The one requirement was that we had to use Core'dinations Color Core Cardstock on each project. This is awesome cardstock that has a color core in it so if you like sanding and tearing and distressing techniques, this is the cardstock to have. I didn't have any of this cardstock until the end of April when I just happened to win a Core'dinations and Spellbinders prize pack from Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine online (facebook) contest.
The Cardstock paper packs I have used here from Core'dinations are Tim Holtz&Ranger Distress Collection and Core Impressions Fancy Pants Refresh Collection. Thanks again Core'dinations for these great cardstock papers!
So you see, this crop came about and I had the perfect reason to get creative and share my Thanks to Core'dinations by joining their online Crop! (If I happen to win some more Core Paper for participating in this online crop, then I will get to keep on having fun with these wonderful cardstock lines! It's a bonus!)
I got so excited as the challenges were posted. I pulled out some photos and got busy!
1. Ad Inspiration Challenge- The ad had lots of hexagon shapes with icons inside relating to the theme of the ad. I wanted to add some images and words about my son's High School, but as I was trying to cut them out of his handbook, I could not get them into hexagon images. So I changed it to rectangles!
2. Trendy Things (banners, arrows, chevron -used ric rac, a poor womans chevron pattern) - My first attempt at a banner (handmade one too). I used my cricut to cut out the letters.
3. Antiquing (crumple and sand) - I misted the cardstock with a bit of water first, it really helps when crumpling such a large piece of cardstock. It also helps to flatten it back out again, I rolled it with my rolling pin between a couple of paper towels while still damp to help dry and flatten for scrapping with without loosing all those lovely distressed crumpling lines for sanding. Wait until dry to sand though or you really take of the top layer of the cardstock! I hand cut and embossed the sun too.
|close up of hand cut and embossed sun|
4. Cardstock Only - Used my Cricut and Live Simply for these diecuts and title.
5. Strip It- add paper strips to project
6. Handmade Embellishment - Hand cut Suckers
|Close up of the suckers,|
Stickles added for that glossy shine!
7. Die Cut Challenge with pop, dimensional adhesives - Again used my cricut for the easter basket and eggs and the title. Rabbit is a sticker I coated the back with baby powder so I could use it like a diecut and add the dimensional adhesive squares to make it pop off the page too.
|Easter Basket cut with cricut, embossed, sanded, chalked and pop dots for dimension.|
Yes, that is 8 pages, 7 challenges done! There are 6 more challenges listed for this online crop and I have two more days to fit them in. I challenged myself to TRY to get at least one entry for each challenge done, if I have the supplies I need on hand. So far, so good! Half way through the crop event and half way done the challenges. Yeah for Me!