This next week is going to be a week that is absolutely jam packed with inspiration from both sides of the pond! Relics & Artifacts® is teaming up with our friends from That's Crafty! in the United Kingdom for an overload of creativity, inspiration, and did we mention a giveaway? More on that at the end of the post! So without further ado, let's get this party started!
First up this week, is Relics & Artifacts® Ambassador Chrissy Colon with a colorful project inspired by one of our resident muses, Frida Kahlo.
How exciting is this? We got a chance to play with products from That's Crafty! and they did not disappoint! For my project, I chose to use the plain MDF board and some fun little bits Laura was kind enough to send in our packages.
Now for an earth shattering fact about me: I love comfort. I love comfort foods, comfy blankets, comfort zones. I love comfort zones so much, that I never realize that I am fully entrenched in one, until something like this comes along.
Little known fact about me: I am very comfortable with is working under pressure. There is nothing like a looming deadline to really push your creativity to its limits. I recently saw some images that inspired me to want to do something in the Mexican folk art vein. I love talavera and the simplicity of color. I love that imperfections are embraced and that there really isn't a wrong way to paint such patterns.
Another little known fact about me: My favorite color is red. But I never use it in my crafting because it terrifies me when I start slapping it down. Do you know how hard it is to make sure red paint doesn't look like blood smears or splatter? This piece is all sorts of covered in red! And it doesn't even look like something that just fell out of CSI!
And yet another little known fact about me (get ready to clutch your pearls and shoot me some mean side eye): I am not a Frida Kahlo fan. I know, right? In our little universe of creativity it seems so sacrilegious, so blasphemous. I always told my friends, "You won't see a Frida piece come from these hands." ::insert walk of shame:: So what happened today?! I have no clue but I reveled in it. The unfamiliarity, the breaking down of walls and barriers, the joyous feeling of a mind reopening, it all felt so fresh and so new! I found myself on Etsy browsing all the Frida things. The result? Pure, simple, magic.
Now about that giveaway! Follow along all week, visit the Muse and the That's Crafty! blog, leave some love on each day and be entered to win *3* Relics & Artifacts® sets of your choosing! At the end of the week-long event, we will choose a winner! If you are really looking for some extra fun, That's Crafty! is also hosting a giveaway as well so be sure to follow along with them too!
The ever so talented, Moira, is the first on the That's Crafty! team to share in the fun! Be sure to give her some love from the Relics & Artifacts® side of the house!
Relics & Artifacts® "Ex Votos I" (sold out but any heart will do)
That's Crafty! MDF Panels
That's Crafty! MDF Hearts #3
That's Crafty! MDF Panel #1
That's Crafty! Dinky Stencil "Moroccan Background"
Iced Enamels "Garnet"
Iced Enamels "Chartreuse"
Iced Enamels "Turquoise"
Iced Enamels "Amethyst"
VervePrint "Frida Kahlo Part 1"
Cemerony "Frida Kahlo Cuffs"
Liquitex Acrylic Paint