Sunday, February 16, 2014

My Artistic Adventure Challenge 4: The Second Day of Christmas

Hello Friends!!
Welcome to the Fourth
"My Artistic Adventures Challenge"

**Our 4th Challenge Theme is 
"On the Second Day of Christmas my true love gave to me two....."   Keeping things simple again in that all you need to do is have a Christmas theme..and use two of something :0)
using elements from one of my  Digital Collage Sheets.**

Create any tangible item, Card, tag, ATC, Layout, altered art piece, Banner, pretty much anything you can come up with that is tangible using some of my digital images.
(Sorry no digital entrees)
You will want to check out the RULES page here.
(I am sure the rules may evolve over time...but I will let you know).
Heather (me)
I am playing along with Gloria's Challenge (see the end of my post), so I thought I would say a bit about my Ornament below.
I used elements from my Angel Ornament set, my Pink Victorian Mitten Sheet, and my new Victorian 2 Turtle Doves Collage sheet focals.  I also used some gorgeous Pink Silk Ribbon that I have been hoarding for a while now...from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Close up
I also used one of my heart charms that I have been hoarding as well as a vintage button :0).  The drop bead trim....I only have a tiny piece of that of my favorites from a past DT, which is no longer selling items.  The 20mm Deep Ivory Rose, Ivory Organza, Cotton Candy Baker's Twine are all from RRR.
As far as my style..and doing something that says "Me" all over it...well I have designed all the paper elements of my ornie, used my fav RRR and AG Goodies and of course it is in the Shabby Chic/ Vintage style!  It is interactive, in that I like to design things that people will want to touch!  So the candy canes and tiny clothes pin are removable.  Of course the backs look as good as the front...which you will see in my
Youtube tutorial coming soon.
I can't wait to share with you my Sweet Designer's inspiration pieces. 
Candy Colwell
Created this fabulous Canvas!  
She has a tutorial of how she created this on her blog.
She used my Bluebird sheet.
Created this fabby card!
My Bluebird sheet, Candy Canes with Holly/tags, and Vintage Banners and Angel Ornament set (Pink Merry Christmas on banner).

Created this lovely Easel card!
She used my first Vintage Christmas Mitten Ornament Set.

Created this adorable Victorian Pea Pot
using my Victorian 2 Turtle Doves Collage sheet focals.

 She also created these sweet little ornaments for her own 
Christmas in the Bank ideas which you can find out all about on her blog by visiting her here.  She used my Vintage Christmas Mitten Ornament Set

Created these sweet little canvases!
She used my Retro Angels set.

I am looking forward to seeing everyone's creations!!
I have created a badge for my challenges, which I would soooo appreciate if you were to place it on your blogs.
You can find the HTML code in the Gadget box in my Upper Left Column.  This is what it looks like.
If you don't know how to add the HTML code to your blog, 
you can see my tutorial on YouTube here.
Interested in being a Guest Designer??  The DT and I will be picking our top three Favorite Projects (hopefully we get at least three entrees)..who will receive a "Top Three Badge" and a coupon code for 20% off their next purchase.  
We will be choosing our Designer's Top Pick, which will receive a badge,  be given the opportunity to Guest Design, and receive free images to design with.
We will also have one Random Winner of a free digital collage sheet!!
   I plan on having a DT call in April.  

I will be playing along with
 Gloria's New Craft Hoarders Challenge
I remember when I first met Gloria through 365 cards't even realize the Graphic 45 connection I was so new to paper crafting!  Then we played together at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Of course everyone is already playing there...but if you didn't see the still have some hours to play along and Show your Style, which is what she is looking for.

Thank you for visiting!!


You can link up here....


  1. Lovely creative projects everyone! I feel so honoured to be working with all of you on Heather's fun challenges. Hugs, Sandi

  2. beautiful ornament!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Craft Hoarders!

  3. Love your beautiful vintage style. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

  4. Hello, darling! I am so happy you came over to play with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous. I think we need to organize a hop or something, don't you? ;) I love your project and those of your team. Some of them also played along with us so thanks for getting the word out!!!

  5. Heather, you know I love your work! I love the soft, faded quality of this piece and the interactive qualities you built into it. Just gorgeous! Thanks for playing along in the very first Craft Hoarders Anonymous challenge!

  6. Anonymous4:58 PM

    Very pretty projects. I'm so excited that you joined us for the launch of Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog. I hope you come to play often! Ginny from Polly's Paper : ) AKA Your BFF lol

  7. Love, love, love the vintage feel to this tag and all of the glitter, pearls, layers and detail! Thanks for sharing your style with us (and sharing with others about us) at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  8. Your ornament is so sweet and elegant! Love the sparkle and pastel colors.Hoping we get lots of people playing along :D
    xo shawn

  9. Absolutely stunning vintage pieces of art! I am speachless at you and your teams creations. Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  10. Beautiful vintage ornaments, thanks for stopping in to play with Craft Hoarders Anonymous!


Thanks for Visiting my blog today! Hope you found some inspiration...Have a great day! Hugs....Heather