Tuesday, March 01, 2011

You used what??!!



This month I have the pleasure of hosting the seventh Art Journey Challenge (AJC#7). Its always tricky to come up with an original theme and as I was thinking about what direction the challenge should go I came up with the idea of "You used WHAT??!!"
As someone who is always looking at objects with a view to creating something with them some how, I thought we could do just that! Use, say for example a shoe, a straw, bubbles, something from the kitchen, something from nature- infact anything you like to create a mark/pattern or effect to use along side your stamping whether its a background or part of the main feature.

You can see some absolutely wonderful examples from members of the Art Journey Design Team over on the challenge blog. I hope you will be inspired by the idea and begin to look at everyday objects in a whole new light . You've got 4 weeks to show us your take on the theme. The deadline is on the 28th of March.

One participant will be randomly selected for a 10 euro’s gift certificate to shop at Art Journey! To win this gift certificate you are required to use MAINLY ART JOURNEY STAMPS.

Oh! And did you guess what I used to make my dotty background? Wasn't tricky was it...
A link of tiny beads :0)

Have fun!!!

31 comments:

Hillie said...

So beautiful this card! And thank you for your comment on my blog.

Godelieve said...

Love that elegant dotty swirl Jo! What a fantastic idea!
Your card is a beauty.
Thanks for challenging us :)

Sid said...

What a fab creation Jo !

Paula said...

so simple but amazingly effective - gorgeous card.

Helen said...

What a great effect - just shows, you have to look at everything through a crafter's eyes!! Love this card.

Rein said...

fabulous card Jo!

Gez said...

Beautiful creation. :)

Karen said...

Your background's not dotty at all - it's marvellous ;-)
What a great idea for a challenge, and what a wonderful sample - so much rich colour and texture.

Saskia said...

Gorgeous card! And great theme for the challenge, I love the samples made by the team.

Willy said...

Wonderful card and great idea, Jo!

1CardCreator said...

Lovely card Jo.

Anette said...

Great idea for a challenge! Saw some amazing excamples already.

Deborah March said...

BeeYOUteeful Jo...and what a FUN challenge!!

Dotty Jo said...

Nice idea for a challenge Jo! Great card, I really do love that stamp, Jo x

Piddawinkle said...

great work Jo and that girl stamp is just so serene, have to add it to the list of need, x

Piddawinkle said...

great work Jo and that girl stamp is just so serene, have to add it to the list of need, x

Piddawinkle said...

ooooooppppps

joanne wardle said...

gorgeous card and a brilliant "technique" (lol I know you don't do "techniques")

hazel said...

Beautiful card!!!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Fantastic composition and a gorgeous card.

jeanie g said...

Ooohh I'm up for this challenge I think, this month. Love your take on it, and thank you so much for your kind comments of my work, much appreciated.

Carol said...

Again........another GREAT ONE! Love the little dotty background as you put it.....reminded me of either pearls or rosary beads......

Angelnorth said...

The beads made a great background swirl, fab card!

Dolly Daydreams said...

Beautiful ! Love your work every piece so individual and always such beautiful colours and layours. Marie

Gini said...

Thank you Jo, for the welcome and your comments, I confess, I didn't even use all of them in that project...
Who wants new shoes when their is Daniel's stamps to collect or yours? ;-)
Love your latest creations especially Dream State, A little bird told me and your Mwah hearts!
Clever you to think of the string of beads, a gorgeous composition as always.
It's a shame I'm so far away in Shrops otherwise I'd be like a shot on one of your workshops, I hope you thoroughly enjoy teaching them :-)
Gini
xx

Leslie said...

Beautiful Jo! I love everything about this card. The tiny beads were the perfect thing for your precious card.

craftimamma said...

This is just lovely Jo. I love that girl image and the fern background is gorgeous.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

craftytrog said...

What a brilliant challenge Jo!! I adore your card, great BG!
Alison xx

Sue said...

This is lovely Jo, the perfect image and a great choice of backing papers - a very 'natural' looking card x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Your background looks fantastic, great idea to used beads.

Vika Dolya said...

I'm sorry, I wonder if " Praying girl" is stamp or not ?
Thank you!
And if you can, give we a site where you buy it ? Thanks!