Friday, January 1, 2016

MAKE TIME - January 2016 Our Creative Corner Challenge

Happy 2016 – It’s been a full year since I joined the awesome team at Our Creative Corner and I am so thrilled to be doing this again this year, you would be too if you had the inside scoop on what we have got in store for you this year!

Claudia has charged us with a terrific challenge this month – simply called “Make Time”

Aren't you just drooling at how open this challenge is and what is even better is that she has done given us the most exquisite moodboard and palette to work with. 

So many beautiful ideas arose out of this moodboard for me and I have to admit that I did make about 3 or 4 projects before I decided that this mixed media panel was going to be my submission.

Right after I tell you what Claudia invites us to do for this challenge and why you should jump in and join the fun, I will show you how I put together this little panel that I made for my 18 month old nephew Luke’s bedroom door – that’s him over there – and he loves gadgets and things and I have a feeling that he is going to get into Mecano which naturally leads into steampunkery soon!

So here’s how January at OCC breaks down -
Here is the moodboard where you will draw your inspiration from:

These are the rules of the challenge as stipulated by Claudia, the challenge host -

I challenge you to calm down, enjoy what you see and let yourself be inspired by it (*the moodboard there on the left). No precise theme to narrow your creativity down - just the colours, shapes, directions, textures and hints of possible themes.
Whatever you make of it - it will be good! Whatever it sparks in you - I want you to show it and have a good time at your studio desks!”
 So if the thrill and gratification of creating something is not already urging you to join in this challenge – let me provide an added perk to get you in on this timely game. 
The sponsor for January is Creative Embellishments.  They will be sponsoring a generous gift to a randomly drawn winner from all the entries in this month’s MAKE TIME challenge.  In addition to that – special kudos are also given every month to the challenge winner and the Top 3!  

So get your crafty on and get jiggy with it!

Moving on…..
Here are a few highlights from start to finish with its varied texturing techniques and treatments on this project.  

You will note that I ended up with less gears but more pronounced gears and cogs.  

The end result seemed adequately grunge and steampunky to me – perfect for a little man who loves fiddly things!

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE – right now I reckon that I am stomping my boots off at an awesome Psytrance New Years party in Shongweni, Kwazulu Natal – hope you are having fun too!

 Candice (aka Tincan Crafter)


  1. Wow Candice, I think you will be someone's favourite Aunty!!! How cool is that? I love how you interpreted the Moodboard, the colours and steampunk elements are really fun. Hugs Jan x

  2. I love your work on textures, and all the details added for this beautiful panel "Lucky Luke"!

  3. I love your work on textures, and all the details added for this beautiful panel "Lucky Luke"!

  4. Very cute little man there!! I adore the textured background you have created Candice! Wonderful layers which just need to be stroked and looked at! Happy New Year to you. Julia xx

  5. Oh, wow!!!! I love how you always manage to make grunge look so colourful, Candice!
    The texture and detail are amazing!!! So much to look at and enjoy!

    Happy New Year!

    Claudia xxx

  6. Oh I do hope you have a lovely year. This project is tops! I totally love every bit of grungy texture - fabulousness!!!

  7. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU CANDICE!! Your nephew Luke is soooo lucky to have an Auntie who loves him soooo much!! :):) He is adorable and I love the door plaque you've made especially for him!! It's wonderful and I bet Luke loved it, too!! Maybe Luke can make you one for your door? "Time" to put some paint brushes in Luke's little fingers and get him crafting with you!! :) :) All the best for a Happy & Healthy New Year!! XOXO-Shari


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