Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Exciting News To Share!!

We have exciting news to share with you!  
Studio 313 and McMahon Five Designs 
have joined forces and have a monthly challenge called 

The First of every month will be a new 
Hot Challenge based on the Latest Hottest Trends!

For February our theme is Natural Elements.  

Go ahead and find natural elements to add to your card this month!  

Pull out some of the items you haven't used in a while 
or haven't even tried yet!  

We all have a stash of... 

hemp cord
pressed flowers
mulberry paper flowers
sea shells
wooden buttons
cotton ribbon 
and how about really changing it up and using...

There are hundreds of ideas for it's use in the Idea Gallery!  

Below is an Inspirational Photo to get your creative minds going!

Now, it wouldn't be a challenge if there wasn't a prize, right?  
Using our Natural Elements Theme we created a 
Prize Package filled with Natural Elements!

Prize package includes:

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

Now for my project for this months Natural Elements Challenge!

Recycled Coffee Tins!

I used Real Wood Paper on each of them as well as an image from 
all 3 of the M5D Illustrators!  
If you would like to see a TUTORIAL on how I made these, 
check it out HERE!

And when you are done checking out the tutorial...
submit your Natural Elements project to...


Amy Johnson said...

What a great idea to use those tins! Love it!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Wooowhooo! Looks like fun. I've added it to my list of challenges.

Christine said...

Your tins are beautiful! I'm so happy that people used wood paper this week because I can never think of things to do with it. I have a lot of these tins around as well waiting to be altered. I love the mocha made into iced mocha in the summer time.