Thursday, January 3, 2013

Beginning 2013

Winter Wonderland

Yes, I think I live on the road where the Christmas card  photos are taken of snow covered trees. It truly is awesome to walk below these towering beauties!  Of course that is unless the trees are throwing off those huge blankets of snow J

Preparing for a new year of creativity

·      Yea, I now have a new camera…but I need to read the manual and learn all the new features.

·      I continue to work on organizing of my art supplies continues.  My next task is to focus on organizing my wide variety of inks and coloring products. This includes a serious reinking of each distress ink pad.

·      Daily during January I am taking an online FREE Jump Start series of mini-videos featuring techniques to inspire creativity.   In the 1st day’s video Nathalie shared how to emboss tape and today was about using stencils.  

Current projects:

      There is a fabulous group of ladies in Maryland who this year are making 350 fleece blankets for wounded soldiers returning to the United States. For the past four years I have stamped a stack of single sided cards for the ladies to write personal message to the soldiers.  The boot stamp is from Stamper's Best.

Winter's Frosted Window
I just finished this snowflake tag for 2 Pea’s January tag swap. The tag base is stamped with a music background and inked with several shades of blue.  I created a clear acetate tag overlay to  create a feeling of a window. Stazon was used to stamp on the acetate and pearlized acrylic paint covers the edges for a feeling of frost with sparkling stickles. The acetate is raised with 1/8" foam to add more depth to the tag.

After watching today’s Jump Start video I am jazzed to try out my new Dylusions sprays and stencils. I will share my experimental results soon!  How about you?  Are you starting 2013 with some new creative projects...please share what projects you are excited about!

Thanks for stopping in!....Jan

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jan! Your snow sure is pretty!
    I'm also enjoying the classes and I'm now convinced that I need to try some of that spray. I have some of her stencils that I use with gesso, paints and stuff like that but the spray is so vibrant.
    Your tag for the swap is absolutely beautiful and I love how you presented it in the card.
    Have a great day!


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