My 100 day challenge- Pattern A Day 2

My 100 day challenge- Pattern A Day 2

The second day of my 100 day challenge today over at the 100daysproject. There are lots of interesting projects over there. Find out more about my individual challenge on my day 1 post here.

Today I drew some patterns that I will be using in my colouring calendar I sell. I start by drawing the outlines- leaves today. Then I study the subject- in this case it was easy as I have lots of different types of leaf in my garden.

Pattern a day leaves

I design patterns based on the patterns I can see in the subject.

I used my Sakura Micron pensfor the drawing (there are various nib sizes allowing a range of fine lines and they are archival quality).

It takes me a couple of hours to complete three leaves due to the detail. The artwork for the calendar is completely hand drawn so each month takes a few days. For the sake of this challenge I’ve taken a photo of the leaves I completed today and then manipulated them digitally using CraftArtist 2 Professional to produce a complete project. I also added my usual copyright information etc.

Pattern a day2 100 day challenge

Please cheer me on with my challenge and follow me on instagram if you are over there (any pointers are welcome as I have no idea what I am doing on Instagram at the moment!!).

I’d like to enter the following challenges which are all anything goes (and I think O.K. with a drawing project). Do go and check out the amazing blogs…

Crafting With An Attitude

Crafty Girls Creations

DL.Art

Little Miss Muffet challenges

Southern Girls Challenge

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100 day challenge- a Pattern A Day

100 day challenge- a Pattern A Day

I am starting a 100 day challenge today over at the 100daysproject. Do head over there to have a look at the various projects.

My challenge is PAD- a pattern a day. This will be quite a flexible project due to my wide range of creative interests! My aim is to spend time every day on a creative project involving creating or using a pattern- drawing/ painting patterns, photographing patterns, creating patterns digitally, sewing with patterns or crafting using pattern. I am going to tie this in with getting started on instagram elaine_achelois. Lots for me to learn with this.

For my first PAD I wanted to create a title page for my project. I created the text on the computer using open letters for PAD and then printed it onto graphics paper. I then drew the patterns to decorate the title page and fill in PAD. The patterns are based on henna patterns. I used my Sakura Micron pensfor the drawing (there are various nib sizes allowing a range of fine lines and they are archival quality).

Please cheer me on with my challenge and follow me on instagram if you are over there (any pointers are welcome).

Pattern a day

 

I’d like to enter the following challenges

Craft Your Passion- always anything goes

Crafty Boots Challenge- anything but a card

 

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Summertime- The Creative Loops August challenge

Summertime- The Creative Loops August challenge

The challenge for August is Summertime so you can produce any type of creative project with that theme. The challenge topic just needs to be a starting point for your inspiration so you could do a creative project linked to Summer, holidays, beaches, rain 🙂 (I am in the U.K.)…….you can do anything you think is linked to Summer. Please link up your project at the end of the post.

The Creative Loops challenge is for all types of creatives and is truly anything goes- art, mixed media, sewing, knitting, quilting, card making, paper-craft, cross-stitch, photography, altered art, creative writing, graphic design, floral design……if it is creative and inspired by the challenge theme you can join in. The idea is to connect and inspire creatives. We are a local group that meet weekly but anyone is welcome to join the challenge and link up their project.

Feel free to add any ideas and to chat about inspirations in the comments. I always appreciate knowing someone is reading.

Here is an inspiration board of ideas you could use with the links listed below. Please add your finished projects at the bottom of this post.

Creative loops challenge Summer

By members of Creative Loops

  1. Art on a bag by Elaine Nicholls, AcheloisHandmade on Etsy.
  2. Chrysanthenum card by Kristina of Haith’s Handmade.
  3. Embroidered shells by artist Jocelyn Leigh.
  4. Dancing Dolphins by artist Melanie Ridgeway at Fox-puzzles.
  5. Water bottle cover by textile artist and teacher Alison Ripley.
  6. Art in a Heart by artist Annette Rose.
  7. Summer dress by professional seamstress and teacher Carrie J Trigg.
  8. Sunglasses by artist Lee Robinson.

