Hopefully you now feel comfortable enough to draw some inspiration from below and then dive into the challenge! Two more weeks to go.
Random prize draw
Well, this is meant to be a challenge where you try something from the many paper crafts that you have not tried before or rarely tried - something that makes you break out in a little sweat or get a bit uncomfortable whilst making it........for some it may be a mixed media piece, for others a technique they have not tried before, and for others a construction or 3D item they have not made before.
For me - well I am not good at the decoupage sheets - you know, the ones where you get an A4 sheet of images and part images, and you have to read the instructions and then cut it out (in that order apparently) and then put it all back together again.......and it is supposed to be a (wonderful) 3D image....but mine always looks slightly askew and slightly not right and generally a bit mmmmm.....
Just to prove it was no fluke growing those tulips in Tasmania (see last post at the Botanical Gardens, Hobart) here are two more stunning photographs to share of a tulip farm in the North West of the island of Tasmania -a place called Wynyard - about 4 hours drive away from me. The view is looking northy- west slightly, with Bass Strait in the background.
It was a wet, wild, blustery weekend, but they still had lots of flowers! They grow for bulbs to sell, mostly, so the flowers are a secondary thing for them. Note the beautiful chocolate brown soil from this area - volcanic in origin they say. This is a big dairy area and a food bowl as well.
Congratulations to both of you clever crafting women!
On with new business - the current monthly challenge is
Outside Your Comfort Zone Twist: a different edge
TWISThave a different edge!
Make of this what you want as long as no stamps are involved
Guest Designer for this week
Hello ladies. This is Richa Maurya from India. I am a doctor by profession and crafter by passion. I am a relatively new crafter and blogger. For the first time I tried quilling for a Mother's Day gift. And I was amazed by how a piece of paper can be turned into something so mesmerising. And that was the point I entered this amazing world of crafting. Since then I have tried to learn more and more from all my fellow crafters. I just love making cards. Unstampablles is really special for me. Its my good luck charm. Won my first badge here and got this wonderful opportunity for which I am highly grateful to the whole Unstampabelles team, especially Susan.
Coming to Guest Designer Inspiration. I was pretty worried after seeing the theme of the challenge. But then I thought of trying something new and completely out of my comfort zone. So I created a mixed media art journal page. My very first attempt at mixed media.
WOW - what a stunner this is - especially for a first attempt! Love how that image is just outside its frame too. An 'edgy' look as well!
There is a lot going on this month, so there are a lot of possibilities for creating....
Islamic New Year; Yom Kippur; footy finals; at the very end is the start of Diwali/Deepavali.......
My photo this week was taken by me!
I went to the local Botanical Gardens for lunch - well worth a visit - and the tulips were out and had been bashed about by the wind and rain quite a bit; this shot was between showers before we went into the Conservatory to see the orchids
Loved the smell from the stocks too - the orchids were magnificent as well.
Well - on to the challenge and some inspiration for you
A journal page using multi-media that was a total disaster! Not so much an inspiration as a challenge to do better than this - there is not much of a challenge in that either - I was really outside my comfort zone!