Tuesday, March 31, 2015

SOS #195: No Foolin'

It's Tuesday, and time for a new challenge. Since tomorrow is April 1st, also known as April Fool's Day, we thought it would be fun to do another challenge on faux techniques. Some ideas that come to mind are faux stitching, faux leather, faux silk, faux embossing.  There is a whole list of faux technique ideas here on Splitcoast. If you don't already have an idea, why not try something new?

Here's how the ladies have interpreted this week's challenge:

Leslie
I used the Faux Mother Of Pearl technique
I made a Faux Leather gift card/money wallet

Lauren
I used wet and dry embossing for this textural faux leather technique
Jessi
I used the Faux Tile technique 
I used the "Faux Weathered Wood Frame" Technique

Donna
I made "faux leather" using masking tape, distress ink and clear embossing powder (and did some faux stitching)
I used the faux metal technique for the car image.

Deena
I did faux stitching and faux cracked glass


Now it's YOUR turn! Put on your thinking cap and decide which faux technique to try. Why not stretch your wings and try something new, especially if it makes you use something neglected and unloved from your stash? :) Then make something and come back here to link up below so we can stop by and see what you've made.

The link-up will be open until Monday, April 6th, at 11:55 pm EDT. Please limit your total number of entries to 13, including ours.


Saturday, March 28, 2015

Saturday Shout-out for #193 I Made This

Hello, and happy Saturday! Thanks to everyone who played our I Made This challenge to make your own background.

Here are our top three four picks (we couldn't decide!) in no particular order:











Congratulations, ladies! Feel free to grab our Top 3 badge from the side bar.

There's still time to play our current challenge: Neon Rainbow. The link-up will be open until Monday, March 31st, at 11:55 pm EDT.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

SOS #194: Neon Rainbow

It's Tuesday, and time for a new challenge. This week's theme is Neon Rainbow, and we'd like you to use neon -OR- a rainbow -OR- use rainbow colors. Feel free to combine the options, too!

Here's how the gals have interpreted the challenge:


Donna
Lauren
Jessi
Leslie


Alica
Deena


Now it's YOUR turn. Go into your stash and dig out some neon stuff, or a forgotten rainbow die, or just use rainbow colors and make something! Then come back here and link up below so we can stop by and see what you've made!

The link-up will be open until Monday, March 30th, at 11:55 pm EDT. Please remember to limit your total number of challenges to 13, including ours.



Saturday, March 21, 2015

Saturday Shout-out for #192 Counting On You

Hello, and happy Saturday! Thanks to everyone who played our Counting On You challenge. Here are our top three four picks (in no particular order):












Congratulations, ladies! Feel free to grab our Top 3 badge from the side bar.

There's still time to play our current challenge: I Made This (make your own background). The link-up will be open until Monday, March 23rd, at 11:55 pm EDT.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

SOS #193 - I Made This

It's Tuesday, and time for a new challenge. This week's title is I Made This, and we'd like you to make your own background. You MAY NOT just stamp a background stamp! You could make a collage, or use paint, tape, stamp, stencil, or even alter patterned paper with doodles. There are so many options!

Here's how the team have interpreted the challenge:

Donna
I used chalkboard paint, texture paste, a stencil and distress paints to create my background
I stamped with Distress inks on watercolour paper, painted with water overtop, and then re-stamped the same stamp.

the marbled background was made with nail polish on watercolor paper
I used Distress Inks and a stencil for my background.

Leslie
I used embossing paste with a stencil, then selectively inked over it with another stencil.

The background I made is Drunken Chalks

Deena
I dry embossed and then inked my back ground with tim holtz inks.....
Lauren
i made a collage of torn paper and doilies, then added flowers fussy-cut from patterned paper.

Now it's YOUR turn! Go into your stash and pull out some stuff to make your own background. Then come back and link us up below so we can stop by to see what you've made.

The link-up will be open until Monday, March 23rd, at 11:55 pm EDT. Please limit your total number of challenges to 13, including ours.


Saturday, March 14, 2015

Saturday Shout-out for #191 Not-So-Heavy Metal

Apologies for the late post. Only 14 hours late. ;/ This is what happens when a non-social person says, "Why yes, I'd love to host brunch on Saturday." *ahem*

Hello, and happy Saturday! Thanks to everyone who played our Not-So-Heavy Metal challenge. Here are our top three picks (in no particular order):










Congratulations, ladies! Feel free to grab our Top 3 badge from the side bar.

There's still time to play our current challenge: Counting On You. The link-up will be open until Monday, March 16th, at 11:55 pm EDT.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

SOS #192: Counting On You

It's Tuesday, and time for a new challenge. This week's title is Counting On You, and we'd like you to use numbers on your project.

Here's how the gals have interpreted this week's challenge theme:

Leslie
Jessi
Lauren

Donna
Alica

Now it's YOUR turn! Go into your stash, dig out something with numbers, use it, then come back here and link up below so we can stop by and see what you've made.

The link-up will be open until Monday, March 16th, at 11:55 pm EDT. Please limit your total number of challenges to 13, including ours.