 

Inspiration from others

  1. Cornish Driftwood ornament by CornishCreationsUK on Etsy.
  2. Art on shells by Alisa Burke.
  3. WanderLust series of embroidery by Teresa Lim. This one is beach huts in Melbourne, Australia.
  4. Crochet Summer jacket pattern at knitsi.com.
  5. Love The Beach mixed media piece by Katy Leitch with step by step photos.
  6. Easy Beach Cake at CakeWhiz.
  7. Sunbathing bag at The Golden Adventures of a Dark Horse.
  8. Mini beach bag in paper by Bianca at Stempeleinmaleins.
  9. Art sails on Driftwood Boats by Alisa Burke.
  10. Travel art journal by Gabi Campanario at Urban Sketchers.
  11. How to make Sun Prints at Garden Therapy.
  12. Shooting and Processing Seascape Photography by Raiatea Arcuri on You Tube.
  13. Sewing Bee Shift Dress pattern at Sewmag.
  14. Blueberry cheesecake ice-cream recipe at Jamie Cooks It Up.
  15. Summerfun scrapbook page with free download of the background by Kim Jackson at Creating Keepsakes.
  16. How To Paint A Beach Tutorial by Pamela at Flowerpatch Farmhouse.
  17. Making a top from 2 scarves and a ribbon by Rebekah at Potholes and Pantyhose.
  18. Reversible Summer Hat tutorial (adult or child) at Martha Stewart.
  19. All Seasons Notepad set by Annette at Nettys Cards.
  20. Journal prompts for a travel journal by Kenzie at Hello Neverland.
  21. Boat Trip to Samos by Ingrid at Ingrid’s Place.
  22. Pallet Beach Wall Art at The White Birch Studio on Etsy.

 

Hopefully that provided enough ideas to inspire you. Now all you need to do is

  1. Get inspired
  2. Create (original and new creations only, please respect copyright)
  3. Take photos of your creation
  4. Link up
  5. Check out the other linked projects, comment on them etc. We want to build a community.
  6. I’d be grateful if you spread the word on this challenge by pinning the inspiration board or letting other creatives know about the challenge.

If you have a blog please write about your inspiration, how it links to this challenge and include a link to this post. Add a photo of your project with your name and a short description below. If you do not have a blog post you can upload and share your photo or email me a copy of the photo and details. If you have any problems linking up there is a how to video and tutorial here.

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Stars and Stripes Creative Loops Challenge for July

Stars and Stripes Creative Loops Challenge for July

The challenge for July is Stars And/ Or Stripes so you can produce any type of creative project with that theme. The challenge topic just needs to be a starting point for your inspiration so you could do a creative project using stars, stripes, stars and stripes, America …….you can do anything you think is linked to Stars And/ Or Stripes. Please link up your project at the end of the post.

The Creative Loops challenge is for all types of creatives and is truly anything goes- art, mixed media, sewing, knitting, quilting, card making, paper-craft, cross-stitch, photography, altered art, creative writing, graphic design, floral design……if it is creative and inspired by the challenge theme you can join in. The idea is to connect and inspire creatives. We are a local group that meet weekly but anyone is welcome to join the challenge and link up their project.

Feel free to add any ideas and to chat about inspirations in the comments. I always appreciate knowing someone is reading.

Here is an inspiration board of ideas you could use with the links listed below.

Please add your finished projects at the bottom of this post.

Creative loops challenge Stars and Stripes

By members of Creative Loops

  1. Commissioned memory frame for a birthday with a stars and stripes theme by Elaine Nicholls.
  2. Striped deck chair picture by artist Lee Robinson.
  3. Exploding star birthday cake by Elaine Nicholls
  4. Independence Day card by Kristina of Haith’s Handmade.
  5. Metz cross stitch cushion by Kristina of Haith’s Handmade.
  6. Star themed wizard card by Elaine Nicholls.
  7. Striped owl doorstop by Kristina of Haith’s Handmade.

