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Sunday, January 11, 2015

CHALLENGE #106 - 2ND ANNUAL BLOCK PARTY-1001 Techniques

Welcome everyone to our 2nd Annual Block Party!  We can't believe it's been
2 years all ready, thank you to all of our "neighbors" old and new 
for all of your support and friendship! 

You may want to grab a coffee, tea, diet Coke or your drink of
 choice and get comfy because this is going to be a long one!  
Get ready for a new challenge, a game and lots of prizes!

1,001 TECHNIQUES
The challenge is to use as many techniques as you can on 1 project.
Below are some suggestions but you may use any techniques you want!


First, let's take care of our usual business! 
CHALLENGE #105 WINNERS
WINNER OF THE LACY SUNSHINE IMAGES
WINNER OF THE SCRAPPER'S DELIGHT IMAGES
#6 - JACEE of SIMPLY PAPER
Playing The Optional Twist
Winners contact us at:  613avenuewin@hotmail.com

OUR NEXT TOP THREE
 in no particular order
#68 - MY LITTLE TREASURE
#139 - MA-MI
Playing The Optional Twist

Congratulations!   Please remember to grab your badges!


Now for a NEW challenge that I am calling
        
1,001 TECHNIQUES
The challenge is to use as many techniques as you can on 1 project.
Below are some suggestions but you may use any techniques you want!

*click on a link to go to the tutorial
 
VARIOUS:

 *Paper Piecing  
Paper Sculpting/or Paper Tole
paper piercing (poking holes)
tea bag folding
origami
dry embossing
stippling
sewing/embroidery
spotlighting
doodling
Zentangle
stenciling
sponging

  *Color Blocking  
*Die Cut Stencils 
*Inlaid Die Cuts  
*Paper Pleating 
*Partial Die Cutting
*Quilling  
*Spotlighting
*Zentangle

BACKGROUNDS:  
*Ink, Spray & Smash 
 *Layered Gesso Background 
*Pearl Ex - heated pearls
*Salted Background  
*Sanded Pencil Background  
*Stippling
*Wax Paper Resist  
*Wrinkle Free Distressing
*Bokeh Technique  

EMBELLISHMENTS:
hand made flowers
shrink plastic 

 *Loopy Felt Flowers  
*Rolled Paper Flowers  
*Perfect Pearls Embellishments
 
STAMPING:
heat embossing
masking
 
*Stamping with Bleach  
*Die Cut Stamps
*Kissing Technique  
*Masking - basic

COLORING:
watercolor
chalks
markers
Copic coloring

  *Pencils & Gamsol 
  *Coloring with Distress Inks
*Direct To Paper (DTP)  
*Distressed Alcohol Markers  
*Pointillism

DISTRESSING:
inking
tearing
sanding
 
*Distressed Glue
 *Acrylic Distress

SPECIALTY CARDS/FOLDS:
 *Shaker
 *T-Slide  
  *Tent Topper
   *Acetate Card
  *Card with Bookmark
*Never Ending Card
*Diamond Fold Card
*Slider Card  
*Swing Card


We have 4 awesome sponsors this week to party with us!  They have graciously donated images and SVG files for the DT to create with!  Thank you!!
Please support our sponsors because without their generosity
we wouldn't have prizes to award you!

Let's see what our FABULOUS DT LADIES have created!

winner receives 3 digital images


AURORA of  The Miller’s Daughter
using Bundle of Fairy Love

Copic colouring, watercolours, paper piecing, embossing, 
stitching, punching, die cutting, hand made flower

NATALIE  of  INKognito
Copic coloring, embossing, distress inks, die cutting, tiny paper piecing

using Strawberry Birthday Cake
Easel Card, Layering, Die Cutting, Fussy Cutting, Alcohol 
markers coloring, Paper Piecing, Handmade brad,  Sewing


SANDY of Sandy's Creations
using Fairy Wish
card folds, die cutting, Copic coloring, paper piercing, layering, paper folding


All Dressed Up  

winner receives 3 digital images

 LORRAINE of Rainey's Craft Room
using Amore image
Paper piecing, Promarker colouring, wet and dry embossing, 
making embellishments, die cutting, inking edges, bow making

PENNY of  PennyRae’s Creations
using Amore image
die cutting, inking edges, Copic coloring

MONICA of Taylor Made Cards 4 U 
using Butterfly Kisses
Copic coloring, dry embossing, die cutting

winner receives one coloring book of choice

KOREN of Koren Wiskman 
using Prayer Changes Things

Copic coloring

Yoga girl cropped from the main image
*Bokeh Technique, stamping, Copic coloring, fussy cutting, bow tying

using Scripture Cross
alcohol markers, layering



winner receives the
that the DT has used today

    Shaker object, Make the Cut software for #5 colored with Copics to match 
sides of the foam colored with Copics to blend with paper

Shaker card, die cutting, doodling, Copics (colored heart to match)

RUTHIE of My Hobby = MY ART
Shaker card, heat embossing, hand made envelope

RACHEL of Blossom Cards
Shaker card, die cutting, hand made envelope

Shaker card, stamping, heat embossing, inked edges

die cutting, paper layering, hand made flower

ANYTHING GOES DESIGN INSPIRATION
These projects are here to inspire those who want to create for ATG.

