Craft packages ordered = 0 Craft packages received = 0 What is wrong with me?!!!!
When I started my blog, almost three weeks ago now, I made a pact with myself that I would post something, no matter how small, every day. That way I would always be thinking about what to make and be open to trying new things. Since that day not only have I kept that bargain that I made with myself, but I have also managed to be several days in hand including having drafted blog posts in the bag ahead of publishing them. Except for today’s!
Now I’m blaming Christmas. If you’ve been visiting me regularly you’ll know that for most of the week I have been busy prepping for Christmas in July which I celebrated yesterday with a group of friends. I knew what I was going to craft for today but somehow it just kept slipping off the “to do” list each day.
So having cleared Christmas away, it was straight to the grand plan. You will recall that I have been keen to participate in blog challenges as this keeps me on my toes and means I’ve got a reason to try new things. As luck would have it, I found Hels Sheridan’s blog and discovered that she runs a Sunday Stampers challenge each week. What I liked about this challenge was that there was a theme but you didn’t have to use a particular product. This week’s theme is “more than a word.” You can make anything, but you have to stamp and you have to have more than one word on it. Bring it on!!!
I knew I wanted to combine stamping in combination with my new doodling that I have learned from an on-line course I bought called “A Whole New Doodle 2012” by Stephanie Ackerman, who also has an inspiring blog and a style that appeals to me. So that’s exactly what I did.
I stamped and embossed the flowers first – I wanted to emboss in the hope that colouring would be easier. It took a few attempts to get it right but once that was done it was fairly straight forward. I doodled the house, sun, cloud and tree as taught by Stephanie and coloured in with Promarkers. For some reason I chose to do all this at the top of the stairs. The most nerve racking bit was stamping the words which I did at the end. These I also embossed. Stamps are from Marion Emberson designs. I resisted the urge to add glitter, which was in my original plan, and quite like the contrast of the flowers against the colour.
So, job done and five hours to spare before the challenge closes plus I got my blog post done on time and I had fun! I love it when a plan comes together.