Hi Peeps! I'm so excited to get back to creating and blogging. It's just a month since my mom broke the second hip and had a subsequent partial replacement. My thanks to everyone who sent prayers and thoughts of concern for her recuperation. She's done extremely well. For anyone not familiar, that's two in five months and the rehab is rough for her at 88. This is our week for our annual trek to Hershey, PA (The Sweetest Place on Earth!) for Quilt Odyssey. Our Granddaughter is here and we're going to try it. It's about an hour drive and we can get home easily if necessary.
Okay, back to creating. I finished this card for Nicole's Challenge #11:
This challenge is about "outside the comfort zone." It can be anything you want (a card, template, etc) and just about any type of style, technique, color combo, or whatever.. --just as long as it's not something you wouldn't normally do.
I have a really hard time working with multiple colors. I have the same problem with my fabrics for quilts. I can do three colors comfortably, after that it's a true *challenge*. This new challenge from Aspiring to Creativity had caught my attention and I thought I would use it as well. My other stumbling block is working with what I have. I start a project and then stop because I need to go shop for some silly embellishment (well maybe not always silly). So that rounded out my personal challenge. Work with what you have!!
And here's my card:
I began my process by looking though patterned papers that I own and came across this plaid (I l-o-v-e plaid!!) It has all the colors required. It's from DCWV Glitter Sweet Stack which is all about candy and other sweet stuff. The coordinates are from the Spring Glitter Matstack. I wanted a lollipop and that's where using what I have really entered the mix. After rummaging through shelves and boxes, I found the silky cord in a notions box and grabbed my trusty Copics in the necessary colors. A dab of color here and there and then coil it into the shape of those yummy All-day Suckers that are as much a work of art as a treat. Add some ribbons from Michaels and edging from my stash, a toothpick and some PTI Dark Chocolate CS mats and you have it! The sentiment is from Everyday Button Bits.
This was tons of fun. Thanks Nicole and ATC for the kick start to my mojo.
Hope you enjoy it, too. Thanks for dropping by.