I am truly inspired by my talented friends’ new blog, Creative Carte Blanche, to participate in their first challenge… “Go outside of your comfort zone and try something you’ve never done before.”
This team of talented ladies have created a new (to me) way to participate in crafti-playtime on the Internet.
They come up with a simple yet challenging theme of the month (I believe) and we crafti-princesses get to participate by submitting a piece using whatever medium inspires us at that time (that also fits into their theme in some way).
FUN to the MAX!
So “use something that pushes you outside your comfort zone” for me that was pure watercolor painting.
I’ve been watching a women on YouTube for a while and I liked her style, I just didn’t have the guts to try it… Enter Courage:
I bought this paper and some water color paints. I cut about a 5″x 5″ piece and taped it to my craft mat.
Water, paint, repeat…
I think I ended up with a puddle of color. Not sure if this is what it’s supposed to look like but hey… Here’s to bravery!
I love the crazy bird stamp set by Tim Holtz, and just so happens I had it out on my desk. I looked up after drying my color puddle with a heat gun, and saw this specific bird who coincidently had the exact same expression as me!
At this point I am feeling defeated. I wasn’t 100% thrilled with my color puddle, and my stamp didn’t come out clean.
But then I remember the video posted to Creative Carte Blanche, and repeat the phrase “this is play time, it doesn’t have to be perfect!”
So I try some more techniques I’ve learned by watching online tutorials, and keep trucking!
I darken the lines with a fine tip pen.
And add the phrase that’s on my mind:
Here’s the finished piece:
Thank you CCB ladies for sharing your inspiration and encouragement to try new things.
I tried again… This time attempting a pic of my pup.