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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Think Pink - Breast Cancer Awareness - Canvas Corp Brands

Hello, Crafty Peeples!

I am glad to be back with a post for BCA month!   This project was created for the Canvas Corp Creative Crew Breast Cancer Awareness Project!   Christine sent out a package of materials for this challenge.  I have a lot left and hope to create a few more "Pink" Projects throughout the month!

I enjoy working on canvas.  Over the past several months, I have discovered that I like playing with paint.   I love mixing crazy colors and textures and seeing what I end up with.  This project is not so crazy, but I did have fun trying to think of an interesting way to create an impactful image for BCA!

I had a wonderful black exclamation point for the my "Live," but somehow, it disappeared.  I figure it got stuck to the back of something and probably ended up in the trash.  This has happened before!  I spent almost an hour searching for it and then gave up!
I wanted to use the papers in the kit, but was concerned about the varying shades of pink.  I think tearing strips and addind them to the corners and sides worked out well.  I have had this Donna Downey stencil for a while.  I planned to use it on a journal that chronicles my fight against my disease.  Using it for this challenge gave me an idea of how to use it on the journal.
I traced the stencil with pencil so that I would not paint over the area.  Then I added painted the triangled areas.  After it dried, I used texture paste to add the stenciled image. The two layers of texture paste give the image a true 3D look!  I  painted with Tattered Angels' Almost Black Glimmer Mist (about 3 coats.)   The black photo corners were a last minute addition.  I kept looking at the canvas and thinking that it needed one more element to give it a stronger voice...then I thought of the metal corners.  It is amazing how these things pop into our heads.

Materials Used:
Canvas Corp Brands (7 gypsies, Tattered Angels):
  Pink Polka Dot and Zebra Striped Papers
  Cream Burlap
  Plain Jane Baseboard  Semi Opaque Mists : Clay and Bittersweet
  Tattered Angels Almost Black Glimmer Mist
Earth Safe Finishes (VOC Safe Paints):
  Hot Pink Colorant (mixed with Titanium White Acrylic)
  ESF Sealer and Varnish
  Donna Downey - Crescent Moon 2
  Sizzix - Alterations Thinlits - Love Words
 Want2Scrap Crystals and Pearls
  Pink Paislee Wood Letters - Daily Junque
  Liquitex Molding Paste
  Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Vintage Photo and Black Soot
  American Crafts Elements: Metal Photo Corners
  Viva Gold - Oldgold Wax
  Drywall Tape

None Of Us Live Above The Fray!
We Must All Be Aware!
We Must All Join The Fight!
We Will All Live!

Chana Malkah

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Outlawz Greetings Challenge - Chanukkah Gift Basket

Hello, Crafty Peeples!

Very Late Post!   
I have been a little tired the past two weeks or so and I failed to post one of my challenge projects created as a Guest Designer for the Outlawz Greetings Challenge.  I am just thankful that Linda gave me two months notice and I was able to create my projects in advance.

This is always a difficult time of year for me when it comes to crafting.  Most of the challenges are centered around Halloween and/ or Christmas, two days I do not celebrate.  Also, this time of year is generally when our High Holidays begin and I am focused mainly on spiritual things.  Add to that the fact that Jewish Holidays are celebrated mostly in the synagogue (and have zero commerical emphasis) and you can see my problem.  Some families give gifts to their children during the eight day celebration of Chanukkah, so I figured I would create a little basket.  It felt really weird doing Chanukkah stuff in September.

 I created my own paper for basket and holders. The contents of the basket are: Tic Tac Holder, Tea Bag Holder, and Chanukkah Candles!
The Tea Bag envelopes were made using Pink Paislee's Butterfly Garden Papers

Thanks for stopping by!
I am feeling better, but will not be on the computer or creating during the eight days of Succoth!

Chana Malkah

Monday, September 28, 2015

Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge - Anything Goes

Hello, Crafty Peeps!
This week is my final project for my GDT stint at The Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge.
The challenge theme this week is Anything Goes, and for my project, I chose to create this fun greeting card box!

Giving cards as gifts is one of the fun benefits of being a paper crafter and finding pretty and interesting ways to present those cards is one of my favorite pursuits.   I have found that Graphic 45 papers are probably the best selection for boxes and other 3D projects. 

Slide Out Greeting Card Gift Box 
I was digging around in my ribbon collection when I came across this fabulous ribbon that I found in the sales bin at Michaels fifteen year ago.  It always looked very Christmasy to me, and since I don't celebrate Christmas, I was at a loss as to how I would use it.  Works perfectly here! 
The thumb slot plus the ribbon pull make it super easy to open the the box.  Normally the interior paper would show in the front view.  I didn't realize the mistake until I was in PS and did not want to ask hubby to take another picture!
The cards in this set are all made from the Couture Cut Aparts.  I lined the inside with cream paper to match the envelope.  I am keeping this set so I did not use a sentiment.  I have the matching Couture Stamps and will add the sentiments as I use the cards.
More pretty papers on the holder!  I also used this paper on one of the cards!  None of my peacock feathers were small enough to fit the outside, so I used a FabScraps peacock and a black crystal.  

 Kept the envelopes simple.  Totally forgot I have an envelope punch board.  I created all my envelopes the old fashion way.   Will not do that again!

Thanks for visiting!  I hope you will give this project a try!