Here's a little info about how this came to be: Ever since I took Christy Tomlinson's She Art course about a year ago, I have been dabbling in mixed media and art journaling. But I have found that in order to really get better at something and be motivated to do it, I need external deadlines. I am really bad at meeting my own goals, but if there is some outside pressure telling me to do it, I will! Weird, I know. This is why I love being on digital creative teams. It gives me a purpose and a reason to scrapbook almost daily (I've made over 2,000 layouts, and the vast majority of those are creative team layouts)
So anyways, a few months ago, I discovered that there are these neat challenges out there with color swatches. So I created and entered an art journal page into PDCC121. Having these challenge deadlines was good, but still not enough to get me to participate weekly. So when I saw that The Play Date Cafe was having a design call, I had to try, even though I did not think I would make it! Imagine my surprise when I got the email telling me they wanted me on their team! I was so elated! So here is a peek at an example of what you can expect from me in the coming months...here is my entry for PDCC141:
And I swear that the colors are much closer to the swatch in person! I even made this reference for myself:
Supplies used: Acrylic paint, stencils from Crafter's Workshop and Balzer Designs, Punchinella, flowers from Kaisercraft, a chipboard piece (arrow) from Stampin' Up, masking tape, a vintage plastic doily (as a mask), a white tag, and book paper. The "bloom" stamp is from the dollar bin at JoAnn's...Inkadoo, I think?
I also used this awesome and super-easy tutorial I found on Pinterest:
I LOVE how this worked and am going to be using this all of the time.
Well, I think that's it for now! Please check back weekly, as I will have at least one new project for you each week!