Friday, November 01, 2013

Hard Core Crop Handmade Elements Challenge

Welcome to Core'dinations Hard Core Crop! 

 Make sure you grab your blinkie and wear it proudly ALL WEEK LONG! Core'dinations is offering a prize the person using it as their Facebook profile photo so grab it here and head over to the Facebook event page and let them know. 
PLUS we are chatting and sharing projects over there, too. IT'S FUN!



 If you have joined us before the rules work pretty much the same. Whether this is your first time or you are a returning Hard Core Corpper PLEASE make sure you head over to the Core blog for a full list of rules HERE. They are pretty straight forward..you must use Core visibly on your projects, upload using the linky at the bottom of this post by midnight November 10th EST, and follow my challenge rules but please make sure you follow the rules and check them out on the Core blog. BUT the most important rule...is to CREATE AND HAVE FUN! :) If you would like to see a full list of the challenges head over the Core blog HERE for a list that will be updated continually throughout the weekend. 


Now who wants to get crafty? My Challenge is all about using Handmade elements: Creating with Core'dinations is all about using techniques. For this challenge, I want you to create your own handmade elements on your project. Some examples are hand cutting embossed images, make your own flowers, draw your own designs and cut them out..sky is the limit! Punched or diecut images are okay but you must maniuplate them somehow to create something other than it's intended use like I did below... simply punching or diecutting an element is not enough.... BE CreAtiVe and have FUN

 For my example, I used some David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking system flowers on a smooth Kraft cardbase and cut them apart to create the Christmas tree. These were orginal starburst/flower images and now they are a Chrimstmas tree! Then I just freehanded the tree trunk our of some Chocolate Box and sanded it to release that inner red Core. And of course you gotta sand sand sand your Core! Finish off by adding a white sticker sentiment and other details on your cardbase.

You can do a card, layout, altered project...whatever you want!



Now..we are all about the Holidays here but feel free to make any theme card you wish as long as it follows the challenge rules. AND one lucky winner will get this awesome pack of Core'dinations Cardstock! Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress!


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12 comments:

Ava Gavloski said...

love love this, great inspiration for the season upon us and nice showcasing of the Core'dinations Cardstock.

Margie H said...

Such a fun challenge! What a cute card - love your take :)

dstandard said...

Great card and a fun challenge!

Jill -Every Day is an Occasion said...

Ellen, LOVE THIS SO MUCH!! Fabulous! Have a great weekend! Smiles, Jill

Robin said...

What a wonderful card - love the simplicity & great color choices.

TracyM #6773 said...

Super cute card Ellen - great job on your flowery Christmas Tree!!!
FUN challenge too - off to put my thinking cap on so that I can play along with you :)

Suzanna Lee said...

Love the Christmas Tree Ellen! I might be able to hammer this one out!

Katie said...

Super cute card! I am just loving how you made that Christmas tree.

Tracy said...

Such a cute card! I love the green with the white pieces to look like snow!

contadinak said...

love this card - the tree has so much personality!

Pamela Haskin said...

A very clever idea! I love everything about it. This one is going in my inspiration folder.

Dria said...

I got it done!!! Thanks for the challenge Ellen!