Tuesday, September 16, 2014

BGC#59- Use wood or Chipboard +Colour palette

G'morning my dear crafters and bloggers,
Hope you all are doing great!
This is Bipasha...I am back after my small tiny-mini vacation from the BGC(which infact extended a bit !). Haha..my first BGC post from Australia..:P!
I missed BGC and my DT mates soo badly, but most of all I missed "you all"- our dear followers.
goshh ! seems like I am posting after ages :D!
So I, being your host for this crafty fortnight, am honoured to take you on a fantasy ride to a mystic land of creativity..Haha,sounds quite illusionary !
But yes,this challenge theme is unique and one of my favorites!
Without further ado, let me walk you through the challenge guidelines listed below:

Challenge guidelines:

1. You can make either a card , a layout or embellish a MDF /Wooden Item (eg: Printers trey, MDF well , drawers ,Boxes etc) Please note that no other altered items will be allowed this time. 

2. Follow the given color palette in your project. Use atleast 3 colors .

3. Your project must have a wooden or chipboard embelishment on it
OR it can be a stand alone MDF or wooden item that u embelish using the color palette. 

Dates to enter :  16th Sept - 30th Sept until 11:55 PM IST

And our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is :
Hero Arts Shadow- Midtone-Red Royal & 3 sponge Daubers

UUUHoo that's yummy, wish I could stand a chance in winning this!

And here is what I came up with....A single shadow box draped with all the beauties from Kaisercraft!

Materials used:
Kaisercraft's Tea break collection (P1345|choc chip)
Kaisercraft's Tea break collection (P1351|Custard Cream)
Pigment Ink(Bark IP724)
Single Shadow Box from Kaisercraft
Kaiser Colour(Pistachio KC047)
Ribbon (Timeless Collection)
Wooden flourishes mirror(FL391)
Paper Blooms (F657|Fairy Floss, F650|Olive, F631|Sea Breeze)
Kaiserfusion CG10

Hope my creation inspired you ! You can either opt for a dimensional "beyond a page" project, a 2D pastel shade layout adorned with wooden embellies, likewise..possibilities are endless!So put on your crafty hats and mesmerize us with your awesome creativity.Can't wait to see your take on it ;)..
Stay tuned for more amazing inpirations from my fellow DTs.
That's all from me today,
Have a G' Day !


Saturday, September 13, 2014

BGC #58 Tag with Karen

BGC #58

Opps ladies! I am a day behind! Glad to be back with this fun challenge!! I loved seeing all of your watercolor projects! 
Challenge Guidelines:
1.   Make a paper tag .
2.   You MUST use any kind of texture paste on it (like gesso, embossing paste, acrylic texture, cracked texture paste etc.)
3.   Deadline 1st -15th September 2014.

I made this sweet little tag. 
I started with a packing tag 6 1/4 x 3" 
I used Martha Stewart Crafts Sparkle Texture. 
Look at all that sparkle!! I used Prima color blooms Glistening Waters to add the color. 
I layered Prima papers under my Gorjuss girl. 
I actually layered two tags together to create this stand so the tag could stand alone. 

This time we have great prizes sponsored by:

Sponsors 2014
Go here to enter!---->  http://beyondgrey.blogspot.com/2014/09/bgc58-textured-tag.html?m=1

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

BGC#58 - Mixed media tag

Hello everyone !!
It me (PJ) again ! Are you having fun this fortnight ?
 we have a sweet little challenge for you which i can be done by anyone !! 
we are talking TAGS !!! 

When creating your tags remember about these rules:
      1.   Make a paper tag .
2.   You MUST use any kind of texture paste on it (like gesso, embossing paste, acrylic texture, cracked texture paste etc.)
      3.   Deadline -15th September 2014 until 11:55 PM IST. 

The prize package this fortnight is a mystery item from
Lulupu store
 Here is my take on it ! 

