Friday 6 July 2018

July Challenge - Get Sentimental

Welcome fellow travellers to our July challenge. Nikki here from Addicted to Art to host this month's challenge with the theme of 'Get Sentimental'. 

Let's see lots of sentiments on your project, whether they be words, poems or quotes. Just remember to create your project in our preferred styles of vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk.

We have some wonderful inspiration from the design team to get those creatives juices flowing! There are links below to our own blogs where you can find more details on our projects.

Canvas with Dina Wakley paints and Tim Holtz stamp sets - Perspective and Theories
For this challenge I painted a 10'' x 8'' canvas with Dina Wakley paints and used Tim Holtz Theories stamp set to add lots of words. For more details on how this came together do head over to Addicted to Art.

For Nikki's Sentimental challenge, I cut up a stamped quote and some Remnant Rubs for the sentiments which I added to my Brusho stenciled panel.  I adhered the panel to a die cut frame so it stands up for display!
To see how I created my Get Sentimental project, please come visit my blog here.

I decided to create a journal specially for quotes, sentiments and different techniques for Nikki's wonderful theme. If you want to see more of the cover, a super easy binding technique and some of the pages, come and visit me.

I've gone back in time to the fresh spring breezes for my pair of panels, using quotes from my own EAB06 Spring Edition stamps by PaperArtsy.  These were inspired by the lovely Raquel, a.k.a. Scrapcosy, as well as using some of her word stencils to add to the sentiment theme.  Do come and visit me at Words and Pictures to find out more.

I fancied a change of genre so I've gone to what I call a journalling style for my contribution this week. Using vintage book papers and scraps of inked, stamped and embossed papers and some stamping and stenciling I have created a journal panel or card topper. If you have a moment  you will find more details over at Bumblebees and Butterflies.

I have made a piece of art on the round for Nikki's challenge with admittedly only one quote but that one quote is made up of quite a few words that give pause for thought! They are what guided my creativity! You are welcome to stop by my blog for more details 


Hopefully that has sparked an idea or two. We look forward to seeing how you interpret the theme and see everyone's fabulous creations. Each month we are stunned at the creations we see! We highlight our selected 3 Pinworthies at the end of each challenge which are featured in a post next month, receive a badge of honour and are pinned to our Pinterest boards.

For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere summer is upon us when crafting sometimes takes a backseat in favour of holidays and sunshine. Whatever your are up to and wherever you are we wish you a lovely July and hope there is time for some crafting!

Nikki and the Creative Guides xx


  1. What beautiful and creative projects using lots of sentiments in so many lovely ways! Can't wait to see all the details for each on everyone's blog!

  2. what gorgeous creations from you all!

  3. Bright, vintage, shabby and industrial.... Such a great array of interpretations on the theme. Thanks everyone and looking forward to seeing lots more!

  4. Fabulous theme and superb creations, I've enjoyed each and everyone. Thank you for sharing.
    Creative wishes Tracey xx

  5. This is such a fun challenge and I am blown away by the creations of my fabulous team mates xx Looking forward to viewing entries from our followers xx

    Have a wonderful weekend
    Annie xx

  6. Ah, words wonderful words! Beautiful work all round - it's been lovely to have the time to see them all on the actual day, rather than three weeks behind! I've had a great time hopping round to see all the details.
    Alison x

  7. A fantastic gallery of creativity ladies offering a wonderful range of 'Get Sentimental' inspiration. Great challenge theme Nikki . Hope to get around you all over the coming days
    have a lovely weekend Everyone

  8. A great theme and such lovely work from you all, keep cool! xxx

  9. This is such a wonderful theme, I love using sentiments and quotes on my art journal pages! There is so much beautiful inspiration from the design team too 😁. Many thanks and Happy July! J 😊 x

  10. Lots of lovely words as well as yummy colours and textures. You are all so creative ladies!

  11. I love using quotes and poems in any craft work that I partake in. I especially love the use of color and design that you used in yours, such a creative and innovative idea. Thanks for the share.
    World of Animals

  12. Super gorgeous designs and inspiration. Tfs DT. Love all your projects.

  13. It is always so awesome to see each of you girls beautiful work and especially your takes on this amazing challenge. Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration. Hugs, Autumn

  14. Lost of food for thought as well as eye candy this month, some wonderful sentiments here and great projects so much information on the process too on all your blogs. Thanks ladies x