Hey People! Today the E-Team is introducing a new challenge that will be open to YOU to participate in!
Have you ever watched the Food Network show Chopped? The premise is 4 cooks are given a basket of ingredients (some that you would NEVER think of using or combining) and are given 30 min to come up with an appetizing dish that uses the required ingredients. After each challenge, the "chef" who does not meet the requirements is "chopped" from the competition, until only one winner is left.
Daisy has issued as similar challenge to the E-Team and YOU! We are inviting you to join us in this new challenge!
To enter, you must use the following 3 materials in your project.
Any die from any manufacture of die cut machines
and an egg carton
Link your project to the eP blog any time beginning Friday, Aug 12 until Sunday, Aug 21st. A challenge winner will be chosen and posted on the eP blog Monday, Aug 22nd.
Of course, there is still the chance for other goodies! Just leave one comment, starting today, Friday, Aug 12 until Sunday, Aug 14, on the participating E-Team member blogs and two random winners will be chosen to win some of the new 6x6 paper pads that have arrived at eP PLUS some more surprises! The winners will be posted on the eP blog on Monday, Aug 15.
Linda L couldn't join us this week. But make sure to stop by her blog and see what she has been creating!
Ok! Onto my projects! Yes, I created two projects, using the same layout and techniques, but one masculine and the other feminine. To be honest, I had grand (dis) illusions of creating something "outside the egg carton", but it would appear that my mojo and I could not agree on the trial attempts. So, I decided to keep the frustration levle low and make it simple.
I began by misting the lid of a cardboard egg carton with water so that I could pull off the top couple of layers, removing the writing. I then heavily misted a portion with Tattered Angel's Tattered Leather Glimmer Mist and Antique Brass Glimmer Mist. I used Spellbinder's Classic Diamonds Nestabilities to cut my shapes and then ran the diamonds through a Cuttlebug embossing folder. Here is a close up that (kind of) shows the glimmer and texture a bit better (I hope!)
To make my background, I used my favorite technique of Wrinkle Free Distress, randomly wiping Distress Inks in Weathered Wood and Brushed Corduroy along my craft mat and misting with more Tattered Angel's Glimmer Mist again in Antique Brass. I then laid a piece of SU's Textured Very Vanilla in the beaded up inks. In real life, the glimmer makes a subtle shimmer, that is not too obvious to be used on masculine cards. The edges were sponged with Brushed Corduroy and then I just swiped the very edge along my Walnut Stain ink pad. The sentiment, from Tim Holtz's Just Thoughts, was stamped with Walnut Stain. The entire panel was then matted on Basic Black card stock and adhered to a 5 1/2" square base of Pure Luxury Ivory.
The die cut diamonds where then mounted on a piece of basic black card stock that was misted with Tattered Angel's Pearl Glimmer Mist. A thin mat of the textured Very Vanilla behind that finishes off the strip.
And for the girly version:
Exact same technique, Wrinkle Free Distress, for the background but this time I used Distress Inks in Victorian Velvet, Scattered Straw and Wild Honey. The mists used to bead up the inks were Tattered Angel's Glimmer Mist in Tuscan Sun and Cherub Pink. The sentiment is from the same set, Just Thoughts, and was stamped using Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
I left the egg carton the original thickness with the writing on it for the butterflies (cut with the Mini Butterflies die). The butterflies were again heavily misted with Tuscan Sun and Cherub Pink Glimmer Mists. I customed colored the 1/2 back, self adhesive pearls with Copic marker.
The green card stock is SU's Kiwi Kiss. The panel under the butterflies was stamped with Versamark, using the large stamp from Wendy Vecchi's Art Colors Life set. Another misting of Pearl Glimmer Mist was applied for a bit of shimmer.
Simple, yes. But think about it, eggs are pretty simple too, but can be the focal of a recipe! I think these egg carton embellishments add that extra element that makes this simple sketch pop!
I hope you will join along and play with this Egg-celant Challenge! Here's the positive on joining...you might win some goodies for your effort without having to worry about getting CHOPPED!! hehe