Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Hero Arts February Challenge.
Just a very quick post to share a card that I've made for the Hero Arts February Challenge. This is my first time entering the monthly contest challenge and to be honest, I really didn't decide until this morning. I woke up this morning planning to work on yesterday's Mojo Monday sketch and my mind just sort of veered off in another direction. I always like to get involved with challenges and contests as often as I can. Not because I'm some great stamper worthy of prizes and rewards (although that would obviously be nice!); but because I think being involved with the various challenges and competitions that are out there forces me to really push myself as it relates to creating. It makes me take the extra mile with a card such as inking the edges with distress ink as I did with this card. It gives me the courage to pull apart a card and re -vamp it if it "just doesn't quite look right" For example, I pulled this card apart 3 times before getting it to how I wanted it to be. After all, if it isn't satisfactory to me, how can I expect someone else to think it is? I am very fortunate that right now I have 3 children who are all in school every day and right now I'm not working, so I have the time to spend doing this hobby I enjoy so much. That will change soon I know, and when it does, I'll put all my "toys" away like a good girl and accept my responsibilities. Until then, however, I will continue to stamp all my cares away!!
For this challenge, I tried to combine elements of each theme for the challenge: The Sketch, The Friendship Theme and using Diecuts. I used two sets of Hero Arts stamps: Classic Fabric Design and Live Life.
Thanks for stopping by and visiting me today, my play time is all over for today; and now I am going to go do something at least a little bit worthy of my title as "Domestic Goddess"
Have a great day, my crafty friends! I'll see y'all tomorrow (with Mojo Monday sketch!)