Friday, April 1, 2016

Quick Quotes Challenge 62

Welcome to the 1st Friday in April and you know what that means! It is time for a brand new blog challenge.

First, we have the gift certificate winner and our top 3 projects to announce from Friday Challenge 61 - "Welcome Spring!" Thank you for playing along and sharing your inspiration with us! As always your projects were wonderful and we love to see what you create!

Congratulations and Happy Shopping to our randomly selected 
$25 Gift Certificate  winner*:

#8 Susan Kennedy!

"Top 3 Challenge Winners"
They win a Top 3 badge to display on their blog!
Congratulations to the Winners!!!
Please email Rhonda (dot) quickquotes (at) gmail (dot) com 
within 7 days for your prize or Top 3 Badge.
Susie here with the new monthly challenge for April: Tag It! I frequently use tags on my layouts and cards - sometimes as embellishments, sometimes as a focal point, and sometimes just as a design element for balance.  And sometimes I just create tags like this one featuring the Anchors Aweigh collection!

The small scale prints in this collection are great for tags and cards!  The tiny seashells and anchors in the background really help to set the scene.  This was the perfect time to bring out my new mixed media doll stamp - complete with a summery romper and flip flops!  I added color using a watercoloring technique.

I simply stamped ink onto a craft mat and spritzed water next to it.  I used a paint brush to mix and apply the colors.  Her hair is a mix of Milk Chocolate and Mahogany.  Her romper is Seabrook with Aqua ruffles and pockets.  I trimmed her out and set her aside. Time to create some home made embellishments!  I cut all of the seashells out of the strip on Anchors Aweigh 101.

There are 3 different kinds of seashells and the designs have so much detail!  I carefully chose and trimmed out a piece of each shell that appears to be in the foreground and then  added foam adhesive...

 ...and layered the pieces to create beautiful dimensional embellishments!

I inked the edges with Creamy Cocoa and added them to the base of my tag.  I included a die cut seahorse that I also watercolored using the Aqua and Seabrook PowderPuff Chalking Inks.  The turquoise rhinestone from Want2Scrap makes the perfect eye!

Quick Quotes Supplies:

Other supplies:  Want2Scrap 72Count Turquoise Rhinestones, Cheery Lynn Seahorse Family Die, Ribbon, Dimensional Foam Adhesive
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!
~ Susie

The Rules:
  • This month's challenge theme is "Tag It".  
  • Create a tag OR create a card, a layout or an off the page project and include a tag in your design - be creative!
  • You can create any kind of project, just follow the challenge criteria above.
  • Of course we would LOVE to see Quick Quotes products used on your project, but it's not a requirement to play. 
  • You may use any products to participate in the challenge. 
  • No back posting allowed, projects must be newly created for this challenge. 
  • One (1) entry per person, per challenge please.  
We can't wait to see what you create this month!
Challenge begins today and is open until 11:55 pm PST on 4/25.
The 'Top 3,' as chosen by our Design Team, will have bragging rights  with a 'Top 3 Fave' button to display on their own blogs.  Everyone who participates will be entered to win the prize for this challenge.
Prize = $25 gift certificate* to shop in The Quick Quotes Online Store!
Use the InLinkz button at the bottom of this post to link up your project!
  • Don't have a blog? You can also link to a photo in a gallery like Photobucket or
  • InLinkz will ask you for the direct link to your project, not just your blog address.
  • Click on your projects specific url and copy/paste it to link up. 
(*QQ Prize Disclaimer: Prize contest open to US residents only. If you live outside the US and want to play, you are responsible for any shipping costs for prizes won. The $25 gift certificate excludes shipping costs.)

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Sue's Paper Crafts said...

Thank you very much for choosing my card as a winner.


Unknown said...

Wow!! Thank you so very much. I couldn't be more excited about being your winner. Thank you!!!

Gail said...

Congrats to Susan the winner - and the top 3 - I just found the challenge I hope to enter soon - have a blessed week!

Unknown said...

Congrats to the top 3 winners!