Sunday, July 31, 2011

Brave Girls

Way back in January of this year I found out that there was a contest at GCD Studios.
It was the Brave Girls Camp contest and
the winners get to go to Melody Ross's Brave Girl Camp (all expenses paid).
there were a few hoops to jump through so I jumped.
Planned and shopped, planned and found that I was going to Melbourne so  I 
bought my Melody Ross Chipart supplies while I was there visiting my Aunt Jane/godmother.
Bought two tools, some metal stamps and a bunch of Chipart chip board.
And then I procrastinated....what to design, what stamps to use, which pieces would work with what project.
I did not want to scrap book or make a card. i felt that it needed to be over the top. something that no one else would do. I had a chip board book of MR's, but thought that idea would be taken, too!
In my craft room, I had a bug cage...and that was IT!!!
I  sprayed and painted, and hammered, and glazed, and hammered, and stamped the metal into ink and paint, and hammered some more. I mixed paints with more paint and some with ink, some with alcohol inks.
I hammered into the wood, into the chip board. I hammered into foil and metal.
I cut into soda cans and bottles. I punched and die cut and hammered even more.
I tried hanging butterflies inside and out, front and back.
I took it all outside and took pictures under the tree, in the tree, on the bricks, in front of dead weeds.
Pictures that had too much sun, too little sun, way too may dead weeds and grass. 
Some with more green than you can imagine!
some photos landed in the trash bin as some elements ended up in the recycle bin.
papers were used and abused.
BUT it got done with hours to spare.
I must say that there was one person that helped me find the way through the hoops,
through the rules, over hill and dale, and where to find the list of stores that carried the product and that was
my blogging friend, Laura.

This was a ton of fun and work, but I loved playing and painting, planning and plotting.
No butterflies were harmed in the making of this cage.
Thanks for coming by!

Did i leave you with a question to be answered? check it out here at GCD studios for your answer.


Kary said...

Wow!! Big CONGRATS, Jo!!! Your project is awesome, and so happy for you. I've heard a bit about the Brave Girls Camp and I'm sure you will LOVE it. Make sure, you tell us all about it,ok?

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- that is such an awesome project- what alot of work and that is awesome for you to be chosen as a winner! Wahoo!

Tracey said...

Just catching up Joanne...
This is absolutely wonderful - good luck with the contest (I've got my fingers crossed for you).
Hope you're having a great week.

Tracey said...

Ah I've just seen you made 2nd place! - woohoo congratulations, well deserved :)Have fun playing with your goodies.

Laura Evangeline said...

I'm so glad you did this. Your project is AMAZING!!!

Cheryl said...

Wow - this is stunning! I SOOO LOVE THIS! Congrats on your win!

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