The way stamp-a-faire works is you are given a challenge and if you complete the challenge you earn a badge.
|Knots Badge- Ribbon Techniques Challenge|
Betsy showed us an amazing technique using bitty dot ribbon curled into these wonderful flowers by using the heat of a candle flame. Betsy made it look effortless but I had a hard time getting the hang of how long to hold the ribbon near the flame. In fact I had a some of my ribbon singe. So I decided to go with that and turn my card into a shabby chic version of Betsy's wonderfully bright example. I stamped Turning a New Leaf in Memento rich cocoa ink. I added small flowers from Honey Bees in Memento Sweet Plum. The sentiment is from Everyday Classics anniversary set. I really need to invest in some of those super sized sentiments!
|Craft Conservation Badge- Limited Supply Challenge|
- STAMPS: Natural Beauties only (or another floral set as a substitute if needed)
- PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, Simply Chartreuse
- RIBBON: Hawaiian Shores Bitty Dot
- BUTTONS: Simply Chartreuse
|Rainbow Badge- Tie-Dye Techniques|
Nichole showed us some awesome ways to add tie-dye to our paper projects. The one I decided to make involves Copic markers and rubbing alcohol. This is soo out of my comfort zone. I don't do this bright hardly ever..but the technique was fun to do and I think this will be perfect for a teen's birthday! I don't have the marker colors on hand but I used the one listed in the store that coordinate with Pure Poppy, Hawaiian Shores, and Summer Sunrise. The sentiment is from an very old set called simply Paper Tray.
I showed Tyler the latest MIM video which involved rolling a die to determine specifics of what kind of card will be made. He thought it was really cool and wanted to try it! I don't often let my kids play with my good crafting stuff as they have their own things. But...he is 8 so I think it's about time I shared a little! So we got the sheet out and filled it out and got rolling. Amazingly enough he got some of the same things I did!
He got the following:
Horizontal card, sketch 2, Year of Flowers (main image), My Punny Valentine (supporting sentiment), Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, and Hawaiian Shores color combo and twine.
Before we began making his card..he saw the video for SAF by Heather making wonderful felt badge embellishments. Now he absolutely loves to stitch things with embroidery floss so he wanted to incorporate that into his MIM card. So we added a few more supplies to the MIM criteria and here is what he came up with.
Here is a photo of him happily stitching away! Oh sorry he doesn't have a shirt on...he hardly ever wears a shirt in the summer!
Tyler had a set of dog tag type necklaces but the chain broke so he fixed it by adding yarn to make a chain. We were headed to the store and he had a shirt on so I told him I wanted to take a pic of him quick with his card. He decided to hang it on his necklace. Too cute!
I have until 12:00 noon to complete a few more projects for SAF so I hope to get at least one done if the kids let me! Thanks for stopping by! I hope you had a fab weekend! Please come back again!