Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April Challenge - Anything Goes

Welcome to our first Southern Ridge Trading Company challenge!!

Each month we'll host a new challenge for a chance to win 4 designs from the
  SRTC online store $20 (before tax) retail value.

This month our challenge is SIMPLE:

How easy is that?  Your item can be a card, mixed media piece or project, whatever you can call "ART".  You can use any image, any embellishments and any chipboard pieces.


- Must follow the theme
- You can enter as many times as you like to increase your chance of winning
- Must be a new project
- Can be combined with other challenges
- Please link back to our blog
- Ends April 30th 11:59pm PST
**If you use product from SRTC, that will count as TWO entries but please make sure we know via your blog post attached via Mr. Linky below or a message below this post!! 

Today we have one of the talented DT members sharing inspiration and as we go along we will continue to add more from the team.

First up is Nikki and here she is to tell you about her project:

With the approach of Easter, my thoughts went to spring, flowers and bunnies, so I made an Easter card featuring the cross CEL-538 and a bunny from a set of 4 (the white one) CEL-546:

 The background is a mixed media technique with acrylic paint. The bunny is painted with white acrylic and a thin layer of pink sugar beads added.  He is my white chocolate bunny :)

For the cross I painted it in paynes grey and added a touch of gold for interest and I interwove some flower stems into the filigree. Tip for painting chipboard - use a dry brush, you don't want to get the chipboard too wet.

A fun project, I like how it all came together to create a cute spring scene :)



So there you have it!!  Our very first project of inspiration for our very first challenge!!  If you have any questions please feel free to ask.  If you share here, don't be shy to share on the FB page as well.  Love to have you drop on by!


  1. Love this. The bunnies are perfect and would be so fun to use on a card for the grandkids!!

  2. Love the pink sugar beaded bunny and that cross chipboard is beautiful.

  3. YAY!!! I am so glad you are doing this!

  4. I am going to try to create something for this challenge. I need a creative challenge right about now! I will try to cricut cut the chipboard I purchased from SRTC at the Kelowna crop in Feb. I just have to find it (among other things)! Looking forward to creating.