Clare’s Creative Challenge

Scrolling though Facebook, as you do, a post caught my eye about a creative challenge being organised by Clares Craft Room.

Before I had the girls I was often crafting away at something. Dabbling with paint, pricking my finger with cross stitch or chasing runaway beads across the floor! Over the last year I have started crafting a little again, even though work and running the household does not leave a lot of time.

The Creative Challenge is simple enough, you are given two prompts and from those you go forth and create whatever you want.

I sent off an email to say ‘yes’ I am in, then sat back and went OMG this thing has a deadline,¬†what if I don’t have time!

I made time and got it done, and had some fun along the way.


My prompts were this gorgeous pic and the colour BLUE.

Instead of spending days agonizing over what to make, I had an instant flash of what I was going to do, BUT could I actually turn that into a real piece of something?

It had to involve water as that fitted with both prompts perfectly.

blue craft paint

So I started with a little white canvas and blue paints.

painting waves

A quick sketch and few sweeps of the brush and my water was done. I didn’t let each blue dry before moving on to the next one so that they all blended together with ease.

As all the houses in my pic were such bright colours, Miss Fish had to be the same. My version of ‘Rainbow Fish’.

Instead of painting all the boarders, I used two strands of DMC metallic gold thread to chain stitch around the edges. I do like a bit of sparkle.

I think she turned out rather nicely…..

Miss Fish

Had I not had a deadline, this would still be sitting on my desk, half done.

I have started many challenges, but it is not often I actually see them through to the end.

I do love a deadline to keep me on track or to simply get me started.

What exciting challenges have you taken part in this year?

Have you actually completely finished one?

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