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!