Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Let's Get Messy

and Yes I did get messy - I had a fairly new hooded sweatshirt on and it now has paint on it - OK - it is a hang out in the house sweatshirt now - ready to have more paint applied to it.

I decided to try something new (this is not the time of the year to do that - but oh heck - why not).  I decided to take an online mixed media class from Christy Campbell Tomlinson called Winter Whimsy.  So fun - and I have not even had time to watch all the videos she created.

This is my first project I made -  it is a snowman (in case you did not know) - since I am not the most artistic person in the world - it is based on a snowman stamp from Stampendous - I just drew it out to my size.  The snowman is all paper pieces and then I painted over the snowman.  The scarf ended up being painted and then I added the stripes to it.  The background is all layers of paint and gesso and lots of rub ons - I collected rub ons for many years for my cardmaking and given many of them away but luckily there were some there I could use.  I used up this sheet of "Believe" and I think it had a date of 2003 on it - and you know rub ons sometimes hae their own mind - where the heck did that R come from.

My snowman makes me giggle - he makes me smile and I had so much fun making him - I stayed up until 12:30 at night doing him and I am lucky to make it to 10 at night.

Today I did a little watercolor tree - I am not a one layer card maker - so I need to go add some layers to it - I think - if you ever want to have fun - take a Christy's class.

I was a doubter about online classes - well - you do get your money's worth.  Actually I think you get more than your money's worth.  I have a full year access to this class - after the holidays - I think I will do more playing.  The online card classes I have taken - I have lifetime access.

I hope you had a smile also.  


Ivanka said...

Oh my goodness!!!!! That is just out of this world! I love it and I'm so glad you're having so much fun taking this class. I really, really have no such talent, so I will live vicariously through you!

Yolanda said...

He's super cute! I'm going to check out that class.

Yvonne B. said...

I'm so glad you finally posted the snowman, after all the teases! He is wonderful--I love him! This must be a really fun class and hopefully it was worth it to kind of wrech a sweatshirt! You will always remember this snowman when you look at this sweatshirt!! Thanks for sharing!