Hi Guys, so my first day back at work proper was Monday 6th, probably like a lot of folks, and I now feel that Christmas was a whole other year ago – oh wait – it was!
Happy New Year All!
Now I know I posted something on my blog yesterday, so that is officially my first blog post of 2014, but to tell you the truth I wrote it, and made the project, the week before Christmas and this is actually my first make of the year.
I’m really looking forward to all the creative possibilities of 2014 and I hope you are too. I’ve definitely got that New Year feeling happening and hoping that it lasts at least through to the end of January if not further. I think that key for me this year will be getting a bit of life balance back and not burning myself out with some mad deadlines.
I kind of found myself in a bit of a cycle of deadline chasing followed by exhaustion, so this year I’m going to work harder on not being such a workaholic – did you see what I did there? Work harder at not being such a workaholic – yeah, ok, I didn’t say I was going to work harder on being a comedian did I? Cut me some slack!
Ok, so how about the first make of 2014? It is for Creative Expressions and we have a very feminine-themed DT packet this month with the Umount Antique Dressform stamp set. So I’ve put on my female hat on and pinked out with my first DT make.
My original intention was to make an ATC but then I decided that the ATC would look better mounted on a card and so a card it became.
You might not be able to tell, but I’ve actually stamped the dressform in Ranger Archival Cobalt ink. The words are stamped with the Ranger Archival Rose Madder ink and the darker pink edging uses the Ranger Archival Plum ink.
I’ve added shading and details with coloured pencils and layered it all with 3D-foam onto a Kraft card, I love the leaf detail on this stamp.
Well first make of 2014 done and first blog post (well second) of the year sorted. Hoping that you keep that New Year buzz for as long as you can.
Catch you later.
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This is lovely Kim.
Happy New a Year Kim. Lovely card, gorgeous colour and I love the kraft backdrop. Tracy x
This shows how versatile ATCs are, quick to make and great as toppers.Angela x
I think Rose Madder has gone on my wish list 🙂 lovely card Kim
Yup, you've just added Rose Madder to my wishlist too – and it looks so cool with the Plum (already have that one thankfully!) against the kraft.
Good luck with working hard at not working so hard… and a belated Happy New Year!