Monday, October 28, 2013

Mix up the Sentiments

It is the 28th of the month, so I am here to welcome you to another round with the Calendar Girls!

Who are the Calendar Girls? We are a group of bloggers who want to have a place where friendships blossom, creativity abounds, and encouragement prevails! In keeping with that dream, this blog group has been created so we will have a place to interact and enjoy being fellow bloggers.  I am the
hostess this month and this is my challenge for the group:  

Here is the October Challenge--For me a true challenge is to try a new technique. So--that is going to be the challenge I propose to all of us.

Go to this link Technique Lovers Challenge Forum and chose a new technique to you that has a 1 or 0 in the challenge number--like TLC410 or TLC360 or any more current number (as I posed this challenge way back in January......) The technique you pick should be one you have never tried before--and you can go back as far as you want in the forum in the posted techniques to find one to tackle. Please list the number and name of the technique you tried in your blog post. And--to make the challenge a bit harder--you cannot create a card this month! You need to think outside of the box and try a totally new technique along with a project that is anything but a card............... And--for extra credit--make a creation with a Halloween theme!

So--get your thinking caps on, check out some new techniques that you might want to try and create something other than a card that can be used for Halloween! I think this is a pretty good challenge for this month. Can't wait to see all of your "new" creations on the 28th! Good luck!

So--I am wondering if this challenge would be fun for the other members-or a true challenge.  I went with TLC441--Mix up the Sentiments. 
1.  Look through your stamp sets and pick out several sentiments that have a similar theme .
2. Pick out several different ink colors
3. Lay out your stamps on your paper to create the pattern you some of them horizontal, vertical, or diagonal...what ever works for your design
4. Stamp the sentiments to create a large focal sentiment, trim the layer, and create your card.

So--I went with a Halloween ABAC-Anything but a Card. I used a few of my favorite Halloween sentiments from different stamp sets.  I thought this would make a cute gift for the day AFTER Halloween--when breath mints might be needed!

Here is the side of the Tic Tac Holder:

Image/Sentiment—Amuse Hallow's Night; Stampin' Up Halloween Hoots and Grateful Greetings

Cardstock—SU Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla;

Ink—Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie

Accessories—Black/Orange Ribbon; Purple Witch's Hat Brad 

Please check out the blogs of all of the Calendar Girls—there are 10 of us, so it might take you a bit.  I am sure you will enjoy all the creations! All of the blogs are listed on my left sidebar. Thanks for joining us this month!


Terry said...

That's a cool I may try, but it really would be a challenge for me :-)

I had fun on this month's challenge Barb......I love to try new things!

MiamiKel said...

SUPAH cool challenge this month, so original and I just love how you thought outside the box! Well, you thought OF a box, LOL!! This is great! I've been blessed by one of yours IRL and can attest to it's absolute beauty - you are super creative and just a beautiful gal! Muah!

So happy to be Calendar Girlin' with you, my friend!! x0x0

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh Barb... what a fun tic tac holder and practical, too! How cute!

I loved your challenge for the CG this month. It took me out of my comfort zone (I mostly do cards) and wasn't too stressful either. I loved the new-to-me technique I used, so thanks for introducing me to something new!

Carol W said...

Oh My goodness Barb, what a fun challenge and what a fun project you made. This is so dang cute and so clever as well. I looked at this challenge but did something different...Well done and fun, fun, fun, challenge....Hugs

:: BlueInks :: said...

Super cue project! I love how the sentiments turned out. They look great in the colors you chose to work with. The festive ribbon just tops it off!

Darlene said...

CUTE!! Love the challenge that you thought of, and love this gift, too! Great ideas running through that head of yours.

djones said...

Oh Barb this is a great project. I will have to try making these as Christmas gifts for my kids classmates. Thanks for threat idea.