Monday, October 13, 2014

Ugly Sweater Season is Coming!

Happy Monday,

Have you ever heard of an Ugly Sweater Christmas Party?  They are becoming more and more popular.  Connor and I were invited to our first one a few years ago.  We had a great time. We just received an invitation to go to one this year ( I can't believe the Christmas madness is already starting!).  

Some people buy ugly sweaters at Goodwill or other second-hand stores.  You can also make your own. We just received an invitation to go to one this year ( I can't believe it!).  Below are some pictures from a past party.   Our outfits were ugly, but our friends take the cake!  How embarrassing, they showed up to the party wearing the same sweater!  Connor and I are going to have to work a little harder this year if we are going to keep up with them.

I love that stamps are keeping up with Popular Culture.  They released this stamp set to help us celebrate Ugly Sweater Christmas Season!

It was harder than I thought to make her sweater Ugly.  I still wanted to incorporate red and green, but needed something that clashes with those colors.  The color combo I settled on is one that I use to create "gold".  I just added more Y26 than I normally would.   Play with it until you find something that works for you.

Copics used:
Red: R14, R24, R29, R39
Green: G20, G21, G24, G28
Yellow: Y00, Y17, Y26--Yuck!!
Black: N9, N7, N5,
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Purple: BV04, BV02, BV00, BV000
Shadows: N3, N1, 0
I used an exact-knife to cut a little slit by her arm.  You can slip the sentiment in this slot.  I love the look of it.  I can't wait to try this technique on a few other cards!

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