Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Merry Monday #81 and more new Members
I can't believe it - I got 3 new members -what joy! I want to welcome
Helen F - an avid card maker for many years - I know her for quite a while, back from when I only was on flickr and we exchanged quite a few comments over time - beautiful blog
Elizabeth is from Scotland and also an avid card maker - lots of treasure to find on her blog
Radhika - she makes not only cool cards, but also beautiful jewelry.
Go and check out those ladies' blog, if you have time!
Thank you so much for joining - it means so much to me. Of course I have a welcome picture for you, as I have for all my new members. I chose this one, because we are close to Halloween and I associate ravens with that holiday - with their spooky color and appearance.
This sphere with the cut out ravens is by Bill G. Floyd. We encountered him on a vacation in New Mexico, driving by his studio and being intrigued by raven sculpture near his home. We stopped and walked in and chatted quite a while with him. He also makes wind chimes out of recycled oxygen casings - really cool!
This was one of those times, where I immediately knew what to make for......
I recently got this cute stamp on ebay and my sister asked me what I wanted with it and I said - use it for some card, what else??? And here we go - this is the perfect occasion - the Merry Monday challenge - use a Santa on your card.
The Santa is little, but you know, he is far up in the sky, but one can clearly make him out - you can even see the Rudolph's red nose - below is a close-up:
Used some left over ric rac border in silver that I have left over from a hideous card I made yesterday - I am not going to post it I decided....That may be actually the first card that I won't show here,come to think of it.......This card deviates a bit from my usual style, but I still like it a lot. I don't mind doing some different styles in between....
As you can see I did a lot of sponging here. Stamps by: Magenta -sentiment, Inkadinkadoo - trees, Stampin' up - Santa, Papertrey Rickrack border die
This card also goes into the Snippets Playground - (left over ric rac border) - I think I will be the reason when Diane will limit the entries to this challenge....
And I am linking it with the Simon Says Monday challenge - Anything Goes