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Sunday, 28 December 2008

And for our Second Challenge...

Our second challenge is BLING...... let us see what you can do with any of our Faith stamps and some bling.....bright and shiny and sparkly...any colours, any size, it could be a card, atc, fat page, scrap book lay out, altered art anything that takes your fancy :) Look forward to seeing all your fabulous creations. :)
Leave us a comment linking us to your creation beofre midnight Saturday 3rd January and we shall pop along and have a looksee and leave you a comment. :) If you do not have a blog then email me and I shall upload it for you. :)

There will of course be a small prize for the winner....:) which is 14 sheets of 6x6 Laura Ashley Traditional papers and matching ribbon stickers with glitter..:) :)

Here are some absolutely fabulous examples from the lovely DT team... :) :)

Emma has made a beautiful Brooch and as a special treat she has done a tutorial for you......yaaaayyy. :)

Colour your image using Distress inks and then put a very thin layer of crackle glaze over the top.

Cut a CD (needs to be cut at a 45 degree angle or it snaps) into the shape you roughly need. Sand it on the shiny side. Paint a layer of Acrylic paint and once dry stamp all over with alcohol inks finishing with a touch of gold.

Edge in Walnut brown Distress ink and then decide where to punch your holes. I used my Big bite for this. Then just thread lots of gold wire in and out and add beads.

The crown was originally silver so I used expresso and gold alcohol inks to give it a distressed look. Then very carefully glue gems onto it and attach to your image with silicone glue. DO NOT attach to your brooch just yet.

On the back of the brooch adhere twisted and beaded wire. Once they are stuck in place and completely dry turn over and glue down your image.

Once the whole brooch is dry attach strong card to the back and then used silicone glue to add a brooch attachment.

Voila one unique brooch!

By Debbie:-

By Debbie:-

By Tina:-

By Dawn:-

By Linda:-

Here is a gorgeous entry from Joani - she is unable to update her blog so she has emailed it to me. Gorgeous card Joani....loved how you have paper pieced her coat - very effective and the bling is beautiful..thank you so much for entering our challenge - Good Luck. :)

xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx


Carol said...


Sorry I didn't get time to do challenge 1 - have combined with challenge 2 :)
Great DT work my card is here


Donna said...

Beautiful cards Ladies, really enjoyed the bling theme and not a christmas tree in sight lol. Here is my entry for this week. Donna x
Here is my card