I have been following the CSI : Colour Stories Inspiration blog for quite some time, but have not had the 'courage' to enter, because, well .. have you SEEN the talent! Quite daunting for a scrapper such as myself.
Other than that, I've just not had the time to take part.
I've also been following the Zeus & Zoe blog and again - have NOT had the courage to take part here either.
But then I read a blog posting of yet another 'new' scrapping blog that I stumbled upon, where this crafter felt the same. It was a relief to know that I was not alone! She has come a far way and her work is tremendous. Sorry - but I don't remember which of the bloggers in my Reader she is... And there are TOO many there for me to have to sift through.
This week, Case File No 61 over at CSI is this:
Over at Zeus and Zoe, the challenge is "New Beginnings" and you have to use a mask or a stencil.
I decided to pair the two challenges with one project. Here it is.
For the CSI challenge:
Evidence : butterflies | plain white background | rub on | gold accents | pleating
Testimony : I documented a dream
Colours : I used all of them (the grey is hard to spot - have a look at the title and the roses in the top right hand corner)
For the Zeus & Zoe Challenge:
My LO is titled 'New Beginnings', because that is what this specific day is / was AND I used a stencil to create a gold centre on my flower in the shape of an elaborate 'x' to represent a kiss! :-)
Here are some close-ups and additional info.
Here you can see the 'x' on the flower. And the gold accents. Don't you just LOVE that teddy?? The lace strip below one of my photo mats is pleated and held in place with washi.
A close-up of my journalling. The butterflies and in fact, all paper (excluding the base) has been chalked with gold. The swirls (board) have also been chalked with gold and I applied UTEE here and there.
This swirled chippie has been embossed with gold. This image also shows the pleating of the strip of lace.
I brought some more grey in with my heading - it has been embossed with grey and chalked with gold.
I realise that my work is not on par with many of the talented ladies out there, but I look forward to the personal growth that I just KNOW I will gain from these challenge sites! :-)