I found this week's Daring card Maker's challenge really hard, as i deffinately saw it as more of a dare than a vehicle for inspiration.
I thought I'd try a technique I'd like to get more into. Stamping and then colouring in, wether by chalks or paint. That bit was fun and easy! I had bought some new clear stamps from Clever Cut. One of them being a little country style house as I'm always on the look out for things to use on New Home cards. I used my Stargazers pearlescent and metallic water colours to paint it in.
When putting the card together, I started to apply more rules to myself...
: NO inking
: NO foam pads
: Use decorative scissors (I had not used mine for ages)
: Use stickers (don't usually)
: Make TWO cards in one go, not just one!
I think this was when it got hard!!! It's amazing to look back on ones crafting experiences and realise how far you can come in a few months. Techniques and ideas picked up here and there, trial and error with new products, or discovering new uses for older stash... I love setting rules for myself that restrict the use of colours or a couple of techniques, but actually stopping myself from using techiniques I really enjoy at the moment was really hard. i debated wether or not to show them as I can't say I am "proud" of these, and that kinda defeats the object of my blog - to show off the pieces that I think I am good at... Anyway, must stop rambling, and show you what I made... I know which one is my favourite which one do you prefer?
The pearlescent effect hasn't come out well on my camera, a bit too shiny!