Challenges are part of the inspiration, usually I've got a technique in mine maybe with the format it will sit on. The challenges come in with a theme, colour pallet or style.
One idea in mind is a 6 inch square fat book, I'll just stick to making cards when I need them. There are thankfully always mixed media/altered art challenges around, it is pretty much where my "skills" lie.
This page is an homage to the time of year, love, hearts and red themes abound. Started with a piece of textured card or linen card cut to a six inch square. Pennyblack rose inked with waterbed felt pens stamped in the corners. Grunge board heart coloured with Glimmer Mist "apple red" and "copper". Not all my sprays are blocked and I've always loved these. The word Love is Tando chipboard, another favourite material, sprayed with the same inks. The white roses on netting I decided to leave untouched.
While the heart and word were drying the base card coated with a matt gel. Heart stuck onto it and more matt gel applied. Roses and word added and more gel spread over the word. When everything had set a quick blast of white spray paint finished everything off.
This is probably it for the week, there is an emerald necklace that I need to re-thread and on Saturday it is week 2 of a genealogy course in Bolton. Anyone in that area fancy a coffee one Saturday afternoon in February let me know be nice to meet up while I'm over there.
So the challenges in my mind with this piece.
Emerald Creek Dares. #ECFEB2018 This is a new to me monthly challenge whose current theme is Lucky or Love.
Mix it up. A monthly anything goes challenge, there is an optional twist of Clean and Simple.
Penny Black and More. This challenge runs from the first Sunday in the month. I used to know this challenge well and remind fond of. This month their prompt are Love, Hearts and Flowers.
OK where is my fine fireline the holes in those emeralds are very small.