame is Beautiful!

  5. Very cute! Both projects are sweet!

  6. Love the picture frame and the journal.

  7. HOLY CRAP! LOOK AT THAT FRAME & the gorgeous journal! I'm blown away, girlie!