Thursday, 1 May 2014

May Challenge - Rhedd's Creative Spirit

And a very good morning once again to all.

It's the first of the month, which means a new challenge starts at Rhedd's Creative Spirit. I do so love being on this team, as I get to play about with all sorts of awesome stuff, not just cards! In fact, I don't get to play about with cards at all on this team, as we're of course a Altered Art Only challenge!

There were some amazing entries again in April, and I do urge you to go take a peek at who was chosen as the winner... just gorgeous!

Anyways, my project for this month is a shadow box type thingie... I found the frame in The Works a few weeks ago, and decided it was perfect for turning into something pretty, so that's what I did!

I used chalk paint for my frame, and decorated it in a shabby chic baby theme. I dug around my stash for suitable baby-type embellishments, and added flowers and butterflies too. Some lace and cheesecloth "carpets" add a bit of texture, and I liked the look of the string of pearls cascading down the side, so went with that.

The letters are simple chipboard letters, which I inked and triple embossed (a new technique for me, and I love it!) with a little glitter thrown in.

The rocking horse actually had a red base and saddle, which I decided looked out of place, so out it came and out came the pink acrylic paint to make it fit in with the colour scheme a little better. I also sprinkled a little glitter on while it was still wet, to tie it in with the letters.

So there you go. Now all you need to do before joining in with the fun, is go see what my fellow teamies have created for you. it'll be worth your while!

And look at the incredible prize from sponsor Fernli Designs that you could win:

I think I may need to dig out a disguise and try to enter myself! lol.

Have a fantastic day peoples. I promise I will be back properly just as soon as this pain goes away, but in the meantime, thank you all for being patient with me!

I'd like to enter this into the following challenge:

Altered Eclectics - May challenge




Sandra Wright. said...

A stunning design team piece Sammy, love the theme too. So much to see in this piece too,beautifully decorated, I love it.
Great having you on the team xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Get better soon sweetie. Fabulous make x

Jane Savage said...

Totally loving your ‘shadow box type thingie’, Sammy! Fabulous details! Looks amazing! xx
Pain is HORRIBLE! Hang on in there! Hugs xx

Sarah said...

What a fabulous baby keepsake Sammy.
Do hope you are soon feeling better xx

Crafty Judith said...

wow Sammy this is a stunner hugs Judith xxx

Anonymous said...

Your "thingie" is fabulous. Love the colour, love the embellisments, it is so damn cute, would make a lovely new baby gift.

Moira xx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Sammy! hope you feel better real soon lots of huggles Sue xx

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Ho gorgeous is this hun. Thank you for sharing with us Eclectics this month x

Wishcraft said...

Oh this is lovely! So pretty :o) Hugs, Lisa x

mixamatoasties said...

Fab project. I have a little house I bought nearly 2 years ago. It's still undecorated!

Susan x

Sue said...

This is so beautiful and something that will be treasured for ever. Thanks for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics.

geezercrafter said...

Love the chalk work, wonderful effect. Bryan.