Last week's challenge on Crop Chocolate came with a twist. Yes, there still was a crafty element to the challenge, but it was also a contest for $100 Crop Credit and a chance to try something new the owners have in development.
For the challenge, we were to create a project (card, layout, altered item, etc.) using a patterned paper with text and a metal embellishment. Then came the twist . . . we were to (1) create an account on Instructagram.com; (2) take step-by-step pictures of the project and upload to IG; (3) share on FB, pin on Pinterest, etc.; and (4) answer a couple questions regarding IG.
Oh, and we were able to enter more than once!!! Boy, I don't know anyone who could NOT use $100 in Crop Credits. So to work I went . . .
My 1st project is a Christmas Wreath made from 3D stars. Here's how it turned out:
Very Merry Christmas paper collection by Echo Park
Christmas This & That paper by Echo Park (multi-colored dots)
Doodlebug Christmas buttons
Making Memories "Noel" brads & metal stars
NonCC: chipboard; hot glue gun; misc. ribbon
Since I still had a bit of time, I decided to do a 2nd project . . . I wanted all the chances I could at that $100 Crop Credit. :) So I decided to recreate a tag that I did years ago in a make 'n take. Here's how it turned out:
Walnut Stain & Fired Brick distress ink
MM mini staples
twine from Jillibean
NonCC: tag; TH Christmas stamp; Star pin; misc. Christmas paper (I know I got from CC, but it was scraps so I had no name for it); and misc. ribbon
So what do you think? I thought they turned out pretty good. Too bad I didn't win the $100 Crop Credit . . . BUT I had a lot of fun creating and uploading my projects to Instructagram.com.
Till the next time I'm up in the night. Kathy