I have some absolutely wonderful news to share with you - we have a delightful and very talented young lady joining us here in the CLASSroom. I believe that you will be as excited about this news as we are! BUT I thought if I posted it this morning you might think it is just an April Fool's joke. It really isn't!!! So instead of just telling you I'm going to have you play a little guessing game as to who will be joining us - following are seven FUN FACTS to aid you in your guesses:
- I couldn't believe this one - LOL - she lived on a sailboat for a period of time,
- not only has she lived on a sailboat, but she has also lived in five different states,
- we met at Summer CHA 2007 and have been friends since that time,
- she has had a painting in a museum,
- she has a whimsical style and creates playful designs,
- she is a twin,
- now the hint of all hints... both twins married a Hughes
Post your guesses as to whom you think the following hints refer to in the comments section below and we will use the Random Number generator to select a winner. Hmmm, what will you win? Well... how about the new "Collage Elements by Kim Hughes!" Be certain to stop in and leave your comment by midnight April 2nd with your guess and we will make our big annoucement and post the official result on April 3rd! If you have this simple guessing game figured out, be certain to leave a welcoming comment (insert big grin!)
Now on to this month's SOM creation.
Sweet peas... I LOVE flowers and have grown these beauties in my garden for many years when I was able to be an avid gardener. I would sit my little ones in the flowers and take their pictures. I am going to have to hunt up some of those photos and scrap them. They bring back such fond memories.
I crave spring! So once again I have selected a beautiful floral for this month's image.
This image can appear tricky to color when you first look at it, but when broken down it is easy to achieve a beautiful look. The combination of this image with the Basic Grey Porcelain collection provided such a soft, elegant look.
The key to coloring this image is to begin with a light color. Use that color to "locate" your buds and foliage. I used Copic markers R11, RV11 and YG00 to determine the placement of my colors. It was important for me to have Karen's colored image open help me determine the flower petals from the foliage.
To complete coloring the image I also used the aid of Google and looked up an image of Sweet Peas on the internet. I loved the soft watery look of this image and so I used my Copic T series markers (T3 and T1) along with the colorless blender to create the watery shadow.
To add to the "vintage" effect of this image I used Crackle Accents on the vase. Accents of Spica pink glitter pen were added to the floral petals.
This month we have changed up the packaging a little. Many of you have been truly enjoying the mixed packs of Memory Box notecards and envelopes, so we have paired up the Porcelain paper and buttons with a special combination of notecards - Sweet Corn, Peach Fuzz, Peony, Peapod and Vanilla Bean! We hope that this wonderful combination leads to some beautiful creations in your studio!
Don't forget to leave your comments below - read those clues carefully and leave your guess below - right or wrong you are still eligible for this wonderful Kim Hughes set!