As you know, I've been doing all kinds of challenges recently. I love challenges. I think they enable you to see not only the creative work of others, but also, helps you increase your ability to "think out of the box." Challenges help you to explore what is in your stash, help you to find ways to use your supplies that perhaps you hadn't thought of and try some ideas and techniques that you wouldn't have done.
Having said all that, I've noticed that for some odd reason, this week I am finding "baby" challenges. So, expect to see a baby cards from me in the next few days. :o) Here is my first...
Over at 365 Cards, the challenge Day 21 was not really a "baby" challenge but it screamed baby to me the minute I read it. It is called the "ABC's of Crafting." We were to use at least one of the following...letter stickers, something blue and a circle. I immediately thought of those old fashioned wooden baby blocks. Do they still make them? I cut squares of bamboo card stock and scored it on the 1/16th inch mark all the way across. I also scored the edge on all four sides to create the illusion of a block. After sanding and ink distressing, I attached the sticker letters A, B, C that were inked in Sweet Leaf, Crystal Blue and Sorbet. Faux baby blocks... Using my Cuttlebug, I embossed 2 layers and scored the other. The image is from a Close To My Heart set called "Sweet Baby." I attached the Sorbet ribbon and the card was done.
The Heart 2 Heart Challenge blog's theme for the week is also "Babies." The requirements for that challenge weren't quite as specific...Just a card with a Baby Theme.
The point of this card, almost like my last post, if you think about what is in your stash and add a touch of creativity, you can always rise to the "challenge." Hence, my faux baby blocks. For Now, Happy Crafting!