After a bit of pondering, some blog post reading, message board chatting, and some serious convos with the hubbs, I took the plunge and signed up for another Shimelle class. Oh, wait! Who am I kidding?!?!?! I had enrolled in Learn Something New Everyday faster than you can type "Shimelle." I mean really - it costs $15, it includes lifetime membership, 30 prompts, a forum full of crafty peeps... what is not to like? HELLO!
Now, if you are wondering why you haven't signed up for this yet, it's not too late :) I would love to see you in class.
One of the best parts is seeing the various takes on this month-long project. There are scrappers who are incorporating the daily prompts into their Project Life, people doing regular 12x12, lots of mini-book action and even some art journals. So inspiring.
Me? I decided to use a SMASH Book. Sort of. I am thinking I could have a little more fun with this if I deconstructed it. After all, sometimes the best way to learn something new is to take something apart. So, let's go for it!Nothing a pair of scissors can't handle...
Time for the real fun to begin! Gesso, anyone?
Ahhh - the dreaded drying time...
OK, now that it is (mostly) dry, perhaps some white acrylic paint and this fun little stencil will be neat:
And in fact it is! Hooray!
More drying time. Oh bother. While I impatiently wait on that, I peruse my stash for lots of gorgeousness to work from to make my mini over the course of September. I have decided on a red, aqua, and lime green palette consisting of some SMASH pages and Echo Park with a bit of Crate and Lily Bee thrown in the mix:
All dry. Now we mist and dab, mist and dab....
Time for some patterned paper fun. I LOVE this sheet from Crate and I am rationalizing my use of map paper on this by thinking that learning something new everyday will be a journey. Get it? Map? Journey.... Works for me!
Oh, yeah - and some gorgeous flowers don't hurt either (I might have hit the floor when I saw these in Michael's last week. And I may or may not have bought 3 packs):
Some washi, twine and a title....
Now I am all set to Learn:
And make a pretty mini:
Filled with fun:
I already have days 1-5 in this bad boy!
I will be back later in the month to show you more!
Now, pardom me while I go learn something...