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Sunday, 25 July 2010

Driven to Abstraction


I'm playing with a new challenge today from the Lots To Do blog. It's a site that many of my stamping, friends visit and I keep meaning to join in but until now haven't quite put aside the time.

However, the latest challenge is up and the theme is Shapes. I hadn't a clue what I was going to make and decided to let serendipity take over. I looked in my box of chipboard shapes and found a set of swirls and shapes by Bo Bunny which I bought many moons ago. Most of the shapes had been used and there were a few stragglers left.

So I decided to challenge myself to put together a pleasing, balanced, abstract design which used up all of the pieces I had left. Not as easy as it sounds. It took a fair amount of time which I spent shuffling shapes around until I felt it all gelled and nothing jarred. But finally I did it. Several times I thought of cheating and leaving a piece out when I couldn't make it fit somewhere but in the end, I used every chipboard shape at my disposal.

I ummed and ahhed whether to include a sentiment then decided it could be left as it is. Who knows, as an abstract piece, it could be framed and hung on someones wall?

11 comments:

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous very pleasing to the eye and extra points for using up something from your stash thats a real achivement. Thank you for finding your way to LTD and playing along this week, hope we see you again soon. xx Zoe

Carol Q said...

Didn't that turn out well! Lovely design Paul. They look like they belong together.

kjjc said...

oh well done. You have managed to make it all fit together well.

Tenia Nelson said...

This is way cool!!

crafty creations said...

Stunning piece of artwork - hope to see you again Paul

Thanks for sharing your work with the Lotstodo Challenge x Hilda

Dotpat said...

Well Paul it turned out great, I don't usually like abstract but I do like that

Neet said...

Love it Paul - your sense of colour (ok this is mono) is second to none and you have the knack of gettling the balance just right in all that you do.

Michele said...

Fab - very bold eye-catching! x

alexa said...

Great challenge to yourself, and has come out strikingly well.

Jaqi said...

In a word....WOW, great card

Tammy said...

This is so COOL!