Welcome to the Order of the Opus Gluei!!!

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

Come and play with us!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Challenge #197 - Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!!!!

Poobah Deena wants you to be influenced by SNOW in all its forms:

(There's plenty of ways to look at SNOW)

So, the theme is:

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!!!!

Electra  here.  I used digital stamps and collage sheets from Gecko Galz, and made something that could have come from the North Pole!

Deena here:
Brrrr...with all the snow storms in the States and the cold weather here, I thought snow men would be a good idea with this challenge...I like the way these two projects turned out the same but completely different by adding some background paper....

Chat Noir here, and I have to tell you, snow is a foreign concept in my part of the world!!  But I can imagine, so I put myself in my favourite childrens book ("The Snowman" by Raymond Briggs) and dreamed a little.  These snowflakes are drifting down in the night sky, glittering in the moonlight and shining like jewels.

and now its your turn....
So from now until December 13th, we want to see what you make of SNOW.

Just create and then add your blog post link below in our comments!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Challenge #196 - Reflection

Poobah Rosemary here and for this fortnight's challenge I want you to consider:


It's nearly the end of the calendar year and that brings a slew of festive holidays -  in the United States we are almost at Thanksgiving, a time of reflection on the blessings in our lives, other countries have their Thanksgiving holidays earlier in autumn, and then there is Christmas and New Years and we find our thoughts considering what we've done, where we're going, etc.  So, you can look at the challenge that way and perhaps you've learned a new craft, tried a new technique, or have changed a habit, whatever.  Or you might look at the term REFLECTION literally and share with us a craft or art piece that has a reflective quality.

That's the beauty of our challenges, you aren't constricted by us, only your imagination.

Deena here:  this card is my idea of a reflective card...shiny and bright with lots of 3-d the girl is reflecting on something dreamy in the image I think I may have hit both aspects of the challenge :)

Electra  here;  I love reflections.  And I love making digital art.
So I made this...

Rosemary here again and I'm sharing an art journal page of recent reflections and all the different stamps of faces just lent themselves to the process.

So, put on that thinking cap and create art!  We would love to see where your muse takes you on this challenge.

Share a link in the comments to your blog post.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Challenge #195 - TREAT Yourself!

Per our Opus Gluei Poobah Electra:

Today is my darling daughter's birthday. Be selfish.  Make 

something for yourself that is for you alone.  Something

 special. Something you've been wanting to make, and 

maybe will display in your home, so you will smile often 

when you see it. 

so....."Treat yourself"

Chat Noir here with FINALLY something finished and out of the UFO corner....I've been moving this box from one side of the bench to the other for long enough so today it has a new lease of life.  The paper is one I've been keeping for something just like this.  It reminds me of so many things and its just right for my new desk.

Its my sort of treat, what's yours?

Electra here:

I love Minions.
LOVE Minions!
I have a few little minions on my desk at work and
for some time now I have to wanting to make something
with Minions in it.
So that is what I did.

and a closeup for those of you who do not know what Minions are:
OK, now you know.  I love Minions.

(CN - so THATs how the clock works...)

Deena here: I am in love with Electra's minions....those are soooo super cute!  Wow....I love sentiment stamps...LOVE them...and I love wood grain paper...just can't get I made myself this little inspirational card to look at on my desk at work....should replace the hallowe'en one I put up a couple of weeks ago...just need to shove it in a frame and voila...done...and then it is still ready to give away when I am done looking at it :)

Rosemary here and I look at my scrapping time as my treat to myself.  I went away with girlfriends last weekend to do just that and what did I scrap?  Well, one of our previous get togethers!  BUT, it inspired me and recharged my batteries enough to get myself scrapping when I got home and I've started a December album (not a daily, I just am not that thrilling even at Christmas) for me to fill up as we fill in our calendar with events!


You have until November 15 to share your artistic work with us here in the comments.  Just link to your blog post.

We look forward to seeing you treat yourself right!