I'm starting a few days late, but I'll catch up :)
I've chosen the Christmas tree bauble as my item to illustrate. The plan at this stage is to use the same basic shape each time, but to use different media for each version (pencils, paint, digital, fabric, etc.).
Here's my first one, in coloured pencil and black fineliner. I think I'll call it my ugly Christmas jumper / sweater bauble :)
I've shared it to Instagram and Twitter using the #fbadvent16 hashtag.
Second Christmas tree bauble. Acrylic paints and black permanent marker. I don't know why it's on fire. It just is. *lol*
Third Christmas tree bauble. Stripes drawn with coloured markers - cut up, reassembled, glued down and trimmed.
Fourth Christmas tree bauble. Created in Adobe Illustrator using the shape builder and pencil tools.
Fifth Christmas tree bauble. This time I tried paper cutting, using black sketching paper and coloured tissue paper.
Sixth Christmas tree bauble. Created in Adobe Illustrator - my first 3D object! This challenge is already pushing me to try new things and learn new skills.
Seventh Christmas tree bauble. Getting a bit messy with brown textured paper and oil pastels.
Eighth Christmas tree bauble. Painted in watercolours this time.
Ninth Christmas tree bauble. Silver metallic thread embroidered on blue textured paper.
Tenth Christmas tree bauble. Watercolour paints with masking fluid, framed with brown textured paper.
Eleventh Christmas tree bauble. Simple soft pastels and black fineliner. I've only tried using soft pastels a couple of times before, and have no idea what I'm doing - but I wanted to get out of my comfort zone and try lots of different media for this challenge.
I've been away for a few days so I have some catching up to do! Here's my twelfth Christmas tree bauble, made using craft foam and a hole punch :) My grandmother had tree ornaments like this when I was a child.
Thirteenth Christmas tree bauble. Black paper and white gel pen.
And fourteenth Christmas tree bauble. Wonky watercolour stripes :)
Fifteenth Christmas tree bauble. Paper cutting using dark pink tissue paper. So fiddly!
Sixteenth Christmas tree bauble. Embossed tin foil and silver marker :) I've been wanting to try embossing on metal for ages, so this was a great opportunity to do it. I used some foil from the top of a Milo tin.
I thought I should add a note here about where my ideas are coming from so far :) Because I'm working across a variety of media, one of the main starting points was simply looking around at my supplies and seeing what came to mind at the time. I also keep a notebook to jot down any ideas that come to me at random moments - even if I'm not half asleep those ideas so easily slip away, so I agree it's important to have a way to capture them. I'm also getting sparks from things that I'm seeing while out and about, in books, and on Instagram. It might be a colour combination, a technique, or a pattern that catches my eye. I haven't used a moodboard for this project, but I definitely would if I was doing the full 100 days! At this stage, I'm probably struggling more with time than ideas - I've chosen a path for this project in which each item takes a while to create. Still hoping to finish before Christmas though!
Seventeenth Christmas tree bauble. A festive digital pattern created in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator (based on one of Helen Bradley's Skillshare classes). It's not perfect, but after spending way too long on it I just had to accept where I'd got to and move on!
Eighteenth Christmas tree bauble for my creative advent challenge. Watercolour paints and a gold gel pen. I took lots of photos of this one to capture the gold sparkle just right.
Nineteenth Christmas tree bauble for my creative advent challenge. Paper quilling, using copy paper that I put through a document shredder :) I've never tried paper quilling before, and am now full of admiration for those who put a lot of work into creating beautiful designs with it. It's not as easy as it appears.
Twentieth Christmas tree bauble for my creative advent challenge. Turquoise felt with silver star sequins and glass beads. It was good to get the needle and thread out for this one. Nearly there, just five more to go!
Twenty-first Christmas tree bauble. Simple spots in coloured markers and black fineliner.
Twenty-second Christmas tree bauble. Coloured permanent markers on clear acetate. I don't think the scanner did a great job of capturing the transparent effect, but it sure does make the colours pop.
Twenty-third Christmas tree bauble. Embossed parchment paper (with black paper behind). Another first attempt at a new technique. I used some parchment paper from a floral arrangement, and an empty ballpoint pen for the embossing.
Twenty-fourth Christmas tree bauble. Coloured markers - keeping it simple this morning, I've got presents to wrap!
Merry Christmas! Twenty-fifth (and final) Christmas tree bauble. Created in Adobe Illustrator, this was time consuming but worth it I think :)
Phew, all done! I finished tweaking the last one on Christmas morning - nothing like a deadline to help you make time for creativity :)
Thanks Faye for this challenge. As you mention in the video, there are a bunch of challenges around at this time of year, but this one was just right for me. Approaching the same subject matter in a range of different ways gave me enough stretch to push myself in new directions, without being so overwhelming that I got stressed or gave up. I've still got a few ideas floating about, and hope to make a few more. I think I might use them in a handmade advent calendar next year :)
All of my baubles have been shared on Instagram, Twitter, Flickr and Tumblr using the #fbadvent16 hashtag.
Edited to add: I couldn't resist making just one more :) Here is my twenty-sixth Christmas tree bauble. I really did want to include one that used photography, so this was created in GIMP and Adobe Illustrator, using an amazing circles effect on a photograph of vintage tinsel.