Pinterest Challenge 1, Project
Whew!! I made it just in the nick of time with this project. (This week has been insane and I am exhausted. I've been dedicating a lot of my time to a project (of sorts) that's coming up in early April. It's not crafty related but I'll share more about it as the event gets closer.)
Here's what I came up with for this challenge...
A card!!! WHAT. Yep, I made a card.
I'm pretty proud of myself.
I think I have a mental block or something when it comes to cards. I'm never really sure where to start. But...I had an idea for a layout last week Friday and when it really started to look like I wouldn't have enough time this week to execute the layout idea, I thought, "maybe I can make it work on a card...".
The watercolor rainbow background was directly inspired by the inspiration piece. To make the x's and o's, I cut 1" squares from watercolor paper. I folded a few of the squares in half, twice, to make the "x" creases. (I used watercolor paper for this to give myself options, because I thought I'd possibly watercolor an "x" on each square, over the crease.) On the other 1" squares, I stamped a present and bow on each, using the stamps from this set. These stamped squares serve as the o's. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment, cut and adhered the strips, and added a few stars for interest.
This card was simple and quick to make & I like how it turned out! It seems to me that card-making is a really great outlet for trying new techniques and just playing with paper without having to deal with photo + journaling placement! Earth to Brooke. I think I'll be making more cards soon!
So that's that.
I'm really thankful for those of you who took the time to read, comment and participate in this challenge. I love each and every project you shared. They're all so fun and HAPPY!!! I hope you all had fun!
To celebrate this first challenge, I'm going to send a little something to everyone who posted a project to this blog post or on instagram by the time this goes live at 6am HI time. Please email your mailing address to me at email@example.com and I'll get some happy mail out to you asap.
Let's talk a little about the next challenge....
I, personally, like challenges. They push me creatively and give me a definite deadline...both of which, work great for my creative process and flow. I don't think one week is enough time, though. I think I'll leave the next one open for two weeks. It'll give us all a chance to let the inspiration soak in with enough time to execute. Also, let's use the hashtag #welobelliechallenge on social media so we can all find each other. What do you think?
I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments.
Thanks again everyone! I hope you have a fabulous weekend!!