Hi friends! I’ve fallen into something and haven’t wanted to climb out yet….Coachella, the music and art festival in the Coachella Valley – San Diego! I’ve heard about it for years, and I caught a bit on SiriusXM (channel 18) while driving yesterday. (Oh MY did Mavis Staples KILL IT yesterday! I saw a festival-goer posted THIS so you can see a piece of it…… I only heard it in the car and almost had to pull over!) Then I went to the Coachella site – and they were streaming from all the stages live! I’d advise poking around – there’s all kinds of music and you might just find a band you hadn’t known you liked!
I have a special place in my heart for arts events like Coachella…when I lived in Montana, I was on the committee for the local Sweet Pea festival for many years. I loved finding new musicians and artists through an event with the whole town!
Anyhow…I thought it could be fun to host a challenge here on the ol’ blog and see what you guys come up with. Are you game?
#craftchella2016 challenge and prizes
Go make a card that’s musically inspired! You can interpret it any way you like, and with any kind of music. BUT….I’ll be choosing one winner with the most creative stretching of a stamp – for example, a light bulb turned into a guitar. That kind of thing. There’ll be other winners too – see below for deets. In the meantime…here’s my first #craftchella2016 craziness!
You might not think that’s TOO amazing. Til you see what the original stamps looked like….I turned the globe and pencil into his guitar – and stamped his body and head separately, and fussy cut extra arms (and lopped off fingers!) to make him play his guitar. He didn’t really come together til he was wearing shades. With Glossy Accents. LOL. And yes, I colored on that glitter paper with Copics!
If you realllly stretch your stamps, you might want to share what they originally would have looked like so we know just how crazy-talented you are. Just PLEASE don’t post the black and white stamped image, or post in a way (like straight on) that someone could steal them. Gotta keep the stamp companies’ copyrights intact, know what I mean?)
Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project; click on the listed items to go directly to it. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.
Just because it’s fun, I have a couple goodies to give away! As I said above, I’ll pick a winner of the most creative stretching of a stamp or other craft supply on April 25th.
But I’ll also pick winners randomly from comments left on any of the blogs/instagrams/etc that are either below in the inlinkz OR on instagram using the hashtag #craftchella2016! (We could use it without the 2016 but….there are wonderful creators at the festival using that. So let’s add 2016 to ours!) So go leave love for your fellow crafters…and I’ll see you out there all week on the web!