Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Good Morning Sunshines!
Had a great first weekend in our new house! Got a lot done too. We sorted through the last of the boxes in the shed and found homes (permanent and temporary) for all of it. Made pancakes on Sunday morning and we even found time to do a bit of raking! Unfortunately Mother Nature was not as impressed as we were because in the wee hours of Monday morning a storm blew in and blew away all the leaves we'd painstakingly swept up! Oh, and as a welcoming gift, she left us with no power for four hours! Mother Nature: thank you for reminding us that we live in the country where we are not sheltered from these sorts of things anymore! Hmpft!
I've been asked to post more pictures of our new house, so I'll do that next week for you all. (I have to wait until the weekend when I'll be home when it's still daylight out - oh how I already miss day light savings!)
Ok, if you haven't seen this week's There She Goes challenge, here the low down: This week's featured (and fabulous) trendsetter, Angela Thomas is challenging us all to create a scene on our projects!
We look out over Surry Mountain every morning and with the leaves changing color, it's a sight to behold! So when deciding on which stamp set to use for this challenge, it was a no brainer for me. I pulled out Chris Dark's Autumn Mosaic set and painted my own little piece of Surry Mountain!
I stamped out the tree, then stamped the fence a few times and stamped the sentiment last. Then I cut my panel with the tree off to one side. (Sometimes it's nice to let the sentiment be the focal point!) Then with my reinekers and aquapainter brush, I watercolored the image, just as the sentiment suggested. ;)
The patterned paper is from Basic Grey's Pyrus Collection and I added just a little bit of rustic button twine for a little bit of detail.
To be eligible for the giveaway; you are to create a card that uses the provided sketch then come back to the TSG Blog to add your name and a link to your project in the InLinkz that is located at the bottom of this challenge post. This challenge is open until the winner has been announced on the following Monday (11-15-10). The winner will get a $5 gift certificate to use in the TSG Web store!
By participating in this challenge; you may also find yourself in the Trendsetting Spotlight that shines on the TSG Blog every Thursday. We will be on the look out to find challenge cards that stand out and show Trendsetting qualities. TSG stamps are not required to participate in the challenges but are appreciated :)
You do not need to have a blog to be able to participate in the TSG Challenges! You can simply add the URL link from your project after it has been uploaded to your online craft gallery. If you upload your card to an online craft gallery, please use the keyword TSG80 so we can check out your beautiful work!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a good one!