Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Bah! Humbug! Paper Weaving Challenge


Those gals at Humbug Hall almost scared the bejeezes out of me with that giant spider they had introducing this week's challenge. Boy, I sure couldn't wait 'til it was off my sidebar. LOL Thank heavens it's gone! Thought I'd stumbled into Haunted Design House for a minute. And I dare say I wouldn't be using any spider catcher no matter HOW long the handle. How are ya hanging in Humbug Hall this month, Barb? HeeHee However, the challenge this week was not the easiest either, especially since I took a few days off from crafting the beginning of the week and thought I could sort of skate by. Paper weaving? Eiyiyi! Yes, I've done it, but it's not something that is easily slapped together. I'm proud that I did manage, however. The mats were cut on my Cricut with a cut out from Storybook which I stretched to fit the sweet silhouette from A Child's Year.


After weaving my background, I ran it through my Cuttlebug using the Sizzix Tim Holtz Swirls folder so I could enter it in the CHNC Swirls challenge and also because it made me think of swirling snow. The top mat and silhouette are embossed with the Cuttlebug Limited Edition Snowflake Folder.


Both mats and top image are popped on a prefolded 5 x 6 1/2" card base. The gorgeous snowflake is cut and embossed with the Spellbinders Create A Flake 1 and topped with an adhesive pearl. Be sure to stop by B!H! and CHNC to see the lovely examples. No much timeleft for B!H!, but you still can sneak in a card at CHNC.

13 comments:

  1. Wow! I love the swirls and certainly love the paper weaving (haven't yet done anything for Bah! humbug this week) - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 37 - hope to see you again soon. x

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  2. Is there anything YOU CAN'T DO... this is just simply beautiful... hugs

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  3. This is really neat! I love the layers to this- it's so 3 dimensional :)Amy

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  4. Donna, this is so pretty! I knew you'd come through with something OUTSTANDING! The woven background is so pretty and the embossing on it is inspired! I'm having a ball at Humbug Hall this month! I must say when I saw that spider come up on the blog post I thought the ladies had turned the blog over to the monster of the moat and his idea of weaving was a gigantic web! I'm with you -- not even a 10 foot pole would get me near that critter! Luv 'n' hugs!

    Barb, BH Guest Designer (Woo hoo!)

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  5. Donna, this is beautiful!! I love your paper weaving, and I know how time consuming it is,as I have done it before. Love the way you popped the frames up, looks so much like a snowy village scene. Super cute!!

    Hugz, xx

    ~L~

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  6. Amazing Donna - how brave to attempt that paper weaving. Someday i will give it a try

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  7. HOW PRETTY! Oh, I just LOVE the light blue and white color combo and you're a better girl than me when it comes to having patience. I would have ditched the weaving after the second row. It looks amazing and really makes the silhouette cuts POP! Love that snowflake too, so now I am off to see if I really NEED it.

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  8. Soooo beautiful! Love the subtle blue against the white--perfect winter colors and the angles of the weave contrast beautifully with the swirly windy curves of the embossing. Brilliant...love it!

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  9. This is so pretty, love everything about it.
    Kim xXx

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  10. Wonderfulness. I run out of words for you, girl.
    Hugs
    Carole

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  11. oooo I saw this challenge... and then you went and white embossed and layered it up beautifully as you do! LOVE the layering inside the window. Expect me to bloglift that one day! x

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  12. Wow!!! And it's even embossed!!! Love this!!

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