Saturday, December 4, 2010
It's Saturday again! And it's December 4th already - how did that happen? I've had another crazy week and am ready to drop from exhaustion. I put in a 12 hour day today and still have to work both Saturday and Sunday. No rest for the wicked this week - LOL!
So I did another quick and easy tag for this week's Our Creative Corner challenge. I know, three tags almost in a row, but I figured if Tim Holtz can make 12 for Christmas, then I should be able to create tags to march on through December too!
What a tough challenge our December host, Sarah Gough, has dreamt up for us. It's a color challenge using non-traditional Christmas colors. Not my cup of tea at all and I almost bailed on the challenge. But I dug in my heels with the thought that that's what challenges are all about. And I'm happy to say that enjoyed the challenge and I really like what I made for it. Thanks Sarah for giving me a kick out of my cozy little comfort zone!
Here's the dets:
Stamp Sets: Yuletide Montage and Holidays and Wishes by Stampin' Up!
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Kraft, Basic Gray, Rose Red
Ink: Rose Red, Basic Black, Vintage Photo, image lightly colored with Copics (I wanted to use chalks, but realized I had lent mine to a friend who is a new stamper)
Accessories: SU Brad, Cuttlebug snowflake EF, Spellbinders Build a Flake die and labels die, flower was made with rolled white CS and painted with a mix of Simple Solutions Medium Acrylic Medium, LuminArte Metalic Mica Luster Pearl and one tiny drop of Rose Red reinker. This mixture was painted onto the flower and while still wet, glitter was applied. The lovely turquoise and silver ribbon is from Jo-Ann's and the crinkled seam binding was hand dyed.
Hope you will play along with us this week. I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with for this color challenge...and speaking of that, hop on over to the Our Creative Corner blog and see what the rest of the team did for this challenge!
Thanks for stopping by - have a great weekend!
Blessings & hugs,