Please Welcome our new Educator, Valou Allard
I live in Belgium just next to the big city of Chaleroi,  40 kilometers from Brussels.  I have 5 children from 5 to 15 years old. I've scrapped since 2006 and my style is the “Shabby Chic Style” but I know also how to create in a vintage style or C&S without any problem.  I create a great deal of cards and of projects home decoration.   My favorite tools are dies, the " Silhouette Studio ", powders " Frantage ", my ink " Distress " and my "Scor-Pal". I adore flowers, laces and ribbons.   I also make embellishments in plaster and in Plasticine which I adore using on my creations."



Valou will develop tutorials for our Challenge Blog.  Twice a month our followers will have an opportunity to learn new techniques or interesting ways to use old favorites.

Ready for some more fun?  Go to our
BLOCK PARTY & PRIZE PAGE
for a special game and prize InLinkz!

1,001 TECHNIQUES
The challenge is to use as many techniques as you can on 1 project.
ABOVE are some suggestions but you may use any techniques you want!


59 comments:

  1. Hopped over from your FB page. Yummy goodies for give away. I am a FB fan. Thanks.

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    1. Thanks, Rupa! We have enjoyed seeing your fabulous creations over the past year! We are Rupa Fans!

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  2. Congratulations for this 2nd Anniversary!! Love you all!

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    1. We love you too Ruthie! You better keep in touch girl!! <3

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    2. Ruthie, you are the best! Your dedication and proactive efforts made it possible for us to get to this points. Thanks for all your help. Looking forward to seeing some wonderful things from you. I love what you are doing creatively with your community....great job!
      Hugz and Love,
      Chana Malkah

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  3. I am a FB fan! Congratulations for this 2nd Anniversary :)

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    1. Thanks, Joasoaa, we appreciate all our fans who support our challenge and our FB page. Don't forget to check our prize page for fun games and a chance to win additional fabulous prizes.
      Good Luck!
      Chana Malkah, Owner

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  4. I think you all know what a huge fan I am of your challenge blog, you guys are always so sweet with your comments, thank you so much! Wow to the amount of brilliant sponsors, so happy there are a lot of digi ones as I'm in Australia and I totally understand posting the other items can get too expensive. XOX Lucy

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    1. Thanks Lucy! And you know we are big fans of your work too! ♡

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    2. Hey, Lucy! Thanks so much! As Kathi has already said, you know how much we love you! Thanks for supporting us always!
      Hugz,
      Chana Malkah

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  5. I am a FB Fan :)) I love Avenue :))

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    1. Hi, Olenkaja! Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to check out our Block Party Page for more chances to win! Thanks for supporting us. We look forward to seeing fabulous creations from you this year!
      Hugz,
      Chana Malkah

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  6. WOW what a Challenge !! I am your FB fan too
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

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    1. Hi, Dr. Sonia! Thanks for so many fabulous 3D projects last year! You are so creative and so talented. We have enjoyed all of your visits to our house. Looking forward to more great things during 2015. We appreciate the support!
      Hugz,
      Chana Malkah

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  7. Happy Bloganniversary! What a party! I see a lot of beautiful creations. They were so nice to look at. I don't have Facebook but I'll be back later to check out the Block Party Page. Thank you for you challenges. It's always fun to play here.

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    1. Thanks, Bunny! We appreciate the support! Good Luck with the Trivia Contrest!
      Hugz,
      Chana Malkah

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  8. Congratulations, ladies, for your Second Anniversary! It's been such a great journey for all of us who love you and step by whenever we can. Keep on the great spirit. It's a pleasure to be part of the Neighborhood ;) Cheers :)xxx

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    1. Hi, ShMe! We always get excited when we see you on The Block! Thanks for the support and for sharing your talent with us and all our other talented and supportive followers. Good Luck in the Trivia Contest. If hou get a chance, visit our FB page for a few more prizes.
      Hugz,
      Chana Malkah

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  9. Congratulations ladies with your second Anniversary
    DT has made gorgeous cards and projects

    Gr Karin

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  10. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    Designs By Dragonfly {blogspot}

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    1. Thanks for joining us! We appreciate the support! Good Luck We have a couple of prizes on the FB page as well.
      Hugz,
      Chana

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    2. I do not have an Facebook account or I'd so be a FB Fan.
      Dawn

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    3. Dawn, not having a FB account will not affect your chances of winning. Based on the small number of entries, you stand a good chance of winning a nice prize. All prizes will be awarded.

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  11. Hey, Chana. I just sent my answers to the Trivia questions and it said it wasn't a good e-mail address. Is there different one I can send my answers to?

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    1. Send to 613blockparty@outlook.com.

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    2. Sorry about the inconvenience the other e-mail should work.

