04 August, 2015

Path of Positivity - Opportunity

Ready for a challenging challenge? One that doesn't ask for ribbon, embossing, fairies or your favourite colour? You might want to visit the Path of Positivity, which is looking for something positive each month, something encouraging and motivational that goes with the particular challenge theme.
I stumbled across this "different sort of challenge blog" about half a year ago as a participant, and have now been asked to join as GDT for August (Thanks, ladies!).
So, the challenge that starts today and runs til September 6th, says "Opportunity". You may interprete it as you wish, given it is in a positive way. You can work with any material or technique, or just write a little something on what "Opportunity" means to you.

For the start of the challenge, I decided to prepare an easel card using a digi from OddballArtCo, one of our sponsors. Isn't she wonderful, just sitting in the grass, with all the animals around? And those big eyes! Needless to say I instantly fell in love with the young lady.
Funny, she reminds me exactly of a girl I know, full of energy and always looking for a way to have a good time. Due to several reasons however, having a good time is a secondary issue if there isn't enough money to pay the rent by the end of the month. I must say, despite all the fundraisers that bring up the topic of the poor on a regular basis, it really struck me to see how close to us this poverty might be hidden.
Shouldn't every child have the opportunity to have something to eat, something to wear, and above all, somebody to like them? As I'm the kind of person who doesn't like to lose track on where your money goes after you give it to charities, or what part of the money actually reaches those in need, I decided to wrap up "Opportunity" in sharing a pizza, going to the Zoo, or just have some fun in the park - all legal and family safe, no worries ;)

This card will probably end up in her place, too, some time soon.
To match the grass in the image, I decided to use a grass background paper and green cardstock. For the colouring I used coloured pencils, and that's about it.
To make sure the cards isn't all too boring, I used a couple of rhinestones and pearls, a white sheet for a short note, and three flower-shaped beads with raffia.
I wasn't sure about using the sentiment that came with the image, but in the end it fitted nicely.
That's all from me for today, make sure to have a look at PoP to see what the rest of the crew prepared for you. Stop by again for the midway post on August 17th to check out our second sponsor Deedee's Digis. Above all - don't forget to play along, it would be a pitty to miss the opportunity of winning some great prizes ;)

- 4 crafty chicks: ATG
- allsorts challengeblog: pearls & gems
- a gem of a challenge: animals or birds
- brown sugar: animals
- come and get it: fun in the sun
- crafty gals corner: ATG
- crafts4eternity: ATG
- craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper
- glitternsparkle: ATG
- fussy and fancy: things with wings
- inspiration destination: ATG
- morgansartworld: use 3 of something (3 buttons, 3 gemstones)
- papertake weekly: take your pick (colour theme: green)


  1. Your coloring is beautiful! I adore the layout you did and the wonderful colors you chose. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes.

    Tamie DT

  2. Love the story behind the project. The image is lovely and you did a wonderful job with it.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Anything Goes challenge.

  3. Beautiful card, love the image and your color choice x thanks for sharing at Glitter n Sparkle Chris DT x

  4. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination and good luck. Wendy DT x

  5. Fabulous card with lovely colors and design.Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner Agnieszka DT

  6. Gorgeous Easel Card. Thanks for sharing with us this fortnight. Lisa Dt Morgan's ArtWorld

  7. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  8. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Brown Sugar, good luck!!! Amy DT

  9. The Path of Positivity is an absolutely wonderful idea and I think I may have to partake in this amazing challenge.. Now talk about amazing I want to say how wonderful your card is.. The stand is very clever and your coloring is so subtle and warm.. Plus that snail cracks me up!! I want to thank you for heads up with the blog and also thank you for joining us BSCB. Take care!!
    Shawna -DT BSCB

  10. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  11. Lovely colouring. Great card. Thank you for joining us at Come and get It this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  12. Lovely card and such a sweet summery image.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'pearls & gems' challenge and good luck x Susan x

  13. Gorgeous card, I love the sweet image and beautiful design.
    Thank you for taking part in a Gem of a Challenge.
    Sue xx

  14. Krasna je. Papir za ozadje se res odlično poda k luštnemu motivu. Tudi samostoječa oblika voščilnice, je dobra izbira. Lp

  15. Love your card and message! Thanks for sharing with us who follow PoP!

  16. Wow! Such a lovely card. A lovely image and great choice of background. Thanks for sharing at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper. Rebecca x