As summer quickly approaches in the Northern hemisphere we are bidding adieu until next spring to tulips, daffodils, crocus, iris, lily of the valley, and other flowers that bloom in springtime.
There are other images we associate with spring as well; lambs, bunnies, soft pastel shades in our flowers, trees, and grass. Soon, the gardens and lawns will be lush - and that's so very summer - everything is rich and saturated with color. Each season has its iconic images that evoke strong memories, and they aren't always nature-driven.
When you think of autumn, don't you immediately conjure visions of warm wooly comfort and firesides? Winter and bright twinkling Christmas lights and beautiful trees or soft snowflakes?
We are asking you to channel those into your project.
Rosemary here - late late late
I love Christmas and can make something for Christmas just about any time of the year (so why do I never have cards made to send out - hmmmm). Anyway, my seasonal icon is presents - they're rather synonymous with Christmas and who doesn't love a present?
This is an explosion box album because when you take off the lid and the little slide around the box - it flops open to show the insides. Cute huh?
I thought so, and this is going to be fun to fill with photos and embellishments.
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Jana here - I used a set of Stampin' Up stamps to make a set of cards. I made each card a different design. But used the same colors for the images. Why? You ask. Well, I recently find myself the owner of more copic markers. And it just so happens that I have 2 of each of these markers. So? You say. I am offering these up for a give away. Right here on OPUS GLUEI. All you have to do is follow the directions on the bottom of this post to get your name in the drawing.
Anyway, here is the set of cards I made. I was really surprised that I could use these four colors on ALL four seasons and have them look appropriate. (The fifth marker is a blender pen.)
GIVE AWAY GUIDELINES:
1. Make a project for this week's challenge and link to it.
2. Visit each of our blogs and leave a comment.
Jana's and Rosemary's
3. Extra entry for being a follower of OPUS GLUEI, Jana's Blog and Rosemary's Blog. (one extra entry for each blog you follow)
4. Leave a comment letting us know that you did #1-#3.
1 - Copic Markers - Blender Pen (0), Cool Gray No. 1 (C-1), Sand (E33), Moss (YG67) and Cardinal (R59) (Markers have NOT been used.)
2 - Assortment of goodies. Papers, doo-dads, ribbons, etc... (Randomly picked from my stash. They'll be fun things, I promise.)
What are you inspired to create this week?