As expected, I got inspired again by the latest creation in Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas. See yesterday's posting for the link. In it, Tim highlighted a portion of a black and white image with color, and spotlighted the colored portion with an oval piece of glass. Well, it's a big more involved than that, but you should really visit Tim's blog for the wonderful step by step instructions. I used that technique on this ATC, as all I have in the way of glass are some 1" squares of memory glass. The background is a piece I did yesterday, using Tim's alcohol ink on glossy paper technique. The vintage Santa piece is from Paper Imagery Designs.
This next piece is for PID's December ATC Jackpot. The theme is anything to do with the new year. Again I used an alcohol ink background and a PID image. Speaking of the jackpot, yesterday I found out that my name was picked as the November ATC Jackpot winner! That means that everyone who created a card for this in our yahoo group, will send it to me. Yea!
I spent a good part of the day working on some holiday cards. Here are three of them. All the cardstock and designer paper is Stampin' Up, all the Santa images, PID. The stamps are from various companies.
The other happy thing that happened yesterday is that my box of gifts from PID's 12 Days of Christmas finally arrived. Everyone else in the group was posting messages about having received theirs, and I was starting to think mine was lost in the mail. But it came, and I've squirreled it away so I won't be tempted to open any ahead of schedule.
And....today is my birthday! Life is good.