25 September 2017

Final Post for Challenge #72

Helloo Peeps, especially new Peeps and there are a few new ones lately!

We hope you are all well, happy and crafting up a storm! 

There is a final week to go for Challenge #72

The theme is sets of three

The TWIST is to use cardboard

There is a prize on offer for a random number draw but
 you will not get a chance to win that 
unless you enter and 
your entry has 

NO STAMPS PLEASE.


Prize


The Design Team has a last hurrah to give you something to think on





Now, you can go 



and link up!

18 September 2017

Week Three for Unstampabelles:

Hello Peeps - another week of world uncertainty! Hope all you who were stressed over flooding and windy days are now OK or on the road to recovery and that all the nasty extremes of climate change have dissipated around you for the moment! Beautiful autumn is arriving for those of you who live on the top part of this big blue ball we all inhabit; while it is spring for the rest of us!

That mean's it has been mighty cold lately! And snowy! With a bit of a frosty morning thrown in. Oh, and overcast - however, we have had lot's of Aurora's too - know by the northerners as the Northern Lights! We call her (yes, she is female) Aurora or The Lady. If you want to get up in the middle of the night in the cold and follow her siren call, you can get some amazing photo's. Me, I prefer my bed and then drool over the work of others!


The historical Ross Bridge… like you’ve never seen her before thanks to Scott Wilmot Bennett who says:

Just after midnight all the warring elements seemed to align. The wind dropped, the clouds started to clear, the moonlight, the fog and even the bridge spotlight, yielded to Aurora's mighty light.

I have taken a photo of a playpus in this river just under the left side of the bridge on cold winter's day a few years ago. This township is about 1.5 hours away from us in what is know as the midlands of Tasmania. It is bypassed by the highway, so you have to deliberately mean to go there and when you do the bridge is a hidden gem.  Can you see the stars shining through as well?

There are some stars on my DT as well!
They have some more inspiration for you for the current challenge


The theme is sets of three

The TWIST is to use cardboard

There is a prize on offer for a random number draw but

 you will not get a chance to win that 

unless you enter and 
your entry has NO STAMPS PLEASE.


Prize




So, here is the inspiration:











While thinking of the Design Team, a shout-out to one of ours Shylaa who is currently experiencing medical problems and is in hospital for a while. Get better quicker and keep well, Shylaa - we are all sending positive thoughts your way. Hope you can play with a bit of crafting to keep you from going bonkers in there! Colouring-in is a great calming activity!

You can go HERE to enter your work Peeps.







11 September 2017

Winners for August and latest challenge!

Hello Peeps!

Today, I have to announce the random winner for August's challenge - and to tell you who the DT voted for as Favorite(s)......yes, too many to pick between this time!

Therefore, Judy from Judy W Blog, who surprisingly also won the random number prize, was a DT pick - I think it that cheeky smile that did it for us all!


Congratulations on the prize and DT pick Judy



However, two other's were also nominated for the DT Favorite and rather than split them (impossible and they were in no particular order) I decided to go with both of them as well:


So ingenious


and 


So pretty

These pieces showcase show one can use the paper arts without using a stamp to create a beautiful project and have fun along the way. I love my stamps and play with them often but this challenge blog is all about not using them and finding a way to make something attractive without resorting to a stamp of any kind, including digital.

Congratulations creative people!

Judy also managed to get a request for a Guest Designer piece to me in time for this post!
It is based on Father's Day which was just last week here in Australia - that is fast scrapping!




Her newest work.....




Hi, I am so honoured to be asked to be a guest designer for Unstampabelles this month.  Although I do make cards for friends and family, scrapbooking is my passion at the moment. I also enjoy many other crafts including sewing and embroidery and find that I can often combine these crafts. I live in tropical north Queensland and now that I have retired I spend quite a lot of time travelling (but always with some crafty project keep me busy) .

I loved this challenge and really enjoyed finding ways to incorporate scraps of cardboard to include on my layout - the photo is mounted on biscuit box cardboard and the corrugated card is from a packing box. I have used lots of “3”s in my layout - stars, pennants, tags and paper strips behind the photo!


Another stunning piece of crafting without using a stamp!

As you can work out from Judy's words above, the challenge is 

#72: Sets of Three
TWIST use cardboard

Don't like me become obsessed with using cardboard and 
forget that the challenge is really about sets of three!

I saw you could make this basket from a toilet roll on Pinterest so had a go - 
then didn't know what to do with it so used some of my new pixie powders and water on it (after I made it!!!!) and then filled it with flowers.....





There are more details on my blog



The cactus pot & flowers were die-cut from the cardboard front of a package of Tim Holtz paper.

