Saturday, August 1, 2009

CHF Summer challenge - week 5

This is the final week for the Summer Design Challenge at Cornish Heritage Farms. This week's challenge was a One Sheet Wonder. Basically, you start with either a 8.5x11 or 12x12 sheet of paper, either randomly stamped or collage style to create a distinctive pattern paper. Then you use every little bit to create! The contest was open to all types of creations. Often crafters will make a set of cards, each slightly different. I (cough) of course had to go a slightly different direction.

So here's all my little beauties! My 11 year daughter (my biggest fan and cheerleader) went crazy when she saw all these! She told me it was some of my finest work! (Remind me to give that girl a raise in her allowance--what a sweetie!)

Now, it's hard to capture all the details in one image, so here are some close-ups of most of the items. (It's also hard not to get a glare from the acetate).

Here are the details:
I stamped a variety of images from the CHF sets: Vintage Butterflies, Inchie Style, Kim Hughes Nature's Silohuettes, Little People Collage, and Double Damask BG all in black stazon ink. Then I went to cutting out pieces and working from there. I used the Double Damask BG to make a box cover for a box of chocolate nuggets. Little People Collage turned into a card. I completely cut out one butterfly and turned it over, using crystal laquer and glitter to add brown and pink sparkle. I combined the glittery butterfly to the rest of the butterflies (Vintage Butterfly) and it also became a card. I then used the Inchie Style set to create 2 distinctive tags and finally a trifold gift card holder. Inks used were Staz-on and Versamark Dazzle. I went digging through all my embellishments including ones from SU, Making Memories, Paper Studio, Prima, and K & Co to name a few. I also used sewing on the tags. I wish you could see this collection in real life.
Thanks for taking a closer look!


  1. Hi Colleen! This set is gorgeous!! I found your new blog from your post on CHF - it's wonderful, I have perused it all, and you do beautiful work. Very inspiring, both the projects (I will have to dig out my neglected Upsy Daisy stamp and CASE your card!) and the stories (you made me tear up with the ALZ story). And by the way... you did a fantastic job photographing these acetate-laden goodies... I get glare off my regular old cardstock sometimes ;( LOL! Thanks for sharing!

  2. wow, Colleen, I LOVE what you did with your entry into the OSW! Refreshing too to see an outside the box set of projects. I agreen wth your daughter, this is super work...I simply adore the box. Good Luck!!!

    I agree with Jean, great displaying and photos!

  3. Very creative, Colleen! I never would have thought of using acetate for a OSW... Very nice execution! Congratulations on the win!

  4. Congrats!!! I am so excited for you - this is well deserved! Love the looks you created with the acetate - super job! Have fun shopping : )

  5. Well deserved win! Love your thought process...congrats too on having a daughter that appreciates your work!! :) My 13 year old is so critical.

  6. Congrats on your CHF win! Great creations!

  7. Your work is inspiring. It helps the rest of us get our creative juices flowing. Thanks for sharing and congrats!


  8. Awesome. I was fortunate to view your work up close and there aren't words to describe how fabulous and creative it is. Did you give Kathleen a raise in allowance? ha ha