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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Some See a Weed... Some See a WISH for Anything But a Card Challenges No. 38

It's August third and I'm three posts in for the month... woo-hoo! I have lots of new creative adventures going on - today my "Thoughtful Abstractions" article leads off the Unruly PaperArts Steampunk Edition today {please CLICK HERE to jump over}.

The new Challenge... Anything But a Card Challenge #38 - "REPEATING MOTIFS" a.k.a. PATTERNS. Not necessarily Zentangle (or tangling), but that certainly falls under this category. Repeating Motifs, rather than patterns all apply here... you don't have to use Zentangle... so your muse is free to create! CLICK HERE to go see the rest of our fabulous design team's twist on this new challenge.

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Please share any current project you have created and JUST REMEMBER... create anything EXCEPT a card for this challenge. Please mention and LINK BACK to this challenge. ALSO - Please new projects only {no-backlinking}. :)

**A REMINDER** This Challenge will go through midnight August 23rd giving you 3 weeks to play along and ENJOY the creative process! We will share more of our Design Team's creations each Sunday to keep you inspired.

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For this challenge I created another page in my "quote" art journal featuring the quote "some see a weed, some see a wish". The newspaper blossom I came across in an envelopes of flowers received from a swap group I'm in {we swap papers, die cut shapes, buttons, ribbon and handmade flowers}. This was one of the gorgeous paper blossoms which looked like a dandelion to me - making it was a perfect match for my quote... and the perfect dimensional center for a giant bloom.

One of my fellow team-mates from the Amazing Crafting Products Creative Team practices the art of Zentangle and I'm always marking interesting tangles to try. I snapped a screen capture of this trumpet shape that peeked my interest {my apologies I'm trying to find the source to link back with official name}. I mounted the flower on a page with some overspray picked up in efforts of artsy cleanup and setoff repeating the pattern around and around with a Pigma Micron pen. I started out following the steps, but as I got going, I filled in and made adjustments as needed to keep it looking symmetrical {though it's anything but}. I'm a measuring, perfect-balance kind of gal and I found this process suprisingly FREE-ing.

I finished off with a couple of green paper leaves inked black with my dye ink pad {quick and easy} and filled in around them with some tangled embellishing. It's not perfect, in black and white and totally whimsical. I love it!

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Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you find a little time to do some creating. I look forward to seeing what you create {CLICK HERE to LINK UP your projects}.  :) Sb


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