Checkerboard Fun: ARTchix Weekly Challenge!

Helga Strauss at has given us a new challenge: to try out some checkerboard fun! I never work in an organized fashion like this except for once before when she gave us a challenge of working with a 'grid', so it was really a wonderful challenge for me. I used images from the new Paris bookmark sheets, ooh lala -found at - and also used some of my favorite rubber stamps from Claudia Rose. Of course, i reached for my watercolour crayons too, as they were still out on the table. I really did have fun creating this! The "marvelous treasure" image with the buttons in the middle, comes from the bookmark i made originally for this ARTchix Swap swap; Helga used all the Paris Bookmark entries to produce these awesome collage sheets -the ones on my challenge piece are just a few of the images. I feel very lucky that she gifted them to all the participants, including me!

: ) Thank you, Helga!

Note added 09/16/09 ~ I was so tickled to learn tonight that Helga chose my piece as one of her favorites in her Checkerboard Blog Challenge - yowza! I am honored. My prize was to choose 3 ARTchix Studio image sheets . . . i picked an old favorite: Over the Moon, and two brand new sheets: Sepia Style and Sepia Birds!