Inspiration from others

  1. Newborn stars and stripes cocoon hat set crochet pattern on Etsy by Warm Fuzzy Boutique.
  2. Embroidery on paper ‘While I Speak I Hope’ by Yunita Hadinata.
  3. Book folding pattern for double star on Etsy by Book Folding Forever.
  4. Stars and stripes cupcakes by Food Network Kitchen.
  5. 3D papercut star by Tahiti Pehrson.
  6. Star and stripe cushions. Free pattern by Craft Passion.
  7. Embroidered star top by Anna Tykhonova.
  8. Star wire earrings by Kythryne Aisling.
  9. Star card tutorial on Wenches Kort & Papir.
  10. Refashion using t-shirts to make striped bolero on a Constant Project.
  11. Photo inspiration star and stripe shells on tumblr.
  12. Stars in mandala drawing on Instagram.
  13. Tips on night photography by Currently Wandering.
  14. Striped shirt to skirt refashion at Create-enjoy.
  15. Shining Star fleece baby wrap on wonderfuldiy.com.
  16. Mixed media circles on stripes using Gelli plate on Create Mixed Media.
  17. Galaxy painted All Star Converse on Sparkle Collective.
  18. Spinning stripe quilt on Wendy’s Quilts and More.

Hopefully that provided enough ideas to inspire you. Now all you need to do is

  1. Get inspired
  2. Create (original and new creations only, please respect copyright)
  3. Take photos of your creation
  4. Link up
  5. Check out the other linked projects, comment on them etc. We want to build a community.

If you have a blog please write about your inspiration, how it links to this challenge and include a link to this post. Add a photo of your project with your name and a short description below. If you do not have a blog post you can upload and share your photo or email me a copy of the photo and details. If you have any problems linking up there is a how to video and tutorial here.

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Recycle, refashion and repurpose for the May challenge

Recycle, refashion and repurpose for the May challenge

The challenge for May is recycle so you can produce any type of creative project with that theme. The challenge topic (recycle) just needs to be a starting point for your inspiration so you could do a creative project made with recycled materials (refashion, repurpose, upcycle, altered art) or maybe using up scraps that might otherwise be binned…….you can do anything you think is linked to recycling. Please link up your project at the end of the post.
The Creative Loops challenge is for all types of creatives and is truly anything goes- art, mixed media, sewing, knitting, quilting, card making, paper-craft, cross-stitch, photography, altered art, creative writing, graphic design, floral design……if it is creative and inspired by the challenge theme you can join in. The idea is to connect and inspire creatives. We are a local group that meet weekly but anyone is welcome to join the challenge and link up their project.
Feel free to add any ideas and to chat about inspirations in the comments. I always appreciate knowing someone is reading.
Here is an inspiration board of ideas you could use with the links listed below. Links with tutorials or patterns are shown with a *. Links to items which you could buy are shown with **
Please add your finished projects at the bottom of this post.

Creative loops challenge recycle

Links
By members of Creative Loops
1. I used scraps to add embellishments to a skirt at achelois.co
2. Beautiful dresses and other clothes made with vintage fabric by Carrie Trigg and available to buy at Sidcup & Co and her Etsy shop**
3. Using paper scraps up to make a card by Haith’s Handmade
4. Another way to use paper scraps in a card by me at achelois.co
5. Hedgehog book art by artist Jocelyn Leigh
6. Art on a bag at my Etsy shop**
7. How I made mini gift bags from envelopes at achelois.co

Inspiration from others
8. Making a bath mat from old towels*
9. Using tissue paper on glass vases and candle holders*
10. Refashioning skirts and tops by adding peplums*
11. 25 ideas for using shoe boxes*
12. 50+ fabric stash busters*
13. T-shirt shrug tutorial*
14. Skirt refashion with stencilling*
15. Beautiful home décor art at Romancing the Home
16. Mixed media palette
17. Different ideas for refinishing wooden furniture
18. Easy t-shirt skirts*
19. Patchwork style card using scraps*
20. Necktie aqua handbag by Rick Rack Ruby
21. 6 ways to make necklaces using buttons
22. The Bookworm by Tammy Smith Design
23. 50+ things to make with old sweaters
24. Lots of ideas on how to recycle old Singer sewing machines

Hopefully that provided enough ideas to inspire you. Now all you need to do is
1. Get inspired
2. Create (original and new creations only, please respect copyright)
3. Take photos of your creation
4. Link up
5. Check out the other linked projects, comment on them etc. We want to build a community.

