Thursday, 24 January 2013

CDAC anything goes

It's time for another entry at the CDAC-told you I love the challenges there ;)

This time round it's an anything goes challenge. Unlike most 'anything goes' challenges, they literally mean ANYTHING. It doesn't have to be a paper craft. Sweet!

I've been re-purposing a cork board to fit into my craft room, now it is completed. I knew there were 4 images I wanted on it that would be permanent. My lovely children and hubbie. While I don't share my children's images online, here is my board,pre-pictures.

I have no idea what's going on with the 'B' but it doesn't look that in real life.

Anywho, it was really quite a happy accident with that black paint. I didn't realize the wood had been treated and therefore would not accept the paint. So I scuffed up some of the sides and let it sink it. It really gave it a distressed look.

Well nothing says "gorgeous distressed", like Basic Grey papers,  so I rummaged through my stash and found the butterfly paper. I cut out the butterflies using a SU die and then sponged around the edges to continue the 'distressed' theme.

I then took my pictures and matted them with black cardstock and adhereed them to the cork board. Voila! A constant reminders of the beautiful blessings I have in my life :)

I do have some space around the word blessings and I think I may add some of my favourite scripture verses...have to see how that looks.

Thanks again for stopping in. I appreciate your comments :)


  1. Laura, this is a very fun project! I love the distressed wood look. So great. What a meaningful project to hang on your walls in your craft room. Thanks so much for sharing the project at CDAC for the anything goes challenge.


  2. Love the Basic Grey papers. What a pleasure to visit your blog .Thank you so much for playing the cdac challenges. Can't wait to see what you will come up with for the other challenges going on. Remember you can enter as many times as you like till March 31st. Happy crafting.

  3. Wow! This is a fabulous project. It all ties together so well.Thank you so much for playing the CDAC PROGRESSIVE CHALLENGES


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