Friday, November 18, 2011

I cut my hair today!

Well..."I" personally didn't cut hairdresser Liz cut it. For several years now I have been wearing it in a smooth straight bob and I went in today and said...CHOP IT OFF!...I'm done with the straight iron, I want something simple, longish layers, blow and go that will work with my natural waves, but something I can still straighten to make look sleek and sophisticated if I want...and I brought pictures! I trust my dear Liz to tell me NO your hair won't do that but to my delight she said 'we can do that'.  I was excited! I was ready!

When all was said and done and my hair was lying on the floor I asked her if I thought she cut off a half pound! It certainly feels like a half pound lifted from my head and that might make a good weigh in at WW next week! LOL!!!! OMG...I can't even believe that thought entered my head! But I have been a little 'cheaty' this week, so if a half pound of hair makes up for the sodium laden chinese food I had...I'll take it! I don't know about you, but ONE meal of chinese food, even the slightest bit will tip the scale for me by about I avoid it as much as I can, but sometimes you just gotta live and enjoy a thai or chinese meal.

Okay...enough about my hair and salt issues...I have a FAB CARD to share today to go with our FAB SKETCH provided by our sketch queen Ebru. I don't know if I've said this, but she is really among one of the most thoughtful and generous people I have ever met and her sketches ALWAYS WOW me. We are so lucky to have her as part of our team. With that out of the way, I bring you Stamping Bella's Pia Puddingtop, one of my FAV holiday images.

I kept with my vintage theme that I've got going on lately and pulled out some non-traditonal paper...Basic Grey my inspiration. She was stamped on bella's BESTEST paper with memento ink and coloured with copic markers, and shaded with prismacolor pencils and gamsol.

These are the copics I used:
EOOO, OO, 11, 51, 53, 55, 23, 25, 27
G12, YG41, 45, 67, 99, Y15, YR 14
B32, 34, 37, CO, 3, RV 23, 34, 17, R85, 89

I finished off by sponging all my pieces with distress ink tea dye and vintage photo and adding glitter around the image. Now...I have had a couple questions about applying glitter, shading, etc and I do have some links on my sidebar to some pseudo-tutorials that I have done. I'm not in the tutorial business because I do have a day job but from time to time I may add something there so be sure to check it out because it may answer some of your questions. On the topic of tutorials, I've had a couple questions about how I journal on my AJ pages. If time permits this weekend I'll put together some pics (sorry no video!) on my processs and post them with my AJ Monday page.

Next week our challenge will be FREE FORM!!!!!!!!!! Let your creative juices flow, personally, I KNOW mine will be anothe xmas card! My stash is low sisters! VERY low!

'till next time, Linda


Bren said...

Linda, very very nice. The colors are warm and christmassy. The papers make it quite rich looking. And to think I passed that image up when I was purchasing yesterday. Hmm. Wonderful job though. Hope you enjoy the new "do".

frogers said...

Need pics of your new do for us in the South (Ga).
I'm so jealous of all you girls in Canada. Card looks good as usual.

dpkennedy said...

She's beautiful and I always enjoy your amazing creations...but I want to see your hair! You can go on about it like that and NOT show us :)

Karel said...

Beautiful card as always. I love all of your cards and your coloring is phenomenal. However it's not fair to tease us with the hairdo and then not show us~lol~especially for gals like me who are also contemplating a change in hairdo :)

Ebru Vatansever said...

Wow !!! this is one amazing card Linda, gorgeous colouring as always. Also you are too kind my friend, the feelings are mutual !!!

Ankie vd Polder said...

This is a nice one. Love those colors. Hugs and have a nice weekend, Ankie

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Linda.

Hugs Riet.xx

Dana White said...

Oh you need to show us!! Your card is stunning my friend

Linda Carson said...

Another STUNNING beauty!! We wanna see your new style....please!

Riet said...

So gorgeous card Linda,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Karen said...

Gorgeous card! So, are you gonna post a picture of your new hair cut? It sounds great.

paulatracy said...

I like her. That's all I have to say.


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