...yikes! I don't know about you but... I do have a little comfort zone (ok, more of a big one) around me. I know what I like, I like what I know and all that. So. There I was, demo-ing away the other Sunday at Birds in the Barn, playing with all things Xmassy and of course, because I do have said comfort zone, all things Xmassy were indeedily, red and green. Then a lovely lady says "can you do something in turquoise for me please?" Ahahaaaa, erm... of course *gulp* I can, I says. I then went and had a little fit of the vapours whilst I panicked about doing all things Xmassy and...erm... turquoise! But, not to be beaten by a little thing such as doing the wrong colours for Xmas, I took the holly by the horns and cracked on. And... I hate to admit this... I rather enjoyed doing something turquoise... and I faffed and fiddled ... until I realised that actually, my tag had no resemblance to Xmas at all... At all indeed! Never mind, I shall try again, I says to meself....
And I came up with this matchbook. Tis one of those cut from the Alterations Matchbook die... I haven't got the die but Janet had kindly diecut some for me to play with. And a lovely lady who was sitting yakking with me says... "can you use bright pink and purple please?" Ahahaaaaa, erm... of course *double gulp* I can, I says. So out came the Dylusions Sprays... I happen to be in lurves with them anyways which always makes it easier to use... still... bright colours! Yikes!!! And off I went, making something... erm... Xmassy from bright pink and purple... ok, so there's very little resemblance to anything Xmassy on this little creation... check out Jo Firth-Young's TOTESAMAZEBALLS new stamp designs though, the baubles (lurking at the top) and the writing... I loves them all...and wanted to buy some to come and live in the Room of Stash but... there were none left! I shall be scouring yonder internet looking for them later btw. Anyways... adding a big old blousey rose made this look even less Xmassy... well, the thought was there, it just got lost in translation!
Anyways... I was sitting there and I thinks, "I am not letting this get to me, I shall make something Xmassy right now, using bright colours...." And I made this! I know, not a smidge of bright about it... I have come to the conclusion that me and bright just don't mix... and me and bright and all things Xmassy really don't mix.... see, stepping out of your comfort zone ain't all it's cracked up to be you know... really... it isn't... ahem!
Right, I shall away... I have just one last thing to share... if you haven't seen already of Facebook... I had a smidge of a mishap yesterday afternoon. Well, I have been known to do things a bit...erm... wrong... but this one took the biscuit. I was using Sail Boat Blue Colorwash Spray... and I couldn't get the blighter to spray. I was pressing and pressing and pressing and nothing, not even a smidge. So, I thinks, look and see if there's any air coming out of the spray... knocking said spray thingy onto the desk to loosen it a bit, I turned the nozzle to face me and pressed... and ended up with a full on Braveheart make-over. Quite! It has more or less washed off my chops but...erm... the fringe? Well, I think blue is my colour... it will not budge! So the motto of today's post is... when you step out of your comfort zone, be sure to remember to bring your common sense back with you when you step back inside it!
With that... I shall say... thanks for looking... TTFN!