Welcome to the Order of the Opus Gluei!!!

New challenges every two weeks and open to YOUR interpretation - all art forms are welcome!

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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Challenge #212 - Thanksgiving in Canada!

Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving about six weeks ahead of their southern neighbors, the U.S. of A.  So, in honor of the people of Canada, the Opus Gluei is going to have a theme of:

Canadian Thanksgivin
and/or Red/White

If you are a Canadian, feel free to show us your ideas for the table, invites, cards, decorations, whatever you do to show your pride.   
American?  Well, get a jump start on your Thanksgiving plans. 
 Neither or not interested in creating with Thanksgiving in mind?  
Well then, be inspired by the colors RED/WHITE and show it to us!!!!!  Or how about using the MAPLE LEAF in your design?

Deena here:  we have our Thanksgiving next weekend and we will be attending and hosting a few Saturday, Sunday and on Thanksgiving Monday...crazy...but delicious...I felt these projects represent the harvest and the bounty on our tables and they will also be thank you cards for the hostesses and guests for our dinners...enjoy!


Chat Noir here, sneaking into the theme with some red and white because Australia doesn't celebrate Thanksgiving.......... but I have some lovely Canadian friends so I had no trouble using their national colours for my work this week.  I made some cards and added to my ATC collection too.


You have until October 18th to show us your creations by linking to your post in the comments below.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Challenge #211 - Birthdays, Birthdays, Birthdays

So let's start off the new season with a birthday...........and its a special birthday wish for our Poobah Deena, whose birthday is so very soon.  Wish we could all be there to celebrate with you!

Chat Noir here with two birthday cards for special events coming up....  It was my own private challenge to use colour instead of the usual black and white which characterises most of my work (what does that say about me I wonder??).
The darker card is a sort of gate-fold one turned on its side to flip down, and the whole thing came together around the ribbon which I love but find hard to match up.  The red card is much cheerier and owes its life to the Kaisercraft garland that I found on the desk.

Rosemary here - Happy birthday to Deena!  
I made a birthday card that also has a pocket inside perfect for tucking in a little money or a gift card.  I need to get proficient at these for Christmas as my nieces and nephews are getting to the ages where they really want gift cards. (sigh, now who will I pretend to be shopping for when I play at the toy store?)

Deena here:

Today is my birthday and that is why I chose this theme for our first project challenge back to the blog...we are having the best fall here and I can even wear capris on the last day of summer for my is like the mother nature just knew I needed a nice warm day for my birthday.
Now it's your chance to show us what birthdays inspire you to make.  Leave your link in the comments box and we'll drop by and see what you've been up to.  You have until October 4th officially, but late entrants are always welcome.  We Poobahs are like that!