Tuesday, January 24, 2012

SOS35: winter blues

wahey, i've done every shopping our stash challenge in january!!! unfortunately this is probably a fluke, and i expect to be back to my "intermittent" schedule in february and march, but i'm loving it while it lasts! so what's this week's assignment? let's ask miss carla:

Winter Blues
Shop your stash and pull out items that are blue. 
(You can have other colors, just be sure to use any shade of BLUE as the primary focus.)

i decided to use *EVERY* shade of blue as my primary focus!

(patterned paper: sei, ki, creative imaginations, bo bunny, dcwv; tag: basic grey; letters: american crafts; bling: heidi swapp; stamps: glitz, ranger, hero arts, studio calico; inks: ranger, stewart superior, colorbox, copic; label: dymo; adhesives: tombow monorunner, 3m foam tape, glue dots, sewing machine, staples)

i've gone super stashy here, which is sort of the point, really, eh?! only the black cardstock base was freshly cut, all else was from the blue scrap file (i keep all my papers-- except my pixie kits-- by color); the stars and "comet trail" were even pre-cut; the tag is absolutely ancient BG; ok, come to think, the letters are newish white vinyl thickers, but i used some neglected stamps, inks and even a couple of blue copics to re-color and somewhat "grungify" (yes, that is too a word!) them, so i call that stash usage, as well!

one of the most helpful ingredients that's not on the list above is the current deconstructed sketch--#35, which is open ended (so you can link up anytime!) as well as rather fab:

something sad that i only discovered belatedly last week is that sketchy thursdays has posted their very last sketch! of course i can completely understand how demanding it was, running that very popular blog for two and a half years--even though those gals made it look EASY, i realize it was a ton of work!!! i'm pleased they'll be keeping their facebook page active, and that there's an archive of the sketches on flickr and of course i wish diana, heidi, julie, and the whole entire wonderful, amazing, friendly crew all the best in their future endeavors; i'm definitely looking forward to seeing what's next for those talented lovelies. but on a personal note, i just have to say, with a tear in my eye,

 ♥ "ladies, you shall be missed!!!"

on the other hand, do consider yourself invited to drop by shopping our stash at any time, but if you're feeling those winter blues, this week should be especially fun!!!


  1. Another amazing card! I love all the different elements you have combined!

  2. Blue is such a beautiful color really. Every shade of it is like a different color.

  3. Doesn't Sketchy Thursdays being make you sad too? It does me. Its like whenever I really love a challenge board it goes belly up. I can imagine why, they are tons of work, but still. I'm still mourning 2s4U and Caardvarks. I love this card. The BG tag is awesome. Anciently awesome. hehe Very cool. I'm going to have to be digging out some blue stuff I'm thinking!

  4. this is absolutely gorgeous...love all your shades of blue and how everything just flows so wonderfully together...magnificent!


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