I have an announcement today which makes me very happy. :-D After more than three years of playing the various challenges at The Outlawz, I've been invited to be on the DT of the Twisted Thursday challenge over there.
Today is my first 'official' appearance sharing this card for the challenge. Our theme is always "Anything Goes" and we have an optional twist each week, too. This week the twist is "Winter Sparkle for Christmas." Our fantastic sponsor is Stitchy Bear. They supplied images to the DT members but I used one which I already had in my own Stitchy Bear collection called "Winter Tree." Even though it's an older image, it's one which lends itself to Christmas or even just winter cards.
If you'd like to see the same image used by another DT which looks totally different, visit the Twisted Thursday challenge. If you haven't joined The Outlawz yet, now is a great time to do so. Joining is free and we have a different challenge every day plus they are adding a new Progressive Freebie challenge and you can get a new sponsor's image every challenge by signing up and then using it for an entry in the next challenge.
I have another close up photo and it's a much better view of all the sparkle.
It almost looks like Christmas lights, doesn't it?
I colored the image with ProMarkers and then added a very thin layer of Stickles "Diamond." I matted the image with various layers of dp and CS (all from the scrap bin) and finally added a dp from DCWV's Linen Closet stack, something I've had for nearly 2 years. That all went on the card front. I used dark blue cord, stamped the sentiment, and added the little blue snowflakes.
I hope you'll consider playing in our Twisted Thursday challenge this week. What better time to do that than when you have a four-day weekend? Yeah, right -- you'll all be out fighting the crowds for Christmas goodies, won't you? Not me, I refuse to do the Black Friday thing!
I don't fight crowds, I don't go anywhere near a department store or a big box store between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. I do my Christmas shopping during the first 8 or 9 months of the year, grabbing things whenever I find something perfect for a particular person and I'm usually done in August. Whatever may not have gotten done by then, I shop online. :-D Enjoy your holiday if you're in the US and have a wonderful weekend anyway if you're not. Happy Stamping. NanaConnie