What a difference a week has made here. From record highs to now record lows:( No more outdoor flowers, gloves are out, and flannel sheets are on the beds! Besides the weather change, I have taken on some care giving duties along with cat sitting and tending to an elderly relative's home whilst she is recuperating. The days are really flying by now. I have never had a cat but thankfully she has completely warmed up to me and looks for me every day (it couldn't be because I am feeding her could it?? :):)
And before the art part- I have the reveal of the bird book/napkin stash giveaway winner....
For the Simon Wednesday Challenge ( theme is Snow White) and the Simon Monday Challenge (It's a Stitch Up) I made this CAS card:
Products; small white notecard; white cardstock; Distress Ink- Antique Linen; Versafine ink- Onyx Black; Basically Bricks Stencil (490); sentiment (Papertrey Ink- Sending You set); stitched rectangles dies (Our Daily Bread Designs); Wildflowers dies (Sizzix); Spellbinders Die Cut Machine; foam tape.
I got some happy mail:
This map art calendar created by Denthe (Denise)! I ordered it as soon as it was available. And let me tell you , not only is the quality of color and cardstock excellent, Denise's amazing art is FABULOUS!!! Very thoughtful imagery and sentiments for each month. I love it!! You can click on this link to take you to the calendar and pages included.
It's about time I show you my first half of November calendar spread:
The individual art page:
and a detail shot:
This is from a You Tube session with" Painting With Jane". Birch trees using a palette knife. As I was moving along, in the beginning I kept thinking how awful it was looking but I persevered and by the end I was so happy with the results, I learned a LOT, and I love palette knife painting!!
My last journal page is meant for Art Journal Journey (theme is 101 Ways To Keep Warm); Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge #32; Paint Party Friday; and T Stands for Tuesday.
Products: spray inks; gesso; modeling paste; Archival Sepia ink; colored pencil; Darkroom Door Coffee Time stamp set; Cubist stencil(TCW); paper flower; paper doily.
Wishing you all comfort and warmth.
" Like the sun, we are attracted to people who shine with warmth and brightness. "
Anthony Douglas Williams