Thursday, 8 January 2015

Fresh Beginnings !

Happy New Year !  
It's Sue here and today see's the start of the new challenges for 2015 here at ATP Exchange. The team are all rested and raring to go !  I'm your host for the next 2 weeks and I have chosen Fresh Beginnings for this challenge, now that the festive season is over and thoughts turn to what lies ahead in the New Year, take a look through your craft supplies and share with us a new product/technique/ or even a new item to alter !
Remember we are a Mixed Media challenge and and stamping must be included, but no digi images and no more than 10 challenges to be entered, including ATP Exchange. For the winner there is a £10 voucher to spend in Artist Trading Post. 
 
The team have created some fantastic projects to get your creative juices flowing ! 


Julia 
I chose to go with a bright holiday style theme for my 'New Beginnings' project. We always plan our holiday in the New Year and that makes me very happy! The sentiment is inspired by a Nina Simone song. I also used my Faber Castell Gelatos for the first time and that is certainly a new beginning for me.

I used a new new stamps from a Dina Wakley set.

Sue

I tried out the Faux Chine Colle technique with my Gelli Plate. Love this new technique!


I love art dolls and have been promising myself that one day I would have a go at making one. I got carried away and made two. They were such fun to make, that I think  these two Sea Goddesses, may be just the beginning !
 I used a free template for the bodies, downloaded from a wonderful site called The Enchanted Gallery.  



I used silk clay for the first time.


I decided to make something Vintage, using a canvas board, TH Stencils, Texture Paste and TH Distress Paints. The La Blanche stamp was applied to Tissue Paper and adhered to the canvas. I decided to play with my Ranger Melt Pot to create some 3 D elements from the stamp.

So, let's see what  Fresh Beginnings mean to you! You have until 20:00 on the 21 January to share your project with us.


10 comments:

  1. Amazing work by the DT as always! Thanks for another wonderful challenge and Happy New Year to everyone here at The Artist Trading Post!! big hugs :)

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  2. Such a lovely mix of beautiful projects from the DT - so much inspiration! Happy New Year to you all. Anne xx

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  3. Wonderful, adventurous projects, fabulous! Ruth x

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  4. Wow! What a diverse group of artwork from the Design team members! I always look forward to a fresh beginning, and can't wait to link up!

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  5. Fabulous projects from the DT - so many wonderful ideas. Thank you!

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  6. Thanks for a great challenge and so many different DT inspirations - everyone is catered for! Karen x

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  7. So glad to find the Artist Trading Post - love your eclectic looks and mixed media creativity. Joi

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  8. Always loved design team inspiration posts here. Participating in the challenge for the first time!!

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  9. Stunning work as always!! Such a great variety of styles! Thanks for another fabulous and fun challenge, see you again soon! hugs :)

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  10. So happy to slide in under the wire for a 3rd entry! Your design team was SO inspiring!

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