Saturday, 15 August 2009

A brand new challenge!!!

Yay!!! It's the 15th of August and a brand new challenge blog has arrived - Creatalicious Challenges. Bec and Cheryl have set out their first challenge which is to make something for a man (in honour of Father's Day in Australia next month) which incorporates the colour brown and use some metal on your project! As we had Father's Day in June here in the UK, I decided to make something that I've wanted for a long time - a message board!
I started with a box canvas and inked up the edges. Then I took a photo of all my boys and sepia'd it before printing it onto Lazertran (printable decal paper). I painted turpentine over the canvans and laid the soaked decal over it and sprayed it with a gloss sealant. From experience I know that the sealant reacts with the turpentine and crackles, although on this occasion, not as much as I would have liked. Then I added the text and a rub-on quote and stapled chicken wire all over the canvas. I managed to dig out a bag of tiny pegs from my stash to use to clip messages to the wire. Then to continue the theme I made the tag and foiled parts of the letters to give it a distressed feel!

So, if you want more inspiration, pop over there and have a look at some of the other fantastic projects that the team have created! And the best thing about this challenge blog is that you don't have to rush out and get something finished quickly - there's a whole month before the next challenge is set, and next time I hope to remember on time that Australia are actually 12 hours ahead of us so I need to blog a day earlier!!!!!!!!!


  1. This is positively gorgeous Anne!

    Teri xxx

  2. Hiya,

    This is a really great idea. Might have to try one myself sometime!

    I have something for you on my blog - check it out!

    Hugs, Teri x

  3. This is absolutely fabulous Anne,I love all of the elements you have used and such a masterpiece to put on your wall!!!
    Hugs xx

  4. Fabby!!! The more you look the more you see! Love the little pegs

  5. Anne this is such a cool project! I'm really inspired to give it a try....Abby:)

  6. wow what a great project, lovely details

  7. I just love this Idea Anne, I will have to make one of these myself.. Bec xx

  8. This is fabulous you did a beautiful job.

  9. Thank-you so much for the comments you left on my blog. I am so glad to have found your blog. Very unique and beautiful that is for sure! I love this card you have made for Fathers talented!

  10. Hiya Anne

    this is gorgeous! I love the addition of the wire over the top.

    The shading is all down to polychromos :O) those pencils you told me not to tell you about! lol


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