Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Music at Craft-Room

The time has come round for another Craft-Room Challenge, though I'm a bit late getting this out there as Mr Blogger ate my scheduled post! I loved visiting all your sparkly creations for the last challenge, the winners will be announced next Tuesday. 

Our challenge this time is sponsored by Tando Creative and has been selected by Hazel who has chosen music, which is a favourite theme of mine. I've been in a bit of a creative slump recently - not been crafting much, so this was a perfect theme to get me going again. Because I've been struggling I chose one of my favourite colour combinations and a tag because I do love making them, the weather has been so sunny this inspired the spring feel and of course getting inky and stamping are always my fav things to do..This was just what I need to get me back into the crafty zone and here is what I came up with - 

I coloured with distress stains first of all and used a Tando Creative sequin waste mask to sponge distress inks through before stamping with a music stamp and flourishes. The Chipboard butterfly is also from Tando.
After colouring the chipboard with distress stains I sponged on a couple of colours of acrylic paint using one of those netty shower scrub thingys (can you tell I don't know what to call it !). 

Tando Creative have a great range of Chipboard and high quality masks and have donated this great prize for the winner of our challenge - 
Pop over to the Craft-Room Challenge site to see the fab inspiration from my teamies - including the newest addition to our Design team, Suzanne who we were very excited to welcome for her first challenge this week.

I also want to enter my tag into these challenges -
Allsorts  - Photo inspiration
Fashionable Stamping - Spring in the Air
The Stamp Man - BINGO (green, flowers, swirls)
My Monthly Mojo - Tagology
Unruly Paperarts - Reader Art Quest 1 -  Sponging
Unruly PaperArts is a great new collaborative blogozine by Shar Briss, one of the founding femme's at gingersnaps Creations who are sadly closing their doors. The blogozine will feature a panel of regular columnists as well as reader submitted articles and Reader Art Quests, with the winners voted for by the readers !
Hope you enjoy getting musical, I look forward to seeing your creations, thanks for visiting Esther xxx

20 comments:

  1. nasty Mr.blogger!

    But Esther your tag is stunning creation,fabulous;-))m

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  2. Gorgeous tag love how you dressed the butterfly sometimes you need to take a break to come back better than ever! XOXO Zoe

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  3. Smashing musical tag, Annette x

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  4. Totally beautiful tag! Wonderful elements put together.

    Thanks for questing with us at UPA!

    Don't forget to come back and vote for your favorite entry on the 16th!

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  5. Your tag is gorgeous Esther, I love how you've done the butterfly and the background. Thanks for your lovely comment on my little picture - think I should have a little wall of fame in my craft room when I move house, lol.

    Maria x

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  6. Good to have you back on form...this is very lovely tag with wonderful spring inspired mood and colours! Love the lace and music on the butterfly....I might have to say enjoy the snow!!!! Thanks so much for calling by and sharing your tag with My Mojo Monthly! Sarah.

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  7. Bloggers been a pain all week Esther, seems to totally have a mind of his own.

    Super tag and loving all the different elements and interest.

    Thanks so much for joining our inspirational theme at Allsorts this week and good luck. And hope you cold seen shifts.

    B x

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  8. Gorgeous tag Esther, I adore the lovely spring like colours, it's soooooo pretty. Julia xxxx

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  9. Esther, this is such a cool tag, love all the musical notes, Debi x

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  10. Hi Esther, utterly gorgeous tag, beautiful soft vintage colours and beautiful stamping. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at FSC. xx

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  11. A wonderful tag with great elements. Love the spring feeling on it. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

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  12. HI Esther, this is a fabulous tag with a great background, stamping and embellishments. A brilliant contribution to the Unruly RAQ, thanks for playing along. You have also contributed to two of my other teams so thanks for sharing it also at FSC and The Stamp Man.
    hugs {brenda} xox

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  13. Beautiful tag Esther. Love the background technique and the butterfly is gorgeous.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

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  14. Wonderful tag. Love all the colours too. Hugs Rita xx

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  15. such a lovely project Esther! Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts this week and good luck!

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  16. Esther your tags are always gorgeous and this is no exception!! Hugs

    NIKKI

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  17. A wonderful tag with such a soft touch.

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  18. Great tag. Very effective and thanks for sharing the technique. Great to see you at UPA

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  19. A gorgeous tag Esther, beautiful colours and I love the butterfly.
    xxx Hazel.

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  20. Life is not merely to be alive, but to be well g7capsules ):

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