The title should be Baby, it's "Snowing" outside, but the song by Dean Martin kind of sums up today.Crisp, cold and SNOWY!
Over on The Scrappy Tree there is a challenge and prize waiting to be given, and it intrigued me , so I thought what better way to kick start my artwork and possible journalling for 2010! The title of the challenge is New Year, New Beginnings, and today is a new year for me as it is my birthday, and I am the grand old age of 45! If you believe that you'll believe anything!, mind you my photo makes me look 21! NOT! It is snowing outside while I write this, and that made me think of my past birthdays where it has snowed, and I think I can count 2... but then the hormones ( and old age!) have made my memory disappear, so it could be more, or even less! lol
Anyway I digress. For the challenge, I took a wonderful book I picked up ( I did pay for it..lol) at one of the shows we did last year,
Maya Road chipboard, and all the sprays I have . I stamped Mr Holtz's Flourish stamps, in Stone Grey Stazon, and then added the crowns which I glitzed and stickled and added Prima bling. The letters are Grungeboard from the Nature pack. They have been Terraed ( new word!) and then rubbed over with Precious metal. Ribbons were added on the binder rings.The glitz really doesn't show up on the photos.
Claudine's paints in yellow and orange to colour the paper, and then used a combination of sprays, and let it dry. I stamped the flourishes in red stazon and added the sentiment. To qualify for the challenge, I hand wrote the words New Year, New Beginnings, and it was strange but I felt they finished off the page. The flowers were added and these are from the Flower Power stamp set and cut out on paper.
This post is so long, that I feel you may have wandered off into the snow, but because it is my birthday , and because it the snow is filling our lives at the moment, I have GIFTS!!!
So for all my blog readers and customers, I have a gift of FREE POSTAGE on the website until Sunday, and if you comment on this post, there is a little goodie bag for one of you containing stamps, and stickles and inks and more.. a little birthday gift from me to you. I shall draw the winner later in the week.
Have a snow filled day!