"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." -Thomas Merton

Friday, December 27, 2013

Joy Canvas for the Berry71Bleu Joy December Challenge

While searching for some inspiration and a challenge to entice me to get back to creating, I found the "Joy" challenge hosted by Berry71Bleu.  The challenge is to write at least three sentences expressing what joyful thing you appreciate. Here's my take on the "Joy" challenge and it was such a delight to create with a 5 x 7 piece of canvas.

Here's a close up of some of my hand-made dimensional paint spread on top of a stencil.

The shabby chic chipboard snowflakes are from Blue Fern Studios.

Here are the "Joy" Challenge Rules:

Joy. What brings you Joy? What always puts a smile on your face? Joy can be interpreted in many ways. Think about what person, place, activity, pet, hobby or simple pleasure gives you joy. This can be anything--that first warm cup of morning coffee, reading your favorite book, your family, your dog cuddling up next to you! Think outside of the box.

The second part of this challenge is that you must include journaling. Your journaling must be at least 3 sentences or more. Jotting down places and dates do not count. Document your thoughts and explain why the subject you chose to scrap brings you joy.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to stop by Berry71 Bleu to see what other's have created to inspire us and maybe you'll be inspired to get back into creating too.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Shabby Chic Snowflake Chipboard

A lovely cold wintery day inspired me to create with Blue Fern Studios' shabby chic snowflakes.
Lot's of beads, gel molding paste, glitter and mists help create this little collection of ATC's.  Each one of the cards lists some of the wonderful things I love about winter.  There's some home made shimmery dimensional media there in the background too.

Some close ups:

Here's the Blue Fern Studio chipboard "Let It Snow" collection:
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Winter Soltice.