Sunday, July 20, 2014

Techniques and Repurposing can be Key for Week 3 of "ANYTHING GOES" No. 37 at Anything But a Card Challenges

Good Morning Everyone! Welcome to week three of Anything But a Card Challenges No. 37... Anything Goes - Open Theme. We hope you enjoyed meeting and getting to know our special Guest Designer Maria Soto last week {click here to view her purrfectly precious cat creations}.

The current Challenge... Anything But a Card Challenge #37 - "ANYTHING GOES"!! With the summer season in full swing full of vacations, days at the beach and summer camp – we thought we'd go with an OPEN THEME!!! Feel free to break out some supplies you haven't used in a while, try something new or create whatever your muse desires... as long as it's anything but a card! 

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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 July 26th giving you one week to play along and ENJOY the creative process! Look forward to another Artist Spotlight + Mini Challenge next Sunday to keep you inspired.

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Let's see what more of our DT has created!!

Please click on the designers' name to visit their blog. We hope you’ll take a minute to go see their work up close... and as long as you’re there – please leave them a little love!

I was experimenting and failed at a project when I created a new and unique marbling technique using melted crayons to cover resin pieces. The process is backwards from your normal marbling but love the outcome with all the details and textures. I've included a video so you can see exactly how it's done. Please hop over to my blog here to see more details.

A small inspirational poster showing an illuminated letter, pointillism and stencilling. The illuminated lettering and pointillism were techniques I often used in the past and have decided to resurrect again, because they are such fun things to do. Check out my blog to see how they were done.

I did a bit of repurposing on two cardboard jewelry boxes. Now instead of taking up space on the shelf, they will be used as pretty gift card containers. Please visit my blog for more details!

The challenge this month at Anything But A Card Challenge is one of my favorite themes, Anything Goes (#37). I love Anything Goes challenges as they give me free reign to use some of the items I have hoarded over the years, like the shadow box I used in this project. Well, honestly, most of what I used has been in my stash for years. It was fairly simple to make and since I had everything on hand, it was free! Please visit my blog for more details.

I joined a summer themed tag swap at Viva Las VegaStamps! and I wanted to have a painterly background to showcase my stamped images. Faber Castell Gelatos are my current favorite go with me everywhere tool and this was a perfect occasion to do a little Cre8time experimentation with monoprinting on my AMAZING No-Gelatin Rubber Plate. Please visit my blog to see my process.


We hope our designers have you INSPIRED 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 a brand new Artist Spotlight + Mini Challenge. Have a wonderfully creative Sunday!


  1. wow! I am going to go visit some of these design team blogs so I can get a closer look at their projects! fantastic!

    Louie's Mom

  2. Fabulous work from the DT and on the blogs - I'll visit as many as I can