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Monday, March 7, 2016


My First Dreamtime Craft Supply Project
And First DCS Challenge!



I'm so excited to share with you my first DCS DT Challenge Project for this month's challenge. And I certainly can't wait to see all of yours!

To begin this project, I needed to use 12x12 chipboard and cut out 3 fairly good-sized hearts (each one about 4" in diameter, as I wanted it to be a wall-hanging). I then free-hand cut a "stem". I also cut out a 4" circle so I could hot glue all the pieces together onto that....to give it a foundation.  I used some green acrylic metallic paint on it from my stash and I was going to leave it at that....BUT....as we all know, something about it sometimes just doesn't look right. The color was good, but it just didn't "spark" me. So then the perspiration and inspiration really had to kick into high gear! I figured, why not go ahead and stencil it using the TH Speckles stencil? So I used that and covered it with the Ranger Texture Paste. I sprinkled Stampendous Frantage Shabby White Embossing powder on top of that. Now, as much as it sounds like a LOT of powder, it really isn't. I've had that bottle for a year, at least. 

Of course, then I had to dry it with my heat gun. I was kind of surprised at the result and extremely pleased that my green just became a beautiful background to the Shabby White. (All part of being a crafter!) I really got inspired then. I added a rose trim all around the piece, then added in all my embellishments. See the gorgeous butterflies? Those are all handmade by Renea Harrison of Reneabouquets. While I do make some of my own, I am totally blown away by the realism of her butterflies! Then I added the sentiment above, which was ink distressed with TH Black Soot and hot glued on. The tea diecuts is from a set I had in my stash. (I've linked each product I used that you can get from the DCS store, so be sure to check them out! There are lots of items to choose from!)

So there you have it! Now, let's see what beautiful creations you make! Be sure to enter the Challenge Blog (link here).  You might be the winner to our first Challenge Prize which is from Whimsey Stamps!

And....let me encourage you here for a minute...if you've ever thought about trying out for a Design Team, but think you're "just not good enough", go for it anyway! You never know until you try! With that being said, go check out the Dreamtime Craft Supplies, because we're having a DT Call right now! I'm so glad I didn't let my "fear of rejection" stop me from trying. I'm so happy to be a part of it!

Here are the links to the DT Call and to the Challenge Blog.

Blessings and Happy Crafting!
Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Challenge Entries for this Project:
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft your Passion - Anything Goes
Get Creative Challenge - St. Patrick's
Incy Wincy Designs - Shades of Green
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes


18 comments:

  1. Ohhh, the texture! I just want to touch it! Don't you love how "art" comes to you, it tells us what it wants to look like. Great job.

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  2. Hi Jeanie,
    Wow what an incredible design. Love your wall hanging :) You have most definitely used your creativity so well especially with the foundation being a sheet of chipboard! Love how you have used the texture paste & the butterflies look gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing xx

    Happy crafting
    Lisa - Dreamtime Craft Supplies

    Dreamtime Craft Supplies
    Dreamtime Craft Supplies Blog

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  3. Thank you so much, Lisa! I'm so glad to be a part of the team!

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  4. Jeanie this is fabulous and a great idea for the first challenge hopefully will bring luck! I adore all the detail you have added and the sentiment is so British lol

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  5. Lol. Thank you, Sharon! I was hoping it would be. :-)

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  6. Wow Jeanie! This is STUNNING! Love the texture and design elements. Just gorgeous hun! xx

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  7. Wow! This is a great piece of art loaded with full of textures and luck! Love your creativity and style!

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  8. I love your yummy texture wall hanging Jeanie. Those butterflies are my favorite. Congratulations on your new dt spot and so happy for you. Happy creating. Hugs xx

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  9. Wow! Talk about a piece of art, it's an amazing progression of techniques and layers. Thanks for playing along with "Get Creative Challenges".

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  10. Beautiful creation Jeanie. Thank you for joining us at Crafting from the Heart.

    Pam x

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  11. This is amazing. I love it! I love all the texture and elements. Thanks for joining us at Get Creative, Heather

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  12. Hi Jeanie - I love all the textures and elements on this great project! It's perfect for our Shades of Green Challenge at Incy Wincy Designs - thanks for playing along this time.
    Helen x (DT)

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