Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Crafty Challenge

Happy Wednesday Everyone! This week's challenge at Child's Play Challenges is a crafting challenge. I am sure most of us have seen some kind of bead of some sort. Here is the challenge.
Here is my layout that I made from the inspiration of the letter beads & colored string. I bought the letter charms at a rummage sale but didnt know what to use them for. I knew I would find a purpose for them someday. I inked my resist paper for a background for the photos. I used a stencil for the circles in the corners. I knew the metal crown would be perfect for Mario since he is the King of helpers in the Scrapbook industry. At least, I think so. I was attending Claudine Hellmuth's mixed media class at Scrapfest & she was lucky enough to have Mario help her out for her classes.

It was a dark, gloomy day when I took a picture of my layout so here are some close ups.
I have more journaling on the butterfly card that is peeking out from the resist paper & the gem is holding it in place.


My Mind's Eye-Stella & Rose Memories Woven Paper, Miss Caroline twine
Prima- IOD Everyday Vintage flair buttons, Fairy Rhymes Journaling Notecard Set
American Crafts- Dear Lizzy adhesive flair badge
Tim Holtz- Gem Clip, Idea-ology metal crown
Making Memories- charm letter wraps
Pink Paislee- Artisan Papers
Heidi Swapp- Spray Stencil
Ranger- Walnut Stain & Black Soot Distress Ink, Studio Painterly Pink acrylic paint
Faber-Castell- Red Cherry & Guava Gelatos
Liquitex- Modeling Paste

When I first started with the Gelatos, I rubbed them on my craft mat & then misted them a little. I used a small paintbrush to color the resist paper. I wanted a brighter color so I started rubbing the gelatos on the paper & then took my wet paintbrush to spread the color. I just used a foam brush for the stenciling with the modeling paste.

I hope you can join us again at Child's Play Challenges. I like to see what everyone comes up with for each challenge.

Happy Scrappin!


  1. Hi, thanks for your recent comment on my "Pete's Dragon" layout. I thought I'd visit your blog in return. :) Your take on the bead challenge is great--so pretty and feminine. I'm eager to see what the Child's Play challenges will be in November. :)

  2. Your LO is so pretty Heather! I love the little string of alpha charms and the little crown is too funny!
    Great design!!! :)


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