Friday, October 30, 2009

Crafty Secrets Design Team Challenge!

Good Morning Ladies.
I'm very excited this morning to be participating in the Crafty Secrets DT Challenge as a Guest DT Member!  The challenge was to create something using birds.  Well the hardest part was trying to decide WHAT to use, because Crafty Secrets has lots of products with birds included.  I narrowed it down to 3 stamp sets!  teehee.   I know this post is way tooooo long and I probably should have just used one project, but I couldn't help it.  I figured you are only a Crafty Secrets Guest DT member once!!  Right!  


Make sure you check out the other DT Member links at the bottom of the post and the Crafty Secrets Blog.  I heard there was some yummy blog candy being given away at 1 of the DT blogs and by Sandy on the Crafty Secrets Blog!! 


I used the Christmas Joy stamp set on this card.  I also used paper from one of Crafty Secrets Paper Pads.
Check out the photo of the stamp set below to see how I layered the images.   I used Eclipse masking to build this scene.  You stamp the image that will be in the for-front first - bow, stamp it again on the tape, cut it out, and then cover the bow on your card before stamping the next layer.  Continue building in this manner.  I also used the holly to create a border.  Isn't this set awesome with so many possibilities.  I used it to create a layout in an early post.  If you want to see that, you can go HERE.




You can view more of my Cardboard Art HERE.

You can view more of my Collage / Mixed Media projects HERE.


I used Bird Notes on this friendship hanging decor project.  I used a swirly for the wings from the Mini Memories stamp set.  I used a swirly from the Flourishes stamp set on the corner of the bird house.  I started out with corrugated cardboard to create the bird house.  Tear off part of the surface paper to reveal the waves below, layer on acrylic paint, and glimmer mist to get the distress look.  I sprayed some white lace with glimmer mist as well and adhered to the base.  The bird dies are Spellbinders.  I have created a layout using this set in an earlier post that you can see HERE.



I used the Thanksgiving stamp set on this 2 1/2 x 3 1/2" Artist Trading Card.  I love using my stamps to create all kinds of projects, including ATC's.  I just thought this turkey and the sentiment were too cute.  The background is crackle paint distressed with some brown ink.   You could easily put this one a card as well.  To see a layout using this set go HERE.

Thanks soooo much for taking time to check out all my Crafty Secrets Projects.
To see more awesome projects in this Crafty Secrets Blog Hop and to qualify for some Blog Candy, make sure you check out the rest of the DT's Blogs.  These girls are awesome and it was so much fun to have the opportunity to play along with them!


Tune in tomorrow for my next FCD project!!
Have a great day!

21 comments:

Vicki C said...

What fun projects! You do beautiful work.. and we are just thrilled to have you join us this month! Thanks so much for playing along.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh my goodness girl ... you have been busy! Awesome projects!! Congrats on the Guest Designer spot ... what a thrill to be included with such a talented group of ladies! Whoo Hoo!!! Awesome job!

Scrappinangler said...

Congrats on the GDT spot! You deserve it! :) These projects are amazing! Beautiful work! Hugs,~T

Dee said...

Beautiful stuff! Congrats on your Guest DT spot. . . you deserve it!

Julie said...

Beautiful projects, Melisa! Congrats on the guest DT spot!

Pam said...

LOVE all your projects Melisa, you've been busy girl!

kc_froglady said...

Great projects! I really like the center one with friends and the dangling birds - nicely done!

chelemom said...

So glad to have you with us this month! What a great job you did!

debbie k said...

These are just beautiful and very inspirational! Thanks for sharing.

debbie k said...

These are just beautiful and very inspirational! Thanks for sharing.

Heidi Blankenship said...

Melisa, I love all of your projects!! Your Christmas card is beautiful and I love your coloring. Love the home decor piece and all of the details. Fantastic Thanksgiving card too. Your work is Gorgeous! Congrats on your Guest DT spot!! So glad you could join us for the month!!

Marisa said...

Melisa you have been one busy lady. I love the projects you come up with. Glad to have you as guest designer for this month.

Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talent.

Marisa

NanaBeth said...

Totally adorable-hope we get to see more of your creations-I love them.

Shelly Schmidt said...

What wonderful projects Melisa! I love the birds in a row- you have done a wonderful job! TFS

trendyscrapper said...

I love each of your projects great job they are all works of art.

Karen Berry, a.k.a. Art Chick said...

Hey--Beautiful work as always. Love ya!

Kris said...

Melissa, these are all gorgeous. Lucky you to be a Crafty Secrets DT member. You deserve it!

Kris

Lesley said...

Melisa, What a beautiful Christmas card!!!

Shirley said...

All 3 are just beautifully unique and gorgeous too! Wow!

Ursula said...

Great projects, Melisa! Love the way you made the greenery cluster & bow on the Christmas one, and that ribbon in the background is just perfect! The Thanksgiving one is so cute; what a funny sentiment!
And Oh My Gawsh - that birdhouse friendship one is to DIE for!! if you need a friend to send it to, I have my hand up! Oh, pick me! Pick me! LOL
nice work, girlfriend!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your siteI love everything about it.

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