Monday, 8 June 2009

Crafty Secrets DT Challenge

June 8th, 2009

Happy Monday morning to everyone.

Today Crafty Secrets is having a DT challenge. Theme for this challege is "Birthday". Anything with a Birthday theme, altered projects, layouts, hats, cards.. ect...

Sorry if the pictures did not come out very well. I am still learning how to use my daughters camera and don't know how to use all the fancy settings.
I took pictures of my project in two sets as the whole project was too large in one picture.
I also took a picture of 2 of the letters close up so that you can see the details in each of them.

For this challenge I made a HAPPY BIRTHDAY banner. Images for this project are letters from the Divine Alphabets % More Heartwarming Vintage Booklets. These booklets are so easy to use and you have a choice of different sizes for the Alphabets all in one page. Started of by die cutting a 2 beige and 1 brown cs with 3 sizes of the Labels 4 nestabilities. Use beige for the biggest size which I die cut then embossed, then I sponged the edges with Walnut Stain Distressing ink and added some Diamond Dust to the edges. This layer was later on sprayed with Irridescent Gold Glimmer Mist. After it dried I mounted the next size of the Labels 4 with brown cs, followed by the third size in beige cs which was again distressed with Walnut Stain. On top of this third layers I then added my letters which was matted with brown cs. Used a DP from the Classic Paper Designs of Crafty Secrets which I die cut and embossed using a Floral Accent die from nestabilities. After die cutting and embossing this piece I then distressed it with Walnut Stain while the die was still on the paper. Made 13 pieces which were used at the top of each of the letters that spell HAPPY BIRTHDAY. I then proceeded to die cut and emboss 3 sizes of the Flower Creations 3 which scrap DP's that I had from several Paper Designs of Crafty Secrets. Made 13 sets of the flowers which were sponged with Walnut Stain and distressed using a distressing tool to curl up the edges. Added the flowers to each of the letters.

Paper: Divine Alphabets & More, Classic and other Paper Designs from Crafty Secrets
Ink: Walnut Stain Distressing ink
Accessories: Labels 4, Flower Creations 3, Floral Accent and Diamond Dust

Don't forget to check out the blogs of the other DT members who have created special project for this challenge. They are as follows:


  1. Love your banner Marisa! Using those dies is a great idea, I got mine but haven't cracked them open yet!

  2. OMGosh, Marisa your Happy Birthday Banner is AMAZING!!! Very Beautifully done!! I love all of the sparkle too! Very inspiring, I might have to make one of these!

  3. SOOOOO CLEVER!!! This is just GORGEOUS Marisa!!

  4. Marisa, your banner is so sweet! I think I picked out those same dies, now I need to use them! Great job and love the coloring!!

  5. How creative - you did a great job showcasing this alphabet!!! Beautiful!

  6. What a cool idea Marisa!! Where do you get all your energy?? This is amazing and awesome! This DT is so inspirational ... WOW ... you guys are blowing my mind!! Now I have a craftying TODO list a mile long! Thanks!!

  7. What a great idea for the alphabet booklets! Your banner is absolutely gorgeous.

  8. WOW!! Marisa, this is amazing and beautiful to. I can see many idea's here. Linda Duke

  9. They are just precious! LOVE ... the Happy Birthday Banner.