Today I went over to Helga's (of ARTchix Studio fame) for a little party for the fabulous Jackie's birthday. There were seven of us and we had lots of fun, some lovely munchies (including some amazing pumpkin cupcakes!), and best of all, we were let loose in the studio to make some ornaments with ARTchix supplies!
This is the card I made for Jackie:
And this is the front of the ornament I made at the party:
You can find these awesome hearts here: and the wings here. I started out by painting the wooden heart with red paint, then scribbled some black watercolour crayon over top (when the paint was dry) and smooshed it around with a damp paintbrush (yes "smoosh" is an art term - haha). Then I rubbed some gilding paste over the whole thing. Then a little more bling was added with some gold glitter glue.
And here's the back:
The back was covered with this great map from an ARTchix collage sheet (which was also used behind the woman's portrait in the "window".
What a lovely treat to get together with some very talented Chix for an afternoon of laughter and creativity!