Monday, May 16, 2016

Challenge #104 Inspiration picture

Hey fellow PaperGirls!  I thought it would be different to supply an inspiration picture this time, and found this colourful example.  Whether it's the bright colours or doodles or lettering or something else you see in there, it will be fun to see what you make of it!
And on a side note: If you are interested in being a Guest Designer on the Paper Girls' Blog, be sure to add your name to the list over there on the right.  --->  We'd love to have you with us!




Since the graffiti reminded me of doodles, I heard this great quote to add to my art journal.
"Doodling is the Brooding of the Mind" (anon) Doodling is fun when you're on the phone, or anytime the brain is occupied but the hands are free.

The other PaperGirls team members came up with these fab projects using the inspiration ad:

Michele


Brittany
I was inspired by the colors and the swirls in the graffiti photo to create my layout.

I was inspired by the colors and mosaic feel of bottom of the photo...

The winner of Challenge #103,  is #20
karenladd  
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Monday, May 2, 2016

Challenge #103 - All About the Ladies!

Hi!

Kristy here with our next challenge - and this one is all about the Ladies!  We would love to see a project that features the girls in your life, whether it is you, your kids, your mom, your sister, or even your BFF.  And don't forget, Mother's Day is around the corner.  A little project for mom is always welcome.  You will have until Saturday, May 14th to post your projects.  We can't wait to see what you make!

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Kristy created a layout about the ladies in her house - her daughter and herself.

Amber made a feminine card using pink, flowers, and ruffles.

Brittany created a layout about a girls day with her daughters.

Erica watercolored a feminine floral card.

The winner of Challenge #102,  is Jennifer Scull.  

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Monday, April 18, 2016

Challenge #102 - Fancy Folds

Hey there! Erica here from Stamping Starlette.

Let's change up our usual two dimensional thing and add some fancy folding to our projects. Here's what I'm thinking.. Go 3D, make that card a box, or add a bit of folded paper to your project to make it extra special, use iris folding or just do an unusual fold to your card base. I can't wait to see what you come up with!



Once again, please welcome our guest designer for the month of April:


Hi, my name is Manuela and I am from Austria. I've been infected with the stamping-virus a few years now and it's not getting better ;) It's an awesome hobby to get creative plus you get in touch with the most sweet-natured crafters all around the world. I love to make clean and simple projects but sometimes it has to be "full". I love my papers and stamps, it's something that lift me up :)You can find me here: 

Here is Manuela's project for this challenge - an adorable gift box in the shape of a mailbox:



Brittany
I chose to create a Double Z-Fold card, I love all the angles and in this fancy gate-fold version.

I made a pinwheel card that closes up with a belly band

The winner of Challenge #101,  is Crafting Vicky!

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Monday, April 4, 2016

Challenge #101 - Mixed Media

Hi Paper Crafters! It's time for challenge #101. This time we're working with mixed media. Basically, we're asking you to mix more than one different art medium on your projects. Try using any combo of inks (ink pads, spray ink, india ink), paint (watercolor, acrylic, oil), pastel (chalk or oil), pencil, wax, texture pastes, or anything else you can come up with. 

Before we get to our design team projects, please welcome our guest designer for the month of April:


Hi, my name is Manuela and I am from Austria. I've been infected with the stamping-virus a few years now and it's not getting better ;) It's an awesome hobby to get creative plus you get in touch with the most sweet-natured crafters all around the world. I love to make clean and simple projects but sometimes it has to be "full". I love my papers and stamps, it's something that lift me up :)You can find me here: 
Blog: http://butterkipferl.blogspot.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/manu8985/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/butterkipferl/
Info about my card: I wanted to create a sponged background with inks and acrylic paint. I added glimmer mist and cut out some felt/newspaper-flowers, butterflies were a must-have on this card. And what is a card without some glitter and sparkle? ;)


And now here are our projects:

I used spray ink, india ink, embossing paste, perfect pearls, stamps and ink, gelato, charcoal pencil, and collaged paper on my background and distress ink on the front panel.


Kerys used chalk, pen ink,stamping ink, dimensional paint, glitter paint and lots of stamps.

  I didn't want pix, just this statement, so a mixed media journal type layout was the way I chose to tell my story. Layers achieved with paints, paste, metals, chipboard,  paper, wood etc.

I used dye inks to create a watercolor background, acrylic paint and a stencil for the heart, embossing powder for the sentiment, and glimmer mists to complete the card.

