Hello Wednesday !
Yes, the weekend had done a runner and here we are, mid week, on our way to March... the world is definitely spinning faster. Time to share some of the creative antics happening at HQ...
Sunday night I fancied a dabble at something new and have always wanted to crochet mini-flowers. But I have never crocheted...So there I am at one in the morning following a You Tube tutorial. One hour, some iffy comments and 100 videos later - two little flowers. Not perfect, but I am well pleased with them and thought I could soon whip up a heart. No such luck - after several failed attempts I could only manage what looked like a pancreas. I don't think there's much call for them - not even in the realms of altered art...
Yesterday I indulged in the Less is More Challenge where the theme is spring. Once again enjoyed a different genre and method of working. It really is good for the old brain to go to the other extreme - precise, yet understated and pure.
I have made several variations using just one stamp. I enjoyed playing with the different compositions, colours and textures. I have stamped the image (Hero Arts), cut it into four pieces that are almost like mini-canvasses and then had fun.
Here we have blue on white with simple stitching, ribbon and sentiment. Played for a while before deciding to go for just three of the pieces.
So this little one was made from the orphan blue piece I had left over! Good to see that just one simple piece and some lace can be so lovely.
Number three - it is actually a lovely green but it was a bit dark ! Went for all four pieces this time which worked on this card shape.
And number four...
Here I stamped and embossed with clear powder and then applied several tones of Distress inks. This time I went for just two pieces and layered them up on a jute scrap and added some copper thread.
I decided to work with a range of background colours and not just white to see what happened and also to challenge myself to use a few different colours than I normally would. All in all - I think it worked out really well and it is good for me to venture into other styles. Had a great time.
Tomorrow I have a free day and I can finally do some desk-hopping again!
Thanks for all the visits, kind words, new followers and inspiration...it means a great deal. For those that wanted to know what happened to all those lovely tags last week...well, this did. Made the Top Three at Simon Says! Click here or see my previous post.
Next time I will be sharing about the four(!!!) lovely gifts I won in the One World One Heart Blog hop...amazing...! If you are going to be Holtzing it up this week - have a good bash and keep it together ladies.
See you all around out there,