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 21 June 2013

Challenge 32 - White on White

Well, have I got news for you!

A couple of months ago I faced the prospect of running a blog on my own for a while or asking someone to help and then in stepped Sam to help out.  Last week I had an email from someone whose work I have admired for a long time, in fact she was our very first winner here on Artful Times, offering her help.

Please put your hands together and welcome Cathryn to our Design Team.  I think we now have three very different artists working on Artful Times to bring you ideas, for you to spring off from, for the Challenges.

Before I go any further thank you for all the lovely and varied entries for our last challenge.

Challenge 32 is all about "White".  No colour please - just white to be used on your artwork.  You could include clear glass pebbles which let the white background show through, pearls are white etc etc.  Here is what Cathryn and Neet have done

Cathryn made a lovely White Card with pearls and handmade flowers

Whilst I used a white box as my base and Spellbinders dies with a Martha Stewart punch for the edging to decorate.

We both chose to use die cuts but you don't have to.  Perhaps you can think of some other way of depicting something in pure white.  Fabric readily springs to mind with a hint of lace or something - but remember - nothing but white!

Please can I ask once again that you check the Rules and Guidelines at the top of the page.  Some of the lovely entries don't get considered for a prize as they don't stay within the rules and guidelines - someone entered 11 challenges with one topic - we ask that you don't do more than five including ours.  Please check the rules.


sam21ski said...

Great to have you on board with us Cathryn and great makes from you both

Sam xxx

Von said...

Welcome Cathryn you will be a great addition to Artful Times :)
Von ♥

Redanne said...

Two very beautiful cards ladies and great news about Cathryn too.

Sandra's Spot said...

Love those white cards and good news to have Cathryn. I am determined to join in with this but just White Eeeek.
Hugs Sandra X

Words and Pictures said...

Welcome to Cathryn, and what beautiful inspiration!
Alison x

Scrumplescrunch said...

Fabulous Challenge, and wonderful inspiration, may have a go at this one!

chrissie said...

Wonderful that Cathryn has joined you-welcome Cathryn.

Nice challenge but one I am not good at--off to have a really long think.

Love Chrissie xx

Craftychris said...

Welcome to Cathryn! What gorgeous DT samples you have both done. xx

Francesca said...

Great challenge , realy makes you think. xxx

Unknown said...

Hi everyone! Many thanks for the lovely welcome and I am looking forward to working with such a talented bunch and learning lots from you all! Cx

Unknown said...

Hi Neet, and a big Welcome to Cathryn

i have entered your white on white blog challenge, this is my first ever entry to someone else's blog challenge so hopefully have done it right

best of luck everyone
ali x

Gibby Frogett said...

Saw this the other day and forgot to comment - sorry. Loving your examples ladies, didn't realise how effective just one colour could be - love it. Great news about Cathryn too.. Gill x

Becky said...

Welcome Cathryn loving all the examples.