Monday, 19 July 2010

Crafty Secrets DT NEW CHA Product Challenge

July 19th, 2010

Good Morning everyone. Hope you are all starting the day with lots of sun and warm weather.

Today, the Design Team of Crafty Secrets has lots of new products to share with you. We are holding a challenge featuring some of the new products that were recently released.

My main project for today is an Artist Supply Bag. I spotted this wooden bag in the clearance section of Michael's and thought that is would make a perfect bag to hold some of my art supplies and at the same time use the Art Supply stamp set of Crafty Secrets. I started this project by first crumpling up a Manila File folder and then lightly passing some Vintage Photo Distressing Ink over the creases. Then I ironed out the paper and distressed it further with Spiced Marmalade, Broken China and Peeled Paint distressing ink. Similar colors to the tag that I posted a while back. In fact this is a bag to go hand in hand with that tag. Then I started stamping the different stamp images from the Art Supply stamp set. Once I was done I coated the top of the wooden box with Clear Glossy Accents. I let that completely dry up and while waiting I continued distressing the other sides of the box. I then assembled the different sides of the box, added some Prima Flowers, Class A Peel stickers for the edges, leaves from the Vine borderabilities of Spellbinders.

 Here is a close-up of the box. I also used the Classic Lace Border Grand for the bottom edges of the box and added some half pearls.

This is a tag that I made using one of the stamps and Labels 10 nestabilities from Spellbinders. I used a shiny gold cardstock for the frame.

Added some Art supplies for the finished product.

Next projects are hanging frames that I made using the Birds and Blossoms Creative Scraps. The frames are from the Sweet Chips chipboard frames. For the first one I coated the top with a Gold Leafing Pen, added some gold half pearls and a sweet image from the Birds and Blossoms Creative scraps. I coated the top of the image with some Crackle Glossy Accents. The top ornamental leaves is from the Vintage Findings pieces.

Next hanging frame uses another Sweet Chips frame and image from the Birds and Blossoms Creative scraps. I used copic marker to paint the frame and coated it with Glossy accents and then some Class A Peel stickers. Image was also coated with Glossy Accents. Rose flower and leaves were added for accents.

Next project are some cards that I made using more images from the Birds and Blossoms Creative Scarps. For the first card I adhered double sided tape on the top of the image and added some Clear Ultra fine glitter from Gitter Ritz, then burnished it to bring out the shine of the glitter. DP is Basic Grey.  Flower was made using cotton material that was cut 1 inch wide and then twisted and folded around a round cardboard. Leaves are from the On the Vine Border Grand from Spellbinders.

For this next card I adhered the double sided tape on top of the chipboard frame and added some yellow glitter. Then I burnished the glitter to bring out the shine then coated it with New Leaf Copic markers to match the DP the I was using. DP is Basic Greys June Bug and Urban Prairie. Bird image is once more from the Birds and Blossoms Creative Scrap. Buttons and ribbon were used to finish up the card. the card sketch was taken from this weekends sketch over at CPS.

This next card uses stamps from the Birdies at Home stamp set. Stamped the images onto vellum with Onyx Black Versafine ink. Then I colored the back of the vellum with Copic markers and added some half pearls to the front of the cage. Vellum, brown metallic cardstock were cut using the Labels 10 nestabilities from Spellbinders. DP is Basic Greys Cappella. Added Ribbon and more half pearls to finish off the card.

My last project is another note pad using the Office 101 stamp set. Covered the note pad with paper from Basic Grey and distressed the edges with Vintage Photo distressing ink. Stamped some images from the Office 101. Used Martha Stewarts Embroidered Floral border punch to make the strips of blue paper and added some ribbon in between the slits.

Well thank you for taking the time to look at the projects that I created for today's DT challenge. Now it is time to hop over to the blogs of the rest of the Design Team. I am sure they have special projects to share with you today:

Vicki Chrisman
Linda Duke
Pam Hooten
Michele Kovack
Melissa Phillips
Flo from France
Julie Campbell
Deborah March

For more news and updates to all the products that are coming out soon, please go to the Crafty Secrets site and Heartwarming Vintage Blog.

Have a wonderful day.


  1. WOWOWOW! You've been busy girl, I love all of your projects!

  2. Wow.. Busy girl is right! Great projects! Each beautiful! Those colors on that "art studio" project are AMAZING! Cute stuff with the frames too!
    Super nice cards! You rocked this challenge!

  3. Beautiful projects, Marisa! You HAVE been a busy girl, haven't you?! Hope you're doing well & having a wonderful summer!


  4. Yeah ... what for beautiful works? I love all of them. Great job!

  5. I totally agree, Wow and double Wow on all of them!!!

  6. WOW- Mite have to case that Art box- I LOVE it- and everything else here! thanks for sharing! :)

  7. WOW! All of these are gorgeous!!! Love the vintage suitcase!!!!

  8. Oh my you've been busy! And all of your projects are so unique and fabulous!