Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Mexico Moods

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 and they will appear on 22nd July and 22nd August to share some of their wonderful inspiration for our Summer challenge. You must come back to see who we chose and their fantastic creations!

During these two months 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 are appearing today with their designs and the rest of the team will be back on 1st August with their inspirational designs...

Lets see what the Design Team made to inspire you this month.....


A picture of my son needed a frame and I decided to go with the wonderful 
 inspiration from the Mexico Mood board! 
I created a frame from blocks of vivid colour using a combination 
of translucent inks and opaque paints - with just a hint of
 vintage grunge too!



I was inspired by the all the gorgeous zingy colours in the moodboard. I just had to play with my paints, a stencil, some background stamps and one of my favourite little girl stamps. 




What is better than a travel in a distant land?
I was inspired from colors, structures and the door.
It's a card to wish big joy in vacation.


I created my own mixed-media Mexico Moods canvas board with elements
literally taken from the Summer Challenge inspiration image.
 Do those little pots look familiar? 



I was inspired by the bright colours and the ancient Mayan culture of Mexico.


Lots of circles, with a colour combo of deep blue, pink ,yellow
and orange taken from the mood board!


WOW!!! what an amazing summery collection there! I hope you are already full of ideas and ready to join in the summer fun!

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

Happy Crafting
Love from The OCC team!


  1. What a sizzzling summer challenge this will be. The mood board is perfect for this heatwave and your DT have made some really "hot"pieces. Enjoy the summer holiday x

  2. what a wonderful mood board !! A virtual explosion of colors and textures !! inspiring ...

  3. These are all so awesome ladies. Everything is vibrant and wonderful!

  4. Wow! What wonderful inspiration OCC team! Looking forward to all the entries this summer. xxx

  5. Aye Caramba, Chicas!! This first month of the Summer Challenge is off to a muy caliente start!! Amazing inspiration! This is going to be a fun one!! XOXO-Shari

  6. Fabulous idea to change around, love the challenge theme and stunning inspiration, surely I can join in if I have 2 months :-)..Ruth x

  7. Loving the challenge theme and great inspiration from the team. Happy crafting, Angela x

  8. Fabulous inspiration from the Design Team for a challenging theme, but I think I've been duly inspired, and hope to link up this time! Hugs!

  9. I love the challenge theme and stunning inspiration! I will link up on this :-)
    Hugs from Niti

  10. Herrliches Thema und superschöne Beispiele dazu. Hat mich inspiriert diese frischen Farben.
    Liebe Grüße


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