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Thursday, August 18, 2011

i wanna see NEGATIVE SPACE at Charisma!

mornin', folks!
can't believe another week's almost gone and we are that much closer to the end of the summer... to be honest, i'm rather excited, because i'll have my morning alone time back! :) shhh, don't tell hubbin i said that! i spent this evening at the little coffeehouse downtown altering a dressform - i'll have to try to get in there to take photos, because it was my first attempt at something so big (and not exactly paperish!), and i had a lot of fun with it! there's an art exhibit opening tomorrow evening, and the owner of the coffeehouse asked me if i'd like to do something fun with the dressform to tie it into the exhibit. i couldn't pass that up!

...okay, so it's Thursday, which means it's time for a brand new CHARISMA challenge! hope you had fun doing your distressing thang last week - we had loads of fabulous entries, so thanks for joining us!

i got to set today's challenge, and i was really out to get people (my teamies included!) out of their comfort zones... it's a bit of a stretch for even me, so whatcha gonna do with this theme, hmm?

***only 1/3 or less of the card or page can be filled***

sound tough? well my fellow Charisma Galz embraced and rocked this, so CLICK HERE to see their gorgeous creations! what's that you ask? OH! you want to know what you'll be playing for? well we're being sponsored this week by All That Scraps, and by MelJens - so you KNOW there's good stuff to be won!

i used a CC Designs stamp from All That Scraps, and went all kinds of clean and simple here:

tried something a little different with the hair, because i haven't been happy with the way my fellas' hair has turned out (like, EVER). i even got to colour him under my brand new OttLite - a birthday gift from my biffy - YAY! needless to say, colouring at night is a pleasure these days, and i can't get enough! here's the result:

MOSTLY okay with this, but definitely needs tweaking. :) at any rate, there you have it! time to get your thinking caps on and do something MINIMALISTIC - remember, 1/3 of the space only, or less! it IS possible!

you have until next WEDNESDAY to play along, so click here to check out the rest of the Charisma Galz' creations, and join us! happy Thursday, friends!


  1. I love this! Your colouring is fantastic and the negative space makes your image pop!
    xx Suz

  2. Well, I'm loving it anyway. No tweaking necessary!

  3. I love it! I don't think it need anything at all! If it is bugging you, you could add a black pen line about 1/8 from the edge all the way around to give it a finishing border.

  4. Lovely card and beautiful colouring!
    Joyce xx

  5. Your card is adorable and your colouring is awesome! (I think I had better buy a new light for my worktable!) CAS can be so difficult when you are use to filling the space with everything you have!
    Thanks for sharing! :)


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