Monday, 26 December 2016

Challenge #243 - week of 26th December 2016

Christmas is over and we are looking towards the new year.

This is usually a time to  make plans for the year to come - things to change, things to stop, things to start.

So today's challenge is very much a challenge to myself to try out something new on my pages.

This week, I'd like you to be inspired by watercolour.

Amy Tan is probably one of the most well-known scrapbookers who uses a lot of watercolour lettering on her pages and if you subscribe to her on IG, you will see lots and lots of gorgeous watercolour, hand-lettered motivational phrases.

Find this gorgeous photo and her review of her favourite watercolours here

Of course, Whimsical Musings founder Pam used to paint a lot of her own titles which were always pretty mind-glowingly gorgeous - see this page here.

And I know that many of you use a lot of mixed media on your own layouts.

But why not try to use watercolours (or an equivalent) in a new way on your page this week.

I'm not a big wet-stuff-user on my layouts to be honest, a bit of ink splatting is about as far as I go so I'm really going to push myself to try something a bit more adventurous. Will you join me?

If you don't want to get messy on your page, perhaps you have a story about painting or even a favourite watercolour hanging on your wall. This might be the time to tell the story of an artist in the family or in your past or just which artists you love. There are plenty of watercolor design papers in recent paper collections that you could use for this prompt as well.

We'd love you to use this prompt and hope you will share your creations - there are now two ways to do this!

You can either upload your layout into the Whimsical Musings Flickr gallery with the tag WM#243 or you can post it in our Whimsical Musings Facebook group. We've decided that we'll save albums for special occasions so just load up your photo to the group with the tag WM#243 in the write up text so that we can find it.

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