(Insert wailing and gnashing of teeth).
The challenges are flat-out amazing, as usual and I'm still having fun catching up. If you're playing along, you have all weekend to finish up - the deadline isn't until Monday night.
I hosted the very last challenge and holy cow are your cards for it beautiful already!! I can't reveal the challenge here, but you can head over to the site to see how you can see the details and play along!
Now today is ALSO Mix-Ability Friday, with Anna Wight as our hostess, and I combined her sparkly watercolor instructions with my DTGD challenge and I just LOVE the result!
First, I colored the flower from Bloom With Hope with my Viarco ArtGraf water soluble graphite, which has a beautiful shimmer. I love this stuff. I have a severe psychological aversion to regular graphite (non-colored) pencils - they completely freak me out, so this stuff is awesome, because I get that gorgeous grey tone and shimmer without touching an awful pencil. :) I added some clear Wink of Stella for some additional sparkle.
Of course, photographing it straight on steals all the sparkle, but here you can see the center, which I did a fun trick on. I used the end of my scoring stylus to pick up black acrylic paint and make little dots in the center of my flower. Fun & easy.
What are you up to this weekend? I'll be plotting my Unite & Excite event - SQUEE! and prepping for my Christmas Stamp-A-Stack - are you coming?
Don't forget, I'm doing my Unwind Retreat, Austin edition - at the end of the month as well. Space is limited, so this one is first come first served.