Hello and welcome everyone, with an especially big welcome to the newest followers. It's lovely to have your company here at Words and Pictures today - another busy day, I'm afraid.
Anyone who was around late last night will already have seen the sneak peek for my project over at The Artistic Stamper today - and check out the bottom of this post for my other bit of omnipresence - yes, since it's Tuesday, I'm at Artistic Outpost too!
But here and now, it's time to tickle your creative tastebuds for the new challenge at Fun With ATCs. For this fortnight, it's CAS all the way - Clean and Simple please, on a 2.5 x 3.5 Artist's Trading Card.
Regulars will know I'm not much of a CAS crafter (though I thank you all for your lovely feedback on my broken roof tile in the CAS style!), so this was definitely a challenge for me.
But it was a chance to crack open my new Tim Holtz stamps - utterly irresistible scientific apparatus images - and I ended up with a trio of ATCs, stamped according to how we were taught to write up our science experiments at O' Level.
We had to break down the report on any experiment into three sections:
Method - what we did and how we did it (and usually including a diagram - finally a use for all those protractors and set squares in my pencil case!)
Results - what we observed and data we collected
Conclusion - writing up what we had learned and what we could deduce from what we did and what we observed
So that's my very simple (Clean and Simple) set of ATCs, stamped in Jet Black Archival on Specialty Stamping Paper to really let those images shine. And the words, of course, are done with my little Hero Arts alphabet.
I swiped the edges of the ATCs along the ink pad to get the borders, and that really was that.
I hope you'll find time to come and play along with the Clean and Simple challenge this fortnight. You'll find lots more inspiration from my amazing team-mates, plus all the challenge details, over at Fun With ATCs.
And if you have time, I would love it if you popped over to either The Artistic Stamper to check out this...
... or to Artistic Outpost to check out this...
... or even both!! Thank you so much, and I'll see you out there in Craftyblogland soon.
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Every great inspiration is but an experiment.