What you can dream, you can do

This month the Theme really caused me a headache. ‘Snow and Ice’ – everything I tried was too Christmassy or even more depressingly lacked colour.
I went through my embossing powders and stopped at the ‘ Carribean Jewels collection‘. If those don’t look like gemstones dipped in ice, I don’t know what would. Gorgeous!
So I started layering bright acrylic paint on my canvas. That is what I craved – it has been so dull outside. It zapps my zest for life when I don’t get enough colour! Then I used some molding past through a snake skin stencil (very cool effect) and some more colour on top.
The butterflies / moths and border have been cut out with my cutting machine. I sprayed them with glue and embossed with the powders from the jewels set.
The word dream and the canvas also got a little bit of a Fab foil treatment.
I whole-heartily buy into the saying I chose. I had an amazing 2012 and am hoping that 2013 will be an equally stonking good year for us all.

Bonne chance

A friend of mine has just bought a property in France and they are moving in beginning of 2013 and there will be New Years celebrations. Two embossed birds with one heat gun I say as the challenge this month is Celebration/New Year.

The Eiffel Tower is a cutting file by Jennifer Wambach and rather than using ink on these intricate shapes,  I utilized my discovery from last month and sprayed the whole shape with re-positionable adhesive (Krylon).

It means I can glue the shape together first and then emboss. Super easy and fast! I usedmetallic Platinum Sparkle to cover the tower. It is so sparkly that it is hard to get a good picture of it without glare. Which is a very good thing!

The box underneath the Eiffel Tower is covered in French dictionary papers and some more Platinum embossing and washi tape. It will hold an album with French phrases.

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and a very happy start to 2013 or as we say in Germany

‘Einen guten Rutsch!’

A Christmas Story?

ImageI just love cutting up old books. There is so much fodder in good text. I have been feasting on ‘The moon is a balloon’ by David Niven for ages (very funny read too!)

Today I set myself the challenge to randomly stick my finger into the remaining pages and work with the sentence it lands on. ‘Regardez….’ the sentence started and this is the story that kind of wrote itself and is yesterdays journal page.

Frohe Weihnachten everyone!