Welcome back fellow crafters, bloggers and friends.
Where did January go??? AND it is already the 7th of February!!!
Well, this doesn't happen very often, but two of the Challenge Blogs that I am on the Design Team of, are launching Challenges and Mid Month Inspirational posts today.
The first Challenge Blog to be launching their second ever Monthly challenge is the brilliant LEJ Designs:
Their challenges launch on the 7th or each month, and end of the 5th of the following month. There are always crafty goodies to be won, please see the main blog for more details.
This months theme is..... Can you guess???..... Love/Valentines
Here Is What I Have Made
I used Kraft card for the matting and layering and the punched border.
The wonderful image I coloured with my water colour pencils and a thin Koi water brush.
I used a bold rose patterned paper I got from my craft stash.
I finished off with flat backed gems, diecut heart and leaves and a lovely flower and feather.
This image can be found on the blog page http://lejdesignschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/
The second Challenge Blog that is Launching their Mid Month Inspirational post is the wonderful Left Of Centre:
The Challenge Theme is......... Cute Vs Creepy........ and we are extremely lucky to be sponsored by the brilliantly talented MelJen's Designs
Here Is What I Have Made
I really struggled with this one....It is hard to mix Cute and Creepy together..... I used the image 'Nibbles the Cat' and coloured him with bright, slightly alternative coloured Spectrum Noirs.
I added white pens and glossy accents to highlight areas of the image.
I stamped the sentiment 'Why Try To Fit in? ..... Be Yourself!' as I think it is a very important message and went well with what I wanted the card to be like.
For the backing, I have used Kanban card and a pink glossy card, with diecuts. Finished the card off with card candi and a lovely ribbon.
The idea of the card was to have the cat clash/stand out from the rest of the card, but not to worry about doing so. He should be what he wants to be, rather than what outside influences tell him he should be.
I am not sure if the card works, but I like to think it fits the theme brief.
Please take a look at the main blog post to find details of what MelJen's are offering the lucky winner of this current challenge.
As always, I hope my work has inspired you to pop along to both blogs and play along with their wonderful challenges. Let your hair down and let your imagination flow......
Thank you for all your visits and really kind words.