Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Artful Times 1st Challenge

After a break from crafting for what seems ages, I found time to join in with the first ever Artful Times Challenge. A brand new challenge blog recently started by three lovely people, Neet, Sam and Von, so I just had to make some thing to join them at the beginning of their exciting new venture and their first ever topic is to make a tag.
I sneaked in the word first into my tag and used my first favourite stamp from Crafty Individuals. I think this little girl has such a wistful look and having three grandees aged four and under, I am quite biased towards little girlies.
The background is coloured with a combination of Adirondack ink pads and Glimmer Mist sprays. I swiped the fine lace along an ink pad to blend it in with the overall look. The tiny flowers were punched from card coloured to match the tag and shaped with a ball tool.
Pop over to ARTFUL TIMES to see lots more entries and join in if you can as there are still a few days left before the closing date for their very FIRST challenge.
I've now crocheted 144 granny squares for my Afghan blanket, thanks to all the travelling up and down the motorways ....It's looking good but now I just need to join them!
Do you waste time? I try really hard not to so it is rewarding for me to have something lovely to use and treasure as a result of converting waste time into this Afghan. 


Helen said...

Your tag for Artful Times is gorgeous, and so is your Afgan blanket - it's coming along a treat!

Paul Browning - The Artsider said...

Gorgeous tag Jo. I love how you've incorporated a variety of "firsts" into it. Very creative. And that's going to be one stunning Afghan blanket. It's beautifully colourful. I can't imagine you ever wasting time. Whereas I'm a master at it lol. Pxx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

What a lovely idea to use any spare time creating an afghan, the squares look lovely. Your tag is gorgeous, love the background combined with the image. Hope you are well. Tracy x

Neet said...

Love the tag Jo. It reminds me of your eldest Grandee with her curls. Beautiful colour and I love how the lace and the tiny flowers blend in. In fact I love how you have done the ribbons on the tag.
Thanks for the plug for the Artful Times, our first venture and now a tag entry depicting a 'first'
Thanks & Hugs, neet xx

sam21ski said...

What a fabulous tag Jo and I love that stamp too, that little girl looks so cute and has an air of mystery about her!!!

Thanks for supporting us in our Artful Times quest.

Wow how many squares, can't wait to see the finished blanket, bet it takes ages to sew all those together!!!

Sam xxx

HeatherLynn said...

Your tag is gorgeous, Jo! Love the colors and the image is beautiful! Your blanket is looking wonderful! That will be so warm and cuddly when it's all done. Hope you are having a lovely week! ~HL

Annie said...

Love your Afghan rug squares and that tag is really pretty. Glad you are back up and crafting Jo. :-)
A x
ps you might like to check out a few of the pics on my blog to see that thanks to you the twins are developing a good varied diet ;-)

Von said...

Beautiful just beautiful Jo :)Thank you for joinging our first challenge at Artful Times
Fab use of time sitting in the car too will look wonderful when all joined together
Von x♥x

Tinkertaylor said...

Your tag is fab and those squares will be stunning when they are sewn together. Clever you

hazel said...

Your tag is beautiful Jo. It's a long time since I crocheted any squares, yours will look beautiful when it's sewn up.
xxx Hazel.

Amanda said...

Hi Jo! Love the tag! Your granny squares are just looking just great. I sit in front of the TV at night and crochet squares - using the windmill pattern though! Should also start thinking about joining but still have so much wool left to crochet with.
Have a great weekend!!