Well what do u think ? 
I find it pretty fresh for myself ! :) 
I really enjoyed making this one it was done in about 2 hours tops. 
2 hours also because i didnt use a heat gun. 

so if you are wondering where the texture paste is 
 Its underneath all the embellishments. 
I started with inking the tag with spiced marmalade distress ink and then i sprinkled some water over it .
After it dried i used Finnabair's Art extravagance texture paste -White sand with a stencil.
Photo credits -Creativeinspirations.ca & Prima Marketing
 You can see how this texture paste is drying almost clear and has that lovely sand grain effect ! 
I totally love the texture and the fact that i can see through the paste ! 
i would totally suggest this to anyone ! 
Another great thing is it has gluing properties , so if you had to add texture and then add some buttons or sparkles or something else on top of all that texture it would really stay in place when it dries.
 My next step was to add some torn papers. I have used scraps here . 
The teal paper is a previously white cardstock that was rubbed on left over mist on my work surface from an older project. 
After this layering i just added some gesso splatter on top of the tag to tone down the colors a little bit. 
So that is pretty much how i constructed my background !
 The flowers are handmade. Again i have used some texture paste on top of it to give it that rock candy look.
 I love to use Tulle to make my bows its so dreamy !!

 So thats about it from me today !
Hope u liked this tag and would join us whole heartily in the challenge !
Just a few days to go !!!!

See you soon 

please enter your projects  HERE.

Monday, September 8, 2014

September celebrations!

Hello my lovely friends ! 
Welcome back to another monthly celebration ! 
This month we have another scrumptious candy for you which is sponsored by 
Itsy Bitsy !!! 

We would really love to welcome Itsy Bitsy back as sponsors to BGC !!!
We are totally excited about having them here. 
They sell all over India and have lots of new stores opening soon !!! 
Which we feel is really exciting for the Indian craft market .

So here is the prize 

The prize package includes - 

Various handmade flowers (Boutique elements) 
Photo corners 
Chipboard embellishments
Paper laces 
2 Embossing folders ! 

Here is how you enter the draw- 

  • You must be a follower of Beyond Grey Challenges Blog to enter the draw. 
  • Share the above picture on your Facebook page. With a link back to this post.(Post setting public so we can all see it.) 
  • "Like" Itsy bitsy's Face book page HERE
  • Finally add your name to the linky below. 
  • Entries accepted until 30th September 2014 by 11:55 PM IST. 

We will pick a winner Next month based on the above rules followed !

So lets get started !!!! 

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Winners Day - BGC#55 & BGC#56

Hello all !
Welcome back to another winners day post here on BGC !
We loved what u all made for the BGC#55-welcome-home challenge and BGC#56-nautical challenge
Some of the entries really blew our mind! 

Here are the Toppers for BGC#55 Home challenge - 

With this timeless piece of miniature craft ! I can shamelessly admit she was my most fav of all the entries! 
You have to check her post for more details , this picture doesnt do justice to the work she has done.


Shilpa made this stunning mixed media piece ! She does some real great work in the mixed media area you really should check out her blog. 

Neha did this lovely fully bloomed bird house ! we loved how much of work has gone into it ! 

Congratulations girls ! please take your top3 badge from the side bar! 

And the winner for this challenge is 

2. Ashmita Roy Das   

Now thats  awesome !!!!! 
Looks like the random winner generator agrees with us !

Congratulations Ashmita ! Kindly email us your full address and phone with in 48hrs of this announcement at lightbox(dot)c@gmail(dot)com
to claim your prize with the subject line being winner -"BGC#55 Home challenge" . 
Also please take the winners badge for the side bar. 

Here are the Toppers for BGC#56 - Nautical challenge 
I have to say that we loved all of the entries in this challenge and that made it so difficult to judge for all of us ! 

so here they are 


Now thats a complete stunner made by Ela ! I really loved her attention to detail and it totally screams nautical !!! Loved it !

We also fell in love with Kathleen's beautiful little Sea story !!! you really cant ignore that lovely smile ! Great job girl !

Our desi girl neha does a very good job with the theme !!! Love how this card turned out ! You should really check out her blog for the whole post to see all the details !

Congrats girls ! please take your top-3 badges from the side bar! 

And the winner this time is - 

With this sweet little card !! We love the waves she made ! its a lot of work well done !!!
Congrats Snehal ! Kindly email us your full address and phone with in 48hrs of this announcement
at lightbox(dot)c@gmail(dot)com
to claim your prize with the subject line being winner -"BGC#56 Nautical challenge".
Also please take the winners badge for the side bar. 

Phew ! that was a long one ! 
Do check out our current challenge BGC#58-textured-tag !! 
We would love for you to come and play !
Also stay tuned for another monthly celebration coming up !! 
Keep checking our blog for more. 

Thanks ! Cheers !

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