witticisms by Jess Witty

February 15, 2010

10MSPC

That would be the 10 Minute Scrap Pile Challenge. Because it's Monday. And because I really like doing them. In fact, I made 3 10MSPC cards this weekend. But I liked 2 of them so much that they got upgraded to assignment projects. So then I made this one. And... I really like it, too! This was a total throw together, with just a very generic plan of what to do. I pawed through my pile until I found scraps that semi went together, but I actually love the dysfuntionality of these pieces together. Felt and glitter and stripes and dots and stitching... I think the fact that each element is small helps them all live well together. The folks over at My Cute Stamps were kind enough to send their Pop Flowers set out to me this week, and I am more than a smidgen taken with the 2 sentiments in this set. I made this card as a little pick-me-up for a friend and I just love this tiny little saying. I have to say, each time I do this I kinda start of thinking "Ummm... yeah... I'm not actually sure that this is going to turn out well." And sometimes it doesn't. Good thing I don't show you the losers. {Although I did show one of them to a friend this weekend... we'll call her Marri... and she point blank said to me "Yeah, you should never show this to anyone." And I agreed.} But overall, I think this crazy little 10MSPC is actually getting me somewhere. I'm actually liking my little science-experiment-of-a-card results. I'm trying new things. Thinking of new ideas. Dedicating myself to enjoying the unknown. Challenging myself to pick a direction and commit. Willing myself to appreciate the chaos that is creativity. And I like it. Care to join me? You might like it, too. Just leave me a little note letting me know... I'd love to see where your chaos leads. Later, friends.

7 comments:

terisplace said...

Like it "much'lit."

naomi chokr said...

i love this!! so simple and so modern

Suzanne said...

hi jess, luv it! you try new things but they always seem to fit your style. i have been trying to participate in more challenges to make me try new card layouts. i never thought about felt, so i can't wait to get some and see where that goes...have a great night!

jen said...

This is fab (of course it is!)!!! And I've been loving me some My Cute Stamps too! One of these days I'll get a chance to play in the scrap-pile! :)
by-the-way- I'm guessing your 'don't show this to anyone' card was great too!

Emma and Jackson's Mom said...

Delightful card! I like that I feel like I could totally do it! Boy, I find it hard to believe you ever do any bad work! Must be a good friend to tell you that. ;-)

Heather said...

I really, really like this! So cool!

Winter said...

So cute! I love the added texture of the felt! I am going to try and play in the challenge this week! :)