I used gesso, Echo Park's Butterflies #1 designer stencil, and Tim Holtz' new Distress Crayons to complete the background on this card.

I made my background with gelatos, distress ink and glitter glue.

Erica used Canvas, Gesso, Dylusions Ink spray, Mixed media paper, Ken Oliver's Color Burst and Gel Medium


The winner of Challenge #100, sponsored by Scrapbook Steals, is Sherri!

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Challenge #100!!

It is time for challenge number 100!

Before we get to the challenge, here is a little history of how we got started. Many years ago many of us "met" on the ScrapbookSteals facebook page. Sharing our family and personal stories through their scrapbooking blog naturally led to online friendships and then a facebook group where we could "talk" all things crafty, not just the fabulous steal of the day. One day talk of starting our own challenge site began. A few months later The Paper Girls Challenge blog was born! So now here we are 4 years and 100 challenges later! Many of the original 9 Paper Girls are no longer active with us, but we have had many more join us throughout the years.

To celebrate today's milestone, our theme is
PAPER GIRLS
The theme "Paper Girls" is open to interpretation. You can go with Girls, Paper, Paper Dolls, Friendship, Scrapbooking, even the number 100 or a big celebration! We invited all Paper Girls, past and present, to participate in this challenge.  

Here is the current design team's projects:

Amber scrapped a photo from a ScrapbookSteals retreat where she got to meet several Paper Girls.




The best girlfriends you have are the ones you have to stand up with you on your day!




Past Paper Girls:

Becci

 Charissa (another Scrapbook Steals retreat photo!)

Charity

Cristine


Heather


Jessica

Sheryl



Please come join us in this special challenge. The prize is special too. It is being sponsored by Scrapbook Steals! If you've ever been lucky enough to win one of their prizes, you know they don't mess around. Those boxes are always jam-packed with crafty goodness!
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And before we go, here is the winner announcement.
The winner of challenge #99 (Rainbows) is:
Lillian

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Monday, March 7, 2016

Challenge #99 - Rainbows

Happy Monday, everyone!  Michele here, with the next Paper Girls challenge for you. Does anyone else feel like spring is in the air? To help celebrate the coming of spring, my challenge theme is

RAINBOWS!!

I can't wait to see all of the colorful projects you all create!

Here's my card. First I inked up a background stamp with a rainbow of Distress Inks and stamped onto watercolor paper. Then brushed over the stamped image with water to spread and blend the ink.  I just cut off a little strip of it to add to my black background. The sentiment is heat embossed in white.


I love what the other Paper Girls have created this time around, please take a look!

Kerys

Brittany


Plain and simple journal page with a quote perfect for this chall:
"Be the Rainbow in someone else's cloud"


Amber scrapbooked a photo she took of a rainbow.

The winner of Challenge #98 is:
5. CG


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Monday, February 15, 2016

#98 - Show me Some Sunshine

Welcome to the Paper Girls Challenge.  It's Karrie, ready with our latest challenge.  It's the middle of winter here, and I'm ready to see see some sunshine.  Can you help me with this?  Show me your best SUNSHINE PROJECTS.  We can't wait to see what you show us!


Karrie
Here is how I made mine:


 And from our Lovely guest designer:
  
Tara Sell


Hi, I'm Tara and I have always enjoyed creating crafty projects and within the last couple of years have decided to seriously pursue my love of all things paper, stamps, home decor, glitter, and more! I started up my blog a little over a year ago and have been slowly learning more skills and adding to my collection of crafty tools, tricks, and must-haves!  The blog is a place for me to share what I've learned and hopefully inspire others to pursue their passion, whatever that may be. Six months ago I decided to try my hand at creating crafty videos and started a YouTube channel to share my projects.  The crafting community is full of wonderful minds, open hearts, and amazing talent - I'm so excited to be a part of it! 

Join me:

For this card I wanted to get bright and happy with some vibrant, sunny yellows!  I love the contrast of yellow on black and couldn't resist this little sunshine with shades on!!






The PaperGirls:

Michele

Erica


Thanks for sharing your Sunshine with us!

Who are the winners of Challenge #97 ??
Our random pick is none other than: Andrea W
And our sponsor also had a pick. She chose the gift bag made by Janis
 
Congratulations! Please send an e-mail within two weeks to papergirlschallengeblog@gmail.com to claim your prize. Alisha from Scrap N' Dipity will then email you your gift code.

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