here's what i made this week:
|i added water to color burst pigment powders by ken oliver crafts and then used them to paint loads of circles on some strathmore watercolor paper, then outlined the circles with colorful sharpies and frixion pens; tattered snowflake die: tim holtz/sizzix; bling swirls and MEGA-bling brad: recollections; cardstock: coredinations; ink for edges: colorbox; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape, sewing machine |
(if this background looks familiar it's because i test drove a similar idea in my sketchbook for one of the prompts in "30 days of watercolor"; this is why i never mind "wasting" time playing in a sketchbook or art journal and doing ICAD every year. the things we make that are NON-outcome-driven are quite different from what we make for assignments and whereas they don't usually translate quite so directly as this to a finished product, every once in a while they do, and it's very cool! but no matter what happens, "art play" is a great investment in future inspiration!)
there was some discussion here about which direction the card should face. jeff and i both liked it going horizontally, as in the photo above. my sister, though, felt very strongly that it should be placed vertically, as in the photo below. (and she was enthusiastic enough that this card miiiiiight just turn out to be hers at xmas time, so i've hedged my bets with the pics, lol!) :)
stephanie has also made a gorgeous card to inspire you, why not check that out at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ right now?!