Thursday, July 7, 2011

Go Wild with Challenges by AR

Welcome to the first Challenges by AR challenge! Each month a very talented group of ladies will provide you with a fun challenge theme and lots of inspiration, all using templates available at Creations by AR.

In honor of our first challenge, we're having a week-long celebration with two ways to win. One winner will be chosen from the comments each day for the next seven days (check the challenge blog for the winner's name). The daily winner will receive a brand new, yet to be released template from Creations by AR (includes PDF and SVG/DXF files). And, anyone who plays along with the first challenge will receive a certificate for $1.00 towards a purchase at Creations by AR. One challenge participant will receive two templates of their choice from Creations by AR. The first challenge will be open from July 7 at midnight PST through July 14 at midnight PST.

Here's my project for this month's Wild Prints themed challenge. I fell in love with Adela's new Elegant Sole template and had to try it out with an animal print. The shoe's front is made from the print pattern and the rest is made from coordinating solid cardstock. Once the shoe was put together, I dressed it up with some sparkly jewels. A strip of small brown crystals runs along the edge of the shoe with a big clear crystal at the center. I'd love a fabulous, stylish shoe like this one!

I made a simple coordinating card to go along with the shoe using images from the Just My Style set from Clear and Simple Stamps. The set's shoe image was a perfect match for my pretty shoe. The card uses the same patterned paper and solid cardstock with some elegant cream satin ribbon as an accent.

Here are all of the creative Challenges by AR team members who will be sharing projects today. Be sure to stop by and check them out.
Vicki Garrett
Maria Levine
Magdalena Cortez
Lyn Bernatovich
Lori Tecler (you're here!)
Lisa Somerville
Lisa Eisner
Adela Rossol

Materials Used:
Elegant Sole template (Creations by AR); Just My Style stamp set, Perfect Little Black Dress ink, Dish All the Dirt Brown, Kraft Like a Rockstar Tan, Kraft Like a Rockstar Cream, A Blanc Check cardstock, Copic markers, On the Catwalk Cream satin ribbon, Simple Adhesive (Clear and Simple Stamps); Natural Animal designer paper, brown crystal lines (Recollections);circle punches (EK Success); large clear crystal (Mark Richards)


  1. Lori,

    Love your 'wild' shoe and matching card.


  2. Very nice Lori! Love that gem on the shoe! Wonderful job. Nice to be on a DT with you again!

  3. Fab papers for the stylish shoe, love the matching card!

  4. Ohhh Lori! Love love love your project! So glad to be on the team with you



  5. Lori, I just love your creations!


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