Oct 20, 2014

LESSology Challenge #40: Travelogue winners!

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A big thank you to all those who took the time to play along with LESSology Challenge #40: Travelogue. Your entries were amazing! The winner is....[drumroll]

Remya created a fabulous Travelogue from old magazines and booklets and included lots of travel ephemera. Congratulations Remya, you are the winner of LESSology Challenge #40: Travelgoue. Please email us so that we can send you your RAK! :)

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And now for our Top 3!

Congratulations Shivani, Urvashi and Mandy! Please grab the Top 3 badge from the sidebar!

If you have time, please join us for LESSology Challenge #41: Beautiful scenery. :)

Oct 10, 2014

LESSology Challenge #41: Creative inspiration of Lizzy Hill

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Feeling a little stumped by LESSology Challenge #41: Beautiful scenery? How about using patterned papers to help you out like what design team member Lizzy Hill did?

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Hi there! I really had fun with this challenge....scenery is something I'm not good at - cos despite being a paper-crafter, I am by NO stretch of the imagination an artist. So, I let the papers do the work for me!

Some old October Afternoon papers already had a scene on them! So I did a bit of fussy cutting. Luckily, I'd just been given a few of these boxes from my BFF who came to visit & obv knows me well;)

I added some background pp from the same collection, a bit of stencil work & also some Gelatos to add some depth for my house to 'sit' on its hill!

Then simply added the bits & bobs. It's a box for my step grandson. I think he'll like it!

 I added a touch of blue, with some distress ink & a water pen, for sky, above the 'hill', too:)

And coated the whole top with a gloss lacquer to protect it.

 Oh, and a bit of washi around the edges:)

I hope you have as much fun with this challenge as I did:):)
Happy Scrapping ~ Lizzy ♥♥♥

Oct 9, 2014

LESSology Challenge #41: Creative inspiration of Mitra Pratt

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Ready for a fun little take on LESSology Challenge #41: Beautiful scenery? Let's check out what design team member Mitra Pratt came up with....

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Creating a scene is our challenge this month over here at LESSology! I had planned on making this affirmation oval embroidery hoop with this adorable little fox for weeks! Finally got some time to put it together and BOY am I pleased about how it turned out!

The purple hills and grass are from a left over chunk of water color paper. I inked them up and then spritzed them with some shimmer mist to get the color to run. Even used the very top part for the grass! 

The embroidery hoop was spray painted gold and then I carefully stretched a piece of vintage doily across. It was then backed with a piece of cream colored cardstock. 

After I was done with my "canvas" I then started work on the fox!

Regina over at THE CUTTING CAFE has the awesomest fox cutting file! It is actually a card called HEY FOXY and made me smile! Plus, I thought it illustrated the word "Foxy" nicely! Who doesn't want to be foxy and crafty!

The metal piece on the bottom that allows the hoop to stand up right is from the ReStore in Corning. I am not sure what it was originally, but I was pretty sure it would make an awesome base to some creation! The paint brush was one that I neglected to wash out in time but I thought made a fun addition to my piece! I even spray painted the handle gold to match!

I hope you get a chance to be crafty with us and play along!

Oct 8, 2014

LESSology Challenge #41: Creative inspiration of Julie Tucker-Wolek

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Well, hello again friends. Will you be creating a fabulous outdoor "scene" with cute critters and fluttering butterflies for LESSology Challenge #41: Beautiful scenery? Or maybe opt for something a little different like design team member Julie Tucker-Wolek...

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Hi everyone!  Julie with you here today sharing my take on our Beautiful Scenery challenge :) 

I took a different twist on this challenge :) 

We have vaulted ceilings in our home, and the canvas I made shortly after moving into our home, was kind of boring to me :)   So I wanted to create a new "SCENE" on my wall!!

I had these old frames that I found at a yard sale a few months ago... 

Then I had some papers from Little Yellow Bicycle, American Crafts and Basic Grey that I got on clearance at my LSS and bought some various sized frames at the Dollar Store ... add in some baskets that I also found at the Dollar Store ... and I have created a new "SCENE" for my living room wall!! :) 

I picked several photos from our life that I wanted to showcase! 

And here is what I did with the frames from the yard sale ... I added a piece of paper to the back of them, and then took some vintage Scrabble Tiles and spelled out various "Family" words to showcase them amongst the photos... 

And as the years ... (and photos!!) go on ... I can add more to the wall! :) 

Can't wait to see what you create!   ~~Julie 

Oct 7, 2014

LESSology Challenge#41: Creative inspiration of Kirsty Vittetoe and Yvonne Yam

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Ready for the first round of design team inspiration for LESSology Challenge #41: Beautiful scenery? Let's check out how Kirsty Vittetoe and Yvonne Yam were inspired.

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Since Halloween is around the corner, I need to get some decor done at home, this is what I created ....

the box was used to store some wooden scrabble chips found at the Brooklyn Flea

Of all the method I've tried, I find that the best way to have my glitters stick to the project is to used sticker paper, but they are quite expensive, so whenever I need to sign in when teaching at our local public school here, I keep all this sticky label ...

trace the bats on the sticker label and pour glitters all over... Tada...

Beautiful scene or spooky scene? I leave it to you! : )

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Hello there! It's Yvonne to share my "scene" on a canvas project.

I stencilled and painted over an old burlap covered canvas.

I really wanted to incorporate this old leather bird from an old handbag on my canvas. The leather was peeling so I painted it with a layer of clear gesso then painted it with Silks acrylic glazes.