THIS is the cover of the magazine that I have some art published in!! I was very excited when they contacted me to do a journal and card set early this summer. Onyx Expressions provided the stamp for us and we were to create! I used the Faux Designer Paper technique from the Technique Junkies newsletter for the background of the journal and the card. There are a lot of great card pieces in this issue and Lisa Sommerville from our Technique Junkie group is in there as well. You might consider grabbing a copy. It will be on the shelves around the 12th of October.
Below is a picture of the journal that I submitted. The card used the same image and background. It is hard to see on this small picture but I cut out and bumped up the socks, chair and Santa to give it more interest. I used a punch for the snowflakes. The base is one of those inexpensive journals from the school supply section of most stores.
Here is a little blurb from Crafts N Things to give you a teaser of what is in this issue:
Let Crafts 'n things® show you how to make the 2010 holiday season your creative best! Hand-crafted holiday cards and gifts, quick-and-clever ornaments and dazzling décor ideas abound in the December issue. Check out the Budget-Savvy Gifts section for a dozen handmade gift ideas that fit your budget and don't scrimp on style. You don't need to spend a fortune to make your loved ones feel treasured! Be sure to say "hello" to some of our cutest Christmas friends ever, including a houndstooth holiday bear, recycled sock penguins, festive snowmen to sculpt, stitch or sew, and, of course, a jolly St. Nick or two. Go directly to the top of Santa's "Nice List" when you give homemade decadent treats -- from heavenly cappuccino truffles to beautifully packaged chocolate chip banana bread, every morsel packs a dollop of holiday happiness. Love decorating for the holidays? Discover the secrets to creating sophisticated holiday décor on a shoestring, then invite the girls over for a special night of Christmas cookie painting in our Girls' Night In spectacular. Creativity and food -- who can beat that?! New this year, don't miss our special 30-Minute Ornaments showcase. Whatever your style, you're sure to find at least one special addition for your tree. Happy Holidays!