HWNSNBP asked me what I was doing as he watched me trying to take a selfie. I really don't like pictures of myself but the final prompt for this month is SELF. It has been a fun month of prompts in Clare's Photo Challenge and a good way to start off the year creatively.
Wrapping up with a couple of other projects that I finished this past week......
This sliver of wood was part of a shim that the construction works discarded when they were building our garage this fall. I picked it up on a whim thinking a lighthouse would look good on it, but it took me a while to actually sit down and do it. I sketched the Barnegat Lighthouse in pencil and then used watercolors to paint it. Not sure that was the best medium to use, but it was just a whim. I think I'll tack it up in the garage somewhere.
And attempting to straighten up my work table I came across some pieces of projects that never came to pass. This label swing card needed some work. I had the white label ready and found some flowers that had been stamped in the matching color. Then I took a new embossing folder and embossed the leaves on the right panel. I used a stamp from Summer Silhouettes to add the leaves on the left panel.
The variegated effect was quite accidental. The stamp didn't quite make a full impression so I took a marker of the same color to fill in the leaves that needed it. It was the spray just above my finger in the photo above that needed it. But I liked the way that the leaves took on different intensities with the addition of the color, so I colored over some of the other leaves randomly on the panel. How do you think it came out?
I need a couple of birthday cards for the beginning of February so I've got a bit of a start with this one. I've also got a bigger project going for my daughter-in-law's baby shower which I'll share later on. And then there's Valentine's Day too. February looks to be a busy month!
Thanks to Clare for her wonderful January photo prompts and the jump-start to 2016!