Challenges. They motivate me. They drive me crazy. They have on occasion caused me sleepless nights. They regularly prove that I am a procrastinator. And I love 'em.
I'm sure you've seen the Paper Crafts 75 Card Challenges issue out there. Did you participate in the blog hop too - where the designers had to create a card based on a song? I posted a comment on the PC blog about my fave song of the past, well, 12 months! Know it? If not, wanna listen? Somebody that I used to know - Gotye Indie pop? Never even really knew what that was but I guess I'm a fan. I LOVE this song.
This was so fun. And therapeutic. Cut two strips of watercolor paper. Heat embossed the haphazard lines. Then spritzed the paper and painted some of the areas with gray, brown and green watercolors. Cut the pieces apart and adhered to 3x3" kraft cardbases. Added a sentiment and raffia and here's a set of mini-cards. I'm hooking them up to:
Moxie Fab World - 75 Challenges #49 Make your own Background Paper
Moxie Fab World - 75 Challenges #23 Make and itty bitty Card
Simon Says Stamp and Show - What are you known for? (my answer: a post mixing cards and my up-close-and-personal cardmaking process... hope that qualifies)
I'm envisioning them adorning a lovely bottle of Riesling. Like so.
Did I mention I LOVE that song. Of course it's in my head all the time now.
Um, it just dawned on me that you may not actually like that song. I do have a "just somebody that I used to know" in my life who chose to "treat me like a stranger and it feels so rough" which may explain my affinity for the song - but, nope, I'm not sharin' details.
Supplies for tags:
Paper:watercolor paper Hero Arts, kraft ?
Stamps: red rubber strip from packaging of mounted rubber stamps , sentiment Klartext
Ink : Versamark, Versafine
Other: embossing powder, watercolors