Thursday, December 29, 2011

hi all!

it's SNOWING!  ok it is a pathetic excuse of a snow but it is still flurries!  oh i am so ready for some snow!   we have little flurry piles on our deck but it isn't sticking anywhere else.

vacation pezza has been bouncing off the WALLS and driving us nuts so i took her to pump it up - for those not familiar it is basically a bunch of those big blow up bouncy things, blow up slides, blow up obstacle courses - quite cool really.  anyway i was hoping to reduce her to slight vibration mode for the afternoon so we'll see how that goes.  i am REALLY wanting to go work in my studio!  I am helping my buddy suzanne kick off a Smash book challenge group over on Color Me Creative and i am very excited about it!  the "rules" are very loose - smashbook/art journal/scrapbook/journal free for all really with challenge guidance and prompts and videos by us (maybe a few others) to help inspire along the way.  y'all should REALLY head over and join in!  my book will be home made (as opposed to a purchased notebook or special smash book) and i will be doing an art journal.  i had planned on doing this anyway so when suzanne told me her idea for the group i jumped on it!  i plan on filling it with ideas and trial techniques and practice pieces before making larger pieces to hang on my walls.  a fun aspect of the group - suzanne's 15 year old daughter will be joining in and doing a group for teens PLUS pezza is going to make a journal too!

for today how about another video tutorial sponsored by FaveCrafts?!?!

today is alcohol inks - a quick easy background ala Tim Holtz.  i used my pieces on a 2 page LO of snow pics:

the three small panels on the left edge are the Alcohol Ink puddle technique shown in the video

this is an easy fun technique to do so i hope y'all will try it if you haven't already!

my image is a super cute little pollycraft digi - love the look on her face!  she is colored with colored pencils and i added sparkle fluff to her clothes and stickles to the snow and her wings.

couldn't resist adding these felt embellies - felt on the fly felt cut with spellbinders dies!

here is the video - let me know what you think

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