Friday, December 7, 2012

ready for a holiday bash???

hi all!!!

it's party time on Color Me Creative!!!

The month long holiday bash is kicking off with a fun blog hop!  you should have arrived here from my sweet friend Anary's blog.  if you are stumbling into the hop on accident be sure to keep hopping until the end and then head to Suzanne's blog (the start) so you don't miss any fab projects! Suzanne has challenged us to use our coloring talents to color metallics!

i made mine an art journal page of course!  the background is my fave super textured technique using tissue paper, colored mists and viva decor inka gold.  and this time i did my lettering by hand instead of on the computer - yay!  i am intimidated by my own handwriting but this one was kinda fun!

i LOVE this jingle bell image from meljen - i have had it for several years and use it every year.  you can learn how to color metallics with your colored pencils and lots of other techniques in my Prisma Pencil classes on Color Me Creative!

so what is this holiday bash all about?  here is what Suzanne has to say:

Starting December 7th the CMC Classroom will have its annual month-long Holiday Bash Celebration! Nothing more fun then having some fun challenges, games and prizes to start the season off right!? I hope you will find time to stop in and look around, join in and just have some fun. The Holiday Bash is really my way of THANKING ALL OF YOU for your continued support, friendship and patronage to the Classroom. So a lot of fun and a way to WIN SOME HUGE prizes from our sponsor!

Details:

*Starts Dec. 7th with a Holiday Blog Hop featuring projects by the CMC DT to kick off the month-long CMC Challenge!! And another way for you to win if you hop along!

*Every week will be a NEW Challenge and Prize...think scavenger hunts, puzzles, games!

*Charity Raffle - I'm giving away a NEW Silhouette Cameo machine to a lucky someone! How can you win it? Everytime you participate in a challenge during the month you get an entry for it. Also for every $3 you donate to the Charity (TBA) you get an entry. Every year I pick a different Charity to help...so far we've raised $3200 over the years..and to me the season is all about GIVING so that's why I always include this.


so go to the Holiday Bash and have some fun!  but first check out what the rest of my DT sisters have done - head to Mel's blog next

48 comments:

  1. very pretty...thanks for sharing

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  2. Very cute, Marti! I really like the bell too. You colored it beautifully. I love the texture of your background. :)

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  3. Stunning page, Marti! Fabulous mixed media project!

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  4. Really pretty page, Marti! The bell is colored perfectly and I love the stained metallic background you created. Warm wishes for a very happy holiday season to you and yours.

    Anne

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  5. I love your mixed media page. It is wonderful

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  6. Stunning....so very pretty! love all that metallic sheen!

    Susan

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  7. Love this mixed media fun page, Marti. The gold metallic shine is fabulous with the green background.
    Happy Holiday Hugz,
    Cathy Lee

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  8. Love your journal. Colors are gorgeous. TFS!

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  9. This is amazing. I love the gold against the green.Tissue paper is so much fun and great to keep when you get those presents!

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  10. Marti-o! This is such a pretty idea for a gift!!

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  11. What a fun page. Your jingle bells are so realistic.

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  12. Very pretty Marti. Love the dimension.

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  13. Great journal Marti. Love what you did with the tissue paper.

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  14. Beautiful........ Great idea for a journal..
    hugs.......

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  15. I have never seen your style of background before, looks really effective. Definitely highlights the image.

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  16. I have this image and can't wait to try this color combo. Thank you.

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  17. I love your journal page! How creative.

    Karen

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  18. What a really cool looking background - I'll have to try it!

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  19. Very cute, Marty. Love the background.
    Hugs,
    Marie

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  20. Marti, this notebook cover is gorgeous! I love the jingle bells & your fab coloring, and that textured background is fantastic! Love it! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  21. Marti, this art journal is a beautiful work of art. I love your page, the texture and love your work.

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  22. I love your art journal Marti. super coloring.
    hugs maz

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  23. What a neat technique. Keeps you guessing on how you did that. I love the little effect on the bow to show the light shine in the middle.

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  24. Beautiful and 100% Christmas. Love it!
    Riet

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  25. What a cool technique. I love how this turned out. So pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Marti, this is fabulous, I love it. Love your background, I need to invest in some tissue paper lol.

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  27. What a fabulous background., I must learn to do this!

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  28. Too cool of a project! Love the textures you've used and the tissue technique looks fantastic.

    Shelby

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  29. Beautiful job! Love the coloring of the bells:-)
    Hugs
    michele

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  30. Just love your project. Looks like handmade paper. Just stunning.
    Happy Holidays
    Hugs, Patricia

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  31. Beautiful book. Love the texture used. TFS AJ-

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  32. beautiful!! Such pretty texture and colors.
    Hugs, Shelby

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  33. OMGosh, I love this textured look on your album, it's stunning!! The Meljen image is cute too and your colouring is spot on, no wonder you teach classes lol, it's brilliant!! XOX Lucy

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  34. its amazing, love your album cover, so pretty, your hand writing is really nice to, why intimidated, wish mine was that nice :) My sister likes mine but I think its ugly, well I will certainly have to take some of you classes after I finish learning from Suzanne :) I'd love to learn how to do this!!

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  35. BEAUTIFUL coloring Marti! I love your image...really cute!

    Happy Holidays
    Jenn

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  36. Fun project! I love the tissue paper technique, I must try it! Your metallic coloring is fabulous!
    Danielle:)

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  37. What a great Project! I love all of the texture and your coloring is wonderful.

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  38. Stunning coloring and stunning background! Love it!

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  39. OMG! This is stunning!
    I love every little single detail of it!
    Thanks to you and CMC for this fantastic opportunity to win an amazing surprise!
    Big hugs, Lorianna

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  40. Oooooohhhhhh .... GORGEOUS texture!!
    Merry, Merry!!

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  41. Love your journal cover! The texture created with the tissue paper is fantastic, the colors are great, and love the bell. Great mixed media project.

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  42. Wow fab journal cover love the idea of using tissue paper to create a wonderful texture and that bell is adorable :)

    Hugs Mandy xxx

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