Jan said "So that there is some continuity don't use brights. Keep with traditional Christmas colors. Do these in a distressed Tim Holtz style." So I am staying with earthy colors, tearing edges, sponging and making them look "distressed". I don't have many TH products, he uses a lot of clunky metallic stuff and I am more sissified. I think as long as they are "old" looking that will be the look Jan is looking for. I like it when I get things that show the personality of the person who made them. I can almost recognize some of them without seeing the names on the back.
I have expanded my skills. I can now forget what I am doing while I am still doing it.