Greetings, Islanders! It’s time for our 3rd Desert Islands Crafters Challenge! I can’t believe how many folks played along with our last challenge! It was awesome to see SO many participants! Thank you for playing along!
The challenge is simple. Use at least 3 of the items from the given itinerary. If you play along, you have a chance of being the one who creates an itinerary for us! This time, we are using Brenda’s Itinerary.
1. Make it Square
2. Inspired by Nature
3. Handmade flower
4. Hand colored image
5. 2 or more patterned papers
8. No sentiment on the front
10. Birthday Theme
I managed to use 8 of the 10 items. Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, & 9.
How gorgeous is that image from Sweet Pea Stamps? This stamp is Radiant Butterfly, and it is one of Ching Chou Kuik’s amazing images. I won her from Micki’s blog candy a few weeks ago. I have had her colored up for a bit…I was just waiting for the right time to use her. This was it!
I colored her using my watercolor markers and my pencils. I have to say, I am really happy with how she turned out. And I tried something new…I gave her brown eyes as opposed to the green I always use. I wanted them to be more subtle. I was inspired by the majestic colors of Chinese New Year. Although these colors also make me think of Summer. I think she looks quite regal. You can click on any of the photos to see them bigger.
What do you think of my little flower? It was super easy to make! 3 circles, about 1/8” difference in size between them, that have been crinkled, distressed and spritzed with Glimmer Mist (Gold). The pearls are from Queen and Company. My papers are from K & Co., Provo Craft, Prima, and Prism. Button from American Crafts. I also used my Heidi Swapp Edge Distresser on the image and on the paper with the leaves.
I hope you play along with us! You have 2 weeks to play. Want to see some more amazing cards? Visit the rest of the DICC girls, posted in my sidebar. Have an inspiring day!!!
Little Claire’s Designs: Anything Goes
Paper Romance: Anything Goes
Do You Stack Up: Anything Goes
In A Sweet Pea Dream: Warmer Weather
Creative Craft World: Use a Square
CES Challenges: Flowers and Flutterby’s