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Wednesday, 17 June 2015

A Magical, Mystery Tour (by Lesley)

Hello everyone and a warm Wednesday to you all.  As you may have realised by now Judith and I are taking over the Wednesday post on the Design Team to have a wander down memory lane of our Challenge Blog, which is coming up to it's first birthday.

It is really wonderful to look back at all the contributions we have been sent by you, our very creative readers, as it is good for each one of us to review our own past artwork.  Only by looking back can we actually move forward, that is how we grow as artists and crafters.  So I would urge everyone, and I include myself in this, to open the doors to your art archive and have a quiet time looking at what you have created. I think you will be surprised at how far you have travelled and you may even be inspired to recreate a favourite piece in perhaps a different set of colours or with new stamps. Great way to give your a mojo a kick start too.

This week as I had a lovely meander through Challenge 3 from September of last year I found we had a few designs that shared a similar theme.

First we have Milva who created a fabulous mystical flavour with her entry featuring a stunning magical castle, you can definitely imagine Rapunzel living in one of those towers can't you!

Next we have Sally's oriental tag, subtle and delicate. I find this so realistic you can almost hear the wind gently blowing the lanterns in a mountain breeze. Very tranquil.

Finally, Penny gave us a colourful card she called Autumn Eastern Promise and it is easy to see why.

Her clever use of the peacock feathers to create leaves gives her composition that eastern, almost spicy appearance.

Well done ladies for supporting our challenge with your glorious artwork and for giving everyone so much pleasure and inspiration with your entries.

So has this look back inspired you to enter one of our challenges? Apart from the fun of working with colours you may not have thought of putting together yourself there is the chance to win a £15.00 voucher to spend on Chocolate Baroque stamps.  Why not hop over to our Challenge Blog by clicking on this link to see the current colour selection and to find out how you can enter.

I hope you can join us again next week when Judith will be taking you on another Challenge revisit and showcasing more past entries.


  1. Lovely examples of the entries into the challenge. I find Sally's tag particularly atmospheric but they are all beautiful pieces of work.

    Lesley Xx

  2. Some great entries from last year and I love the idea of using peacock feathers as autumn leaves. x

  3. It's so inspiring to see so many different works of art . All unique , just like us . My challenge is not to compare myself to others . To accept who I am . Have a joy filled day ladies . Be kind and smile at everyone you see even if you're shy .

  4. These makes are so beautiful, and it is great to look back at previous work, Kate x

  5. So nice to see them back...


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