I have some wonderful news to share today! I’m on The Craft Gardens design team!!! I guess that some of you don’t know of The Craft Garden as I haven’t seen you playing along. But let me tell you why I applied. This is a challenge site where you can interpret the challenge using any form of craft that you want! It can be layouts, cards or something you alter – but it can also be something you knit, croquet, jewelry or whatever you want to create! So inspiring! So now I just hope that I will have time to do something more than layouts for the challenges!
I will also share a layout that I did for The Craft Gardens August challenge today. I just happened to finish it yesterday – the same day that I got the message that I was on the team! I recently found out about zen doodling and I wanted to try to do some kind of a colorful version of it. Zen doodling is its own kind of craft but I thought it would be fun to use the technique on a layout. Here’s the result:
The challenge picture shows some Indian elephants decorated with paint. (The challenge picture is totally AWESOME and you can have a look at it here.) I didn’t have any picture of elephants to use but I wanted to use this cool picture of DD in eye contact with an African Watussi. As a result of that I wanted to include both Indian and African patterns in the zen doodling. I also wanted you to be able to see both a Watussi with its horns and tail, an elephant’s trunk and plants… Can you? I show you some close ups: