Saturday, November 5, 2011

Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C112


Hi Friends!! It's Crazy 4 Challenges time .. .but before I begin, we have a new crazy gal. . .we would like to welcome a new member to the team. Please welcome Dawn Easton of Treasure Oiler Designz! Yay! I've known Dawn in blogland for several years so it's nice to be working with her. . . she's one talented chicka!

Well this month Joycelyn will be hosting the challenges and this week, she came up with a fun challenge. This week's challenge is to WRAP IT UP! With the holidays fast approaching, let’s see how you’ll give a gift that personal touch! (boxes, bags, gift card holders, etc)


Last week I mentioned that my crafty mojo has gone on a sabbatical . . .so during this time, I've been on Pinterest in search of my mojo. I'm hoping that all the pretty creative projects that I come across would light a spark in me. I saw a lot of fun crafty projects among other fun stuff and they sure are inspiring. I did see a lot of different ideas on gift wrapping, Christmas bags, and other ideas. One of the things I've always wanted to do is to put my card in something other than an envelope. A great way to "pretty" up a card is to put it in a lovely glassine bag and dress up the front to look like a gift wrap of sort!

What I did was cut a rectangle chipboard and painted it with acrylic paint. Once it dried, I stamped the sentiment on to the chipboard and gave it a distressed look by rubbing distressing ink to the side. The rest of the bag was dressed up with lace, ribbons, snowflake chipboard, a paper doily and Prima flowers. That's about it.

Hey. . .before I go, I also have Tumblr account. It's non-crafting related. Pinterest sort of supports my blog on Tumblr. I pin things then I post them on Tumblr. I basically post photos of things that interest me other than crafting. It's just a fun escape when I don't feel like crafting. . .I sometimes post my own photos and occasionally some of my crafty stuff but rarely. Anyway, stop by and check it out.

Anyway stop by C4C and check out the lovely creative projects the crazies created this week or stop by their individual blogs:

13 comments:

StampOwl said...

gorgeous Maria

Dawn Easton said...

Maria, this is gorgeous! LOVE the aqua colours and that glassine bag! I need some of those...hehe!
So happy to be working with you! Your work has always amazed me!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

Well, Maria...you have outdone yourself...this is so feminine and gorgeous...wow

Cindy Haffner said...

WOW Maria another GORGEOUS Beauty!!~

Silli said...

Wonderful Maria, love all the pretty details...Big hugs and happy weekend!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Beautiful! So vintagy looking and the colours are amazing!

Beth aka BR-T said...

I think this is beautiful!

Shoregirl said...

Beautiful card! I LOVE the colors you used!

Joycelyn Turner said...

What a beautiful way to present a card to someone!!! Fabulous Maria!!!

Lorraine Mcneil said...

Beautiful as always.

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Maria.

Hugs Riet.xx

Cubic Zirconia Rings said...

Maria, this is gorgeous! LOVE the aqua colours and that glassine bag! I need some of those...hehe!
So happy to be working with you! Your work has always amazed me!!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous, Maria! What a nice touch that doily is!

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