Thursday, 2 May 2013

Creative Crew May 2013

Hi all.  Well the time has come to reveal my May 2013 Creative Crew projects.  First, here's the lowdown on this month's challenges:

Spring it up - May 2013

Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, tired bears are coming out of hibernation it’s time to party!!! Errrrr, I mean…time for spring!

So much begins to happen right now graduations, showers, weddings, birthdays, reunions, and probably a lot more than I've mentioned! With that in mind I'd like you to check out this site:
25 Parties to Ring in Spring | The New Home Ec

Pick a party, any party, be inspired by the colors, the decorations, the foodie stuff, the patterns, the prints, oh my there are so many ideas here!

This is the party I chose as my inspiration:

From this photo, I took the chalkboard and soft colors and applied those across all my projects.  Here is each challenge and how I interpreted it:

CCREW0513DF, CreativeCrew, SUO or SUM -- DSP/Color Focus: All of our DSP is likely to be leaving us after this month, so use whatever DSP or color combo that includes brights & pastels to go with the party you've picked.

For this card, I chose my favorite DSP which is Fan Fair.  I also just bought the Postage Due set and wanted to take it for a test drive.  I white-embossed the main image plus two of the postage stamp images onto Basic Black cardstock and gently sponged Whisper White ink over the images.  The main image is mounted on dimensionals onto a slightly bigger Basic Black layer and the postage stamp images are punched with the Postage Stamp punch.  The ribbon is gathered onto Sticky Strip with a Soda Pop Top embellishment.

CCREW0513CF, CreativeCrew, SUO or SUM -- Catalog focus: Die Cuts! When you look through the parties you're likely to see banners, boxes, rosettes, and more - create a project using your Big Shot and favorite die.

I don't do 3D very often and I'm ashamed to admit that this is the first time I've used the Fancy Favor Box Die - and I've had it for a good couple years!  Keeping with the chalkboard theme, I white embossed the feet image from Go Graduate and sponged Whisper White ink.  A pretty pink bow finishes off this easy-to-mass-produce treat box.

CCREW0513HF, CreativeCrew, SUO or SUM -- Holiday focus: Hmmm, isn't a party good enough? It's creative choice this month, you pick from graduation, wedding, or birthday. 

This card again uses Fan Fair DSP plus the Owl Punch.  This saying from Word Play is so appropriate for a new graduate and the wee tag hanging off the bow again uses Go Graduate stamp set.

CCREW0513SF, CreativeCrew, SUO or SUM -- Scrapbook focus: Let's get into the SCS time machine and go back to a sketch from 2011 - SBSC283 5.20.11

I need to start by saying that I'm not a scrapbooker!  Having said that, I used MDS and it was much better than the painful attempts I've had scrapbooking with cardstock LOL.  Here is the sketch I worked from:

Again I used Fan Fair DSP and embellishments.  I tried to create a chalkboard effect for the title and journalling, and used some free Chalkboard fonts to aid in that attempt.

So there are my first month's projects.  It was fun tying all four projects together with a similar theme.  

Thanks for looking.  It'd be great if you had a go at these challenges yourself.  There are plenty of party themes to choose from at the link at the top of this post.

Thanks for looking.

Products used (all Stampin' Up!):

Postage Due Card:

Stamps:  Postage Due; Collage Curios
Cardstock:  Basic Black; Fan Fair DSP
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  White EP, sponge; Pink Pirouette Two Tone Ribbon; Soda Pop Tops; Crystal Effects; Postage Stamp Punch

Treat Box:

Stamps:  Go Graduate (r)
Cardstock:  Basic Black
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Fancy Favor Big Shot Die; White EP; sponge; Pink Pirouette Two Tone Ribbon

Graduation Card:

Stamps:  Word Play; Go Graduate (r)
Cardstock:  Basic Black; Basic Gray; Whisper White; Fan Fair DSP
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  White EP; sponge; owl punch; Basic Gray Two Tone Ribbon; Linen Thread; Large Tag Punch (r)

Scrapbook Page

     Designer Series Paper\_Designer Kits\Fan Fair - designer series paper\Fan Fair - 5

   Designer Kits\Fan Fair - embellishments\Fan Fair - banner
   Designer Kits\Fan Fair - embellishments\Fan Fair - frame 4

   Designer Kits\Fan Fair\Fan Fair - lace doily, Color = PINK PIROUETTE 255,216,209
   Splatters\Ink Splatters\Ink Splatter 6, Color = WHISPER WHITE 255,255,255
   Designer Kits\Fan Fair\Fan Fair - ruler, Color = WHISPER WHITE 255,255,255
    1.25 Square Punch, Fill Color = BASIC BLACK 19,27,29
    Extras\Flag Punch, Fill Color = BASIC BLACK 19,27,29

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