More Challenges

Here are the projects I’ve finished for 123 Cyber Crop challenges. These were really cool. I love the challenge of criteria and time limits, but without the high expectations I had on myself when I was on the Design Team. And with all the crap that’s been going on this year, having that weight lifted from me has been really good.

Okay, details – for Challenge 2 I did something Off the Page for Mother’s Day. Covered some pencils with left over patterned papers, sealed with ModPodge, made some funky charms with butterflies from Sonia at Forever Always (how timely was that?!!) and hand-made transparencies with a swirl stamp, lots of beads I’ve had since I began scrapbooking and leather cord.

Criteria was also wings and transparencies. The wings were a toughie until Sonia’s package turned up🙂

Not only have I made some for Mum, but also for Sophie, Alex and Charlotte!! When Meg learns to write, she can get some goodies too!!

For Challenge 3 I had to use paint, chipboard and to go to the 30 day challenge link for Scrap Therapy. I chose something along the lines of “it’s amazing the things you do now you have kids..” for Day 14. I think they were looking for “lego cars, cubbies with sheets and chairs, etc” type stuff, but the one thing that motherhood has taught me – LOSE THE TEMPER….FOR GOOD!! Can’t be the hot-head I used to be, arguing for argument’s sake, flying off the handle when I didn’t get my own way, blah blah blah……

Used my polished pigments mixed with gel medium again (have them stored, ready to go, in plastic containers now) and MM paint with iridescent medium. Dry brushed the cardstock with MontMarte gold paint and Kindy Glitz (LOL) to add to the ethereal theme of the layout.

EXCITEMENT a-foot at Scrapbook City!!! I’m doing my second on-line class with Alicia this Friday; they’ve re-introduced their Monthly Kits (only $30) but with different challenges so I’ll actually use all the kit; and an AWARDS NIGHT in November. Not only that, but with the Garage Sale in June, I’ll hopefully on-gift some of my stash and start fresh.


Be Strong…

9 thoughts on “More Challenges

  1. countryscrapper - aka - Helen says:

    Where did you come up with such a fabulous idea for the pencils? And they look great displaying in the glass.You are a woman of many talents as shown in the LO pictured – so many mediums used. Looks sensational (and thanks for the timely reminder – I need to lose my temper FOR GOOD too …).See you on the Diva’s forum,Cheers, H.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Ciao Cara – thought I’d take a look at your blog – you have produced some amazing things! Your pencils are worth selling all the way in the U.S.! Any chance for a friend from California? Miss you!Michele

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