Friday, October 31, 2014

The Rejected and Unfinished

Today is the thirty-first (and very last) day of the 31 Days of Halloween Challenge and Blog Hop, sponsored by Smeared Ink and the Smeared and Smudged forum!  Woohoo!!  We made it!

To see everyone who is participating in the blog hop, follow the blog roll on the right.  If you're following the blog roll, you probably got here from Sue's blog and will want to proceed to Leslie's blog after you've stopped here!

I figured there would be lots of bloggers on the hop today who would finish off with a bang, showing you some sort of major and wonderful creation, so I decided to take the opposite approach and go out with a sort of weak whimper.  Instead of giving you a grand and great piece of art, I give you:

The Rejected and Unfinished!

These are the things I worked on that just didn't make the cut, for one reason or another.  Let's start with the rejects:

This just never quite jelled, although I certainly worked at it and wanted it to.

I don't even know what to say about this one.  It's just weird.

Somewhat blah, and not very Halloween-ish.

Meh, as my kids say.

Now the unfinished:  things I started but just didn't go much of anywhere:

I had something very atmospheric in mind here, but it didn't get there.

I made this base very early on, and then it languished at the bottom of a stack.

These two pieces were once part of the same piece, which I tore apart and started playing around with in other ways.  This is where it ended, for the time being.

These are all background of one kind or another that just never quite found their proper place this month.  They are not abandoned, just patiently waiting to find their true calling.

So there you have it folks!  My poor rejects and unfinished bits and bobs, all holding such promise early on but not yet having realized that promise in finished form.

I hope you have enjoyed at least some of my projects this month--thanks for hanging in there with me and for all the lovely comments each day.  It's been a blast!

Please come back and see me again for more of my adventures in papercrafting, knitting, crochet, and quilting!


  1. Can't wait to see where these "rejects" end up! You know we never make mistakes just beginnings of something more fantastic! Love this approach you take for the last day! Happy Halloween and thanks for all your inspiring projects!!

  2. Some pieces just need to wait for their own time. You do have some great starts with potential here. Thanks for sharing the "also rans."
    Happy Halloween!
    Thank you for hanging in there and sharing your wonderful talent with us every day this month. You have inspired me to be more crafty and given me ideas to try, even if they end up on the not good enough to share pile.
    It is the creating that is the fulfilling part.

  3. This was certainly a fun finale! Especially what you've said about them. All look like they have enormous potential to me and you've got a great start on next year. Have loved your projects that "made the cut" and look forward to the next end result. Happy Halloween and congrats! xxD

  4. HAPPY HALLOWEEN! LMAO, well, I don't see rejects, I see so much potential :0) That was fun seeing all the nearly made it's! So we shall see them in 2015 right bwahahahahaha!

  5. Thank you for sharing your stack of brilliant works in waiting! All of them will be awesome once the time is right. Thanks so much for being brave enough to share these and all the rest all month long. Wonderful inspiration and great journey. Happy Halloween!~kim

  6. Happy Halloween! This lurker thanks for you all the wonderful projects you shared over the past 30 days! It was fun getting to know you and your work better! Loved how you finished with the gag/blooper reel/projects. So clever!

  7. Awesome creations, love the colors! Lots of beautiful backgrounds!
    Thanks for sharing your talent and for inspiring me with your amazing projects during the 31 Days of Halloween event!

  8. How fun to share your unfinished work, I've got a few of those as well. It's been great visiting your blog all month, Happy Halloween!

  9. you definitely have plenty to work with now. : ). Keep it positive and keep on doing what you're doing. Thank you for her the month long of wonderful wonderful creations.

  10. Loved reading this post! Some gorgeous bits and bobs!! Happy Halloween! See you next year!