Today was the annual Artcards Christmas crop and it was exciting as there hadn't been a crop since September. This crop is run with challenges rather thana class and it was a gr8 one this year. I only took part in one but there three in total:
- a Tim Holtz tag,
- a scrapbook page within very strict criteria,
- a Christmas card using specific items.
We were all given a tag and a lil bag of goodies from Karen the owner of Artcards which will go under my tree and we also had a Secret santa.
For my tag I decided to do a starry theme and thought about the nativity. I inked up the tag with two blue colours of Distress inks, Faded Jeans and Broken china and then splashed water on it to give it some depth. Then I took some sheet music which I smooshed into a ball to make it old and inked it with Antique linen, then I painted on Glossy accents to make it look shiny, when it was dry I rubbed in some darker ink. I painted some grungeboard stars white and inked over with a blue shade and then added some stickles. To the music I added a small tag with some words from the Bible and the number 25 which I coloured red and applied red stickles to. I then added some ribbon and lace to finish.
I also completed my Journal covers and began adding paper and card to some of the pages and completed page 2 of the journal, as I had left page 1 at home, duhhh. Here are some pictures of the cover and the front I made. The ribbon is East of India and would you believe the cover is recycled from this?
Below are the fab cupcakes my friend's daughter made us and they were yummy.