Friday, 1 January 2016

A new year at Our Creative Corner

Hi everyone!

Over at Our Creative Corner it is our first challenge of the year. Our wonderful Claudia is running the show for this challenge and she has chosen the most amazing mood board for us!

Here is what she had to say about it....

Make Time

 Why not promise something good to yourself for the new year's start?

To make more quality time for yourself for example and spend it doing what you love? Creative time is quality time if you listen to your inner voice and follow your own speed instead of listening to the clock ticking and reminding you of deadlines or other duties. Other work will be done so much easier (and faster) after some recreational me-time as it will have fuelled up your energy! 

So escape the endless circling and rushing and get yourself in the right mood for some me-time...The mood board we have in store for you could be a good start.

Claudia challenges you to enjoy what you see and let yourself be inspired by it.
 There is no precise theme to narrow your creativity down - just the colours, shapes, directions, textures and hints of possible themes.

 I always seen to start of the New Year mojoless....perhaps it is because of the excitement of Christmas and that awareness of having to get back on track after celebrating....I always seem to greet my craft table with a bit of dread after the new year....unaware of how to get back to it all...

   So this challenge was wonderful!

I decided to focus on I used a stamp set from Visible Image that was full of clocks and quotes.

     I started with a piece of card and covered it white acrylic paint through a clock stencil.

 I then blended some Distress inks using the colours from the mood board. I used Scattered Straw, Hickory Smoke, Iced Spruce, Stormy Sky and Tea Dye Distress inks (Distress inks covered the whole palette luckily!)

 I then stenciled another clock with Hickory Smoke Distress ink 

I began stamping - first stamping with some distress stains

And then stamping with Watering Can Archival ink

The quote was stamped with Jet Black Archival ink

I used Treasure Gold through a stencil for some barely there gold sheen in the corners

I stamped some clocks and covered them with a dab of Scattered Straw Distress ink

And I used some hemp string to add a hanger at the top

Hope you like my 'Make Time' hanger.....and I hope it inspires you to join in with the challenge!

Come over and see what else my wonderful team made to inspire you....they are worth taking a peek at! 

You could be the randomly drawn winner of our Sponsor prize this month -

 a $25 voucher kindly donated by 

You could also be our main winner and be invited to be our Top Talent! 
You could be one of our top 3! 

So come and make time to join in at Our Creative Corner this month!!

Happy Crafting!


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  1. A great hanger which I hope will let you relax and enjoy your return to "ordinary crafting life"... after these celebrations. Happy New Year, Laura!

  2. A beautiful background Laura. I love how you've used the inks after the stencilled acrylic paint. I forget sometimes how much fun inks can be - combining them with paint makes me very happy! Love the quote too - need to remind myself of that from time to time. Happy New Year to you and your family. Julia xxxxxxx

  3. Oh, I can tell you enjoyed doing this fabulous sign, Laura!

    You have created so much depth and detail by layering, stencilling and stamping - I LOVE it! I find myself in the same state most of the time at the start of the new year ... cleaning up and sorting stuff helps get back onto track (at least most of the ;)

    Happy New Year to you, dear friend!

    Hugs and wishes,
    Claudia xxx

  4. Such beautiful layers, I love this!!!

  5. What gorgeous colours and layers Laura, a beautiful sign with a wonderful message, thanks so much for sharing it! Wishing you and yours joy in this New Year, Deb xo

  6. HAPPY NEW YEAR, Laws!! This 'Make Time' wall hanging is SUPER!! Love all of the stenciled layers you've created and those little touches of gold you've added are perfect! A Great creation to start the year with, Laws!! :) :) XOXO-Shari


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