Sunday, June 8, 2014

Drinks on Me! Anything But a Card Challenge #36 with Guest Designer Tracy Alden

Good Morning Everyone! It's week two of our current challenge and we are excited to introduce a new Guest Designer to join us for here at ABAC. Tracy Alden is our Guest Designer this month and joining us for our current Summer Lovin' Challenge.

The current Challenge... Anything But a Card Challenge #36 - Summer Lovin'!! A celebration of all things summer! Think summer weather, vacations, sunflowers, beach parties, cold drinks and barbecues... bright colors and wide open sky. Pool parties all day, then sitting in lawn chairs sipping drinks and watching the night sky. 

Please share any current project you have created and JUST REMEMBER... create anything EXCEPT a card for this challenge. Please mention and LINK BACK to this challenge. ALSO - Please new projects only {no-backlinking}. :)

**A REMINDER** This Challenge will go through midnight June 21st giving you 2 weeks to play along and ENJOY the creative process! We will share more of our Design Team's creations each Sunday to keep you inspired.

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Tracy created a fun and funky necklace for the Summer Lovin' Challenge.

We hope you enjoy getting to know our Guest Designer...

please click on the images to visit her blog –
and give her a warm welcome!

This time of year has me thinking of the colors of summer, be it nature, clothing or food is always so vibrant. Which also gets me thinking about going to the beach, having a BBQ or throwing a party for friends and family. One of the aspects of having a party or BBQ is that someone is bound to spill a drink. While many find it an annoyance, I decided to use it as a inspiration for my challenge. I started with using polymer clay to create the central pieces. Once I made those I molded them and cast resin pieces as my necklace base. With a second pouring of tinted resin I created the spilled drink, ending up with a fun and funky necklace to wear to the next party. One of the the really fun aspects of this project is with a simple change of dye used with the resin you can create any spilled drink you would like!

Here is some more Seasonal inspiration:

Faux Coral Necklace

"Two for Tango" Mixed Media Canvas

I am a mixed media artist, craft product designer and owner of Art Resurrected, an indie art company. I live in sunny Southern California with my husband and menagerie of animals. I had always loved drawing, dancing and wearable art even as a child.When young and fickle I didn't know if I wanted to be a fashion designer, comic illustrator or archaeologist. As an adult I have had the amazing luck of working with clay, jewelry, illustration, museum replicas and product design and development in the art/hobby industry. Nature and Ancient Art are my top inspirations. Sometimes just watching the sun rise, rain drops or the wind moving leaves gets me sketching something. With a love of art, travel, museums, cooking and an animal conservation I am always busy.

I am currently a proud member of Amazing Crafting Products design team.

To see more of my work, visit my blog:

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We hope our Guest Designer Tracy Alden has INSPIRED you to take some time to be creative!! We can't wait to see your creations and we hope that you will join in and share them with us! Stop back next Sunday to see more of our Design Team creations!

Thanks so much for joining us!


  1. What a fun necklace!! Welcome, Tracy!

    1. Thank you Margaret. I am happy to have had a chance to try a challenge. :D