HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I hope that you are hopping along and enjoying the 3rd year of the Seasons Givings Blog Hop! A big shout out to Latish who organizes this great hop each year, thank you!
I want to thank EVERYONE who comes to visit my blog I am grateful for all the views and comments. I LOVE being a part of a great community of stampers/crafters who encourage one another!
I am looking forward to a fabulous and crafty 2015! I will continue working with some Design Teams and hope maybe there will be others! I want to bring more fun features here to my blog as well!
Today I have a few things I'd love to share with you guys. It's the first of the month which means a new challenge is up over at Mixed Media Mojo. This is a blog I started this year with a few crafty friends, it's been a blast and I hope it continues to thrive and grow! If you love adding mixed media to your creations come visit us Blog Mixed Media Mojo and our FB page. We are having fun sharing creations and tutorials. This month's challenge is the theme: NEW and the twist is: the number 15.
This card I made is also for this month's challenge at The Mixed Media Card Challenge site which I'm proud to be a part of of the Design Team. The challenge there is similar using the Theme" NEW and Optional Element: Tissue Paper.
Here is what I came up with:
I used an owl from a Unity Stamp Co. KOTM, Tissue paper from a Christy Tominlinson pack and the sentiment and date I used computer fonts and printed them.
Here are some of my steps:
For the Number 15 for Mixed Media Mojo I used the date 2015 but also used 15 pieces of ripped up tissue paper on the piece of yardstick to create a background. Used a gloss gel to adhere and seal.
I stamped and colored the owl using watercolors. Later I added a little Wink of Stella for sparkle.
I added some distress inks to the tissue paper once dried and mounted it and the owl on black paper.
I also want to share a little bit about my December. Each year you may have heard of crafters participating in the December Daily. I have for a few years. One year I did a small chipboard style book for a handful of days in December. Then in 2012 I decided to do my Dec Daily scrapbooking style and picked 8 1/2 x 11 size and did create a page a day but did it VERY simple. Which I loved! In 2013 I was more interested in Mixed Media so I decided to create a mixed media "scrapbook style" page each day. I used a journal book for this. That year I got to around Mid December and fizzled out. This year I got back on the wagon to go at it again. But I have to tell you I wasn't too sure I was going to do it.
For 2014 I couldn't decide if A. I was going to do one, B. If I did what size? and C. I need to make it easy and doable. In the end I picked up an unfinished 8 1/4 x 9 sized binder. Similar to the Simple Stories and Recollection ones they sell at Michael's. This binder I found at Hobby Lobby. I decorated it very simple on the outside and then I was ready.
I did a page for Thanksgiving to and a day or two after to start then it was all of December. I'm sure I will add a page for New Year's Eve as well. Again I went with a super simple theme throughout and used a lot of my Christmas papers I had in my stash and stickers.
Here is a video slideshow of my Dec Daily
As a thank you I am offering a little prize package to one lucky random winner. Winner to be announced Monday Jan 5.
FULL LIST OF THOSE PARTICIPATING
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Spellbinders Paper Arts
My Favorite Things
Sweet & Sassy Stamps
Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
A Jillian Vance Design
Unity Stamp Company
Keri Lee Sereika
Lee Ann Barrett
Sarah Martina Parker
Yvonne Van de Grijp
Thanks so much for stopping by!!