I am demoing all day at Alexander paper supplies, at Dagfeilds Craft Centre near Nantwich. I will be demoing canvases and painted backgrounds . So if you are near enough drop in its from 11 till 4 although I usually start a bit early and usually finish late LOL
Anyway knowing how expensive crafting is I have a tip for you and some examples. Go along to your local independant decorating shop and ask if they have any old wallpaper sample books, I have been given some but have never had to pay more than £5.00 for a large one.
Inside you will find loads of brilliant patterened and textured papers for you to play with. I have used them on scrapbook layouts but be aware that most are certainly not acid free so keep them well away from any photos.
Anyway I have some cards I have made with just one set of papers from one book I still have enough of these papers to make about 20 more cards, and the rest of the book probably enough to make another hundred at least, and it was a freebee .
So here are the examples.
Anyway I have decided that as well as getting 1 entry for every comment 5 extra for spreading the news on your blog. You can gain 3 extra entries for taking part in any challenge on my blog just post a link to your example in my comments for your extra entries I will except links to forum galleries and photobucket files . I will not be setting challenges every day or even on a set day every week But I will be setting challenges through the month
So my 1st challenge is
Its not unusual HONEST
So I want to see altered items, cards, or layouts where you have used unusual items, as some form of embellishment. It could be chocolate wrappers, wallpaper, clothes lables, keyrings, earings . So start looking round your house. One of my ladies in my class cut the suede fringing off one of her cushions when we did this one week. Mind you she did the most wonderful paper peiced indian with it it was definatly worth it.
I am thinking about what to do as my 1st tutorial and thought that designing your own paper peicings may be of interest. I am adding a poll to my blog so click on the 1st tutorial you would like to see.
Anyway my freebee paper today is the final colourway of the rainbow paper.
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I should also point out that I have a great overlay for you tommorow evening as my usual free paper related to the subject of the Papercraft Junkies Challenge
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