For this month's inspiration for the We're All Ears challenge on the Earrings Everyday blog, Erin Prais-Hintz went in a different, out of the box direction. This month she chose a magical animated short. She pulled together a collage of stills from the short but you can see the whole thing HERE.
It took me a little while to come up with the kernel of an idea for this challenge. Sometimes things just pop right into my brain, and other times I have to sit on it for a bit before I can get started. One of the most effective ways I have found to get the creative juices flowing is to open my cabinet of art bead goodness and see if something jumps out at me. It worked for me this time for sure!
I immediately focused in on a set of HumbleBeads disc beads that I bought from Heather Powers in a recent de-stash sale. There was a lot of streaky white mixed in with muted colors in this set and they reminded me of the dreamy mist and the cloud like creature.
I decided to go with the greenish pair because of the foliage you see in the clip (it's not prominent in Erin's collage) but I think any of them could have worked. I took some little Vintaj altered blank rectangular tags and hammered them to give a rustic texture to mimic the rocks as well as the colors in the girl's outfit.
Please head on over to the Earrings Everyday blog to see what everyone else made this month!