Woo Hoo, it’s Challenge #24 time, and the theme is "It's A Man's World" and the sponsor for this month is JGD Crafts .
Here is a little bit about them.
"We are a friendly local business in the heart of Nottinghamshire, England. We specialise in both Card Making and Parchment craft products and tuition.
Janet Humphries (the owner) started her passion for what she does now as a hobby concentrating on mainly decoupage. After the shortage of local shops selling the goods she required, Janet then started running a business back in 2002 on a local market in Mansfield.
The business then progressed to a small shop and after a few years moved to larger premises and shortly afterwards opened a tuition centre. Local people who want to learn the art of card making and parchment craft currently use the tuition centre. The tuition centre also hosts event days for many professionals you may know i.e. Christine Coleman .
Along the way, the web site was born back in 2004 this originally serviced the UK, but has now progressed to supplying world wide as far as the USA and Australia."
The prize will be something of the sponsors choice.
For this challenge MJ has stuck to a palette of green, black and grey using papers from the Heartfelt Creations Celebrate the Journey range together with matching stamps and dies. She has made a basic stepper card.
MJ layered the papers onto the base card and cut out some of the balloons from some left over pieces and using 3D foam pads she added them over some areas of the paper design.
She stamp the verses stamp onto white card using archival ink. Then using Distress Inks in Evergreen Bough and Iced Spruce MJ coloured the stamped images to match the paper. They were then cut out with the matching die. Black Soot was used around the outside edges to give some definition. The central greeting and the bottom strip were cut from one of the papers too. MJ then arranged them of the card base adding a black organza bow to finish. Even the man in your life deserves a pretty bow!
What Was Used
Heartfelt Creations Celebrate the Journey Collection – HCDP1 242
Heartfelt Creations Celebrate the Journey Sentiments – HCPC 3596
Heartfelt Creations Once Upon a Time Die Set – HCD 744
Now it’s your turn and we are so looking forward to seeing what you come up with. xx
The challenge this month will end on 28th April at 8pm. Good Luck!
And if you don't have your own blog , don't worry , remember we have a Facebook Page for you to post your entry onto. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Crafting-Musketeers-Challenge-BLOG/320703981385124
See The Crafting Musketeers blog for challenge rules and lots of inspiration from the Design Teams.
We hope you have been inspired.