Second Floor Challenge #10: White Cardstock

Are you ready to take the second floor this time? If you have no clue what I am talking about- read all about it here :) The Second Floor Challenge

So today is our 10th Second Floor Challenge: White Cardstock

Click here to see what Julie did

Whatever that means to you or however it inspires you.  The prompt is simply meant to get you started.  The level of challenge you aim for is entirely internal and up to you

White Cardstock – something I use a lot as a base for my backgrounds. Usually you do not see later anymore that something started with white Cardstock. Which was a good start taking it to the 2nd Floor…how about having the white Cardstock show itself and speak for itself for once 😉

I picked a 12×12 smooth piece of white cardstock and then a white cardstock with linnen texture from which I hand cut circles.

And then the weird blank page syndrom started….LOL. Yep – I was like …what they hay…and I let it lay there….for a day ….and came back and then just wrote down the feelings that came up when I was looking at this new blank page that offered so many possibilities…

I added a postcard  I had printed from one of my paper designs several years ago. This paper didn’t make it into the emotions paper line back then but it is still one of my favorite pieces.

What I learned from this challenge:

I love the chances that white cardstock offers -there is just so much freedom that attached to this supply.

I love to create layouts/projects with a deeper meaning- where the supplies itself have a meaning too.

I wish sometimes I could be a blank white cardstock again …I was so much more open and free in my work and I didn’t care about other’s and rejection.

My urge to add paint was calmed down once I had added this postcard with my painty artwork…I guess this paint obsession is not to overcome- LOL.

If you’d like to leave a link showing off what you did in response to this challenge, here’s the linky list:




  1. Bellaidea says:

    very cool look!

  2. I love your page. The white circles are like speech bubbles and the contrast with the postcard of your design makes your artwork just pop. I also really like the new design of your website!

  3. This is the scariest 2nd floor challenge you have done yet! White cardstock?! I love where you took it- the circles with the words is magnificent! Your painting just pops with the white!

  4. Love it! I need to get busy! Thanks!

  5. What a fun challenge!! Love what you did!

  6. Reading again I applaud your comment regarding rejection – tis a cold and lonely place out there at times in the blogosphere and the magazine mayhem if you aren’t the same as all the other cookies from the cookie cutter system! It seems it has to be the latest , the most expensive etc etc which is so not necessary!
    Oh and more cheers there’s not a leering pumkin or a ghoul in sight!
    Please keep encouraging your inner spirit and take your time to experiment for without it the world would be a duller place.

  7. Hallellujah! Singing loud and strong.- choosing to have supplies with meaning and relevance to you, the artist seems to have been forgotten. So good on you for stating that as part of your practise Nat!
    You refresh my spirit and remind me that I am not alone in the search for authenticity!

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