Hope this gives you some inspiration to go off and create!

You can enter it HERE
and have the rest of the month to do so!

04 September 2017

Challenge #72: Sets of Three TWIST use cardboard

Time for the September Challenge!

We switched into Spring on the 1st September, and we had a lovely day 
but the night sky was the best!


Franklin last night (1st Sept) thanks to Julien Johnston from Mojoh Photography who says:

Boy the Lady Wowed us last night !

This was taken at Franklin on the Huon River and I lived at the next township (Castle Forbes Bay) for quite a few years - or my parents did  and I occasionally lobbed in - but I cannot say I ever saw an aurora while there - perhaps I had my head in the pillow!

Anyway, the weather has decided to bring all four seasons now and lots of wind 
so we can say Spring has arrived!

On to the challenge:

#72: Sets of Three
TWIST use cardboard

Sets of three please the eye apparently so when designing and adding embellishments, remembering to work in odd numbers and in particularly, sets of three enhances your work. It is a rule to abide by until you get to a stage when breaking it works better - I am far off that stage!

Now, you can either use three different papers, or embellies or three of an embellishment or three of something......really, it is your interpretation but if you break out of the design one, please plead your case in your blog explanation as it makes it easier for us to decide if it fits the theme.

Now, the word cardboard has different meanings in the craft world depending where you come from. In the USA, chipboard is mostly cardboard while in Australia it can be cardboard or wood. We are looking for the more malleable, softer card-board rather than a solid wood or softer thick card. It is used to make food boxes and so you can repurpose or re-cycle or you can use a chipboard embellishment if it is cut from a thick card. 

You could go to this length:

Cardboard town...art club.... for the display case... awesome.


Oh So Crafty


Homemade Christmas Star Ornament - DIY Christmas Ornaments - Good Housekeeping

Pinterest has wayyyyyy too many ideas.............for using chipboard BUT where is the theme of three?

Remember, the theme is sets of three

The TWIST is to use the cardboard

There is a prize on offer for a random number draw and you will not get a chance to win that unless you enter and your entry has NO STAMPS PLEASE.

Prize



The DT has a bit of inspiration for you to draw on:





You can follow the links to the blogs and find out more!

Then come back and link your entry!

Remember, NO STAMPS PLEASE

28 August 2017

Challenge#71: Last chance


Hello!


What a gorgeous little face… a great capture of this little fella at Cradle Mountain thanks to Phil Kitt Photography.


I do love wombats - I love the way they waddle.......

It's your last week for this challenge and then it is gone forever....that could be a good thing or not, perhaps for you!

So, start collaging!!!!


Collage, collage, collage... 

TWIST venture into multi- media


Random Number Prize



Some more inspiration 



CG



So lets see your work before the end of the week!

21 August 2017

Week 3 Challenge #71 - Collage and TWIST Multimedia


Image may contain: tree, plant, sky, outdoor and nature

A stunning capture of the King Billy Pine Track at Cradle Mountain thanks to Ben O'Loughlin who says:

The ground here is littered with the remains of trees that have fallen here throughout its history, which are slowly consumed by this verdant carpet of moss, lichen, slime moulds and fungus which in turn feed the vascular plants and trees. Even in the depths of winter this forest does not sleep.

www.instagram.com/benoloughlin

What is the current challenge?

Collage, collage, collage... 

TWIST venture into multi- media
(multimedia means using two or more mediums together: so paint and texture paste or glue and paper or seed beads and paste/glue or ribbon, flowers and paint......)


Random Number Prize

Collage  is a technique of an art production where the artwork is made from an assemblage of different forms, thus creating a new whole.
A collage may sometimes include magazine and newspaper clippingsribbonspaint, bits of colored or handmade papers, portions of other artwork or texts, photographs and other found objects, glued to a piece of paper or canvas.

Week three and it is plain to see the challenge is throwing up it's own challenges!

I wanted to demonstrate how you can combine collage and multi media easily:




In my first card, I have use Dylusion's paints to create a background by smearing various colours to create a moody backdrop for my trees, which are die cut out of music sheets. Add the sentiment and the bird and some shiny mount for effect........


In the second one, I have used the same paper to diecut the branch. I have used various scrap pieces of paper to create a layered background - the sky is a scrap left over from working with Dylusional sprays for another project.The sun's rays are from texture paste with some paint added to colour them  and some kiddie glitz glue for the centre of the sun.

See, it is not that hard......just get creative!

The DT have some things to share too.

Vicki



wynn




You can go HERE to enter.




14 August 2017

Winner, Winner - Chicken Dinner!

No - no chicken dinner, sorry..... but - for July, the winner gets this!


I will tell you who that is in a minute - firstly, look at this!


