This week's challenge was to try a new tangle created by Erin Olson called Charlie - instructions here. I've seen some amazing art created with it in the Diva's blog! Check it out; it is worth it! I'm always so inspired by all the creativity!
After another day of looking for a job (hardest job I have ever had!!), my mind was spent, so it was time to relax a bit and try this new challenge. I'm not thrilled with it, but... it will have to do for now :) (ATC size this time)
Junk Mail Houses
In the last couple of weeks I have been saving some junk mail and using it to paint backgrounds. I have lots of painted papers created with many different techniques, but unfortunately they are in storage at the moment, so... needed to create some new ones. With limited supplies as well, this has been a challenge, but a very fun one. During one of my short breaks (sometimes as short as 10 minutes), I will gesso a piece, or paint it, or stamp it, or add some doodles. Little by little my stack of junk mail is becoming quite a colorful and interesting collection of painted papers.
So... having my great-niece's 4th birthday party last Sunday, I grabbed some of these painted papers and made her a card. I had a lot of fun with it, as you can tell! The houses open and the sky and clouds are on the inside of the card. The sky is actually a piece of tissue paper.
As I mentioned last week, I made another bunny. This one was for Rowan (the now-4-year-old great-niece), and they met last Sunday. Within a minute, the bunny had a name: Rainbow :). This one was much easier to make than the first one as I didn't have to undo and redo pieces of it quite as many times :)