Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Challenge #36





I decided.......... to join Michelle Ward's Street Team.  Each month she gives the team a challenge to do in their journals.  This month it's "Braving the Elements".  The challenge is to make paper snowflakes and use them in a journal spread incorporating various techniques we already know.  First off, I couldn't remember how to make a paper snowflake (the best I could do was a heart), so I resorted to Google.  You bet, there were several links to great instructions.  I became absorbed with just that process (and this challenge was supposed to be completed in 60 minutes haha.  No way I sort of squeezed it in  when I needed an escape from  my Photoshop class.)  Techniques I used were monoprints, transparencies, dry brushing, rubber stamps.
I joined this group because I want to be more comfortable with working on a theme.  I seem to freeze when given an assignment.  So it's a  stretch for me.


Just look what Chris did.  You might also want to see what Michelle did.  And Shonna, and Kim.  These are only a handful.  Be sure to spend some time on Michelle's blog .  It is a smorgasboard of techniques with great images and how-to's  If you're not doing anything constructive or even if you are, join us for some monthly fun.   
  

11 comments:

michelle ward said...

Marilyn, thanks for the kind words about the street team! Thanks for taking a break from your other work to try this assignment...the pages look great! Love that lime in there with the blues. Again - google to the rescue for hot to cut snowflakes :) Well done!

cathsheard said...

I'm with Michelle - the lime green is stunning. Spent some time looking at the text and decided it was probably a dictionary page? Like you, I had to google making snowflakes ;-)

Marilyn said...

Thanks so much. It was fun to do.

Janet said...

I really like that burst of lime green! And I, too, had to resort to google to remember how to cut snowflakes!

carolanne said...

This is very nice. The bright green makes the whole page pop with color!

LizNess said...

WOW! This is great -- love how it turned out!

NANCY LEFKO said...

very pretty !! I used the same colors for mine :)

iHanna said...

Marilyn - great pages and fun that you wanted to stretch your creativity with us. The crusades are so free and you can do pretty much anything and still fit in! ;-)

Regina said...

you used one of my favorite color combinations & it looks great here.
so glad you joined in with the crusade.

jgr said...

Beautiful work! Yes, the lime green is awesome and I like how you handled the text shape-very interesting.

Michi Michaelson, Orange County, CA said...

Hi Marilyn,
I took your advice and looked at Michelle Ward's blog . . . and HO BOY . . . is it INCREDIBLE! I LOVE it! I love what YOU did with the challenge! You are such a risk-taker (that's a GOOD thing!!! LOL!!!!)!