If you have a blog please write about your inspiration, how it links to this challenge and include a link to this post. Add a photo of your project with your name and a short description below. If you do not have a blog post you can upload and share your photo or email me a copy of the photo and details. If you have any problems linking up there is a how to video and tutorial here.

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Hand painted OOAK shopping bag- I’d rather be on holiday!

Hand painted OOAK shopping bag- I’d rather be on holiday!

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I’ve painted a new long handled tote bag for my Etsy shop. This was inspired by my mum- we sometimes call her Mrs Holiday because she is a big fan of cruises now and when she isn’t on one she is talking about wanting to be on one or how marvellous they are. I would have put I’d rather be cruising on the bag but it might be taken the wrong way 😉

I plan my rough composition on paper first. I started by drawing the outlines with Derwent Inktense Blocks
Inktense blocks. I then applied layers of inktense (blocks for washes of colour and pencilsfor detail) painting on some  Golden Gac 900 Fabric Painting Medium between each layer to set the inktense (it actually turns it to ink).

I think Inktense are becoming my favourite medium as I love the variety of ways you can use them. I also love being able to use them on some differemt surfaces. I love painting bags as shopping bag totes are an essential item and I love being able to have personalised one of a kind bags which take my art outside the 4 walls of houses and exhibitions!

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I’m entering this for the

Creative Loops challenge- water

As You Like It Challenge- favourite non-card project and why

Creative Moments- Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination- Anything Goes

Lemon Shortbread challenge- Anything Goes

Throught The Craftroom Door- Anything Goes

2 Creative Chicks- Anything Goes

Altered Eclectics- Mixed media/ altered art. Anything goes

Anything But Cute Mixed Media Challenge- Earth Day

Crafts Galore Encore- Anything Goes Challenge

Make My Monday- Watercolour

Not Just Cards- Always Anything Goes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April Creative Loops challenge is water

April Creative Loops challenge is water

Today I’ve got lots of inspiration for our April challenge- water. The challenge topic (water) just needs to be a starting point for your inspiration so you could do a creative project made with water (ice sculpture anyone?) using water (dye fabric or yarn, watercolour etc.), featuring water, inspired by water (beaches, waterfall cardigans, mermaids)….anything you think is linked to water.

The Creative Loops challenge is for all types of creatives and is truly anything goes- art, mixed media, sewing, knitting, quilting, card making, paper-craft, cross-stitch, photography, altered art, creative writing, graphic design, floral design……if it is creative and inspired by the challenge theme you can join in. The idea is to connect and inspire creatives. We are a local group that meet weekly but anyone is welcome to join the challenge and link up their project.

Feel free to add any ideas and to chat about inspirations in the comments. I always appreciate knowing someone is reading.

Here is an inspiration board of ideas you could use with the links listed below. Links with tutorials or patterns are shown with a *. Links to items which you could buy are shown with **

Please add your finished projects at the bottom of this post.

Inspiration creative loops challenge water

By members of Creative Loops

  1. Nautical card by Haith’s Handmade
  2. Be Unique is original artwork by me available to buy (prints also available on my Etsy shop). Mermaid & quote ‘You’ve got your own style so let it shine through and remember no matter what you gotta be you’.**
  3. Altered book with stream and fish by Jocelyn Leigh
  4. Water bottle carry bag by textile artist Alison Ripley. There is a tutorial for a similar water bottle holder with a pattern here.*
  5. Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it is about learning to dance in the rain available at my Etsy shop**
  6. Girl’s summer A line dress using vintage oriental print fabric of landscape by water by Carrie Trigg and available to buy on her Etsy shop**
  7. I hand painted this bag using Inktense blocks and pencils. It is available to sell in my Etsy shop.**
  8. Melanie is a new talent in our local Creative Loops group. She has designed and created a range of puzzles many of them have an ocean and sea life theme. You can buy them at Fox Puzzles.**

Inspiration from others

9. Peru born textile artist Ana Teresa Barboza has created several pieces inspired by water including this piece with water flowing out from the embroidery hoop.

