Friday, 1 May 2015

May Challenge

Welcome to May.

This month sees the Tour de Yorkshire bike race inspired by the Yorkshire start to the Tour de France last year.  Your inspiration this month is to be inspired by our lovely Yorkshire countryside to create a project.

 Our challenge rules are:
  • your project must be created during the period 1st April and 30th May 2015
  • your project can only be entered into this challenge and 2 others
  • we must be able to see clearly how you have been inspired by the picture/theme
  • you must enter using the inlinkz button during the period 1st - 30th May 2015
  • you can submit a project using any crafts you like. We are not just about paper crafting
  • you must HAVE FUN and ENJOY your crafting
The prize this month has a Yorkshire theme and the winner will be selected using on 31st May and announced that day.
I made a brooch with a green bike theme

and here is what my lovely design team created

When someone says 'Yorkshire' to me I think of two things; Emmerdale and green. I am a huge fan of Le Tour but as I live near Cambridge that is my association with Le Tour (so I guess it depends on where you live! It was an amazing sight to watch all those bikes come whizzing through a quiet little Cambridgeshire village) Anyway Emmerdale and green and the wellie brigade so it was inevitable that my project was going to be green! I had been given a paperweight that required you to add something decorative to it, the display one showed a photograph but I thought Borrrinnggg (as Judge Rinder would say) so I set about making something green with a nature theme. The words are a stamp from Darcy at PaperArtsy and the leaves are from Jofy. I made the background using Gelatos, a mask (also from PaperArtsy) and baby wipes. A tutorial is on my blog HERE

Inspired by the lovely landscape I used some photo's from our vacation in France.

As soon as I saw that the photo had to do with a cycling event I knew I wanted to use a bicycle stamp.  I made the background in colors inspired by that in the photos.  The gold sequins are the extra pop I felt it needed.

There was so much to choose from with this months theme but I chose to focus on the Tour de Yorkshire bike race and created a simple card from a woman riding a bicycle which is from an old Victorian advertisement and used some of the natural colors from Kerry's inspirational photos. The main focal point was colored with Prismacolor pencils and the textured background was created by running a piece of linen card-stock which has a white center and sanding it lightly with an emery board to give it a distressed look.


If  you feel inspired to join us this month please submit your project (complying with the above rules) via the inlinkz button below.


  1. A beautiful countryside indeed! Hoping to play along! Your brooch and the DT samples are gorgeous!

  2. Thank you for the gorgeous inspiration! I just linked up my project! Hope you like it! I haven't received my prize from the April challenge yet but I am sure it will arrive any day now! I'm really looking forward to receiving it! Thanks again - I'll let you know when it gets here! Hope you are having a great day!