18 February 2013

Out of my comfort zone!

 Welcome to a new challenge at Crafty Boots! This fortnight Tracie has asked us to go out of our comfort zone (cue horror movie music!) I wasn’t really sure what was ‘out of my comfort zone’ so I asked around to see what others thought it was!  Seems like most things seem to be within my comfort zone but that I seem to shy away from simple layouts, cards and ‘colouring in’. Well, I don’t have any alcohol pens that I could attempt to colour with (and I’m not going to start investing in them… who knows where that might lead!) so I chose to make a simple card. 
The stamp is one from Crafty Individuals and so I inked it and stamped it directly onto a white card. Then I coloured in the geese’s feet with Dylusions ink in a water brush. The bodies of the geese looked too stark and I know I was supposed to be keeping it simple but I couldn’t resist stamping the geese onto two patterned paper scraps and then cutting them out. The beaks were stamped onto white card, inked as before but with yellow ink and cut out. I was utterly surprised at how much I liked the simple approach! Thank you Tracie for prompting me to have a go - I might just do more! What will you experiment with? I hope you’ll show us!



Dee's Craft Room said...

Good morning Gabrielle

I love your geese, they are so cute, and they way you have stamped them is so clever.

I cannot wait to see more CAS cards from you.

Dionne xx

Helen said...

I thought about going CAS but you should see what I did!! I love your card, it's so sweet!! let's embrace 'out of our comfort zones'!

Ria Gall said...

this is a real fun card and well done you for taking on the challenge we do get stuck with what we know or what we enjoy. I love the simplicity of this card

CraftygasheadZo said...

Such a sweet card! Love it being clean and fresh looking. I found colouring with Distress inks very therapeutic! Take care Zo xx

Michaela said...

Hi Gabrielle
Out of your comfort zone but it turned out to be a brilliant clean and simple card. Love it!
Michaela xx

butterfly said...

A great CAS card - those geese are just delightful!
Alison x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A great step out of your comfort zone - the card is beautiful.

victoria h said...

Great CAS card. The pp you chose look fab for the geese.