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  12. THE E-MAIL ADDRESS FOR THE TRIVIA CONTEST HAS BEEN CORRECTED. SEND ANSWERS TO
    613blockparty15@outlook.com
    SORRY ABOUT THAT!!
    Hugz,
    Chana and Kathi

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  13. Huge congrats on your second anniversary. The design team is just uber talented and never cease to inspire us crafty souls to take part in all the fun challenges here. Here's to the next exciting year of creativity.
    And oh yes, I am a Facebook Fan too!
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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    1. Hi, Desire! You inspire us with your fabulous step cards and origami designs. Looking forward to seeing all that you create to inspire us this year. Thanks for the support!
      Hugz,
      Chana

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  14. Woo hoo! How cool is to be 'honorably mentioned'? I love all the creations, so many talented peopole here. Thank you for a fab challenge!
    Hugs,
    Anna xxx

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    1. Hi, Anna! Thanks for supporting our challenge! We love your work and are always happy when we see you in teh neighborhood!
      Hugz,
      Chana

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    1. Hi, Donna! Thanks for stopping by and joining in our Block Party! Good Luck!

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  16. Wow! An *extra* abundance of happiness is going on here this week! Firstly, I'm delighted to be one of the lucky winners! What a thrill and an honor! Congratulations to all. :o) And as always, the sweet DT has done a beautiful job with this unique challenge! Thank you for another week of inspiration and joy. (You truly do bring us joy!) I love the new feature with Valou, too! (And we clearly have the same taste in paper... I had to chuckle! Exact same as my butterfly!) Looking forward to the extra fun this week. :o) Have a beautifully blessed day, everyone!

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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    1. Hi, Karen!
      Congratulations and thanks so much for you kind words and wonderful support of our team! We are favored to have so many awesome followers and we draw joy and inspiration from you. Yes, Valou is fabs. We were teammates on another team some time ago and I loved her work, so I was delighted when she answered our DT call. She has a fabulous home decor project for this week. I hope to get it up shortly.
      Hugz,
      Chana

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  17. I'm a FB fan and love all your challenges! :)

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    1. Hi, Hussena!
      Thanks so much for the nice words! We appreciate the support for our challenge! Good Luck in the Trivia Contest!
      Hugz,
      Chana

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  18. Happy blogaversary Chana and everyone at 613 Avenue Create! Thanks for all you do. I'm already an FB fan xxx

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    1. Hi, Em!
      Thanks for stopping by and helping us celebrate our anniversary! Good luck!
      Hugz,
      Chana

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  19. Thanks for choosing my work as top 3 and for the 1001 techniques with links to tutorials. I put the post between my favourites ... so now when I'll need some technique ideas I know where to look ;-)

    Hugs, Maja

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    1. And Happy Blog anniversary, I always look on new challenges, and when I have time I take part.

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    2. Hi Maja! I'm so glad you like the challenge and the links to the tutorials...that took me a while to compile! Split Coast Stampers is such an excellent resource for learning new techniques! I tried the Bokeh technique this week on my card and love it!

      Hugs,
      Kathi

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    3. oops that's *Splitcoast Stampers...it's late here! :)

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    1. You are welcome! Thanks for stopping by! We hope you will play the Trivia Game and join us this week for our regular challlenge!
      Hugz,
      Chana

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    1. Thanks, Ms. Babs! We appreciate your support over the past two years and when we were JDE! Good Luck in the Trivia Contest!
      Hugz,
      Chana

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  22. Gorgeous cards and party DT ladies and offcourse I'm a facebook fan too.

    gr karin

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  23. Am ur FB fan too...Love ur challenges...And Happy anniversary :)

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  24. Thank you so much for choosing my card for your Top 3 this week! So unexpected and so honoured too!

    Thanks again, Vannessa :)

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  25. Hey guys don't forget to click on the BLOCK PARTY CONTEST tab at the top to check out the amazing giveaway opportunities the 613 Avenue has going on right now.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    designs By Dragonfly {blogspot}

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    1. Whoopsy I meant that to say ...that 613 Avenue Create has going on right now. lol.
      Yikes I should read before publishing. lol.
      Dawn

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  26. Congratulations on your Anniversary!! You have such an amazing team put together here, I am always inspired by the gorgeous makes!! Thanks for another wonderful challenge, see you again soon! hugs :)

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    1. Thank you Pamellia! We love your projects, you are a very talented lady! Good luck in the contests!

      Hugs,
      Kathi

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  27. Thank you so much for featuring my card on FB, a real honour. Also a thank you for mentioning our challenge running over on AYLI. Always a pleasure checking out what you post.ngreat inspiration for us all. Oooo, which badge to I take?
    Happy crafting, carol xx

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    1. Hi Carol,

      If you email me at 613avenuewin@hotmail.com I will send you the FB badge!! Thanks!

      Kathi

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  28. Thanks for recommendation on party ideas!! This weekend, I am going to attend my office party and I am very excited. Do you have any suggestions for the party?

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Kathi, Chana and The Resident Designers