Monday, June 29, 2009

Yipee! My Homework's Done!

Assignment #2 Design Team Is Done!


Creativity takes time. At least for this artist. I must have spent 3 weeks just percolating ideas for this month’s Craft Warehouse Design Team projects. There are restrictions for each project. For instance, for the banner, we were required to use the following items:
2 Chipboard Banner pieces
2 of 4 patterned papers
A monster stamp
We are not supposed to go to our own stash to embellish. We can only use basics like buttons, ribbon, and ink. The restrictions, though frustrating, actually foster ingenuity. This month I pleated paper and made watercolors out of ink pads.

A photo of my niece inspired the layout. Do you see that her shirt is strikingly similar to the striped paper????

I suppose Drew’s messy room inspired the banner. That, and the book Guess How Much I Love You. We used to read it and then come up with our own dialogue.

“I love you to Mars and back.”

“Oh yeah, well I love you to the NEXT UNIVERSE and back.”

“So? I love you back to the caveman times and back!”

The card would be fun for Father’s Day, wouldn’t it? I’d like to make up a tool belt card one day, too.

And on Sunday, I am planning a Snippets Crop at my place where I will get caught up on some of my own scrapbooking!