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Monday, November 4, 2013

Blog Challenge: SECRETS & HIDDEN THINGS Nov 4-17

The theme for Lunagirl Moonbeam Blog Challenge #14 is SECRETS AND HIDDEN THINGS.

One thought I originally had for this theme is cards with little windows or doors or flaps that open up to reveal something inside.  Also altered tins and altered boxed that open up to reveal something hidden inside would work well.

Here are some ideas that come to my mind for this theme: secrets, locks and keys, doorways either closed or half open, windows that open and close ... secret gardens, hidden treasure, treasure boxes, pearls in oysters, wrapped gifts, girls sharing secrets ... something hidden in the grass or the bushes, things hidden in shadows, things that hide something inside such as baskets boxes eggs nuts nests, seeds underground ... spring's promise hidden in winter's sleep, a bird's nest hidden in the leaves, hidden under autumn leaves ... a child hiding, peekaboo, shhhhh, christmas secrets, surprises, animals or fairies hidden in or under things....

That rather rambling list is just my thoughts ... you can take the challenge anyway that inspires you of course! my challenge badge this time I layered a lovely little girl photo from my Christmas Photo Postcards CD with pink roses from my Victorian Flowers CD plus photographs of ivy leaves and a stone arch window and a pretty clipart key... and did you find the little wren, rabbit, and fairy hidden among the flowers?

This is a challenge that could get very creative, so have some fun!  As always, the Lunagirl Moonbeams Design Team has sent some gorgeous sample projects to inspire you (see below).  For this challenge the DT worked with French photo postcards of little girls from my Christmas New Year Photo Postcards CD (currently on sale!) and Victorian Little Girls CD and two Waterhouse paintings from my Pre-Rapahelite Art CD.
This challenge (#14) will end at Noon (Central Time) on November 17.

The winner will be selected randomly to win two free Lunagirl digital collage sheets of your choice!

Any craft or medium is OK,
No more than 3 entries from one person in each challenge, 
Vintage style is encouraged but not required, and
Please link to my blog and on your site if you have one.

Of course I love if you use at least one Lunagirl product, and I hope you'll go take a look at my collection... but that's not a requirement!  Most important is have fun, get creative, enjoy vintage. 

Find out more about the Moonbeams DT and visit their blogs! Here are some interpretations of "Secrets and Hidden Things" from the Lunagirl Moonbeams Design Team.

PETRA BERENDSEN: I made two 'secret' boxes for all those little treasures you would like to give as a present to somebody. The boxes are just covered with patterend paper. For the top I used the images of the two darling Christmas girls as focal point.
From MICHELE STORMS, another charming little secret box!
For this piece i stamped a french script stamp (stampin' up) in brown on some pink designer paper.  i also tore some tissue paper to go under the vintage image from lunagirl, which was cut with patterned scissors.  i added holiday flowers, washi tape and pearls to finish.

VICKI ROMAINE:  Here is a candy holder I made and decorated the front with a LG image.  Lacey trim was made with a Martha Stewart punch.  My hidden secret is a candy bar.
MANDY CHILVERS: Listen ... do you want to know a secret?  :-)


  1. Such a fun challenge! I have an idea already ... but I'm not going to tell you what it is .... sssssh!

  2. I had something totally different planned than what I really posted. If I have time, I'll make the other idea.

  3. Always gorgeous design team samples. Thank you for the "secrets" challenge!

  4. Beautiful pieces--I was just at Michele's and saw your challenge, very fun!



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