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On the first Sunday of the month, at 6pm UK time, we will set a new challenge which will close on the 28th of that month at midday. The DT will pick their top three favourites and you could win a prize and join us as a Guest Designer. Winners are posted on the first Sunday in the month (midday usually) before the new challenge - don't forget to come and check if you are a winner.

Sunday, 17 February 2013

A Supernatural Love Story

Hi everyone! Welcome to the latest Quirky Crafts Challenge - to see the winners of our previous challenge scroll down to last post. This is my (Daire) first post, so I'm excited to see what you all come up with!

I secretly love love, so I couldn't let Valentine's Day slip by ignored... but at the same time, I don't love the heart, flowers and pink ruffles side of things so we're going to go a bit quirky... For this challenge I want you to create something on the theme of 'a supernatural love story'. You could make a card, an art journal page, a bookmark, a tapestry, a scrapbook page, a stained glass window, cake decorations or just a doodle. Let your imagination roam free!

This challenge has two sponsors, so we've had some great images to work with:

Doodle Dragon Studios is offering a $10 gift voucher for our first place winner and a $5 gift voucher for our third place winner.

Limited Runs is offering 3 digis of your choice to the second place winner.

So, let's see what our fabulous Guest Designer and Design Team have been up to...

Guest Designer Stempelomi (Beate)
Beate used Goober from Limited Runs and said:
I coloured the image with Copics and then cut out. The Spellbinder heart and background are embossed with craftconcept folders.The # 1 stamp from MFT is stamped on the heart before embossing.
The Gober doll is placed on the heart with dimensionals, decorated with buttons and is holding a banner with "1.Love". The punch alphabet is from Sizzix. The panel is mounted on a red distressed cardstock for contrast and attached with brads,than adhered on kraft cardstock.

For her second card Beate used two of Dustin's romantic dinosaurs from Doodle Dragon Studios. Beate said: I coloured the dinos with Copics and some stickles and cut them out.On the heart I complete the image with a sentiment.
The background scene is composite of 3 different cardstock.(white,dark grey,grey)
I glued the dark gray on the white card,then inked the white space with Distress inks and stamped the background images. I embossed the grey cs and stamped some grass on it then glued it on. Finally I adhere the dinos.
Two lovely examples from Beate, and if you want to tell her you like them please pop over to her blog.

This is a Valentine's Card made using 'Goober' by Limited Runs. The background is made of strips of black and white photos and the image is coloured in using watercolours and Prismacolor pencils.

I used 'Coral' by Limited Runs on this art journal page. The background is made of numerous layers of paint, writing, doodles and prints to create an abstract seascape. For more information on how I created this, check out my blog.

I used one of the romantic dinosaurs from Doodle Dragon for a Valentine's Day card for my 5 year old who loves dinosaurs.  He didn't think it was fair that he made me a card and I hadn't made him one!  For this I layered various patterned papers, used a heart die cut, then stamped the freebie wings stamp from this months crafty stamper and cut them out to attach to the heart, then placed the dinosaur on top.  The sentiment was printed on my computer using a standard windows font. I finished the card off with gold peel offs.

My second entry was a tag for Alex's present and used another Doodle Dragon romantic dinosaur and a heart key both coloured in with promarkers.  I made the background to this tag using my new gelli plate with two diffferent layers of paint, and then stamped some extra hearts and the word 'love' on top.  I finished it off with a Tim Holtz reinforcer, heart brad and painted diecut heart which I doodled on for added impact.
I used these strange but cute love bugs from Doodle Dragon Studios to make a picture on a small canvas for my grandson's wall when he is here. I am not sure they are supernatural enough for the challenge though.

A supernatural love story on a card, using images from Limited Runs Sally Stitches and Gober, and a freebie sentiment also from Limited Runs which says Pucker up Lover, very funny! All imaged coloured with Promarkers or Trias and cut out by hand. Hearts are cut with Spellbinders  dies.
I have more work in progress - watch out for more to come! 


I want to show yow my interpretation of the love for self, love which is not bad, but in the extreme can be sickly. For this I use from Limited Runs the digi Sally Stitches to make my birthday party invitation cards and this is the image I like most. I coloured it painting with watercolor matte pencils, I also use some phrases and embellishments. The base was cut from the studio cutting file. But, this is not all, you can visit my blog for more Supernatural ideas.

 This is what  I did with Nikki's 'Goober' from Limited Runs. First I 3D-ed him and then coloured him in different grey Promarkers and added him to a slightly misshaped piece of black card. Added some ribbon,  a beaded heart topper I've had forever and some punched out hearts too. All the papers are PinkPetticoat.  Link to the freebie font I used will be on my blog later. (Might be late as I'm not here!) Adding another card later in the week....

...and here it is. This time I've used three of Doodle Dragons fabulous images. The little devil cupcake has been 3D-ed and all the papers are by PinkPetticoat...back over to Daire....

Aren't these great?!

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  1. Great DT creations - thank you for this super, weird Challenge. I must have known it was coming coz I just posted my creation and there you were :-D LoL xxxxxxxxxx

  2. I really enjoy this challenge, hope you like my shadow box with a Greek mythology love story.

  3. Lovely makes everyone, Ike that is very weird, your first one that is!

    Cazzy x


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