Friday, January 23, 2015

I {heart} The Coast

It's the wrap up of CSI's birthday month. Three years old already! I have only missed a handful of cases in all the time too. I really do love CSI for so many reasons; the inspiration, the friendship,  and just how much this place has helped me grow as an artist. I'm always trying new things and getting out of my comfort zone.

I really don't scrap birthday photos and I didn't have any recent birthday events, but I thought this week's case would be perfect for some coastal photos that I recently took and had fun doing some interesting edits. The top 5 prompt inspired me to share my top 5 things about the coast, and if you know me, I love going to the coast! There is something just so soothing about the tangy sea air and the roar of the surf.

Evidence used: drip something, texture paste, circles, and sprinkle something (embossing powders)

Testimony is a top 5 list
1. Sand. Between my toes and designs
2. Watching the waves crash
3. Exploring the tide pools
4. Old time bridges and lighthouses
5. Spending time with you!

Be sure to play along so you can be in the running for this month's prizes

Friday, January 16, 2015

Frosted Lashes

This week at CSI we are joining up with Words & Painterly, a brand new challenge blog! Words & Paintery focus on a color palette, a work prompt and mixed media! They have an amazing DT, so be sure to check them out. They have a once a month challenge, on the 15th. I like that because most others start on the first of the month and go all month, while these challenges are in the middle, but you still get a whole month.

Because the color palette is so cool and frosty, I went to my wealth of Yellowstone in winter photos and found this one of a frosty bison. I love the frosted lashes on him.

Evidence used: snowflakes, silver metal, melt something, texture paste, loopy font, jewels.

Testimony is edged in glitter.

Be sure to play along with both sites and be eligible for prizes! I can't wait to see what YOU create.