I am SOOOOO down with this snow. Can it be spring yet?
To help beat the winter blahs we had a nice little scrap afternoon at CaFabrik. There I was able to finish my Xmas LOs and was able to do a 2 picture and a 3 picture LO for the year challenge! (You can catch up! Only 3 LOs!)
Here are my quick and dirty LOs:
Oh Christmas Pets:
|Hmm... a ruler for my title next time? meh..|
Big fan of a light coloured cardstock as the base. I used some glimmer mist and some smooch on it, and then added some water to create some streaking. Note to self from this experiment; add weight to prevent the paper from curling up on itself. Then used up most of the items from the kit, except the tag that I had somewhere in my pile.
|Wish he slept now...|
Ok – I kinda sorta, but not really, cheated for my no buying scrapbook items this year. I was at a scrap in a store. I purchased 2 pieces of card stock for my bases for this and the following LO. Besides- it’s not cardstock that I have heaps of, it’s patterned papers. So that doesn’t count.
For this one, I took inspiration from an 8 1/2X11 LO from pagemaps. All items from the kit other than the brads, cardstock and ribbon. And it’s two pictures – woot woot! February challenge met!
|Pictures show my mistakes. ah well...|
So I haven’t journaled on either of these 2 LOs. I just do not know what to write. But this one is of the g-mas at DS’s 1st Xmas.
First I decided a chevron would be nice. After cutting up my strips I stopped and kicked myself for creating more work that was needed. Honestly, why not just make banners instead? But I went on and completed my pattern. Then I did not want to cover it – I spent so much time to get the chevron on it! There were lovely snowflakes punches available at the mini crop so I decided to take advantage of them. I then remembered that I had Golden Glass Bead Gel in my bags- so using the negative space as a stencil I made some snowflakes:
They are not quite visible on the picture. I added some sort of water soluble crayon Kiki had lying around in her bags, but again, not really noticeable on the picture.
Then I popped up some flaked and a picture with some foam tape.
TADA! Three pictures! March challenge= CHECK!
Now I have ideas of what I want to do for my next LOs as I am done the Xmas kit challenge. Some of them are techniques I have just learned and/or seen online and I am practicing in my art journal. Art journals are great places to try out stuff and not worry about the outcome. It’s a safe place to channel creativity and then you can go back and go – I thought that was good? Ha ha! If you do not try, you will never succeed right? So here’s to trying!