At any given time when you walk to my computer, you'll see at LEAST a dozen tabs open but more often it's more than 20. I keep open challenges I'd like to play, boards I frequent several times a day, articles that I'd like to read when I pour my afternoon coffee and longer blog reads.
One such tab that I've had open for about a week now was the Cure for the Winter Blues Challenge on the Moxie Fab blog.
Add that tab to a recent chat that I was inspired by over at JBS Mercantile, and I was soon pulling out my paint, my stamps and my Glossy accents and making a fun new mess all over my desk.
In the chat with Karen Grunberg, she had mentioned Six Word Memoirs and curious - I wrote it down on my little note pad and looked up what exactly that was when chat was over. Six Word Memoirs - the challenge of storytelling in just six words!
I think my spine might have tingled. How fun!!
For the cover of my book, I use a Maya Road Chipboard Tag
and I painted the center white, and the frame I painted with my jenni bowlin Soap Powder
Acrylic Paint Dabber
I then stamped my title letters, again using my stamps from my Stepping Stone add-on
from Studio Calico
onto a piece of Sassafrass patterned paper (pocahantas and me)
the word six was from my American Crafts Remarks Stickers (Shane)
I adhered the stamped letters using my Glossy Accents
And then after applying the six stickers as well - I went over the whole top with my Glossy Accents
And then I went to be and let it dry
My left brained self was really letting my right brain out that night
All photos/items described in this book will be done with six words. My spine just tingled again!
I just happened to be flipping through the book trying to figure out where I'd play next, and this set of words caught my eye. Could it be more perfect? Even Wendy was impressed - Really, mom? Those words were just right there in the book like that? They were! I used white acrylic paint to paint over all but those six words, and then used my .05 Pigma Micron to outline the words, and my .005 to create the scallops. I colored in the scallops with my YR68 Copic.
The patterned Paper Posies just happened to be fluttering around my desk, leftover from a past project and worked well here. They are happy to finally have a home.
And this page I created while thinking that you know, it's fine that dinner is late tonight - it just helps us to get adjusted to this weekend time change. Who needs dinner anyway.
My kids pretending to be fish at Potter Park Zoo in January.
I've already got my next picture pulled - guess what I'll be doing this evening!
Calvinball points = 9
Calvinblog points = 8
Bonus Points = 2.5
Total = 19.5
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