I had a really fun experience recently that I want share ( and hopefully get you involved with). My sweet long time friend "Nathalie Kalbach" from Germany now has her own paper line! I was thrilled to have her send some of her papers to me to work with! I am SO proud of her. She is an amazing artist and scrapbooker!
I have to share this photo of Cat and I .. so happy to finally get to meet Nat in person at CHA in January. We have all been long distance online friends for YEARS! To get the finally meet was Fantastic!!!
I'm sure you can take one look at my layout and see that it is not my usual style. But I have tell you .. how much fun I had, challenging me to step out of my "usual". "My comfort zone", "my zone"... "out of the box"
Check out Natalie's Blog post with my project here.. you'll see what I mean.
Sometimes it really spurs your creativity to do something different from what you are used to. For me ... no PINK? no pom pom trim, or vintage lace. No vintage buttons, no stitching??? Instead, bright colors, transparent overlay, ink, and paint ect. It was really fun to just enjoy using different mediums and colors.
So ... heres my challenge to you.
I'd love to have you play along. Challenge you self to step out of your comfort zone. If you dont normally use bright colors.. try it. If you dont normally use acrylic paint, ink, embossing powder, stitching, dimensional embellishments, gel medium, mod podge,fabric,stamping, watercolor, penwork,or any other materials or techniques... TRY THEM! If you normally only make cards... do a layout , canvas, or altered project of some sort. If you normally do a 12x12 layout.. try a 6x12 or 8.5 x 11 or other size.If you normally do digital.. get your hands messy! If you haven't tried digital.. give it a whirl! It's all about trying something a little different.. getting creative and enjoying the process!!!
I would LOVE to have as many of you play along as possible!!! I think you'll be surprised at how fun it really is. SO I CHALLENGE YOU!!!
Come play with me!!! Super easy .. read below
What to do???
All you have to do is CREATE!
1) Create anything "out of the box" for you!
2) Shoot me an email letting me know you plan to play email@example.com
3) Post it on your blog on Sunday night May 16th or at the latest "early"Monday morning May 17th ( I'll be posting my project on my blog with links to everyone who will play along at 10am Monday morning)
4) Send me the link to your blog post so that I can post it here on my blog. ( email above). Once I post the links .. you can get them from my blog to post on yours if you want to do that,..but that's up to you.
The goal is just to get you to stretch your creativity! AND have fun!
I hope you will play with me! Stretch you creativity!!________________________________
*** I leave for Michigan tomorrow to teach for Tattered Angels. I plan to be in touch by taking my laptop. Talk to you in from Michigan soon! or better yet.. if you in Michigan and plan to be the the "Great Lakes Mega Meet" .. come say hello!!!
Time to go pack