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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Challenge #117 - 613 Avenue Create - TRULY ANYTHING GOES!

Hello, Crafty Peeples!
This week at 613 Avenue Create, we have a "Truly Anthiny Goes" Challenge.
So, show off your Canvas work or Art Jounals.  I would love to see some Scrap Pages and Home Decor Projects.  Whatever strikes your fancy, we would like to see your creations.

I decided this week to revisit an old favorite of mine, brown paper bag cards.  They are so easy and so full of opportunities to "hide stuff" like tags and gifts.

I don't celebrate Easter, but this wonderful paper from Authentiques's "Hope Collection" was impossible to resist.  I am sending this as a gift to one of my crafting buddies!

 Like I said, lots of little "cubbies" in which to stick things.  Such a nice way to send a gift of stamps to a crafting buddy! The Inkadinkado Stamps fit perfectly!

Thanks for Stopping By!  I look forward to seeing your work in the challenge at 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Shopping Our Stash - Challenge #194: Neon Rainbow

Hello, Crafty Peeples!

This week over at Shopping Our Stash our theme is: 
Neon Rainbow 
Use a rainbow -- Rainbow Image or Rainbow Colors --- OR --- use Neon

I'm working on another project for which I need a number of tags, 
so I decided to make a tag for this challenge.  
This also gave me the opportunity to play with my new 

Somewhere along the line, my rainbow colors turned "cloudy," 
but they are all there orange/red, yellow, blue and green. 
Here is one of my proof pictures to get a better view of the embossing on the tag.  
I used the Darice "Henna" Embossing Folder. 
 I probably should have used a folder with more open areas.
 I liked the result, so it's okay!


1. Emboss Tag
2. Apply Texture Paste ..Let Dry
3. Spray with desired MISTS...Blot with cloth
4. Sand Tag
5. Decorate

 Tattered Angels : Plain Jane Baseboard -Bluebird, Grass, Clay
Tattered Angels:  Plain Jane Simply Sheer Mist - Cozy Yellow
Tattered Angels:  Glimmer Mist - Tropical Pink

Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Inks:  Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, Broken China

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope to see your entry at  Shopping Our Stash
Hugz, Chana Malkah

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Shopping Our Stash Challenge - I Made This! Create Your Own Background

Hello, Crafty Peeps!

I have been MIA for a few weeks, but felt well enough today to create a simple card for challenge over at Shopping Our Stash!  This week's challenge is CREATE YOUR OWN BACKGROUND!

I have wanted, for a while,  to try the FAUX TORN PAPER EDGE technique and this challenge seemed like the perfect opportunity.  I also wanted to try coloring a simple embossed image, so I was able to kill two birds with one simple stone.

The base cardstock is Neenah Natural White.  I used the "Faux" torn paper technique and
 stamped with Prima's Epiphany Script Stamp.  The brick wall was created by sponging 
TH Vintage Photo DI over a TCW Mini Bricks Stencil.

I used the Darice "Small Daisy" emobssing folder to create my panel.  The image was colored with
Viva Inka Gold's "Old Gold" and "Greenyellow."  I used "Old Gold" on the petals and then colored over that with my  Marvy LePlume II "No. 13", so the petals have a soft yellow shadow layer.  When the panel was completed, I applied three coats of Modge Podge.  I also applied MP to the card base.

The ribbon is a scrap piece of seam binding that was colored with TH Bundled Sage DI.
The brad is from Leeza Gibbons'  " Wishes & Dreams" collection.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please visit Shopping Our Stash and enter your project!
Chana Malkah