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Here is the latest challenge:
OFFICIAL RULES FOR CHALLENGE #9
Deadline Saturday, February 20, 2010 Midnight Pacific Time - read rules carefully
Challenge # 9 – Wooden Blank (any shape/subject, found, repurposed, or purchased)
Theme – Botanicals
(flowers, leaves, trees, tropical, forest, real/fantasy, or etc…)
Required material – Wire
(metallic, old/new, covered, colored, thin/thick, or etc…)
Complete all aspects of Challenge #9 Wood/Botanical/Wire as outlined above
When you upload it the Bad Girls, select the the Project 52 Gallery, make sure to title it "Challenge #9 Wood/Botanical/Wire" NOTE: Select Project 52 Gallery from drop-down menu when uploading
**All Entries Must Post in the Challenge #9 Forum Thread With a Link from the Project 52 Gallery and Tell Us About Your Process In a Few Short Sentences. Make Sure You Have All Three Steps! Due February 20, 2010 Midnight Pacific
Here's what I did for this challenge:
I used a Kaiser Kraft wood mini album page, deco podged it with some scrap paper I had been using as a glimmer mist craft mat, rubbed that in silver embossing powder I spilled all over my scrappy area (and couldn't get up), then added a perfect pearls wash, crackle medium, paint dabber and distress ink. I cut the butterfly on my cricut and used alcohol inks, german glass glitter and stickles to decorate it. I made flowers by hand from vintage dictionary pages and colored with alcohol ink (I LOVE the transparent look) and used vintage buttons and copper wire to complete them. I used Prima alpha stickers colored and textured with Copics and stickles for the "bloom". Then I added vintage metal lace trim, jewlery (I cut it up ...it was broken anyway), a velvet button and mixed in some "new" seed beads, embroidery floss and ribbon (painted with with a couple of shimmerz colors). Hope you enjoy my creation! (Can you tell I'm wishing for spring???)
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