Friday, January 05, 2007

another contest entry

Here's one of my entries for next month's AI contest...I didn't do so well on last months (*mutters under breath about popularity contests and people asking for votes*). The theme for the next contest is "Going Tribal." We are not in a tribal location, but we do have lots of friends who are, and we actually work with some people who are from tribal locations.

All the stamps I used are from Art Impressions (or is that obvious?)...I saw a card using this 4-square motif in the new Sellabration catalog from Stampin Up...I don't have many of their stamps and I don't like their copyright policy, but that doesn't mean their people don't have good ideas! I raided my scraps and cut squares out using my coluzzle template. I'll have to take a picture of my paper holder sometime - it is actually a shoe storage unit and it was my husband's idea to use it this way, amazingly enough. I keep my scraps by color family in page protectors - I read that tip on SCS. Love having them sorted rather than thrown in a box. :)

The tribal hut is stamped with Stazon on watercolor paper and watercolored with the trusty Derwent pencils. Did I tell you I have allllllll the colors now?! I used a white gel pen to color the edge of the water. On the background squares - I featured a different tribal image on each one - the image in the green square is actually the top of a pineapple. :) In keeping with my current obsession with flourishes, I had to think of something, so I used my alphabet stamps to fill in.

I have another card "in progress" will probably take a few more days to finish...not for complexity, but for lack of time. :)

On another note....I'm getting ready to order homeschool books for next schoolyear so my parents can bring them when they come to visit in April....this is my first time having to buy, and *choke*! Already over $600 on my list, and that is with hunting down the best prices on new/like new books (we have 4 kids, so we figured if we started 'new' the books would last longer).


  1. Canyou post a link to the contest once it's on thier site?

  2. yep, sure will! Voting will be open the first week of February.