Kinda dull and dreary today and cold!
I went to see The Hobbit last night and I have to say I wasn't overly impressed. The high frame rate in 3D looked great but the story is a bit rubbish - the bits that came straight out of the book were great but the made-up bits were not! And you could even see some of the prosthetics likes obviously fake noses and bald heads! Also, it is just under 3 hours long and I was very uncomfortable as I was at the physio yesterday and she worked hard on me!
I was surprised to see Aidan Turner ie: Mitchell from Being Human (pic on left side-bar in the Eye Candy section!) and Dean O'Gorman ie: Anders from the Almighty Johnstons! I was also trying to figure out whose voice it was coming from one of the CG characters and had to wait til the credits and it was an "of course" moment when I saw that it was Barry Humphries ie: Dame Edna Everage!
Anyway, it's time for another challenge! This time The Alphabet Challenge Blog challenge will run for 3 weeks to fit in Christmas and the New Year and during those 3 weeks we would like to see creations using the theme, chosen by Lesley, of...
W for Winter White!
So all white work for this challenge, not even any colour on an image (which I was very naughty and did for my first attempt but I managed to do another piece suitable for the DT entry!).
So here's what I did for my DT entry:
I made a tag!
I made it to match my card:
Which, as you can see, is an easel card
The image is the oh-so-cute Winter Fairy Talva from Mo's Digital Pencil which I coloured with the following copics: Skin;E21,13,00,0000,R20. Hair;E35,33,31. Clothes;B01,00,0000 and Black, Dark Brown and Light Cerulean Blue Prisma pencil.
I did the out-of-the-box technique using a Spellbinders Labels 14 die to cut the image out before I used a glue pen and glamour dust to go over the fluffy parts like her hairband thingy and her leg warmers and also on her wings. I used glossy accents on the icy part of her wings and snowtex for her huge snowball and for the ground under her feet. I stuck some little gems onto her skirt with a glue pen.
The fab snowy tree dies are by Dee's Distinctively and the big snowflake is from the Ironwork Motifs set by Spellbinders. I used loads of glamour dust on the trees and white and pearl acrylic paint on the snowflake. The sentiment is from Papermania stamped with Bahama Blue memento ink. I put some white netting behind the snowflake which you can just make out in the photo.
I used matt white card which I ran through a ribbler and then edged it with Snowtex. I matted it onto a pearl white card (which is showing up silvery!). The sentiment on the base is computer generated and cut out using Spellbinder Fancy Framed Tags 1. I got the gorgeous diamantes at the NEC.
So pop over to the Alphabet Challenge Blog to see some fantastic creations - it's amazing what you can do with just white! I can't wait to see what you come up with!
I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges (There are so many Christmas challenges at the mo!) :
Bunny Zoe Crafts: Celebration
Crafts 4 Eternity: Bling-tastic
Crafty Boots Challenges: Christmas
Creative Inspirations: Contemporary Christmas colours
Cupcake Craft Challenges: Merry Christmas
Dream Valley Challenges: Christmas
Fashionista Challenge: Winter
Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog; With Love at Christmas
Lollipop Crafts Challenge: Happy Holidays
My Time To Craft; Non traditional Christmas colours
No Matter Which Challenges: Christmas
One Stitch At A Time: More than 1 fold
Papercraft Junkies Challenge: Embellish it
Stamp & Create: Sparkly Christmas
Stamp With Fun; Ice
Stampin For The Weekend; Let it snow
Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog; Dies and punches
Top Tip Tuesday; Christmas
Mos' Challenge Blog: D is for... Die cuts
Weekly Christmas Card Challenges: Die cuts
And I'd like to enter my tag into the following challenges:
Crafty Ribbons Challenge Blog: Label/Tag
Fussy & Fancy: Tags and banners
Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog: Christmas tag
CRAFT Challenge: Winter
Crafty Sentiments Design Challenge Blog: Snowflakes
Delightful Challenges: Very Blingy
Incy Wincy Designs: Christmas with snowflakes
Ladybug Craft Ink: Sparkilicious
Little Claire's: Christmas
Papertake Weekly: Snow White
ABC Christmas Challenge: Y is for your favourite punch/die
Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog: Oh Christmas tree
Thanks for looking!