Monday, January 31, 2011

HSC1 Natural Elements

First thank you to everyone who played in the previous challenge, great creations!The winner of the last challenge is Erica at Inked Up and Ready To Play,congrats! Please email me at studio313creations@yahoo.com with your selected images so I can send them out to you! Hello! Welcome back to a new challenge here at the Hotspot! You may have noticed we've started over at 1 you also may have noticed a few changes taking place this month. I am so excited to say that I am teaming up with Sue from McMahon Five Designs! So I thought it was fitting to start back at 1 to kick off our "new" Hotspot Challenge. We have also expanded our design team to include more talented designers to inspire us all! This also means that the winner of the $25.00 digi prize will now have an even bigger selection of images to choose from! Including McMahon Vintage Digitals, Vintage Vanities, McMahon Digi Designs, Solocosmo Digi Stamps, The Fairydoodler and Studio 313 Exclusive Creations! In addition to that we will occasionally give away a blog candy package, starting this month with this beautiful package of nature inspired products donated by Sue McMahon! If you have never tried her REAL WOOD paper you are going to love it!!! Here is a complete list of all of the gorgeous items pictured in the package! -1 sheet of Birds Eye Maple Real Wood Paper -1 sheet of Cherry Real Wood Paper -1 sheet of Maple Real Wood Paper -1 sheet of Walnut Real Wood Paper -1 package Kaisercraft Wood Flourishes Vines -1 assorted package of Real Wood Paper Leaf Die Cuts -15 yards of Hemp Cord -1 foot of 100% Cotton Twill Tape -1 bundle of Raffia -1 Wicker Basket Full of Fibers – White and Multi -1 Wood Trinket Box for Altering -1 7” strand of Freshwater Pearls -2 Vintaj Natural Brass Filigree Butterflies -1 package of 10 Natural Pressed Flowers -4 Mulberry Paper Roses *YOU MUST BE A FOLLOWER, ENTER CHALLENGE AND HAVE OUR BADGE DISPLAYED ON YOUR BLOG TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE BLOG CANDY PACKAGE!* These are some beautiful examples of Natural Elements used in home design and fashion! Check out the awesome tiny putting green ring, it actually contains living grass! From Adorn Jewelry (http://adornjewelry.org/)Home accents from West Elm (http://www.westelm.com/)wooden cuff bracelets from Treasure Jewlery(http://www.treasurejewelry.com/) A few other idea's for some Natural elements you might like to try are, hemp cord, raffia, twine, pressed/dried flowers, mulberry paper flowers, sea shells, sand, twigs, grasscloth, moss, wooden buttons, cotton/twill ribbon, dried herbs, coffee beans(on a coffee themed card, your card will smell good too!), natural fiber paper, or how about really changing it up and using... Real Wood Paper? You have time to order and still use it for this challenge! You do not have to use any of our images to enter the challenge but if you have some we would love to see what you do with them! ;) The theme this month is to use Natural Elements on your cards, meaning something created by nature! Every where you look you see natural elements popping up! From Jewelry to decor for your home I'm sure your finding it in all of your favorite shops, but you only have to step outside to find inspiration. I love it myself, it fits my personal style to a T so I hope you enjoy this challenge as well! My home is full of natural earthy pieces and most of my jewelry is wooden or made from shells! As one of my favorite Artist said "If one truly loves nature one can find beauty everywhere.- Vincent VanGogh" Just link your project up here before midnight on February 28th and remember to link back to this post on your blog. When the new challenge starts on March 1st a winner for the digi prize will be announced as well as a separate winner for the blog candy. Designed by Sue. Designed by Michelle Pearson Designed by Michelle Designed by Lorie Designed by Kris Designed by Amy Designed by Jen Designed by Kelly Designed by Christine Designed by Shawne

16 comments:

Kristine said...

Awesome creations DT!! Love seeing the variety of natural elements used--great challenge Shawne! =) I'm excited about this new merge.

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

Me too! Look at all the wonderful inspiration going on here. :)

~Michelle~ said...

Fun challenge Shawne....so glad to see some new faces...and beautiful inspiration! :)

Jen said...

Wow, all the creations for this challenge are awesome girls! Woohoo!

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

WOW! Who knew there were so many natural elements that we use...everyday! Beautiful, beautiful creations ladies! Look at those mitered corners, Shawne! I'm impressed!!!

Amy Johnson said...

wow! Gorgeous creations girls! And what a great challenge!

Naturally Me Creations said...

Hi there! I've just "discovered" this blog and this challenge! :D This challenge theme sounds super fun, i LOVE using natural elements in crafting, so i hope i can come up with something interesting to submit! :D
Lovely DT cards, they've given me a couple of different ideas - oooh, where to starts?!
I'LL BE BACK...! ;)

Naturally Me Creations said...

Oh, and what a fabulous giveaway! :D I love all those natural goodies. :D
I'm a follower and i've posted your badge linking back to you on my blog (third from the top in my right side bar), so now i need to get started on my card. :D

http://naturallymecreations.blogspot.com/

Tnx for hosting a fun challenge!

Naturally Me Creations said...

Aaand....I've posted my card! (#2).

Tnx for a really fun challenge! :D

Emily Painter-Davis said...

Gorgeous Cards.

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Beautiful cards by the DT! What a fun challenge!

cindy said...

I did a layout for my entry. Hope that is ok. My natural element is Raffia just under the photo. Thanks for the challenge.

Lori said...

Loved doing this card, great challenge! I really like the monthly format, ladies. Wonderful samples DT :D

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

Beautiful entries so far, ladies! Thanks for playing along with us and showing all your creative ideas and uses for natural elements!

Naturally Me Creations said...

Hi again!
Not sure if it's allowed, but i entered another card (#11).
:)

Sandra P said...

I'm a new follower!! Love working with natural elements :)

Thanks for the challenge and all of the awesome inspiration form the DT!

Hugs,
Sandra P