Two of my most favorite challenge groups, CR84FN and Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge, put forth a pretty hard challenge this week. To be honest, I sort thought, um, er...might be a good time to shampoo the dog (AKA Filthy Diseased), herd the neighborhood's cats, polish doorknobs...anything but attempt the challenges! Seriously, I was drawing some hardcore blanks and working up a bit of a sweat. So much so, that it was kind of funny. Funny because, although I absolutely admire circular shapes in you crafty minxes' glorious work and I do have a fair few tools and a stamp or two to do some myself, I always seem to bail and go another option most times. Odd really. And if you add bright/hot pink/fuchsia to the mix, I head for the hills more often than not. So, I definitely had to laugh when I saw the two challenges for this week: *the following is said like Jerry from Seinfeld to Newman* Hellllllllooooo Circles. Helllllllooooo Bright Pink. *shifty* Could this combination be my crafting nemeses?
Nevertheless, instead of doing my usual, I decided to put on my big girl crafting panties and do my darnest to show those bright pink circles who's boss. *crafting panties donned* *deep breath, deep breath*
And there she blows... my attempt to conquer my crafting demons. YAY!
Thank you so, wonderfully, much for popping by and allowing me to share just some of my many (neurotic) musings with you. You're the best! x
- Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Vintage Labels 2 and Vintage Banners.
- Paper: Optix Gray C/S, Papertrey Ink Rustic Cream C/S, 7 Gypsies Camden DP, and CR8TIVE DP (fuchsia)
- Ink: Adirondak Mushroom, Brilliance Starlite Black, and Distress Ink in Pumice Stone
- Accessories: Acrylic Paint in Gray and Cream, Provocraft/Cuttlebug Embossing Folder in Gouchi Script, Spellbinders Nesties Labels 2 and Beaded Circles, Tim Holtz Rosettes Die, Cream Bakers Twine, Keisercraft Rhinestones, and WRMK Corner Chomper in Scallop.