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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Multi Challenge

This card was inspired by a "multi-challenge" on the Paper Wishes message board:
  • The colors were to be mostly olive green, craft brown, and ecru - with just a touch of coral.
  • It needed to be based on a given sketch.
  • It needed to incorporate a template for paper piercing that was then stitched.
  • The elements needed to be matted.
This was what I came up with.  I started by looking through my scraps to see what I might find in the given colors.  I then looked through my drawer of card focal starts to see if there was something I might use - I found this digi-stamp I had printed awhile back and decided I could color it in the desired colors. I looked at the sketch and tried out various combinations of paper and mats until I was happy with them. I colored the digi-stamp with gel pens, dove blender pen, and chalks. I pierced and then stitched the edge of the dark green block.

When my "mojo" seems to have taken a hike, I find that challenges can often jump start me again by teaching me new techniques or reminding me of some I haven't used in awhile.  It also helps me get back in the groove when I've had to be away from the craft for awhile.

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