10. This fish scale style jar was on sale from http://www.putinajar.com but it sold out. You can use this tutorial to create your own.*

11. 10 tips for waterfall photography*

12. Video tutorial on how to make a seahorse using wire and stones or sea glass.*

13. Recycle a bottle using jute, decoupage glue and paper napkins with this tutorial.*

14. Using natural dye and shibori technique in this tutorial*

15. Tutorial for creating a botanical watercolour wreath*

16. Be a mermaid! Free pattern for crochet mermaids tail for baby and here is one for adults.*

17. Card I made using my mermaid digi stamp by Sylvia Zet at Wee stamps

18. Creating a waterfall bustle explained here.*

19. 24+ free sea creature patterns including some great goldfish mittens and knitted fish.*

20. I really love to paint anything. This is by Vivian Xiao.

21. Rain painting and other fun watercolour techniques with Alisa Burke (she also has great online courses including watercolour bliss).*

22. No sew waterfall cardigan from t-shirt tutorial*

23. Tutorial on painting realistic water with acrylics*

24. One of the great things about water is reflections and I used this idea in this card.

25. Waterlily tutorial*

26. Some tips for water drop photography*

Hopefully that provided enough ideas to inspire you. Now all you need to do is

  1. Get inspired
  2. Create (original and new creations only, please respect copyright)
  3. Take photos of your creation
  4. Link up
  5. Check out the other linked projects, comment on them etc. We want to build a community.

If you have a blog please write about your inspiration, how it links to this challenge and include a link to this post. Add a photo of your project with your name and a short description below. If you do not have a blog post you can upload and share your photo or email me a copy of the photo and details. If you have any problems linking up there is a how to video and tutorial here.

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Floral inspiration- 44 ideas for Mother’s Day and our March Challenge

Floral inspiration- 44 ideas for Mother’s Day and our March Challenge

Creative loops challenge march flowers mothers day

Today I’ve got lots of inspiration for our March challenge- flowers. The challenge topic (flowers) just needs to be a starting point for your inspiration so you could do a creative project made from flowers, using flowers, featuring flowers, inspired by flowers….anything you think is linked to flowers.

The Creative Loops challenge is for all types of creatives and is truly anything goes- art, mixed media, sewing, knitting, quilting, card making, papercraft, crossstitch, photography, altered art, creative writing, graphic design, floral design……if it is creative and inspired by the challenge theme you can join in. The idea is to connect and inspire creatives. We are a local group that meet weekly but anyone is welcome to join the challenge and link up their project.

Feel free to add any ideas and to chat about inspirations in the comments.

Here is an inspiration board of ideas you could use with the links listed below. Links with tutorials or patterns are shown with a *. Links to items which you could buy are shown with **

Please add your finished projects at the bottom of this post.

Floral inspiration 44 mothers day ideas

By members of Creative Loops

  1. Carrie Trigg (cut ’n’ sew) teaches sewing and she taught the Creative Loops group to make this floral organiser.

2,3,4 Carrie also makes beautiful clothing from retro, vintage fabrics. These makes from floral prints are great inspiration…..or you could just buy one from her Etsy shop CarrieJTrigg and make something else for the challenge 😉

  1. My colouring calendars feature a couple of floral images **
  2. One of my hand painted bags with a floral henna style motif I designed **
  3. This was made by Annette for the challenge last month but as well as featuring a heart it also has some beautiful flowers. She drew using a fine black pen and then coloured with watercolour pencils.
  4. My Lord of the Rings inspired woodland scene **
  5. A colourful floral card from Kristina
  6. Beautiful artwork by Jocelyn Leigh on display at a local tea room

