Sunday, 13 March 2011
Wonderful to catch up!
Quirky Crafts. This week it was Lyn's turn to set the challenge and it was a lovely sketch. As the whole idea of the Quirky Crafts challenge site is that we accept any form of artwork, not just cards, I decided to make a scrapbook layout. I was given an image of a tea pot from our sponsor, Stitchy Bear digital stamps, so based my design around that, deciding to make a scrapbook page of my addiction to tea! The journalling reads 'Definition: one who consumes 8-10 large mugs of tea a day i.e. ME!'. The layout also fits with the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday 'stitching', the DCM 'create your own embellishment'
Scrap and Stamp 'about you' challenge (this really is who I am and a typical photo of what I am up to a lot of the day so I think it counts!).
less is more as they really take me outside my comfort zone and I am learning loads. It isn't always easy to receive negative feedback on my cards, but provided it is done gently I will learn from it. That said, sometimes I am limited by my supplies. Take this card for example...the challenge this week is 'over the edge'. It has to be a single layer card, with the image going off the edge of the card. Well I used a mixture of stamps and inks I had available but I think that the fern fronds should be a brighter green (which means a new ink pad) and/or with a thicker leaf pattern to match with the thicker writing and butterfly stamps (which means a new stamp!)...see what I mean! That said I am still entering this card into the Less is More challenge, knowing full well I will get some criticism of it. I am also entering it into the Delightful challenge 'butterflies' challenge.
Less is More theme which is more masculine in feel using Crafty individuals tree and bird stamps and Penny Black sentiment. This also fits with the 'tree' theme from crazy 4 challenges. That is all from me for now. I hope you all have a great week.