October 2017 Challenge Theme

October 2017 Challenge Theme

The Challenge is to: Create something that represents the theme, “trick or treat”, using any medium Can use any colors, texture, pattern, or technique Can be any size or shape Note: This is completely optional and you are under no obligation to enter. There are no prizes or winners for … Continue reading

September 2017 Challenge Theme

September Challenge Theme

The Challenge is to: Create something that represents the theme, “machine”, using any medium Can use any colors, texture, pattern, or technique Can be any size or shape Note: This is completely optional and you are under no obligation to enter. There are no prizes or winners for this challenge. … Continue reading

Creative Block Buster #16

first experiments with Nikolina's pixie cane tutorial

Creative Block Buster #16 What is a creative block buster? It is a simple exercise that can be done in just a few minutes or more that will hopefully jump start your creativity. Play!!! It’s all too easy to get into a rut of working with the same tried and … Continue reading

creative block buster #11

dragonfly polymer clay pendant

What is a creative block buster? It is a simple exercise that can be done in just a few minutes or more that will hopefully jump start your creativity. Creative Block Buster #11 – Explore Other Mediums This creative challenge is all about finding inspiration from other mediums. Do a … Continue reading

creative block buster #8

Avatar

What is a creative block buster? It is a simple exercise that can be done in just a few minutes that will hopefully jump start your creativity. Creative Block Buster #8 – Avatar Today’s creative block buster is to watch the movie, Avatar. Whether you’ve seen it before or not, … Continue reading

new year

I hope your new year is off to great start. Don’t you just love a new year? Full of promise and possibilities. A fresh start. I thought we would start the new off right here at Crafts by Chris with a shiny new product. 😉 Deal-A-Muse Adventures in Creativity Deal-A-Muse … Continue reading

Deal-A-Muse set #1

Adventures in Creativity Whether your muse is on vacation or you want to push the boundaries of your medium, Deal-A-Muse cards are a fun way to get your creative juices flowing. What is Deal-A-Muse and how does it work? Deal-A-Muse is a pdf file that contains a set of printable … Continue reading

creative block buster #6

creative block buster #6 - a single color

What is a creative block buster? It is a simple exercise that can be done in just a few minutes that will hopefully jump start your creativity. Creative Block Buster #6 – A Single Color Today’s creative block buster is to challenge yourself to create something in a single color, … Continue reading

creative block buster #3

What is a creative block buster? It is a simple exercise that can be done in just a few minutes that will hopefully jump start your creativity. Creative Block Buster #3 – Go Macro Today’s creative block buster exercise is to go macro. Let’s take a closer look. For this … Continue reading

what have I been doing?

I’ve been in a rut, feeling a little burnt out in my business, day to day life, what to fix for supper, the list goes on. Maybe it’s hormonal…this pre-menopausal crap is for the birds. Ok, I know you don’t really want to hear about my hormones. So, what have … Continue reading

friday finds – Roberta Warshaw

Friday finds is pretty self explanatory. I’ll be sharing things that catch my eye. This week is the work of Roberta Warshaw. Roberta’s background in graphic design is evident in her polymer clay bead and jewelry designs. Her mix of texture, geometric shapes and crisp clean colors has a modern … Continue reading

fall 2011 trends – fantasy

Enter a world of fantasy, fairy tales and dreams. A place where design mingles with storytelling. Fashion *cool blue greens *organic *material contrasts *color contrasts *color merging *fairy tale *decay *cool sophistication *contrast *beast – dark/white *texture *shadows Accessories *punched metal *burnished metal *shark skin *ultra feminine *dramatic, bold, confident … Continue reading