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New challenges every two weeks and open to YOUR interpretation - all art forms are welcome!

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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Challenge 222 - Photo Inspiration

Every four years we get an extra day in the calendar, so why not spend that extra day doing something freeing - like creating art or enjoying a craft?

Here's something to give you a jump start (or should it be LEAP start for leap year?)


For this challenge we are asking you to create with this as your inspiration.  Use what ever medium you enjoy and however you interpret this photo inspiration.
Is this peaceful to you?  Lonely? 
Do you immediately gravitate to the colors of the rocks, the skyline, or the sky?
Sunrise or sunset?

Let's see what the Poobahs were inspired to make

Deena here:

I chose to follow along with the colours from the picture and the earthy feel of the wood background...

Chat Noir sneaking in just a little late with some cards I made that use some of the glorious colours of this image.  The first thing I did was hunt through the shelves to look for the papers.....oh dear, I wont need to buy anything for a l-o-n-g time.  But to get to the point....two general purpose cards to add to my stash:

So what will you create?

Please add a link to your blog post and project in the comments to this post. 
Our next challenge will post on Sunday, March 13th

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Challenge #221 - Love is all you Need!

It's Valentine's Day and crafters are blessed with the ability to be inspired by their love of friends and family to create from their hearts.  What a gift.

So, what is love inspiring in you to create?  Did you make something beautiful for your best friend? Your partner?  Your kids?  Oh, please share it with us and inspire love to burst out all over.

Our theme is (courtesy of the Beatles):


Let's see what the Poobahs are creating from the heart!

Chat Noir slipping in with a small offering in my favourite colours of black and white (yes I know they're not really colours but this is Opus Gluei where ANYTHING GOES!!), and a little bit of red.  
Its just what I would have made for my husband who loved these colours.  Its just a crazy collection of heart shapes floating on a cloudy piece of soft fluffy paper.  Love IS all you need.

Deena here:

Valentine's day - 'tis the season for love and this is my lovey dove card for the day...I like the colour scheme for this one as it is not a traditional valentine, but it still works and has a "bit" of masculinity to it....

Rosemary here and I am sharing a layout I made from our autumn wedding anniversary trip.  Each of these LOVE fonts came from the Cricut, I love that Cricut and I think the repetitiveness and drawing colors from the rest of the layout works.  I think the theme is pretty self explanatory.

Please share your beauties with us below by linking to your blog post in the comments section have until 2/28/16.