Friday, September 2, 2011
I love a good challenge when it comes to making cards. It forces me to think out of my own little box, and perhaps use some of the products I've had sitting around, but didn't know what to do with. There seems to be a little controversy as to what makes a good challenge. For me, IMHO, I don't like being told that I must own this and I must buy that in order to participate. I'd rather find inspiration in the subject matter at hand, whether it be love, spring fling, warm and fuzzy or whatever. I also like challenges where I am asked to CASE (copy and share everything, I think...) the work of other card members. Today's OWH birthday bash challenge was to find inspiration in the work of Ardith T's cards, posted here: http://www.owhstarsandstamps.org/2011/09/birthday-bash-2011-day-2-case-ardeth-t.html
Be sure to check out Ardith's beautiful work. It is definitely inspiring, and CASEing her helps me to become a better card maker. In the end, it's all for the troops, but making me a better artist will make the troops and their loved ones enjoy my own work even more.