At the beginning of this month I started a major undertaking .. A challenge or rather 12 craft challenges hosted by the Group: Scrapbook Friends and More Crafts on Facebook. We are now almost half way through here is my results for the first five challenges.
Challenge #1 Paper Crafting
Had to use yellow orange and brown in your craft and it could not be scrapbooking or a card. I chose to do paper shaping and made a paper mask. I hand drew and cut out the leaves in yellow orange and brown cardstock, Then I sprayed them with various glimmer sprays to give it the shine and then bent them while still damp to look like curling leaves ..It also gave them a cool leathery look as well.
Challenge #2 Repurposing of a household item.
Had to reuse or recycle a household item and the theme had to be the holidays. The ribbon used in the project had to be clearly a holiday themed ribbon with either words or a symbol portraying the holiday. I chose to repurpose a paper mache box into an ornament. I used recycled parts of old holiday decorations centered around a glittery cardinal.
Challenge #3 Mosaics
Mosaics any theme must have the colour blue in the project.
Challenge # 4 Clay
Has to be a minimum of 3 inches, botanical or food themed and realistic in nature. I chose to do an apple slice made of children’s modeling clay. Will definitely have to remake this using a permanent clay! This was so fun and quick to make .. I painted the white clay with acrylics that were slightly on the thick side.
Challenge #5 Threads
Projects needed Red Green and Gold thread, yarn, crochet cotton etc and be made by any method. I chose to do a braided lucet bracelet with charms. I love the lucet! Its a Viking age craft that I picked up in my SCA (Society of Creative Anachronism) days. I made each cord separately and added the charms right into the green cord as I was making it. I had a blast expanding my knowledge with this tool!