Thursday, May 29, 2008

Jen Worden’s Monthly Challenge

It’s amazing what you can get done when you’re busy. At the beginning of May, Jen Worden posted this month’s challenge to her blog. I thought for sure I’d have no time to do it by the 31st. But last night I thought I’d take a crack at it because I feel more connected to myself when I’m doing something creative. My problem is that I’m such a slow poke I’ll often forgo doing something I want to do simply because I don’t think I’ll be able to finish it. But I managed to complete this challenge in one night.
There were four requirements: (1) use any kind of tape; (2) choose something at random from your stash; (3) pick a word; (4) And finally, put it all together in a triptych.
I cut my shrine out of heavy cardboard and then covered it with colored masking tape and aluminum tape, which I embossed with a stylus. Then from my drafting table I picked up a square of glass I’d covered with alcohol inks and used white tape on the back to make it stand out. For the word—or in this case: words—I choose letters at random from my collection and went with the first complete ones I came up with. Finally, I covered the outside with marbled cardstock and added some Mary bling to the top. (For more of Mary’s embellishments, check out her Etsy store).

All in all, this was a very satisfying experience. Now I have to help Emma with her packing and finish altering some reading glasses for our club meeting tomorrow night.


Jen said...

Susan, this absolutely ROCKS. Kudos to you to going ahead and Just Do'ing it regardless of time or outcome. You should be very VERY proud of THIS result!

pattie said...

FABULOUS!!! Love it!!