How's it going? Did you finish that book by the pool? Taste the best watermelon ever over at your neighbor's yesterday? Take off your sandals and walk barefoot across the grass right after it stopped raining? Or while it was raining?
Since I've had to hang up my running shoes for a while (oh, stop, you're going to bust my stitches!), me and Hammy went to town on some of those UCBs and some of those newly-gifted NBUSes, and some of those challenges we love.
Perhaps you'd like an iced tea or a lovely crisp pinot grigio?
The dark card panel looks like a lovely flannel gray, but it snot. It's pitch black, but all the shininess of the gold mirri card and white glitter card played havoc with the black. The NBUS "Noel" is from Winnie & Walter. The schparkling exploding white tinsel ropes are also from Memory Box.
Thank you, Bonnie!
- HLS July Christmas Challenge: Anything goes ~ twist: dies.
- Merry Monday Christmas Challenge: Christmas in July. I used Challenge #212, which was gold, black, and white.
- Pixie's Snippets Playground
Over at TIME OUT Challenges, the theme is "CASE with your own twist." The very talented artist we are to CASE is my friend Cornelia and this is her card:
Hammy and I mulled some wine, er, I mean mulled over some various options on ways we could CASE Cornelia. We noticed that another great challenge going on right now is the "one-layer-colored-card" theme happening at Less Is More (in collaboration with AAA Cards).
So what happened was, we decided to use the wild and wonderful wasabi green color of Cornelia's bird as our OLC rather than for our bird. Next, we had to go through the Bird Drawers and decide on which one to use. Gunther the buck-toothed goose got the nod.
For the sediment we chose this fun NBUS stamp from Dylusions, inked in black and embossed in clear. (Thank you, Brenda!) I also did an old-timey technique of running a black ink cube around the edges of the card to keep the viewer's eyes from following the wild green off into infinity. I finished off with some orange coloring, shadows under Gunther's skipping webbed feet, and, of course, googly eyes.
A closeup of the sediment:
Thanks for making it all the way to the end! Enjoy your day! No, seriously, enjoy! LITS!*