I decided.......... to join Michelle Ward's Street Team. Each month she gives the team a challenge to do in their journals. This month it's "Braving the Elements". The challenge is to make paper snowflakes and use them in a journal spread incorporating various techniques we already know. First off, I couldn't remember how to make a paper snowflake (the best I could do was a heart), so I resorted to Google. You bet, there were several links to great instructions. I became absorbed with just that process (and this challenge was supposed to be completed in 60 minutes haha. No way I sort of squeezed it in when I needed an escape from my Photoshop class.) Techniques I used were monoprints, transparencies, dry brushing, rubber stamps.
I joined this group because I want to be more comfortable with working on a theme. I seem to freeze when given an assignment. So it's a stretch for me.
Just look what Chris did. You might also want to see what Michelle did. And Shonna, and Kim. These are only a handful. Be sure to spend some time on Michelle's blog . It is a smorgasboard of techniques with great images and how-to's If you're not doing anything constructive or even if you are, join us for some monthly fun.