Inspiration from others

  1. Nail polish earrings** by SenJewelry with video tutorial*
  2. Felt rose mobile tutorial by tiffercolabear
  3. A list of 16 free flower knitting patterns at in the loop knitting*
  4. Flower vase card tutorial at notableNEST*
  5. Chocolate flowers….who would not love getting these!! Photo tutorial at all day boutique*
  6. Using forced perspective to photograph flower girls. Love this technique. It has taken me half an hour to track down the photographer- Tatiana Mikhina
  7. Blooming monogram with silk flowers tutorial at Urbanic Paper blog*
  8. I believe the original tutorial for this picture is at icreativeideas.com*
  9. How about making a floral Easter style bonnet like this one shown in CountryLivimg.com
  10. Tutorial for felt hydrangea cushion*
  11. A 3D card I made for Mother’s Day featuring lots flowers
  12. Beautiful textures in floral art by Paula Nizamas
  13. I’ve got one hand in my pocket and the other one is giving the peace sign Hand embroidery by Mariana on Flickr
  14. Tutorial for needle felted flowers at craft me happy
  15. 10 free crotchet flower patterns collated at Chaleur Life
  16. In series 1 of the Great British Sewing Bee Stuart Hillard added tulip pockets to his skirt in a refashion project. Great idea executed in double quick time!! He brought out a book called Sew Fabulous but I’m not sure if it features this project.
  17. Delicate cut paper flower by Maude White at Brave Bird Paper Art
  18. Loom knitting flowers- I’m not sure where the photo originates from (please contact me if you know). Video tutorial on loom knitting flowers here.
  19. Why not try a tulip style dress or skirt. Free tutorial for this tulip dress at The Felted Fox
  20. Several patterns for this hippo available using African flower hexagons
  21. Beautiful altered shadow box scrapbook layout at The Dusty Attic Blog
  22. Caught in crystal technique with flower stamp
  23. Painting watercolour hydrangea- step by step tutorial*
  24. Mixed media art by Toni Burt
  25. Altered art shabby chic clock attributed to Asuka Miyamoto. Definitely uses her chipboard layout.
  26. Alcohol ink painting by Teri Jones
  27. accredited to A Fairy’s Dream at afairysdreamonline.com but blog appears to be inactive
  28. zentangle meets embroidery by hoooooplaart on tumblr
  29. Altered frame using products by ArtC (Momenta) at CHA 2016 and shown on Create and Craft TV
  30. Vase book folding pattern and tutorial* for sale on Etsy by Foldilocks**
  31. Vase and flower book folding at Bev’s Book Folding Blog with link to YouTube tutorial on making the flowers*
  32. Wet felting by Renata on Flickr
  33. Screen printed t-shirt with dimensional flowers added was available at Zara
  34. Recycled denim bag by Alla Larkin. She has a shop on Etsy and a blog

Hopefully that provided enough ideas to inspire you. Now all you need to do is

  1. Get inspired
  2. Create (original and new creations only, please respect copyright)
  3. Take photos of your creation
  4. Link up
  5. Check out the other linked projects, comment on them etc. We want to build a community.

If you have a blog please write about your inspiration, how it links to this challenge and include a link to this post. Add a photo of your project with your name and a short description below. If you do not have a blog post you can upload and share your photo or email me a copy of the photo and details. If you have any problems linking up there is a how to video and tutorial here.

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28 ideas you will love for our Valentine challenge of hearts.

28 ideas you will love for our Valentine challenge of hearts.

Creative loops challenge hearts valentine loveToday I’ve got lots of inspiration for our February challenge- hearts. The challenge topic (hearts) just needs to be a starting point for your inspiration so you could do a creative project with hearts or love or valentines or red….anything you think is linked to hearts.

The Creative Loops challenge is for all types of creatives and is truly anything goes- art, mixed media, sewing, knitting, card making, papercraft, crosstitch, photography, altered art, creative writing, graphic design……if it is creative and inspired by the challenge theme you can join in. The idea is to connect and inspire creatives. We are a local group that meet weekly but anyone is welcome to join the challenge and link up their project.

Feel free to add any ideas and to chat about inspirations in the comments. Here is an inspiration board of ideas you could use with the links listed below.

Please add your finished projects at the bottom of this post.

Creative loops challenge hearts

  1. Valentine Skirt- adding heart pockets to a skirt
  2. Heart mini quilt
  3. Love..a sewn work in progress
  4. Crazy quilt heart patch
  5. Heart applique cushion (no instructions)
  6. Heart crochet slippers
  7. Knitted heart coasters
  8. Needle felted heart
  9. Crochet heart strings
  10. Crochet floral heart
  11. Weaving heart baskets
  12. Watercolour heart art for children (and adults too!!)
  13. Colour bursting heart- art by Debra Wenlock
  14. Dictionary heart art by Madame Memento
  15. Pan pastel on tissue paper- mixed media art
  16. Photography- heart bokeh effect
  17. Armfuls of love picture from anabeliahandmade
  18. Mixed media playing cards
  19. Heart shaped merengue cookies
  20. Heart shaped cinnamon buns
  21. White chocolate raspberry cheesecake
  22. Paper quilled heart
  23. Heart string art
  24. Heart wire bangle
  25. 3D open up heart card tutorial
  26. Shabby chic floral card
  27. Bunting card (no instructions)
  28. Perfect love one layer card

