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 15 February 2013

Challenge 23 "Colour Technique"

Thank you for celebrating the Chinese New Year (of the Snake) with us over the past two weeks.  Now it is time for a new challenge and this time we want you to use colour - with gay abandonment.

We want something nice and bright to cheer us up on the dark grey days we are experiencing at the moment.  Whilst discussing this, via email as we live miles apart, we came up with a couple of ideas and so Von decided to go for 'colour blocking' and Neet to use her 'Stazon technique'.  Another thing we thought of was using the Dylusion sprays as they come in such gorgeous colours perfect for this challenge.

So what will you do?  Will you use one of the techniques above or do something totally different?  Here are a couple of links to help you:

http://www.joggles.com/stazontechnique-video.htm - Stazon technique and video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWb258czM4I - Dylusion video

or simply Google the technique you want.

Now, what did we do:

Von's Colour Blocking:

Neet's Stazon Technique:

Now we can sit back and see what you all come up with, we are really looking forward to seeing some bright colourful work from all of you.  Will it be one of the techniques mentioned above or will you choose something different?  As what you do please please please take a moment to read the rules above.  Without you sticking to all the criteria we ask, and it isn't much, we cannot consider you for a prize or a blinkie.  Happy crafting!


Words and Pictures said...

Fabulous bright colours... what a genius challenge for this grey time of year.
Alison x

Sylvia said...

Love the inspiration ideas, looking forward to brightening things up.

Sylv xx

Craftychris said...

A brilliant challenge! Love both these projects - very cool! xx

Carole Z said...

Superb challenge, I'll get my thinking cap on! X

SandeeNC said...

I love color, and right now the more color the better with drab old winter hanging around! I read your rules, I think I can abide by them ;), and I'll be linking up tomorrow!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

chrissie said...

Nice samples girls and a great idea for a challenge

Love Chrissie xx

Rosie said...

So wonderful examples. Thank you for this challenges

Carole Z said...

Loving both your cards..thanks for the inspiration, will get my thinking cap on! Carole Z X

Anne (cornucopia) said...

The samples are fantastic! I had a lot of fun doing this, although it was challenging.

Redanne said...

I really loved the DT pieces. I really enjoyed doing my card for the challenge, it certainly tested me!

Francesca said...

Another good challenge, some great entries too.