Sunday, January 19, 2014

Balance Expressed as Inspiration and Zenspiration... for Week 3 of Anything But a Card Challenges No. 31

Good Morning! Welcome to week 3 of our current challenge No. 31... BALANCE. CLICK HERE to jump over to the challenge intro or scroll to the bottom of post to LINK UP your creations. We also have a couple of new designers joining us this week - and we are excited for you all to get to know these talented ladies!

The current Challenge... Anything But a Card Challenge #31 - Balance! With the new year - everyone begins a fresh start – with the new beginning comes choosing resolutions and goals for the year ahead. So for this challenge we present this image for your inspiration for BALANCE.

You can use the image as inspiration - or share something that inspires you when you think of the word "BALANCE". We all juggle family, home and work in our daily lives which could be a source of inspiration of how you find balance. The imagery that the varied deifinitions of the word balance brings to mind... could set your muse off and running, too! This is just a sampling from the definition found on google... and there are many more {not including verbs}. CLICK HERE to see the entire list. Stretch your mind and think out of the box for this challenge – even our designers were a little bit; but found it refreshing to create from a new perspective. We look forward to seeing how your minds eye perceives balance.

Please share any current project you have created and JUST REMEMBER... create anything EXCEPT a card for this challenge. Please mention and LINK BACK to this challenge. ALSO - Please new projects only {no-backlinking}. :)

**A REMINDER** This Challenge will go through midnight January 25th – one more week to play along and ENJOY the creative process! Next Sunday will be a new artist spotlight + mini challenge presented by one of our creatives.

Let's see what part of our DT has created!!

Please click on the designers' name to visit their blog. We hope you’ll take a minute to go see their work up close... and as long as you’re there – please leave them a little love!

Welcoming Becky Garrison!

I am really excited to be joining the Anything But A Card Challenges team! When I thought about what I wanted to do, I knew that I wanted to stay true to my true style, which is very vintage/retro and with lots of color. I found this image and loved how it really fit the theme of balance, and it really fit my style. I printed two of the images and fussy cut the children and see-saw from one of them and popped it up with foam dots to give it some dimension. I hope you enjoy my first project! Please click here to visit my blog.

I have done a yin-yang, with my zen-type designs on paper and canvas. My inspiration came from the art definition of balance: a harmonious arrangement of elements in a design. Please visit my blog for more details!

I went with the emotional meaning of the word balance and created a scrapbook layout. Please visit my blog for more details!

This was a tough challenge for me as I feel like I lack balance in most everything I do! I felt something that was a daily reminder would work for me, so I decided to do a tag banner. I really did enjoy this challenge once I got the project down – I played like I used to when I first started to rubber stamp! I hope you enjoy the banner as much as I do! Please visit my blog for more details!


We hope our designers have you INSPIRED to take some time to be creative!! We can't wait to see your creations and we hope that you will join in and share them with us! Stop back next Sunday for a new Artist Spotlight + Mini Challenge!

Have a fabulous week. ~ Susan :)

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