For this summer I decided to try something new craftwise. I follow Elise Blaha Cripe on instagram (@elisejoy) and she does this challenges, a hundred days of a craft. She just finished a hundred days of making fabric squares with plant motives,#100plantsonfabric. They are now turned into a beautiful quilt. In a blog post she showed an older challenge where she made small paper cards, one every day. That really inspired me.
I decided to try something I haven´t tried before. I will make 62 old business cards into small art pieces. Both sides as someone on instagram, pointed out, makes 124. Phew…
Since summer means holiday and travels, I decided to limit my supplies to be able to bring the project with me without too much hassle.
I started with painting and collaging the text side of the business card. This I did in my studio. I used decoupage glue, acrylics, paintings my daughter and I made and old magazines. Then I packed a small bag with sharpies, white gel pen, black permanent markers in different sizes, water brush and a travel pan of watercolours.
I´m now half the way into this challenge and this is what I discovered:
Here is a small film with the first 12 cards:
This project will go on for all of August. I´ll post more about it here and on Instagram.
Have you tried any craft challenges? How did it turn out? Did you like it? Please share in the comments. I would love to see what you do.