Saturday, September 18, 2010
Drunken Stampers Emboss and Paint Stuff!
We have a double-whammy challenge for you guys this week at the Drunken Stampers Crafting Lounge: Dry Emboss AND Paint. Both!
If you could have seen this as a work in progress, you'd...well, you'd have pointed and laughed and I wouldn't have blamed you one bit. This was not my finest hour(s) as a crafter. I think you guys all know what I mean. I kind of had this grand idea in mind for how I wanted to do the challenge, and babies, I stuck to it doggedly... even as I screwed it up over and over again! My earlier, "Oh, this will be quick and easy! I can bang out this card and go grab a Starbucks," became, "Holy cow, it's past dinner time! This card looks like a boozed-up monkey made it in the dark! And it just...keeps....getting...WORSE!"
Far later than was reasonable, I abandoned the original plan and made this Halloween Bingo card instead.
Out of curiosity, what's your typical process for creating? Do you visualize a finished piece and work toward creating it, or do you sit down with a vague idea in mind, pull out your supplies and start messing with stuff until you either like the result or are too weary to carry on? I definitely fall into the second category. I've always felt kind of bad about it, too, but the other day I had a great conversation with a dear friend who's a bona fide artist, and she told me she works in much the same way I do. That made me feel a whole lot better about my "process" (or lack thereof) and makes me feel better about the Halloween Bingo Card I ended up with for this challenge, too. So, thank you, Missy!
But, I digress. No matter how you approach your art, the Drunken Stampers (and our monkeys) would love to see what you do with dry embossing and paint! This challenge is open through next Friday, September 24!
Have a fabulously arty weekend!