Sunday, December 28, 2014

New Year Sketch

Here is my December sketch challenge entry.   I embossed the dove ornament in clear and then used yellow Bister to get the colouring.  Then did different coloured/textured words.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Holiday Tags

I made a few tags to decorate my presents this year.  The first one I made with my new ornament stamp and some yellow Bister.  First I embossed the ornament in clear and then sprinkled on some yellow Bister and sprayed on water.  When that dried I also used a bit of Antique Linen and Scattered Straw around the edges.  The next one uses the medium sized tree and some green Bister.  I sponged on Gathered Twigs around the edges.  Some fibers that a friend sent me were used for the ribbon.  They turned out really great and were so fast to make!

Stamps:   Michael Strong (Cloisonné Dove Ornaments, Christmas Trees)

Friday, December 19, 2014

Turkey Game giveouts

This next paragraph is pretty boring and personal and not much about the box so you can skip it if you'd like.

This past month has been busy with holiday preparations and also getting ready for my annual Turkey game!  I did google "Turkey game" to see if people who didn't know what it was would be able to learn.  No, you can't, so I'll explain.  When I started playing bridge a long time ago each year around the holidays the clubs would hold a special game called a "Turkey game" where the winners would each receive a turkey.  (Not a live one.)  I guess this kind of dwindled out over the years because A) it was hard to keep 4 dead turkeys somewhere and hand them out to people after a game and B) what do people want with turkeys?  So they gradually changed this to giving out cash (not much -- about the cost of a turkey) but still called it a "Turkey game".  Now I'm back to bridge after a long absence and they are just holding a special game and giving out random prizes and not calling it a "Turkey Game".  So since I'm teaching I held a special little game for my novices and called it a "Turkey Game" without turkeys.  (Again, what do people want with turkeys?)  So I prepared a bunch of grands for them to bid and gave out some prizes.  At the end of the game everyone received a Holiday "card" from me.  This little box was filled with a chocolate card they could savour at home. 

To make the tag I stamped the Tim Holtz card stamp on a tag and then sprinkled with some Brusho -- which is quite like Bister and very fun.  Then I punched out a Santa hat and glued on a little white pom pom.  I think they were a big hit.