WOW… almost a complete circle rainbow on Bruny Island thanks to Chasing Light - Photography by James Stone who says:

I've never seen as many as I did whilst at Cape Bruny Lighthouse, sometimes up to a dozen a day, including this almost completely circular one.

www.instagram.com/james_stone_photography

Isn't that something else! A round rainbow! It is probably taken from a drone.
Bruny Island is an island off the south-east coast of Tasmania (an island) and that is an island off the coast of Australia (another island)......


This is my photo of the same area taken in June, showcasing the actual lighthouse! 
A beautiful day but no rainbows!


These are the rocks at the end of the point - again, my photo. 

Enough, you cry - who won in July!

Well it was:



and it is a picture of a lighthouse - spooky eh!!!

The DT favorite was: 30 - Less is More
beautiful work with stencils


Keeping to the spooky theme - look at her butterfly! Remember that!
Congratulations to both crafters - fabulous work indeed. 

Now, we have some inspiration for you to encourage you to enter our current challenge

Collage, collage, collage... 
Collage from the Frenchcoller, "to glue"; is a technique of an art production, primarily used in the visual arts, where the artwork is made from an assemblage of different forms, thus creating a new whole.
A collage may sometimes include magazine and newspaper clippingsribbonspaint, bits of colored or handmade papers, portions of other artwork or texts, photographs and other found objects, glued to a piece of paper or canvas.

TWIST venture into multi- media
(multimedia means using two or more mediums together: so paint and texture paste or glue and paper or seed beads and paste/glue or ribbon, flowers and paint......)


Random Number Prize

Here is the inspiration - see that multimedia butterfly there......spooky!!!





Gorgeous work CG - love the toenails!!!

There you have it - now you can scroll down to last week an find the linky to enter at the bottom of that post! We are looking forward to seeing you gorgeous entries!

Get into all that tearing and layering and glueing and stickiness and beauty!



07 August 2017

A Bit of a Challenge for August: #71: Collage with a Twist......


We are in winter here but the days have been blue and sunny if bloody cold!
This photo was taken off the East Coast last week:


Too cold for me to be swimming! Brrrrrr.....

Playful dolphins just off Schouten Island on the Freycinet Peninsula thanks to Nadine Amami who says:

We had at least 4 pods of Common Dolphin come investigate the boat as we travelled along the Freycinet Peninsula on our way to the Isle Des Phoques. I'll never get over how incredibly graceful these animals are.

www.instagram.com/nadineamami

Well, you have all loved the last challenge and so I have upped the anti this time and asked you to work outside the square a little for August. The challenge is

Collage, collage, collage... 


TWIST venture into multi- media
(multimedia means using two or more mediums together: so paint and texture paste or glue and paper or seed beads and paste/glue or ribbon, flowers and paint......)


Random Number Prize

Collage (from the Frenchcoller, "to glue";[ is a technique of an art production, primarily used in the visual arts, where the artwork is made from an assemblage of different forms, thus creating a new whole.
A collage may sometimes include magazine and newspaper clippingsribbonspaint, bits of colored or handmade papers, portions of other artwork or texts, photographs and other found objects, glued to a piece of paper or canvas. The origins of collage can be traced back hundreds of years, but this technique made a dramatic reappearance in the early 20th century as an art form of novelty.
The term collage was coined by both Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso in the beginning of the 20th century when collage became a distinctive part of modern art.
There are lots of examples on Pinterest if you want to waste a few hours!
Use the 'collage in cards' search for some simple examples

Well, there is a heap of information to get you started and you know what it is anyway - you have all dabbled in this area at some stage - just remember, no stamps but stencils work!

The DT have got some yummy bits for you to look at as well and get your ideas sparked!






Susan



Note it doesn't have to be a card - we love off the page too!

You can enter your work HERE:





31 July 2017

A Small Break in Transmission......

.....before the next challenge begins on the 7th!

Remember, we work from the first Monday of the month and it so happens we get a bit of a holiday this month! (That's because it's my birthday in this week....hee hee hee; no not really, it's the way we roll here).

So, see you on the 7th with a new challenge - in the meantime, remembering it is winter here, I have a photo or two for you to drool over......


A pretty special view of a frozen Lake Lilla at Cradle Mountain yesterday (28th July) thanks to Leanne Marshall.

www.instagram.com/leannemarshall


It's been a tad frosty around the gothic stables at Shene Estate & Distillery.
Image: www.instagram.com/sheneestateanddistillery


Where do these snowy steps lead? You'll have to visit Collinsvale to find out.

Image: www.instagram.com/theseaisformephotography | The Sea is for me Photography by Lucy Bradshaw



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