Thursday, 1 August 2013

August Challenge And A Bit Of News

Welcome to August.  After this month we are having a break for a little while.  I'm not sure how long for at the moment but watch this space for announcements.  For this reason the August challenge is just for fun and there isn't a link tool.  If you do decide to take part then leave us a comment so we can see what you have created.

As some of you may have noticed I haven't got around to picking a winner for some of the previous months so I will put together a little package of flowers from the shop for those winners as obviously they can't be guest designers if we don't have any challenges for a while. I'll get around to that over the next few days.

I've gone back over to design seeds this month for your inspiration because I couldn't resist this mouthwatering photo.

Totally inspired by the photo I decided to create a layout with a photo from my holidays last summer.  I created my background paper using watercolour paints ...

For my creation this month I was insired by the delicious looking strawberries and the bright fun colours

Katie Tate

For my card I decided to go with a fruity theme and this super cute watermelon image just screamed "Summer" to me and the color combination was perfect.

For our August challenge, I created an Art Tag which uses one of my original Asian Digital Stamp Designs as the main focal point. The little Asian Jar Toy has been colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with odorless turpentine using paper stumps. The pink background was created using my "How do I love the digital stamp background design and for extra embellishments I used various colors of Embroidery floss, Gold Thread, Green Satin Ribbon, Tiny Rhinestones and 3 Red Wooden Beads.

I have enjoyed being part of the Craft Garden DT these past months and taking part in the challenges and want to say thank you Kerry for not only the opportunity to design for you but also for the fun, motivation and the inspiration you have given me and I look forward to new challenges in the future.


  1. Aw, sorry to hear that. I just discovered your challenges last month - and it was a fun one. But I do wish you well while you take a break.

    Take care,
    KT Fit Kitty

  2. Here is my link:
    Thanks so much for the challenge...sorry to hear you are taking a break.

  3. Hope you are refreshed by your break! I have a card for the Aug challenge but the linky isn't up right now. You can see my card here: