Thursday 1 August 2013

It's August and it's challenge #6 !!

Yes, it's August and we're not sure how we got here so quick! It appears that the older you get the faster the time goes which seems a little unfair to us, lol! Anyway, July was another fabulous month, lots and lots of B E A U T I F U L sizzling entries - you seem determined to make each month harder for us to choose winners! [g]

The theme for this month is:

'Quotations & sayings'

PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY !! You can design whatever kind of project you want, card, scrapbook page, journal, art, altered art, even a knitting or sewing project - anything as long as you made it yourself and it complies with the rules. What we need to see is a quotation or a saying - it might be a famous quotation from a book or it might be a saying from a stamp (there are so many out there) but it has to be attributable to someone or a url reference to a web page where you found it AND we need to see the source of whatever you've used mentioned in your blog.

Okay, let's get to it and show you what our wonderfully creative design team have come up with!

Wendy - Winner of our June challenge
"Hi, my name is Wendy L, know as Spanishcrafter in blogland. I am so honoured to be invited to be a GDT for August.

I did have to have a think about this one. Then I realised that the time coincided with Hollie's birthday (my Grand-daughter) and I wanted to make her a really special card as it was her 1st birthday. I made a rough template from paper for the shape and size, to tell you the truth, I had an envelope (about 11" x 5") that I wanted to use as I have to post it to her. Then I cut the shape of number 1 from a fairly lightweight white card, then cut a smaller '1' from pink card and glued on the front and just over the fold at the top. I had to stick a plain piece of white card up the back of the card to make it stand up OK. Then I looked on the internet for a quotation for Grand - daughter and found this one - author unknown. She is a gift to me after losing my Grandson and I cherish every moment I spend with her.

This is where the quote came from:"

"There is a wealth of material for this challenge, the quote I chose is an old Danish Proverb. Having chosen the quotation I thought about the meaning and decided to make the project about a gift for a friend. If I could choose only one gift for all my friends it would be candles. They have several meanings for me, all positive, but what comes through all of them is a feeling of peace and serenity so I decided to make a gift of a candle holder. The quote is an old Danish proverb found in various craft items and can also be found HERE."

"Well, I'm back to crafting after my accident but it is all one handed! Here's a page from my journal. I used Fresh Lime ink for the background and Fresh Lime and White Linen inks through a number stencil. The quotation on the right is taken from a Wendy Vecchi stamp and I used a Dylusions alphabet stamp set to spell it out. On the left is a phrenology head stamp I adore with two Dylusions stamps used to make a headpiece. The quotation on her head is from another Ms Vecchi stamp set."
""Just be who you are" is a quote which I am sure all parents have used, mine certainly did. So I loved this quote from a Graphic45 Quotations Sheet and wanted it to be central to my layout. I didn't want to cut into this lovely piece of kraft music paper either, so I have used it complete but with plenty of cream and brown and just a flash of orange/red in the butterflies.

This wonderful photograph of my Nana taken in 1927 matched perfectly given the colours. There are some strategically placed flowers at the top as the photograph is stuck in a frame and we daren't take it out!"
"For me an all time favourite Tim Holtz quote is 'enjoy the journey' and so I created a piece about memories and that celebrating of life's moments and treasuring the journey...enjoying its moments, for I guess the moments are what matters and make the journey.I also thoroughly enjoyed the creative journey of making this piece. I included the quote on a word band and also using the fab rub ons...(I also sneaked in follow your heart.)"
"I have used Artistic Outpost stamps and Prima paper to create this vintage card. The two girls could be sisters or best friends and I am sure they have a wonderful story to tell.
The quote comes from the AO Paperboy set."

A massive thanks to our fabulous design team for all their beautiful makes again for this month's challenge. They will be showing second us second projects at various stages of the month as well as projects from June's Top 3 and DTM's Special Mention so please keep popping back and checking out the new posts.

Don't forget, the winner (chosen at random) receives a £20 shop voucher and all mentions (winner, Top 3 and DTM's special mention) all get the opportunity to guest as a DTM and preview their own project the following month! Have a great month, we hope to see lots of lovely projects from you all.

Good luck everyone! xxx