Monday, December 20, 2010

Busy Busy Busy!

With work and shopping and life, art has sort of been forgotten. Not completely mind you, but not as much as I would like.

I completed a journal swap with Pam last week. What should have taken me a month took almost 3! Whew!

I joined a monthly ATC swap in November. I have to send 3 ATCs to the hostess by the end of each month. Here are my November creations. We were having blizzard weather....totally unheard of that is why my cards follow a snowy theme.

I started by cutting out a snowflake, you know, like when we were kids. Fold the paper into a triangle and cut out bits, unfold and there is your unique snowflake. I laid this onto my card and then spritzed the card with Glimmer Mists (sea glass and chalk white). I them removed the snowflake so part of the plain background shows. Next I painted on my branch and cardinal. The Glimmer Mists create such a lovely shimmer. I wish it showed up in photos.
Not to let my snowflake go to waste, I used it again to spritz my card and since by this point, being only printer paper and becoming a bit 'flaky', I glued down part of it the upper left of my card. Using acrylics, I splattered white paint all over. Finally, I pounced on a happy snowman and painted a scarf and arms.
For this card I used a glossy marbled cardstock. I spritzed on sea glass Glimmer Mist although you can't tell it is there at all in this picture. I then stamped the snowflakes and embossed in silver. Finally I stamped the woman (Non Sequitor) onto white card stock and painted her with Twinkling H2Os.
I love watching the snow fall. Something I no longer get to see very often. And it is so gorgeous when it has snowed and then gets very cold over night. The snow in the morning literally sparkles like diamonds!