A mix of ideas to inspire you. Now all you need to do is

  1. Get inspired
  2. Create (original and new creations only, please respect copyright)
  3. Take photos of your creation
  4. Link up
  5. Check out the other linked projects, comment on them etc. We want to build a community.

If you have a blog please write about your inspiration, how it links to this challenge and include a link to this post. Add a photo of your project with your name and a short description below. If you do not have a blog post you can upload and share your photo or email me a copy of the photo and details. If you have any problems linking up there is a how to video and tutorial here.

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New year, new Creative Loops challenge….new!

New year, new Creative Loops challenge….new!

Creative loops challenge new
Hi! I am starting the year with a new challenge. The Creative Loops challenge is for all types of creatives and is truly anything goes- art, mixed media, sewing, knitting, card making, papercraft, crosstitch, photography, altered art, creative writing, graphic design……if it is creative and inspired by the challenge theme you can join in. The idea is to connect and inspire creatives. We are a local group that meet weekly but anyone is welcome to join the challenge and link up their project.

I was hoping to get this posted at the start of the year but I’ve been struggling with a virus over the last couple of months and just wasn’t up to posting. The challenge for this month is New. This could be a creative project for

  • NEW year
  • NEW year resolutions
  • NEW beginnings
  • NEW baby
  • NEW home
  • NEW life together (wedding)
  • NEW moon
  • NEW Zealand, NEW York, NEW Orleans etc.
  • NEW journal
  • use something NEW in your stash- get going with those Christmas gifts
  • trying a NEW technique or even a NEW craft

Feel free to add any ideas and to chat about inspirations in the comments. Here are some links to inspire you (I’ve also added lots of inspiration on my Pinterest boards).

Please add your finished projects at the bottom of this post.

New Year Parties and celebrations

Celebrating New Year in Britain from Project Britain
Great cake. Source: cakecentral

New Year Traditions

Lots of fire and fireworks but also animal whispering and possum dropping!

Great balls of fire in Scotland
Wearing red lingerie for luck in Turkey
Animal whispering in Romania
Take your suitcase for a walk!

Read about these and more strange New Year traditions at the Telegraph.

New Year Resolutions

Did you have a resolution- why not make something to remind you of it throughout the year.

source: http://www.jessicazoob.com/blog/
Source: http://taytayhser.blogspot.co.uk

New Beginnings

Sometimes you just need to step back and press reset. Source: http://www.rosiesandz.com
Source: https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/get-motivation
Source: http://blog.freepeople.com

New Baby

 

Scrapbook page source: http://waltzingthroughlife.blogspot.ca
Try mixing knitting and card making

 

Exploding card design from traceyspapercraftcreations.blogspot.com
Free knitting patterns for babies at http://www.loveknitting.com/knitting-patterns-for-babies
From http://www.favequilts.com/

New Home

Tutorial for making little houses by Red Hen Home at Town n country living
Clean and simple new home card from https://mayholicraft.wordpress.com/
Sew a new home gift or just something for your home source: http://lilluna.com

New Technique or Craft

Try something different.

Arm knitting projects from http://www.diyncrafts.com/
Free motion applique
Creating acrylic skins
Try art journalling http://artjournalist.com/

A mix of ideas to inspire you but do head over to my Pinterest boards if you want more. Now all you need to do is

  1. Get inspired
  2. Create (original and new creations only, please respect copyright)
  3. Take photos of your creation
  4. Link up
  5. Check out the other linked projects, comment on them etc. We want to build a community.

If you have a blog please write about your inspiration, how it links to this challenge and include a link to this post. Add a photo of your project with your name and a short description below. If you do not have a blog post you can upload and share your photo or email me a copy of the photo and details. If you have any problems linking up there is a how to video and tutorial here.

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