Saturday, December 10, 2016

Power and Spark - Sweet Treats

                                       
This month we are challenged to make something that will make a sweet treat for someone else.  I have made a tag to put on a hostess gift.  I used a new digital stamp along with a sentiment that I made into a label for the gift.  It was fun to color it in traditional Christmas colors and I also gave it a vintage look.  Love that with Christmas.  
Here is my project. 

 A closer look at the tag.
 Here is the label with a few holly and berries

Ingredients:  Ivory and Kraft card stock from Gina K Designs
digital stamp from Power Poppy along with the sentiment from Candy Cane classic.
Dies used are Simon Says Frames and Die-namics Stitched fishtail frame, and Poppy Stamps Stitched Holly Leaves and Berries.
Copic markers in R 24, R37, R89, YG97 and YG97, Antique Linen Distressed Ink

I will be entering this project in the Power and Spark Challenge You can find it here, and there is time to enter.  

Thanks for brightening my day with your comments. 



Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Mod Squad Challenge TREES and SNOW


I am hosting the challenge at the Mod Squad this week.  It is my last Challenge working with Gina K Designs as the sponsor.  Gina will continue to sponsor, but Judy Woodland will be showing you what she can do with the great and creative stamps that Gina provides.  I will still be hosting the challenges, but with a new surprise sponsor.  You will have to wait and see.

The challenge that I chose is Trees and Snow.  I pictured the quiet of the forest just after it had snowed and the moon has come out full.
I loved working with these stamps and did two cards.  Since I wanted a night scene, I made the first card from navy and blue.  This is the first one.

Then I kept thinking that it would look good in other colors and I went to my favorite Moonlit Fog paper and ink.  Why not a night scene with Moonlit Fog.  Perfect!

Here is that card


 Notice the matching envelope!  I die cut a circle of masking paper for the moon and placed it on my card stock. The snow hills were made with a curvy piece of paper and sponged with the Moonlit Fog ink, until I had several hills, Next I stamped the trees, and when back to make the shadows at the base of the trees.  Then I heat embossed the sentiment in silver embossing powder. Now the fun begins, I used acrylic white paint, watered down a bit and an old paint brush to splatter the snow all over the card.  Last, I took off the moon mask and sponged some yellow on it and a shadow on the snow of the moonlight.  I really like this version best.  It is a 6 1/2 X 5 inch card.
So now it is your turn to get going with trees and snow.  I am so excited to see what you come up with.  Remember, if you use Stamp TV products, you will have another chance to win the prize.

Thanks for brightening my day with your comments.  They are much appreciated.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Make It Monday #268: Double-Layer Tags

this will be a quick post today and this is a busy day for me, and I really should be betting dressed and out of the house soon.  I made these tags for the Make It Monday Challenge and I wanted to show them to you. 
I only have one PTI tag and I used that, but then my challenge button went to work.  I looked at other dies that I had that may make a tag.  I found one.
Here is the first tag.
I used the Book mark die and cut it twice.  Added the sentiment with Platinum embossing  and the jingle bells and holly. 

This is the challenge one
 Yes, the Garden Gate can make a great tag.  I just traced the gate so that I could have a solid back and used the gates at the top of the tag. Inside it says a gift for you and a big red bow, from Tinsel and Tags. 
I die cut a poinsettia from IO and added it to the front gate. 
Ok, Thanks for looking.  I will enter this in the Make It Monday #268 challenge
I do have to run off, but thanks for brightening my day with your comments.  

Friday, November 25, 2016

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

                            http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341c64e753ef016302de13ad970d-pi



                                         Blog hop inspiration

This is the inspiration photo for the Blog Hop which will take place on Nov. 25th.  I was inspired by the ornaments and the beautiful colors.  I really just went with that simple inspiration.
                                                            Here is the card that I did.
Using the Circle Doodle background stamp, I made my background with water colors.I used my Zig markers and a water brush, coping the colors in the photo.  Over the top of that, I die cut from silver paper, the PTI Dangle Stars die.  I added the words Merry Christmas from the same paper.  After all was glued in place, I added sparkly silver to the stars and the works. This card really has a sparkly shine to it.
I will be entering this in the PTI Blog Hop
I hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday with family.  I certainly did enjoy mine. 
Thanks for brightening my day with your comments.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Double D Challenge

TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS COLORS

 
This is the photo  inspiration for this challenge.  All of the traditional Christmas images that we associate with the holiday.  Therefore, traditional colors are the main theme of this challenge. 

Here is the card I did.
 
Card base is Gina K Designs White heavy card stock, then a layer of Cherry Red.  I stamped the holly from Power Poppy, Holly Golightly stamp set, all around the edge, black Memento ink.  They are colors with copic markers.  The berries have red sparkly stickles on them. 
The sentiment is from Gina K, Holly Jolly stamp, as well as the black gingham ribbon.   I got a traditional Christmas card.  
 I will also enter this card in this challenge: 



Thanks so much for stopping by, your comments brighten my day.