We are Neet and Wendy and we would like to welcome you to our fortnightly challenge, ‘Artful Times’, where we are offering a variety of challenges to inspire you to create in whichever style or medium of crafting you enjoy. You never know, we might even inspire you to create something out of your comfort zone and try out something new.

Yes like all challenge sites we have rules and guidelines. We hope you will read and follow them, we have Oyster Stamps as our sponsor, and of course, a winner and runner up will be chosen each month. We may also have the occasional guest designer.



Friday, 13 April 2012

Challenge #2 - A Sea of Greens

Well, here at the Artful Times team we are completely overwhelmed with not just how many followers we have, but how many of you took the plunge and played along with our very first challenge, so a big thank you from us all for your support.  It really is appreciated because sometimes new ventures are really hard to get off the ground, but you have all done us really proud.


So on to this weeks challenge then.  If you know me, Sam, you'll probably realise that I've chosen this weeks theme, anything to do with 'green' and I'm there!!!  So I've decided to go with
'A sea of greens'
This basically translates to; you can create anything you wish, a tag, a card, an atc, a canvas, anything you like, as long as the background colours are predominately greens and shades there of.


So here's what the DT came up with.


Von created an ATC, for more background information hop along to her blog here


Neet created a shrine using Non Sequitur stamps. Distressed inks were used to create the background and the images were painted with Twinkling H2o's 
And last but not least I made a 6" x 4" postcard.
The background was created using Dylusion spray inks and Adirondack colour washes in various shades of green, covered with scrunched up cling film and left to dry. Once dry the cling film was removed and green acrylic paint was added. See my blog for further information.


Don't forget to link up your entry with the linky tool.  Please also take the time to read the 'rules / guidelines' and if you are having any problems with the linky tool there are step by step instructions in the tabs at the top of the main page.


*** Unfortunately we are experiencing a few technical difficulties with our Linky tool and have had to remove it for now.  If you wish to link your entry, please leave the link in the comments - the challenge will close on Thursday 26 April at 6pm (Uk time) ***


THIS WEEKS CHALLENGE HAS NOW CLOSED

27 comments:

Craftychris said...

I love all your projects and green is one of my favourite colours so I may have to enter this one too. As long as I can come up with an idea of course!! xx

inkypinkycraft said...

Great green projects, I love crafting with greens and the dt pieces are great! hugs trace x

Suze Bain said...

Beautiful pieces. Look forward to playing along. x

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...this will be interesting, don't think i've done anything green before...beautiful designs girls...Mel :)

Neet said...

Look forward to seeing what you girls come up with.
Hugs, Neet x

Sandra's Spot said...

Love theme and the DT pieces better get my thinking cap on. Sandra X

Melissa said...

Love the design team inspiration! I can't wait to get started on my *green* project.

Helen said...

Am using a lot of green at the moment - must be the season! so I look forward to playing along again. Love all of your green work!

Alison said...

Beautiful artwork ladies! Love green! Look forward to playing! xox

chrissie said...

Great pieces by the DTs. Off to have a think about what I can make in green

xxx

JoZart said...

Lovely DT pieces and now I've put on my best thinking cap. Won't get to it until next week but I'll be there.
JoZarty x

Chris said...

So glad you got off to a flying start. I love tags so it was easy.

I also love green - maybe I could team it up with pink lol. Off to see what I can come up with.

Great DT pieces btw

Julia S-W said...

Great new challenge - looking forward to coming up with something to enter! DT work is gorgeous - thanks for the inspiration!
Juliaxx

Est xxx said...

Was just thinking today I need a new colour scheme, everything I've done lately has been vintage brown, will try and have a play this week, great challenge blog :) xx

TeddyBobCrafts said...

It was refreshing crafting with green. Must use it more. Ali x ps Fab DT creations

HeatherLynn said...

Love all three of the DT's creations! It took me a few days but I finished something to enter. :)

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous DT creations, I'm afraid my we effort isn't so inspiring but I was determined to enter this week as I missed the first one. I've botched up the title, misunderstood what I was being asked for, but I'll do better next time :) Elizabeth x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Great theme and wonderful inspiration by the DT.

Sue said...

Thanks for reminding me Sam, I was a bit late with my tag last time and Mr Linky wouldn't let me in lol x

My name is Cindy said...

Lovely DT Samples, and I just love green!!

vinny said...

Help, added my image but the cropping went seriously wrong and I don`t know how to put it right Lol x Lavinia

Helen said...

I have had so much fun playing along for this today. have linked my entry.

Suzan VonEssen said...

My entry is green in color and in it's recycling result! Thanks for looking:
http://gettinginkywithit.blogspot.com/2012/04/repurposing-fun.html

Linda said...

Here you can find my entry for a sea of greens.

http://brutus9.blogspot.com/2012/04/met-deze-kaart-doe-ik-mee-aan-de.html#comment-form

Thanks for looking!

aisling said...

Here's my green card: http://artyventure.wordpress.com/2012/04/26/we-dont-stop-playing/

sam21ski said...

This weeks challenge has now closed.

We will be back at 6pm tomorrow with a new challenge.

Thanks

Sam

Chris said...

Whoops! Too late....