First week in the office and life is starting to assume MACH3 speed again, gone are the lazy days of the Holidays!
CSI was launched on 6 January and got a flying start! really such a fantastic thing with more than 300 people checkin out the site that first day!
While I still had some spare time last weekend, a made a little something for the Once Upon A Sketch 1 January 2012 challenge. First the prompt and Nadia's lovely sketch:
Journalling Criteria/theme: New Years Eve!
Our theme this time is New year's Eve. We would like you to journal about your feelings around this time of year, or tell us about your most memorable New Year's Eve. Where were you? Who were you with? What did you do? Why is this one memorable? Note: the photo that you use for this challenge does not have to necessarily be from New Years Eve. For example, if you spent New Years Eve with your family you can have a photo of your family taken ANY time of the year.
Remember that you are allowed to also create a card or altered project based on this sketch and instead of the journalling criteria you need to use a quote.
You must combine our journalling criteria/theme with this sketch.
Here it is, my Thankful page:
The dotted dark mauve backing paper is from Swedish Maja Design's Let's Have Coffee collection and the rest is from Australian Meg's Garden that I have written about so often of late. They are the January sponsors over at The Color Room.
The photo is not mine, I found it on internet, but it still evokes that happy festive feeling. I actually prefer pink champagne to any kind of wine, just love the fizzy bubbles! lilac matting is also from one of the Maja Design papers. Silver figure 2011 is from American Crafts, a bunch of silver and clear stick pins, a music note piece from DA that I've chalked black. Flowers from Prima.
These birdies are just way too cute and I fussy cut to my heart's content with these papers. Love the bright and vibrant colours of the pinks, fuchsias, reds and dark blue, mauves and purples.
Hubby and I have spent so so many New Year's Eves doing all sorts of fantastic things, really splashing out and having the full monty of both black tail, tuxedo and dark suit. Celebrating in really grand style in many places.
However, as the journalling says, the most memorable one was the one we just had. We spent it at home, together. Instead of making promises for the year to come, we talked about our dreams and plans. It was an emotional evening as we also talked about everything that had happened, both good and not so good, in the year that we were about to leave behind.
We have so so many things to be thankful for, and it's those things that make our life a cornucopia.
I moved the horizontal element in the sketch a bit further up. Here I have used different strips of German scrap and misted them in different hues of lilac and purple. Under it can be seen another layer of stamping.
Thank you so much for popping and having a peek! Wish you a lovely rest of the week!
Cheerio! xoxoxo Eila