Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Out of my comfort zone!

This week at Tuesday Taggers it's my turn to chose the theme. I don't know what I was thinking, but I came up with 'Step out of your Comfort Zone!' I wanted to push myself into doing something different to my usual style and try something new. Now it has been a little scary, but I've done the cover and first page of an art journal using lots of paint and no ink or stamps at all! The cover was painted with my acrylic daubers and some bubble wrap. The dragonfly is from Twiddlybitz. I also used a silver creative colour spray over the whole thing and some crystal glaze over the dragonflies body.  I bought the Journal months ago, and it had been lurking in the corner of my craft space ever since! I think it's the word art that puts me off. I dropped art at school when I chose my options, as I couldn't draw most things. I guess that's why I love stamps so much! So, all I'm asking really is for you to try something new or different to your usual style... go on give it a try! You could try a colour scheme, a technique, a different fold or even a different craft altogether! Pop over and take a look on the Tuesday Taggers Blog.  Hope our fabulous DT inspire you with their creations!
I saw this quote in one of the American magazines I was flicking through the other week. I thought 'How true!' and decided to try my hand at some of this writing on wiggly lines. I think I need to work on my lettering! I used my Aquatone pencils and a wet paint brush for the background and quite enjoyed myself!


Kay Carley said...

Hey Sally - love the journals. Especially the second one! Your lettering is perfect so I don't know what you are worried about!!

Kay xx

Zoechaos said...

The saying is wonderful and love the wavy writing it always looks so difficult to do but yours is prefect. love it.

Cath Wilson said...

Well done, you! You did well and it looks really good. Isn't it hard not to use stamps? Getting that lettering right isn't as easy as it looks, either.

Ildiko said...

Wow. I wouldn't think it's out of yr comfort zone Selly. I love the wording. I'm scared of starting one but then again I was scared of using canvas as well lol hope to see more pages. Hugs

PatR said...

Fantastic Sally would never guess it was your first attempt as it looks fabulous. Never tried journalling myself as I am a bit scared.
Pat xx

brenda said...

Hi Sally

You could be forgiven for believing you were outside your comfort zone here. The colours are adorable.

B x

Clarky J said...

This is brilliant Sally I love the whole project x Thanks for such a brilliant challenge!

Tracy said...

Wow this is so creative, I love the colours and the effect you have acheived. Great book.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Michelle said...

Oh Sally - my brain hurts! least it would if I had one! Yours is crystal clear obviously when you produce such amazing work. So glad you're exploring journalling, love what you've done!
x Michelle

Michelle said...

Oh by the way - I'm coming to your house for tea - and cake!
x Michelle

Spyder said...

Love your book, I've got an old dairy to have a go at. I love the colour


lisa said...

Hi Sally.
Thank you for your lovely comments. I think if we lived nearer we would put on pounds eating all this cake!!
I love your arty creations. The colours on the dragonfly one are gorgeous. You always come up with such unusual combinations that work brilliantly.
The writing on the second is great, I don't know what you're worried about.
Take care

chris said...

HI there Sally
well you dont look out of your comfort zone to me love love your very arty artwork!
I have been a bad blogger lately, just arnt enough hours in the day.
cant wait until the 5th love chris xx

Silvia said...

A wonderful cover, love the colours.

Lesley said...

Very different for you Sally, but beautifully done!
Lesley x