Saturday, August 1, 2015

Mexico Moods Part 2

Welcome to Summer here at Our Creative Corner!

This summer the challenge at OCC is going to be a little bit different.....

Between 1st July and 28th August we will be running ONE challenge -

This is our Summer Holiday Challenge and we would love it if you joined us...

 There is no challenge host for this challenge. This challenge is very much a 'team' challenge and we will all be voting for the outright winner and Top 3.

The Guest Designers have been selected by the OCC team. We have already featured the wonderful Marjie Kemper who was here in July to show us her inspiration for this challenge. 
On 11th August another fantastic Guest Designer will be here to share some of their wonderful inspiration for our Summer challenge. You must come back to see who we chose and their wonderful creation!

For this summer challenge there will be three Sponsor Spotlights and we will feature some creations that have been made by our DT for our wonderful Sponsors for July and August. 

Our Sponsors are -

Stampington is very kindly offering a $20 voucher to the lucky winner
 to spend on e-crafting goodies!

Tando will be sending one lucky winner a surprise bundle
 of their wonderful Tando goodies!


Are you eager to know how to take part in this mega crafting and prize winning fun this Summer? 

Take a peek at this summery challenge...

Mexico Moods

We want you to grab any inspiration you like from these wonderfully exotic photographs...

Go for colours, shapes, textures, objects or style...or the whole lot!!!
There is certainly plenty of inspiration to choose from here in this selection of glorious, vivid, colourful photographs.

Join us in the summer holiday mood....!!!


Half the team appeared on July 1st with their designs and here today are the rest of the team!
Lets see what the Design Team made to inspire you this month.....

I just LOVE our inspirational image for this challenge! But for a long time I couldn't decide in which direction to go with my project and then I found that it is mainly the vibrant colour combos I love with all of the single images - so I took out my acrylic paints, a palette knife and some coloured canvas tags and started a happy mess - simply concentrating on colour instead of a finished project. I hope you like my happy tags!


With this bright color palette to play with, I took out my ink sprays and had fun creating this canvas to go along with this photo of this delightful child.


This "Saucy Centrepiece" for my dining table was created out of recycled sauce and olive oil bottles that I hand-painted, stained, plastered and wired. The impression that the moodboard left me with was one of  colourful Aztec influence and if you look carefully you might see my attempts at creating my own version of Aztec symbology!!!!



I have to admit, at first I was a bit afraid of this mood board …bright, beautiful colours are not something you can see in my work, although I like them…but colourful mojo came very fast….inspired by colours and patterns I made two brooches….



 I really was not inspired by the mood board until I found this photo of cacti from a recent holiday. I decided to focus on the colours in the sky then got carried away with Dylusions Sprays! I enjoyed having a play and keeping the layout simple to let the colours pop.

WOW!!! The team have done so well with their dazzling Summer inspired creativity!! I hope you are already full of ideas and ready to join in the summer fun!

To join the challenge please click the challenge link!

Mexico Moods Summer Challenge

Remember to come back to check on the GD post and this months Sponsor Spotlights won't want to miss any of it! 

Happy Crafting
Love from The OCC team!


  1. These projects are fabulous inspirations, just right for a nice summer!!

  2. I'm feeling more inspired as we speak! Wow, ladies, you sure have whipped up some colorful and inspiring artwork pieces for this challenge! Thank you for the inspiration and the fun challenge! Many thanks to the sponsors! What a great gift just for entering! Hugs to all!


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