Sunday, August 2, 2015

August Challenges - Week #1

Hi! We, at Create Something Catchy, are celebrating the month of August with something special! For the next month, only the next month, we will have weekly challenges, each hosted and sponsored by some Amazing and Talented card makers.

Week #1 is hosted by the amazing Priya Sivaraj who owns The Craft Shop! The challenge is simple - create anything, inspired by The Craft Shop banner.


1. Create any project inspired by 'the craft shop' banner
2. Only new work please
3. You can enter twice
4. You can combine with other challenges (as many as you like)
5. This challenge will run for a week i.e from 01-08-2015 to 07-08-2015

And the winners will receive a gift voucher of Rs.500/- from The Craft Shop

This is my inspiration card for the challenge:

I concentrated on the colorful butterflies fluttering around the banner. I randomly dabbed acrylic paint in two shades on my DIY background stamp, sprayed some water and stamped on white handmade paper. (You can check out more cards with DIY stamps here & here.) I actually got three backgrounds by repeated spraying and stamping! Here is a close up of the background.

Rest of the card came together very fast. I used the Text Block: Birthday die by Papertrey Ink to cut a piece of white cardstock and colored it with distress inks to get the matching shade of purple. I then heat embossed it twice with clear EP. Some translucent paper and a bit of yellow ribbon completed the card.

Hope you liked this card. Please do check out the amazing inspiration by my fellow Catchy Girls at the Create Something Catchy blog and hope you will participate in this fun challenge!