Scallops are very trendy right now, and I'm seeing them pop up in all sorts of design, including cards and layouts. Since they seem to be all over the place, I had a hard time coming up with a new and creative way to tackle them for this week's Ten Things challenge at Practical Scrappers.
I decided to go way out on a limb and break out my art supplies. In my stash, I rediscovered my oil pastels!! They're basically big, oily crayons that can be drawn with and then smeared, blended and manipulated on paper like oil paints.
Here's how my oil pastel scallops turned out!
They kind of remind me of peacock feathers and I love that they create a different effect from any of my other craft supplies. I can see myself incorporating them into many other projects :-)
Please stop by the Practical Scrappers blog to see what other creative ways the ladies are using scallops in their designs!
This is a fun one, because we all get to CASE (use as an inspiration) a paper project based on a previous example from the Design Team. This was so fun to do and was also very difficult! I love so many of the things my fellow designers have made, it was hard to choose just one to use as inspiration.
In the end, I picked one of my all time favorite cards by the fabulous Jan. It's from our Christmas challenge, and I just loved the shape, texture and layers that she used. I usually have trouble with circles, so I thought this would be a fun one to just go for it :-)