I so enjoyed doing my first challenge last year (with the Craft Barn), that I thought it would be good to do another one. I've long been a fan of Paper Artsy stuff, and their first challenge of this year got me thinking, as I was about to start preparing materials for a special birthday project for next month.
I have always loved using different papers - book and magazine pages, sheet music, and creating my own collage papers - so .....
The first Paper Artsy challenge is to use fragile papers in a project - see here.
I started with a few pieces of paper, including some of the original Paper Artsy crackly tissue, PA Crunchy Waxed paper, and some of the rice paper I recently bought in Chinatown.
I knew I wouldn't need all of this paper for my special project - which I won't be able to share with you until after the birthday event!
So - what to do for the PA challenge ..... well - I added to the challenge and decided to make an ATC. I've never made one before, as I seem to prefer larger projects. I had to look up what size it should be (two and a half inches by three and a half inches), and cut some board to size.
Covered it with a piece of sheet music, used gesso to knock it back a little, then added a touch of gilding wax.
Die-cut some of the painted tissue and unpainted wax paper, found a little wooden heart and word stamp, and ..... here is my first ATC!
Working with such a small area really focuses the mind - and could probably become addictive!
PS: Paper Artsy actually spurred me on to start writing this blog, see my first post here, and it is my blog's 2nd birthday this month!