Sunday, August 17, 2014
Challenge 38 Patterns-Bending the Rules!
Hello! I am so glad you stopped in today! I am sharing my project for Anything But a Card's Challenge #38 which is to use patterns. Originally, the plan was to make it Zentangling, but we decided to make it a little more open.
I love to doodle and have made zentanglesque pieces (new word!) without really knowing what I was doing. However, I haven't made an actual project where this was the intent and I thought it would be fun to try. My original plan was to go with the traditional black and white, but after I stamped my flowers, I changed my mind and used three different colors for my patterns. I also bent the rules of patterns by using my new star mask. The stars are very random-no pattern there!
I've had a pretty stress filled month so far and making all of those dots was very therapeutic! When I finished, I was looking at all of the white space around the flowers and while I know it doesn't fit the Zentagle design to leave it, I really didn't want to 'over-doodle' this. The quote was one that I saved from a card I received many years ago and I love the message of hope it delivers. Is there anything more inspiring than knowing that even in the barest soils, we can grow a garden? Quite fitting for our return to school too!
If you are a regular visitor to my blog, I am so sorry I haven't been around! We've had some family medical issues added to my already busy back-to-school schedule. Everything is going fine now,but it's going to take me a bit to catch up. Hope to see your blogs soon!
Project Recipe: Quotes Journal, Stamp Set-Time Well Spent (ret), Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black, Crisp Cantelope, Bermuda Bay, So Saffron, Baked Brown Sugar, Stampin' Write marker, Accessories- Star Mask