Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #23
Hello, Friends! Welcome to the first Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge in 2015! It’s a brand new year, and we have two brand new fellow craft hoarders to welcome to the team: Teresa Horner and Nancy Dynes have decided to join the fun, and I know you are going to make them feel welcome and love the crafty goodness they bring to the group. I hope you are ready to get your craft on, because Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #23 is super fun. Let’s dig in:
Choose Your Challenge
Create any type or style of project you wish, as long as you pick ONE (1) item from each category in the chart below! Choose your cardstock, printed paper, or other base (box, canvas, tray, etc.). Next, choose your adhesive. Finally, from the chart below, choose your coloring medium, fiber, technique, texture, and embellishments for your project. The combinations are almost endless! (You may choose more than one item from each category, but you MUST have at LEAST ONE from each!) In your blog post, be sure to let us know which item(s) you chose from each column. Have fun, and welcome to a NEW YEAR at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!
SEA Altered Letters
For my project, I altered a set of wooden letters using multiple items from each row and column.
The letters are 10″ tall, and were unpainted. I made these as a Christmas gift for our daughter, Liz, who loves the sea.
From column 1: Ink, Spray and Paint. The papers were sprayed with homemade gold mist. The edges of the wood blocks were painted with Vintage Photo, and Vintage Photo Distress Ink was sponged onto the papers. From Column 2: I used hemp cord on the tag, and twine on the glass bottle.
From Column 3: I used Mixed Media techniques on my chipboard Lighthouse. I sanded the edges, painted it with chalk paint, then brushed it lightly with Vintage Photo Distress Paint. While the paint was still wet, I sprinkled it with Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Powder and then rubbed it to make some of it come off. The end result is chipboard lighthouse that looks as though it has weathered many a storm.
I guess column 4 was my favorite because I used everything: Sandpaper, Embossing (heat and dry) Chipboard, Wood, and Glass
From Column 5: I used ephemera and found items along with the eyelet on the tag. These are all shells (and sand) that I’ve picked up along our beautiful North Carolina coastline.
Here’s a list of the rest of our crafty hoarders. Go see what they’ve made to inspire you, and then dig into your own hoard and create your own challenge. You will have until midnight PT, Sunday, February 8th to complete your project and link it up on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous BLOG. You will also want to be sure to review the changes made to the Challenge for 2015 HERE.
I’m so excited about the new format of the challenges for 2015! Now we can really dig into our hoards and use up items that have been languishing away in closets, drawers, jars and boxes. Here’s to Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #23!
Now go get your craft on!