The very sweet Paulina asked if I would like to be part of a new challenge: the 10 minute craft dash. My first thought was: does she know how long it takes me to make a card? I am a slooooooooow crafter. When I write things like: this only took me 20 minutes, it's because I have surprised myself with my quickness :) But 10 minutes to make a card is no joke. I felt like I was on an episode of craft wars... but without Tori Spelling in my room, thank goodness.
I gathered all of my supplies, had a clear picture of what I wanted to do (because, how do you whip up a card in 10 minutes if you have no plan) and came up with this:
A water-colored koala (from lawn fawn's "critters down under") was the quickest way to go, I promise. Here is how I managed this card within 11 minutes (eeep, I couldn't even finish on time, ha ha):
minute 1: stamp koala image and the sentiment (from paper smooches) in versafine onyx black ink onto white cardstock.
minute 2: create card base, while black ink dries slightly. Ready the aqua painter (a watercolor brush with a built-in water-barrel - mine is from SU)
minutes 3, 4, 5, 6, 7: with all the inks spread out, watercolor. No time for shading! The watercolor brush is so quick - I keep a paper towel to the side, and simply brush the color away when I want to move on to the next one.
minute 8: grab a yellow water-color crayon, and, using the same aqua-painter, flick splatters onto the cardstock.
minute 9: emboss white cardstock with PTI's linen & canvas impression plate. Never mind that the cardstock is still a bit wet from the painting - it actually helps create a deeper impression.
minute 10: use a liquid glue to secure the koala mat to the card-base. Press down everywhere, since the card-stock is still a bit warped and wet (hee hee). When everything is adhered, it looks just perfect.
minute 11: make a bonus, last minute decision to tie on some white yarn that was left out from a previous project.
The adrenaline was pumping, but I got 'er done :)
I hope you play along! You have until August 25th, and there is a sweet twiney prize up for grabs:
Check out Paulina's blog for more details and a complete list of participants!
Those cute little bows get us every time don't they?!?! ;)ReplyDelete
Very adorable creation and I say take the 120 minute time...bows shouldn't count, lol! That was a lot going on for 10 minutes...wow! Great job :)
Cute! I might have to play:)ReplyDelete
Elena this is adorable. And I apparently am the idiot that had nothing in mind before beginning my 10 minute project! Lol The first 4 were spent deciding what to do! Why wasn't I as clever as you?ReplyDelete
I am still amazed that you attempted to watercolor (and succeeded) within the 10 minutes. (The extra minute for the bow doesn't count) :)ReplyDelete
This card is just too cute for words- I love that koala!
THANK YOU for helping Ginny and I kick start this first challenge! You're so sweet!
SWEET card Elena! The watercoloring is so soft and wonderful!ReplyDelete
Just adorable. 11 minutes--really--really?ReplyDelete
Simply adorable. And 11 minutes, I couldn't do it in an hour.ReplyDelete
how daring to do that pretty coloring! :) very cute!ReplyDelete
How adorable. I love this sweet card.ReplyDelete
hehehehe, i know about the adrenaline pumping part :D and i totally agree--gotta start with something in mind. that being said, 11 minutes is FABULOUS for this beauty! i love your koala and all your details in coloring/ texture/ EVERYTHING!ReplyDelete
so great! thanks so much for joining us for our first challenge!
This is a wonderful card and I thoroughly enjoyed your explanation! I doubt I could ever finish a card that quick unless it's a mistake. I keep seeing too many possibilities and sometimes have to make myself stop with what I have. You on the other hand have done a terrific job. I may have to try to time myself.ReplyDelete
I can't color that fast and make it look this great, Elena! I love it!ReplyDelete
So sweet! I would never be able to color under the pressure~you did awesome Elena.ReplyDelete