Hello my friends! I am giddy with excitement today!!! It's the very first challenge of a brand new weekly challenge blog called "Eclectic Ellapu" and I am on the design team! Yep, you read right - little ol' me playing along side the bigwigs, some of whom I have secretly admired from afar! I can scarcely believe it myself!!!
Our Fairy Godmother is none other than the über-talented Elaine and she has bought together some truly awesome ladies whose creativity will inspire you. Over the past weeks I have witnessed their super-skills and continue to be amazed not only by their artistry but their willingness to help and eagerness share. I am honoured to be in their company and together we are called "Eclectic Ellapu".
This is a weekly challenge blog and we have 2 teams of 10 designers. Talk about being spoilt for choice! There'll be something for everyone: from austere single layer CAS cards to outrageous steam-punk projects; from frilly shabby chic creations to vintage cards that will make your Nana sing; from cutesie scrapbook LOs to grunge metal trinkets your teenage son will covet; AND everything and anything in between!
Spread the word, hop on over to Eclectic Ellapu and show us what you've got. We're all about sharing and inspiring, so please don't hide your light under the bushel!
Speaking of light, here's my first offering for our very first Anything Goes challenge: a vintage style Christmas card. (Can you hear my Nana sing?!)
|A 5" square card with a simple sketch. I've used papers from Dovecraft Back to Basics Vintage Christmas 8x8 pad. The stamp is from Chocolate Baroque's " The Gift of Christmas".|
|The sentiment is also by Chocolate Baroque, stamped in Memento Rhubarb Stalk and cut with Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles die. Then I sponged the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.|
|I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black, coloured it with SN markers and fussy cut it with my Cutter-bee.|
|To finish: some sheer green ribbon, a golden bling and foam tape for dimension.|
Patterned paper: Dovecraft Back to Basics Christmas - Vintage
Ink: Memento-Tuxedo Black, Rhubarb Stalk ; Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo
SN Markers: Bookshelf - EB5, EB8, GB5, GB7, GB8, GB10 Candle - EB1, EB2, CT1, CT2, CT4 Floral arrangement - DG2, DG3, DG4, JG3, JG5, JG8 Books - BT4, BT5, TB2, TB3, LV1, LV2, DR1, DR3, DR5 Baubles - CR8, CR10, CR11 Star - OR1, GB5 Mistletoe - JG4, JG6, IG1
Now it's your turn. Make something - Anything Goes this week - and come join us at the creative playground of Eclectic Ellapu.
Thanks for visiting me today and please drop in on the rest of the Eclectics to see what they've been up to. You will not be disappointed! Until next time, have a blessed Sunday!
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