The more relaxed you are, the better you are at everything: the better you are with your loved ones, the better you are with your enemies, the better you are at your job, the better you are with yourself. ~ Bill Murray
Becca Krueger (aka The Damsel of Distressed) is hosting a very important Hop ... the Hop to Stop.
Becca is asking you to create something purple ... because purple is the color of National Domestic Violence Awareness month. 1 in 3 women will experience domestic violence over the course of her lifetime. Let that sink in - 33% of all the women you meet.
And women aren't the only people who are affected ... women, men, transgender - gender doesn't matter. Domestic violence is something that exists regardless of gender, socioeconomic status, religion, education level, etc.
So click on over and follow the instructions to support this very important cause (did I mention there are lots of cool prizes too).
Tonight I was looking through my collection of Lawn Fawn stamps to try to come-up with an idea for their current Lawnscaping Challenge to create a One Layer Card.
As I looked through the stamp sets, three of my most loved stamps stuck out (from Winter Owl, Gnome Sweet Gnome & Yeti Set Go), so I decided they would make a great trio ... you know, an Owl, a Gnome and a Yeti walk into a bar ...
Since my sister & I share a love of Owls, Gnomes and Yetis, I decided to add a sentiment for her from Chit Chat. My eyes were too tired tonight to attempt serious coloring, so instead I used my Spectrum Noir Markers for some spotlight coloring featuring the hues from this week's colourQ Challenge.
I die cut the Cover-Up in the four colors of the current MFT Color Challenge, as well as Black for my frame. After attaching my frame to a white cardstock base, I began putting the puzzle together (for me, sort of a zen-like experience).
Next, I cut a circular frame from black cardstock positioning it over my stained-glass like pattern and attaching it with form tape for dimension.
When I saw The Corrosive Challenge Blog was featuring Mixed-Media this week, I knew it was time to pull out some more of my Color Burst creations from Art Camp.
For this one, I splattered Color Burst around a New York Skyline Mask. After it dried, I outlined the silhouette with an Orange Glitter Pen and then colored in the silhouette using new Kirarina Wink Glitter Markers.
After the coloring dried, I used a transparent text tape to fill-in the outline. I love that John Lennon are two of the words in the text, as well as typewriter, bicycle and *I like flying a paper-plane*. The black block words are from Darkroom Door Word Strips.
Here's a closer view to see some of the inky text.
The layout is a sketch from The Challenge. I finished by inking a black frame around the image and adding a few sequins.
I'm also linking-up at AAA Cards where they're celebrating Autumn Colors.
If you looked around my studio, you would see at least 10 sets of spectacles. Unfortunately I've reached that age where any close-up work requires reading glasses ... so I have them stashed everywhere. For these cards, I started by putting on my spectacles and shopping my stash for cardstock scraps.
I began with the spectacles from Retro Masculine Die cuts by Impression Obsession. Since the IO Challenge theme is Fall Colors, I pulled out lots of orange, green, yellow and brown inks and created my fun background with new Impression Obsession stamps designed by Seth Apter - Solar System & Pattern Play.
I created my fun masculine silhouettes and added a few Tim Holtz stickers for sentiments ... such fun and easy cards to create.