Monday, October 22, 2012

Artsy Fartsy Friendly Fun-- Take 3....

It's time for Carolyn Dube and I to have another Artsy Fartsy Friendly Fun Challenge. If you missed our other's you can click on Artsy Fartsy Friendly Fun on my Labels and see the other's. You can also see our explanation here.

Today our challenge was to use:
  • Any Balzar Design's Stencil from Crafter's Workshop. I cheated--I used two stencils (don't tell Carolyn). Aboriginal & Layered Beads.
  • and...BLING (any)
First let me say that I spent a entire day earlier in the week playing with my Gelli Plate and WOW!!! did I have a great time!!!! I have entire stack of prints. But...they have sat on the kitchen table all week looking at me. FEAR--of what to do! Well as I'm writing this I only have a few hours left to post my project --just do SOMETHING!

Here is the print I chose to use. I picked it because it had all the elements we needed . The green metallic paint was going to be my Bling.The red from under comes from first using the Aboriginal Stencil with red, black and then finally white. The green dots were stenciled on after using the Layered Bead stencil.
Now what am I going to do???!! Also sitting on my kitchen table was a Halloween Cricut Cartridge which had come in the mail a while back. Just use it!!! So since fear is my middle name lately I was very drawn to the fear diecut. I added these two diecuts...this was fun because I used a red VERY BLINGY piece of cardstock that was sitting on my desk for almost a year!
Now it just looked like the cuts were sitting I added some paint with my finger to the door... for some words....also diecut
they look lost....
So I outlined them with white pen and that made my feel so much better. 
Maybe I can bring my two world's together after all. 

Now it's time to go see what Carolyn 
made for this challenge! 
We would love to hear what you think of our challenges.
Thanks for stopping by :)


  1. How funny that we were both dealing with fear this week! I love what you did here from the amazing gelli print to your bling (congrats on using that piece that had been around for a bit!) to the door and words! The paint on the door was a great choice- it made the door a part of this! Your fear title reminds me of an old horror movie marquee sign! The way you did the caution tape lines matched the feeling from the aboriginal stencil creating the siding of an old abandoned building feeling. Oh, I love love love this!

  2. LOVE it! I love how bold it is, just screaming, DON'T LET FEAR STOP YOU!

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  4. Hi Maria.. I love this page and how it jumps out at you. Facing fear.. Pow! Found your blog via Carolyn's. Great site.


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