Tuesday, February 8, 2011

February Creative Images Meeting

We had a light turn out last night for various reasons, all good, but we managed to elect out new officers (congratulations to new President Connie and to Holly, Connie’s Vice or Co-President, whichever works best for them) and to re-elect Tange as Secretary and Linda as Treasurer.  I have been elected, probably for life, as historian/photographer/blogger.  So, I’ll keep doing what I’ve been doing, taking pictures of all our cards and blogging them.  No scrapping, though. 

The February meeting was moved up a week so as to not be meeting on Valentines Day, the second Monday of the month .

First, some old business from the January shoebox swap.  Therese found her post card for the postal exchange.  Lovely.  Glad she brought it to share.

Therese's Post card

The February exchange theme was “Four Seasons.”  Everyone who came brought a card, so the treasury didn’t make any money last night!  Click on any picture to see detail, then hit back to return to this page.

First up, Ella’s card with lots of my favorite fussy cutting and watercoloring.  Love what she did with the Lattice embossing folder to make it look like burlap.


Connie put lots of embellishments on her card.  Lovely sentiment stamp.


Dani colored and punched these four seasonal elements for her card.  Love the dancing pig!


Helen used a favorite Earth photo to express her seasonal theme.  Brads were perfect touches.


Holly took these four solid images and stamped them in seasonal colors on a pre-embossed frame.  Very effective and easy-peasy.


My tree stamp came with the little clump of leaves stamp which I used to reflect the seasons.  I used white gel pen and glitter on winter quarter.


Lona sponged the sunset/sunrise on this Winter card.  A lovely impressionist look.


Therese die cut this elaborate window frame for her water colored seasonal images.


Pam used her markers to color these four seasonal arrangements.  Love the cardinal and bluebird.


Tange used lots of bling, glitter and a cute dragonfly charm on her Spring card.


It’s amazing that everyone came up with such different ideas for the same theme.  We do good work.

Helen had the project last night.  She had containers of bubble liquid (the kind kids play with) with about 8 drops of red reinker in each container.  We each had our own straw to blow bubbles, then dip a piece of glossy cardstock in the bubbles, repeating as necessary to get the effect we wanted.  They dried during the meeting, after which we assembled our Valentines similar to Helen’s sample.  Always great to learn something new.

Helen's Sample

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