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12 February, 2020

February 2020 Main Challenge 2nd Release - THE PAST & RUST

Welcome back to the 2nd release of our Design Team's inspiration 
for our January 2020 Main Challenge - THE PAST & RUST

Our Main Challenge is based on a word inspiration and a creative challenge.

Word Inspiration - THE PAST
Creative Challenge - RUST

What does THE PAST make you think of? Do you have childhood memories to share? Perhaps you love everything vintage and want to create in that style. We'd love you to share your stories or creations about something old! We need to see in your project how our word inspired you. If it isn't obvious in your work, then please explain it in your post. To add to the effect, we want to see some RUST on your project.  It can be a rusty piece of metal, something you've added a rust effect to, or even a photo of something old and rusty.  Get your rust on! 

Please check out ALL our challenge rules in the RULES tab above.

Now let's see what our fabulous DT has come up with, 

inspired by THE PAST & RUST Main Challenge!

ANASTASIA:  I was inspired by the "Game of Thrones" series on this layout. (This time however, we were not able to tame the dragon, because it was made from sweets!) I achieved the effect of RUST with wax (Finnibair), and there is also rust in the design of the paper. For me, it was an interesting experience combining the rust with a dark background.

 CECILIA: In my PAST there's a wonderful person I'll always love and remember, my grandfather. Being with him at his office is one of the most happiest memories I have. I played with his typewriter a lot. I added "Hope is Never Lost" because he survived the Mexican Revolution as a child. He was a gentleman. For the RUST part of the challenge I used acrylic paints combined with sand.

 DANA: I always feel a connection to THE PAST when I visit my family lake house. The property has been in my family for 4 generations. This photo of my Grandmother, with her Spaniel puppy Taffy, was taken in 1952. The lake house is a place where the family gets together during the summer months, often times adding their dogs to the mix. I used acrylic glaze, paint, and paste to add a RUST effect to chipboard pieces and shells.

DI GARLINGDI: I was inspired by this month's challenge to create this layout about THE PAST. I used lots of vintage sewing ephemera like old scissors, an old thimble and needle threader, and even some labels off old cotton spools. My photo is of the exact old Singer treadle sewing machine that my great grandmother taught me to sew on when I was just a child. For the RUST element, I have given a rust paint effect to the dressmaker's dummy and also the flourish. I really enjoyed this challenge.

YULIA: For our Challenge, I decided to decorate a vintage alarm clock. This is a watch from the 60's that I found at a flea market. A watch is a connection between THE PAST and the present. They still work and remind us how fast time runs. To create a RUST effect, I am using sprays from Lindy's and Finnabair wax "Rich Copper".

 HEIKES: How did the word "THE PAST" inspire me?  Actually it was the photo from my mother's past that inspired me to design this layout in honor to her. Because of water damage that we had in our house a long time ago, many photos of my family have been destroyed. In total, I was able to save three original photos of my mother. These photos are now my little treasure from the past. For the creative RUST challenge, I tried to create the effect of rust with the help of acrylic colors: burnt sienna, yellow ochre and orange.

 JOLANDE: How has the word PAST inspired me? It was a picture of myself, as a baby in a puddle by the sea... alone... the way I have always stayed. The second photo is at a later time, and I literally walk away from the past. I am moving forward and do not look back, that is not the way I am going. For the creative RUST challenge, I have colored the gear wheels with paint in the colors: burnt siena, dark brown, yellow ochra and teal.

 SAB: I really loved this great theme!!! THE PAST and the RUST! The past means a vintage photo, sepia colors, and metal embellishments! Love all these things! I love the RUST effect I added in the middle, and you? Show us your interpretations!

 SARAH: Today I share with you my creation for the February challenge. The word PAST immediately inspired the thought of the clock, the passage of time, the memory. For me, the past is also the future and at the same time, the present. For the RUST effect, I altered a Tim Holtz alarm clock with Prima texture pastes. For the interior I chose AB Studio papers.

Our design team has shared their feelings about THE PAST with you
using old RUST colours. We hope that they will have inspired you to play along!

Here are the fabulous prizes up for grabs!

(as voted by our DT)

$50 USD value prize from 2CRAFTY
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(as voted by our DT, in no particular order)

$25 USD value prize from KORA PROJECTS
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$25 USD value prize from LINDY'S GANG
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$25 USD value prize from MINTAY PAPERS

$25 USD value prize from SCRAPMATTS

(picked at random from all eligible entries)

$25 USD value prize from THOMPSON'S CRAFT SUPPLIES

(hand picked by our Admin team - two entries not in our Top 5,
but that have that special something that captured our attention)

$25 USD value prize from 49 AND MARKET

$25 USD value prize from MINTAY 
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One participant, with a high number of votes and handpicked by our Admin team, 
will be invited to be our April, 2020 Special Guest Designer.

We are very grateful to all our generous sponsors for these fabulous prizes.
To learn more about any of them, click on the SPONSORS tab above.

We are looking forward to seeing your entries into our
February Main Challenge:  THE PAST & RUST

Please link up your projects by clicking on the "Add Link" button below.  Challenge closes February 29th at 11:55pm EST.

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