HAVE A SEAT ON OUR FRONT PORCH

Sunday, May 1, 2022

#202205 - MAY 2022 - ANYTHING GOES w/OPTIONAL TWIST: MOTHER MAY I?

 Hello, Rockers!

Welcome to another 613 Challenge!  Thanks so much for your support and your amazing creations!
Let's see what you do with this month's Optional Twist:
Create A Slimline Mother's Day Card 


APRIL FRONT PORCH WINNERS
Please grab your badge!

Rocking Our Mailbox 

Playing The Twist

Playing Anything Goes

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Sunday, April 3, 2022

#202204 - APRIL 2022 - ANYTHING GOES w/OPTIONAL TWIST: APRIL SHOWERS

Hello, Rockers!
Welcome to another 613 Challenge!  Thanks so much for your support and your amazing creations!
Let's see what you do with this month's Optional Twist:
April Showers
Create something Rain Related
"APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS!"

Our Fabulous Sponsor this month
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SPONSOR ON HER 10TH YEAR!
"Mirtillamente is a hobby that has become a passion, a passion that has become a job, a dream that has become reality. It is a small company managed on its own with the collaboration of a Creative Team that is constantly renewed. The products in the shop are currently digital: stamps and papers designed entirely by myself. There are two parallel blogs: one in which the projects created by my Creative Team are presented and another dedicated exclusively to challenges. It is thanks to my husband Riccardo that this dream of mine came to life, it is in his memory that I dedicate all my work.“ Eve, Owner/Designer

------------
The winner will receive:
Choice of 2 digital Images.
Possibility to be a Special Guest Designer at Mirtillamente
An "Ampolix Card" for a 10% discount on all digital products in the shop throughout the year.
-----------------------------
MARCH FRONT PORCH WINNERS
Please grab your badge!

Rocking Our Mailbox 

Playing The Twist


Playing Anything Goes




~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Guest Designer
 We are delighted to welcome 
 "Master Rocker"  
Em
of
My name is Em.
I've been a paper crafter for about 16 years and blogging as Creative Em since June 2013.  Although I wasn't with them long, 'm forever grateful to Chana, Kathi and the then DT of 613 Avenue Create for taking a chance with an inexperienced me in February 2015 when they gave me my first DT spot.  Like many of us, my crafting journey has been full of twists and turns, though I've largely kept to a clean and simple style.  I found parchment craft, via Claritystamp's Groovi system, by chance in late 2018 and the mindful processes involved make it a perfect, relaxing fit for me.  So much so that I've been doing live demonstrations in my private Facebook group since September 2019.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

DESIGN TEAM INSPIRATION
---------






You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Sunday, March 6, 2022

#202203 - MARCH 2022 - ANYTHING GOES w/OPTIONAL TWIST: SUCCULENT INSPIRATION

Hello, Crafty Peeps!
Succulents are all the rage these days, so we thought it would be fun to use the fabulous colors of this lovely Echeveria "Chroma" as inspiration for a papercraft project!  Your project can be based on the colors or you may use actual succulent images.  Let the spirit move you!
GREEN ST. PATRICK'S DAY PROJECTS ARE ACCEPTABLE FOR THE TWIST
HEX CODES:
#2e2b1c
#636a48
#90aa87
#d46844
#f96645
For those who may want to do digital projects or color images in Photoshop and other programs, we have included the HEX Codes.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
FEBRUARY FRONT PORCH WINNERS
Please grab your badge!
Rocking Our Mailbox 


Playing The Twist

Playing Anything Goes



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Guest Designers
 We are delighted to welcome 
 "Master Rocker" 
Marianne
of
My name is Marianne.
I am married, retired, and I live in Metz in the East of France.
I started scrapbooking in 2009. It quickly became a way to release the stress of work. I have evolved over the years despite being self-taught.  I work on feeling. I don't like sketches or lifts that are sorely lacking in personality. I touch a bit of everything, pages, albums, bag jewelry, I love mixed techniques, but it's cardmaking that takes up all my time. For a little over two years, I have been coloring. I still have a lot to learn, but I feel such fulfillment when I color.  I have a preference for pencils, although the markers are surprisingly realistic.

~~~~~~~~~~
and
"Master Rocker" 
Carla 
of

At the start of the pandemic, I went back and rediscovered my watercolors. I wanted something that takes time and is challenging. I discovered many wonderful artists who share their talents online. I've made an effort to vary their tutorials and learned a lot of new techniques. That's the really exciting part of this rediscovery. As a retired art teacher, I've always been open to new experiences, not hesitating to try to broaden my abilities. With all the time I have invested in this hobby, I can say that my art is so much better than it was when I taught the subject.


I am continually inspired by the many artists online. Here are two Abstract Watercolors from a tutorial by The Art Sherpa, Cinnamon Cooney. For additional information go to:

https://carla-writes.blogspot.com/2022/03/abstract-watercolors.html


Abstract Landscape #1


Abstract Landscape #2




~~~~~~~~~~~

DESIGN TEAM INSPIRATION
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Using
Flowering Cactus in Pot from Patties Creations
Inside



Put your happy mail here!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter