Ive been wondering about challenges this week. I started couple recently that I was not happy with. Making a card or project that is not going where you want it to is very time consuming and frustrating. Perhaps I am a bit of a perfectionist or maybe a control freak? Having abandoned two cards I started another challenge. This time it is colour based and I used a new stamp I wanted to try out. Happy to say it worked out this time.
On reflection I think that the benefit of challenges is in reaching out and connecting with other crafters. The most rewarding aspect is the connection it creates through visiting and commenting on each others blogs or projects. One of the joys of blogging is this connection with the artists and designers across the globe. I was looking at my stats and discovered a significant number of Portuguese visitors. So hello to any Portuguese visitors today, welcome! and welcome to all the Americans, French and many other nationalities please say hi and leave me a trail to your blog.
The challenge I am going for is Mixed Media Monthly Challenge # 47 using Split-complementary colours Orange and the two colours adjacent to its opposite on the colour wheel: blue green and blue violet. Sounds complicated but if you check out the link it is made clearer. It was a colour combination I would not usually have used but I stuck to my happy place with distress ink water and lovely stamps. I also used Paperartsy grunge paste applied through a stencil and some Renaissance Treasure Gold. I am not entirely sure the violet is blue enough, but its distress so its always an adventure!
Sweetbriar, a wood mounted stamp by Lynne Perrella from Stampington & Company. (I bought mine at Blade Rubber Stamp shop in London)
The stamp used to add a leafy 'collar' is from Lynne Perrella collection 036