June 2014

June 2014

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Brand New "Kit" Challenge at Frosted Designs!!!

Well hello there my fellow crafters!!! I hope you are ready for some fabulous news!!!!  Here at Frosted Designs, we want to say "Thank You" to all of our wonderful kit members... And what better way than to have a challenge just for you?!?  That's right... Frosted Designs is now hosting a brand new "Kit Challenge" every month!!!! 

What does that mean you ask?!?  Well, each month, you will be given a "challenge" that requires you to use products from your kit.  It might be a "recipe" challenge, sketch challenge, color combo, etc..  All you have to do is pull out those wonderful goodies from Barb and get crafting!!!

For the first month, I would like to do a "Recipe" challenge.  I will give you a list of "ingredients", and you must use at least THREE of them on your project.  Feel free to use ANY OTHER products, as long as you have at least three of the items listed, you're in it to win it!!! Easy peasy, right?!?  You have all month to complete the challenge so this won't affect you entering the other fabulous challenges here at FD!!!  It's just another opportunity for you to enter in for some wonderful prizes (and boy, do I have some amazing sponsors lined up!!!). 

So, enough of the talk...  Here is your list of ingredients:

(Remember, you only have to use THREE or more... not all of them!!!!)
White Gel Pen (GREAT for faux stitching!)
At least ONE of the Distress Inks (Lemon and Raspberry included!)
At least ONE of the wood veneer pieces
The color PINK
At least ONE sticker (Full sheet included!)

This month's kit challenge sponsor is "My Creative Classroom".   One lucky winner will receive a free seat to a Workshop class of their choice.....Good Luck!

My Creative Classroom is an online arts and crafts learning center. Our interactive and in-depth courses are instructor led and filled with wonderful projects and techniques to help you get the most out of your supplies.

Out Spring 2014 Semester is just beginning and will offer well over 100 courses. Along with our Traditional Instructor-led Workshop Classes we have also added Self-Paced Workshops. We've recently added more classes to our Library, which offers retired classes at 40%-50% off regular price.

We have opened our brand new challenge blog, My Creative Life 2014 , which will issue challenges to help us use all of our supplies this year. Along with that is the companion course with the same title, which is FREE to our newsletter subscribers. Come join in on the fun and test drive MCC.

We are excited to be sponsoring Frosted Designs Challenge Blog. You can view our entire class list on our website at My Creative Classroom. You can also view classes on our Facebook Page too!

I decided to make a couple of things, using different items from the list on each.  Here's a look:

Altered Tag using Basic Grey "Fresh Cut" Collection
First, an altered tag:

From the Kit:
Basic Grey "Fresh Cut" paper for the background, stickers, white flowers (misted with Lindy's and coated with gesso!), two wood veneers (bird and cage), resin lockbox and key, both distress inks (combined they make a beautiful color that I applied to the edges of the tag!), faded dots stencil, and pink tulle!

I used molding paste atop the faded dots stencil on my background.  What a wonderful effect!!!

For the birdcage, I first used Versamark ink to stamp an image, then heat embossed it.  Once dry, I misted with various inks and topped with gesso!

"Love This Life" layout with Basic Grey "Fresh Cut"
Next, a layout:
(I used Let's Get Sketchy Week #1 Sketch!)
From the Kit:
Basic Grey "Fresh Cut papers, stickers, heart and ticket wood veneers (I added the "sunshine" sticker atop the ticket piece, then trimmed it!), both distress inks, faded dots stencil, and the white gel pen (faux stitching in several areas)!

I used the stencil again to add some texture to the background and both distress inks together to add color to my doilies.  I just LOVED the ticket wood veneer so I added the "sunshine" sticker on top and cut around the edges.  It came out so cute!!!

 I created a banner with stickers and heart wood veneers from the kit.  I used both inks to add color to the hearts, then outlined them in white, gently wiping it before it dried for a faint line.

"My Sweet Honey" Card with Basic Grey "Fresh Cut"
And lastly, a card:

From the Kit:
Basic Grey "Fresh Cut" papers, paint dauber, white gel pen, white flowers (also misted with Lindy's!), sticker, and Raspberry distress ink

This was super fast and easy to make!!! The kit just makes it so simple!!!!  I simply cut down papers to size for my card and distressed the edges with the raspberry ink.  I painted the doily with the dauber, added a sticker and some flowers, and voila!!!! A ready to use card in a flash!!!!

Well gang....  I can't wait to see what YOU CREATE with your fabulous bag of goodies... You have until Midnight on February 27th to upload your entries!!!!  Have a LUCKY day :-)

Products from the Frosted Designs Store:

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  1. Beautiful LO & card!! Thanks for joining us @ LGS.

  2. Wow Brandi, what gorgeous projects! I'm loving all the colors and patterns! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Let's Get Sketchy! You do such beautiful work!

  3. Beautiful page Brandi, love the colors. thanks for joining us at LGS!

  4. Gorgeous page! Thanks for playing at LGS.

  5. Gorgeous layout! so many beautiful details and I adore that shade of green in the background! Thanks for playing at Let's Get Sketchy!

  6. Such I pretty layout and I love your card too! Thanks for playing along at LGS!

  7. Love all the details on your gorgeous work! Thanks for playing along with us at LGS!

  8. so. so pretty! Love the altered doily! Thanks for joining us at LGS

  9. great colors and love the doily!!! Thanks sooo much for playing along with LGS!!!

  10. super cute.. fun bright colours.. great doilys and . great take on the LGS sketch

  11. Such a cute page! Thanks for playing along at LGS!