Wednesday, September 1, 2010
OLW18 I Caved
For me, it seems like Christmas '09 was not that long ago. And while the stores eagerly anticipate the coming holiday season and begin merchandising earlier and earlier, I am in denial. I hasten pass the shelves in stores brimming with glitz and color, quickly skip over blog posts reminding me that I should begin making cards now to avoid the inevitable rush to come, and refuse to be lured into purchasing even one sheet of Christmas paper or adding another stamp to my already bulging stash. Yet, when Susan offered up her latest challenge - to use a tree - my first thought was a Christmas tree . . . sigh. It's a conspiracy I tell ya!
This tree image is from Northwoods, and I used the crayon resist technique with Forest Moss Distress ink applied with a sponge. The sentiment is from Hero Arts, one of a set of three, as I recall. The crayon ended up a bit shiny, so I added some Rock Candy Stickles for a bit of snowy sparkle. I'm very pleased with the result and can now return to my blissful state of denial. It was 90+ degrees here today for goodness sakes.
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