Papertrey August Blog Hop Challenge

Instead of just lurking on the monthly Papertrey Blog Hop Challenge like I normally do, I decided to actually participate in it! Well I actually decided to do it last month, but then went on vacation and missed it…. of course this was the month I actually HATED the challenge! It’s so not me! Drab colors, fuzzy fabrics (no glitter or cupcakes to be seen…) and considering it’s still triple digits where I live, the last thing I want to think about is corduroy and tweed (trust me, I never think about corduroy and tweed!)

 But here’s the challenge and what I did with it….


So you see lots of gray….. a weird drab blue….. tweed… felt…. here’s my take on the challenge:
here’s a little closer:

The challenge forced me to use some different colors than what I usually reach for (where’s the chartreuse and pink?!) And I used some of my supplies I never use (see that texture plate? I’ve had it for years and this is the first time I’ve used it!) Most of the time I have no problem getting rid of things…. books, clothes, whatever…. but my art and craft supplies! I’m like one of those crazy hoarding people that just can’t let go…. I may find a use for it someday! Really!

But I think the challenge got me to think of same of my art supplies differently… and I used that off-white felt for something other than clouds! Notice the rick-rack and the owl?

But I HAD to have some of my recurring themes in there…..


a cute animal holding something….
But I did stay away from the polka-dots and glitter, so I should get credit for that! Anyway, not totally successful…. but I gave it a try!
– H