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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Project Thursday: Collaborative Art Piece

I love those cooking challenges where one chef starts the meal - and when a timer rings - another chef comes in and has to take over (without sharing ideas with the original chef).

My daughter and I created a Painting in that same Collaborative way. 


We gathered up a blank canvas and went through our stash of paints and embellishments.  
Together we chose paint colors, some tissue paper, bakers twine, sequins and letter stickers.

First it was MY turn.  

I had 10 minutes to do whatever I wanted to the canvas while Little K left the room. 


I started with a background of gold and yellow at the top of the canvas.

Then the timer went off!


Speed crafting is harder than you think.  10 minutes goes fast when you are looking for inspiration, but it was a perfect Push to get me to create something without getting caught up in trying to be Perfect. 

We  both added several layers to the yellow top so it eventually looked like a hot spiraling ball of sunshine.


I was planning on still working on the top, but when I came back after Little K had worked for 10 minutes (with me in the other room) - she had moved on to the bottom of the canvas.  

I was expecting the bottom to be Green - like grass.  Funny how something can be so clear in my mind, and yet someone else has an entirely different idea.  

There is a life lesson for Mother & Daughter in there somewhere I am sure.  


I couldn't resist.  When it was my turn - I added the Green I had originally envisioned.  

But Little K pulled out some newsprint tissue paper and added that (on top of my Green).


 I had no idea what she was planning.  But then I remembered we had included in our materials a bunch of letter stickers.  Were we BOTH thinking the same thing?  


I used the letters to create inspirational words on top of the tissue.  Little K painted over them (oops, probably should have done that step at the very beginning) and then peeled them away to reveal the tissue outline from beneath.  


When you are crafting against the clock - the workspace tends to get a little messy.  But I like the look of the butcher paper covering the counter almost as much as our canvas.  


Were we done?  
It's hard to decide when enough is enough.  Surely there was just one more thing we could add?

Using a tooth pick - we scraped through the layers of paint down the the plain white canvas - in a simple flower design.  We decided to do this step together as we were discussing whether the project was finished or not. 

(we also added some bakers twine and sequins along the way)

NOW we are done.


One final addition of our signatures (km2) and our Collaborative Art Piece is complete and hanging on the wall.  

Thanks for reading along...


Monday, August 18, 2014

The Pink Elephant Challenge - TPE264

Happy Monday TPE Friends!!
Welcome to another challenge!

We have a Sketch Challenge
for you this week:

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Creations by


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  Thanks so much for joining us!
  Challenges begin on Mondays at 10 AM EST and
  close on Sundays at 12 EST
  If you upload your card to SCS, PCP or any other gallery please use keyword TPE, but also add a link to it in Inlinkz (please show a photo of your card) so we are sure to see it. 
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Winners Post - TPE262

The Pink Elephant Challenge - TPE262

Congrats to...



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And of course, we have a few unforgettables! 

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Thank You all for playing along and sharing your amazing talent with all of us here at TPE! 

 Ella and the TPE DT

Monday, August 11, 2014

The Pink Elephant Challenges - TPE263


HELLO MONDAY!!
HELLO FRIENDS!!

We have a Technique Challenge
for you this week:
Stencils
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Creations by
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  Thanks so much for joining us!
  Challenges begin on Mondays at 10 AM EST and
  close on Sundays at 12 EST
  If you upload your card to SCS, PCP or any other gallery please use keyword TPE, but also add a link to it in Inlinkz (please show a photo of your card) so we are sure to see it. 
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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Winners Post - TPE261

The Pink Elephant Challenge - TPE261

There were just so many great entries last week. 
We had to have several winners of this challenge...
Congrats to:





Erica

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Thank You all for playing along and sharing your amazing talent with all of us here at TPE! 

 Ella and the TPE DT