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Sunday, January 3, 2016

Challenge #218 S-t-r-e-t-c-h yourselves............

It's 2016....
Happy New Year everyone!!!!!!! 

....and welcome back to the 
cheerfully untidy world that is 

Opus Gluei. 

Lets make the most of the extra day this year and have a long and happy crafty calendar, starting with some s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-s......of the creative kind (though you can stretch out on the couch if that's more your style) to ease into the year.  


Use some of this glorious holiday time to try out that idea you saw on Pinterest, raise a favorite skill up on a new technique that looked so easy, stretch that brain and amaze yourself (and us too).  We might just get the chance to finish something from the too hard basket.....

So, let's see what our Poobahs made to inspire you!

Deena here: my stretch is to try and make 500 cards this year...I want to donate to our local mission for the homeless and have sold many of my Christmas cards this goal it so locally sell 250 cards to donate $1000 to local charities in our's hoping it all goes well...I had this really old kit hanging around and tweaked it a little to pump out a few simple cards to get in the spirit:

Rosemary here and after a long dry spell of creativity I've decided I'm going to try to do an Index Card a Day as my own personal 2016 challenge.  So, here's my first three days.  With my Posca paint pens...

Chat Noir here, and I'm a work in progress.....  Every time I see a pile of wooden shapes (mine are from kaisercraft), I buy some and carry them home, my head filled with ways to turn them into little works of art.  The reality is a lot less productive, so this challenge is made for me, if only I can channel some of those long lost ideas.

....and I remember now how long it takes to achieve the finish I like..... smooth..... glossy..... Oh well, I've made a start, and I promise to finish them and make good on the one resolution I made this year: no more UFOs lurking in the studio.

I promise to add to this post as they progress.  

Now lets see what you s-t-r-e-t-c-h yourself to do.  Link us to your blog post in the comments below and remember that we love all takes on our themes, be it literal or figurative or completely on your own tangent.  You have until January 17th to share your beautiful crafty goodness with us!


Hazel said...

My canvas is here x

Borqna said...

Good luck!

Unknown said...

Here is one from me :D

Yogi said...

happy new year BIG GRIN
Here's my contribution:
have a great day