Well, as another month draws to a close and The Friesen Project gets ready to move onto the next book...I present one more little project. If I sound off a week, I am! Normally, Kater's Acres who by now you should all know is hosting this project (click on the right sidebar for more info)reviews a Christi Friesen book the first Friday of each month & presents mini tutorials on the 2nd thru 4th Fridays. I attempt the project & show it off a week later, hence the week behind. This week Katie provided a great pdf to make a sea-themed journal cover. Not having a use for this right now, I decided I'd do something else. But, what???
First, let me tell you how I am off by a month...remember my mindset is that this is the last project that was actually explored last Friday (March 29) so I'm thinking it is the end of March, not the beginning of April. Still with me? Good!
I paid a visit to my friend, Gloria's, blog, New End Studio and saw her post about a monthly challenge using a (nice) four-letter word as artistic inspiration, than posting on the last Friday of the month. Catching on yet?
The four letter word that inspired me was "read"--something I do everyday...while walking on the treadmill, while eating lunch, sometimes at night in front of TV, and sometimes even while working of a project I have been known to listen to a book on CD! While flipping through Christi's Under The Sea book, I came across a perfect project that fulfilled the last week of that book's exploration and Gloria's challenge. Only to find that Gloria's first challenge is actually April 26 the last Friday of this month!
I don't think I have been getting enough sleep, LOL! Without further ado and with apologies to Gloria for "jumping the gun" (I just got so excited!) here is my four letter word inspired/Under The Sea 4th project:
I created bookmarks out of a thin sheet of clay, embossed a fish & some coral, outlined them in black permanent marker & then added lots of pearl-ex power for color. The really nice thing about this clay is that thin sheets stay rather flexible--not that I would recommend bending them, however. So why did I make two? One for me...and one for you!
If you would like to win the book mark on the right with the pink & turquoise ribbons trimmed with sea shells & beads, just leave a comment below. I will draw the winning name next Thursday, April 11.
Have a happy, creative weekend everyone!