Friday, 12 October 2012

Creative Connections monthly craft challenge - October

A few months ago I joined Creative Connections which is an online network for crafters. To access the site you do need to become a member, but this is straight forward, especially if you are a member of Facebook or Twitter as you can sign in using those.

Creative Connections runs a monthly craft challenge and I have become a member of the challenge design team. This means that we have to create something based on a theme for each monthly challenge. These aren't for people to copy but to give ideas for their own creations.

The theme for the October challenge is Halloween (not surprisingly). I'm not really one for the orange and purple type of halloween that you can see in the shops at present, I wanted more of a ghostly feel. I created a couple of collages, something I'm doing more of.

The first one is called 'Bewitching' and the second is 'Ghostly'. They both have the same 'template', but some of the elements are different.



Too make the collages I used:
  • card
  • pages and engravings from old books, 
  • pictures printed onto fabric (I used the paper that you use to transfer pictures onto t-shirts etc)
  • scraps of linen
  • ribbon
  • lace
  • embellishments including, sequins, beads and self-adhesive butterflies.
  • glitter
  • glue
  • gold crayon.
To display them properly (they were still drying when I took these pictures, which is why they're hung by bulldog clips!) I will be mounting them on stiff card, with ribbon to hang them up. I'll pop them into the Elsie May and Bertha shop when I've done that.

Once you're a member of Creative Connection you can enter the challenge each month. The October challenge finishes on 31 October (I know, I'm really lax when it comes to posting this blog post!).

Happy crafting.


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the thoughtful and "bewitching" gifts you sent for our workshop!