Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Crafting for the sake of doing it


I've been at the Shopkeeper Gal's today. Buying some bits and pieces for me. And for a workshop. When I unpacked my bag from Saturday's crop (this morning), I had a good tidy up. The link between these two activities becomes clearer, honest! I was rummaging in the pocket of my tote bag and found an old, scribbled sheet of sketches for cards. I do this occasionally when I'm struck by something in a magazine at the Dentist or somewhere odd. And inevitably, I lose the sketch somewhere.So, I used my 'found'' sketches and made a card for the workshop which is to be based around a main colour theme, and then realised I could use a similar sketch to enter Chrissie and Mandi's challenge over at their new blog, Less is More. And I did. I just did it without faffing and thinking too hard or maybe putting it off because I should be doing other stuff...(and I should). I made it because I wanted to. That was fun!
Now I don't know if this will truly qualify, there's the right colour combo and there is a 'less' feel to it, but maybe the card stock itself is too busy...too 'more'. I dunno, Chrissie and Mandi can decide! Either way, am pleased that I took five minutes out to make it. Which makes it a success anyway huh. The card stock by the way, is from the inaugural Creative Escape scrapbook convention organised by Heidi Swapp and Mr Bazzill. It's only taken me 4 years to get around to using it!

20 comments:

Scrapcat 1 said...

I don't know if it's clean and simple but I like it, love the paper

Chrissie said...

I am delighted that you had fun Julia, that's what it's all about, and the card is great. Maybe you have a more 'interesting' background than some, but it's so pretty and the bow is a triumph! SO job done I'd say!
You can bare all another day!
I'm delighted that you could join our new venture and I really hope you'll 'swing by' and join us again!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

As always, I am late getting here. But I like the simplicity of the card. And it would have taken me more than five minutes to score the card after I cut it, so you are a real whiz! I need lessons in whizzing!

To answer a few things from my blog:

I finally found the "quin." It is quinacridone nickle azo gold and it's one of the Golden fluid acrylic colors. I probably won't remember it again, so I got the bottle out and copied the label.

I am NOT a tea drinker, either. I do this once a week because it's a fun diversion from my daily art. When I drink tea, I like it STRONG. Most people would think it is bitter by the time I get around to drinking it. Whether it's in an infuser or a tea bag, I leave them in the cup until I have finished the tea. I THINK (better than assuming) most people remove the infuser or tea bag once the tea has steeped 3 to 5 minutes, the generally accepted steeping time. Now you know as much about tea as I know!

Caroline Hallett said...

I love the design of this - I did something similar for the xmas thank you cards with the Tim Holtz Rosette die... but now you have got me thinking!

Debgem said...

Julia - this is lovely!!

Tracy Evans said...

I do sketches too of card ideas and then lose the piece of paper LOL. I have not joined in with WOYWW for a couple of weeks as my dad has been I'll but hopefully I will be back soon. Great card. Tracy Evans x

Kathyk said...

Fab card

Kathyk

triciasconfetti said...

I'm surprised you can still remember where the card came from after 4 years as usually by the time 4 weeks have passed I have forgotten where I bought the stuff from never mind who produced it. Well done you for making that lovely card. Very simple and effective
x Tricia

Linby said...

Lovely card. Paper only four years old - a mere baby LOL!
Linbyx

Kirsty.a said...

A lovely card - and in only 5 minutes. Well done

Helen said...

Great card, beautifully quick and simple - love it.

Claireliz said...

I really like that Julia, wish I could make a card in 5 mins, it took me 2 hours last night & its still not finished
C
xx

Sue said...

Hi Julia
gorgeous card, luv the papers, fab ribbon, sure the girls will give you a pass on it, lol, sue,x

MaggieC said...

That is a lovely card, Julia, simple but so effective.

Mandi said...

Lovely card Julia
Still pretty cAS although there is no blank space
Thanks for taking part for our first challenge, hope to see you again next week

mandi
"Less is More"

misteejay said...

Such a lovely card - simple but striking.

Toni :o)

Scrapcollectr said...

By no means is the background too busy. The size of the pattern works beautifully with the black and white dotted ribbon. A 5 minute masterpiece! *smile* (After your visit today, I wound up posting a card for a My Favorite Things challenge.. The real challenge was that I had to have it in by 12 noon and I was jumpin' some hurdles to get it done....just like me, as usual!)
See you tomorrow!

Charlene said...

Love that color combo, Julia.

Donelda said...

I think it is great!!

Lyn said...

Wow, now that's whatI call an achievement in 5 minutes - impressive. I love the idea that you make sketches in random places, let alone the dentist, when that sort of thing is the last thing on my mind!