Well, after much talking about blog challenges at work, I got to thinking it was a pretty good idea to start getting my creativity working by trying one out. All this crafting with prompts with my scrapbooking workshops has been a new experience, so why not apply it to cards too? Anyway, I'm obsessed with House Mouse stamps, so I figured that was as good a place to start as any! So I'm starting with the House Mouse Monday Challenge - HMFMC138 - I Love You *Sew* Much, in which you're supposed to either use stiching, faux stitching, or a stamp that relates to sewing in some way. I went to dig out my stamping supplies tonight, since I've been doing mostly Project Life stuff for the last few weeks, and nearly had a stroke thinking I lost my FAVORITE acrylic block for stamping. Nevermind that I don't actually need an acrylic block for this project, since the stamp's mounted on a wooden block already. Don't worry...the crisis was averted when I found it hiding with some washi tape in the wrong drawer of my craft center...tsk...bad acrylic block! So yeah... I think it's possible I may have a bit of a crafting problem...soon I may need an intervention of some kind...but until then, here's what I came up with for my first challenge!
Okay, so I haven't decided yet if I'm totally in love with it, but it's cute and it was fun to get out my colored pencils and gamsol for the evening. I can't ever seem to get House Mouse stamps to look right with Copics...the lines are too fine, and I'm apparently a bit of a bull in a china shop when it comes to coloring fine line images. But I love the results I get with pencils, so I'll stick with that. I used random scraps of paper I had lying around (hooray for using up scraps!), gems, twine, and some buttons from my gigantic stash that I hardly ever use. All in all, a productive use of supplies that I haven't touched in a while. Everyone have a good night!