Kerry: Since it is the month of fresh and shiny new starts I'll choose something shiny
Cheryl: in the same vein as kerry, since you might wish to turn over a new leaf in the new year, let's have something to do with books
Misty: stenciling or masking
Jolanda: Use some charms
Ashley: have some negative space
Celina: Use silver or gold
Marie: Use Stickles
Kat: bubble wrap
I used 5 out of the 8 pickys. My shiny item(s) are the mirrors. I masked part of my broken up title. For charms, I used a lock & key, a TH tag and a black pendant. I have quite a bit of silver items and a couple gold safety pins. I put black Stickles on my arrow.
This page was made using the January "Escape" kit from Scraps of Darkness. This is my example for the Skeleton's Challenge over at SOD, about friendships. Obviously, mine aren't so great, hence the depressing page I made. I did some heavy inking and painting to the Authentique paper to create more of a darker side. The title can go two ways, either avoid (meaning avoid friendships) or void (for emptiness and hurt). I did some journaling to put inside the G45 envelope, which reads: "I can make friends easily enough, but keeping them is another story. I have been hurt too much by 'best friends'. I decided not to allow anymore into my heart, to hurt me. Therefore, it has been sad and lonely, but I am better off without." Photo-Nov 2011 Journal-Jan 2012
That is why I enjoy the virtual world of friendships more. And I am grateful for those I can call friend and share the art of scrapbooking with. Real life 'friends' have been very hurtful.