Out of my comfort zone

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Here I am back in Grimsby once more. Very cold, but thankfully dry whilst we were unloading. As usual, we got a very warm welcome from the hotel that we stay at and the team that I work with have rallied round knowing that I’m under a bit of pressure at work right now. So tomorrow we will be cooking a range of store cupboard recipes, some healthy bakes and finishing off with making bread in a bag. It’s breadmaking, but not as we know it. With this version your hands barely get dirty. Great for children, but adults love it too.

Crafty Boots have come up with a novel idea for their current challenge – you have to do something that takes you out of your comfort zone. Quite appropriate for me this week as my day job is forcing me to be taken well outside mine! For this challenge, it was a no brainer – it had to be colouring in an image. I have quite a lot of Promarkers, although I’m sure not as many as some people, and have used them on occasions but have largely done my own designs. For this challenge I found some cute digital images over at Cuddly Bear Crafts and chose one to colour for this challenge:


I’ll be totaly honest and tell you that I printed off four images and on three of them I didn’t get any further than the ears!! However, it all seemed to come together on the fourth and final image. I’m not saying it’s perfect, and it took me ages, but I’m happy with my efforts.


I mounted the completed image on some white card which I edged with Shaded Lilac distress ink. Then I layered it up with a doilly and some purple card. I’ve  popped a strip of lace along the bottom and added a little lace bow which I topped with a lilac rose which came from Wild Orchid.


To finish, I popped on a couple of white buttons and added a little glitter to the rabbit’s nose and to the pink bows.


Even though this took a long time, I did find it very theraputic and I  loved playing with my Promarkers!! Luckily, this image is part of a set and you also get full colour versions too, something I found very handy in helping me with my colouring.


Be sure to hop over to Crafty Boots and take a look at what the design team have been up to. I’ll see you when I’m back from Grimsby!






Out of my comfort zone — 1 Comment

  1. Oh I really love this.

    You should colour more often, it has has bought out another side of your multifaceted talent, this card is brilliant.

    Well done and thank you for stepping out of your comfort zone for Crafty Boots Challenges.


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