Thursday, April 30, 2015

April Color challenge and a new edition!

Hi folks!  I can't believe April is almost over, we finally have some beautiful weather here in Minnesota, which means allergies are in full swing, but that doesn't stop me being outside soaking in the lovely weather.  It also means finals are coming up at school.  I'm working on my masters in business.  So the last couple of weeks crafting time has been a bit lacking.  But the biggest thing keeping me out of my studio is the newest addition to our family!

Last winter my hubby and I lost our beautiful pup Jewel.  It has been very lonely without the big furry lump taking up whatever available floor space there was in my studio.  So last week my oh so wonderful husband surprised me with a new puppy!  Meet Cheyenne, a 9 week old german shepherd lab mix-at least they think.  She was a rescue so we aren't entirely sure what she is, how old she is, or how big she'll get.  But she has us wrapped around her little paw already.  

Before she settled in and turned our lives upside down, I did have a chance to get the new color challenge done for Lindy's Stamp Gang.

When I was working on this month's challenge, it was cold and rainy out so the colors were the perfect pick me up and had me longing for the sunshine.  Which was the inspiration for my journal this month.

The colors this month were a bit of a challenge since I'm not a big yellow fan and found out I didn't have any yellow Lindy's.  First on my gessod journal pages I used hydrangea blue and creme brulee cream with my gelli plate.  I used the Tim Holtz ray stencil with some yellow luminart paint.  I sprayed the same two colors on torn tissue paper and glued them down using gel medium over the background.  

Once that was dried I used heavy gesso for the clouds; topped off by a couple of water colored-with a touch of white gelato-balloons and some sequins.  

Working on this spread really made me realize that I need more alpha stamp sets, I used two Lawn Fawn sets and while I like the look it wasn't quite what I had in mind.

Overall I am happy with the end result and had a lot of fun using this month's colors!  Even happier with the new little addition who's already left little paw prints on our hearts.  Thanks for taking a look!