did everyone stuff themselves? brave crazy shopping mobs friday? i did not go out friday for the first time in i don't know how long. mostly my heart just wasn't in it. i don't like how it starts on thursday now. plus i did not see anything i needed or wanted EVEN AT MICHAELS! so i stayed home and then ended up being sick all day - even had a low fever! but today i feel ok - just kind of tired. had to take hubby to the airport. work figured since he had some days off for thanksgiving he didn't really need his weekend off too. so he will be gone for SEVEN days...IN A ROW...EGADS!
after the airport we went to target and pezza did some shopping with her birthday money. she got some great stuff (and i haven't heard from her since we got home an HOUR AGO! of course she wanted more than she could afford (don't we ALL!?!?!?) so i made a xmas wish list for her. we already got her christmas shopping from us and santa done so these are additional items since family always asks what she wants. my mind always goes totally blank whenever someone asks what she wants. like i have never met her before and have no idea :P of course making wish lists like this is always tricky business - some people think it is very offensive but i am not sure why. i WISH more people had them. i love giving gifts but i am a horrible gift getter - i NEVER know what would be good. ever. i would much rather be able to go look up someone's wish list and buy from that. i sent the wish list to my family - hubby handles his family. so i guess we'll see if i make anyone mad :P i sure hope not!
today's project is for the coloring challenge over on Color Me Creative - here are the deets:
NEW CHALLENGE #57 will run until Dec 7th!
Your challenge this time is all about
**Non-Traditional Holiday Colors**
color ANY image ANY way you like
but there CAN BE NO RED-GREEN HOLIDAY COLORS USED, WE WANT TO SEE NON-TRADITIONAL COLORS USEDin the image somewhere!!
We want to see you use YOUR COPICS, ProMarkers, other alcohol markers or Colored Pencils!!
-Use any image you want BUT MAKE SURE YOU LINK BACK TO THE CMC CHALLENGE in your blog post!!
-ALL PROJECTS MUST BE NEW & NOT BACK-LINKED!!
-Image MUST be colored with Copics, ProMarkers, other alcohol markers or Colored Pencils!
-NO more than 3 projects may be entered
UPLOAD YOUR ENTRIES to the Photo Gallery and TAG them with the word NONTRAD so they can be seen easily!
**IF you post your project in your blog MAKE SURE TO LINK BACK TO THE CMC CHALLENGE **
Entries MUST be tagged and uploaded to the photo gallery by Dec 7th at 8:00 pm EST!
PLEASE ALSO PUT YOUR PROJECT IN THE LINK SYSTEM BELOW THE PRIZE INFO AS WELL SO WE CAN SEE THEM ALL!
OUR SPONSOR FOR THIS CHALLENGE IS:
and the prize is
A Digi Set of their choice from Digi My World
(Remember winners for prizes are randomly chosen)
and here is my entry - though it is not a card but a journal page
a journal page wishing for SNOW! this one was super quick and easy to put together. the background is just strips of green patterned paper (on the bottom), blue patterned paper (on the top), mixed with music sheet strips. then i "snowed" on the page with white paint and a sponge.
i used two cute little images from our challenge sponsor, Digi My World, and colored them with prisma pencils. i cut them out and glued them down to the page.
next i used a snowflake stencil with clear heavy gel medium. BEFORE i lifted the stencil up i quickly dipped a paint brush in Blue Flame and Sky Blue Luminarte Primary Elements pigment powders and gently tapped it from high above to sort of dust it across the gel snowflakes. then I sprinkled on silver microbeads and finally crystal ultrafine glitter and THEN i lifted the stencil. but you have to work fast! i REALLY like this look and want to experiment with it some more - like maybe as a background not through a stencil. or on a chipboard cut out shape...the gel dries clear and starts off pretty wet so that means the pigments sort of melt into it and each other rather than staying distinctly sprinkled PLUS dries clear. i wonder how it would look using modeling cream which is opaque and not quite so wet....if only i could spend all day every day in my studio! but NOPE! it is time to pack up the fall and bring out the christmas around here!