Thursday, July 25, 2013

O' Christmas Tree

Good evening. I have two post to share with you tonight. The first is for the new challenge over on the ABC Christmas Blog where our new theme that started yesterday is

O Christmas Tree
Our fab sponsor this time is: Bugaboo Stamps
 One lucky Random winner will win 7 Digi images for their choice
This is the card that just did not want to come together, funny as when I look at it now it seems simple enough. The image is from a Hero Arts set that I had picked up last holiday season. It has been embossed in white and then I have used Perfect Pearls to add some colour, up close it has a gorgeous shimmer.
The problem was the layout of the card, this image is quite large and really stood out on its own so I didn't want anything too fussy but when I was trying to pair it up it just kept fading into the bold papers. Finally I have found a layout that works and I have added just some dimensional glitter to decorate the tree and finish it all off.
I hope that you will join us for our challenge. I look forward to seeing your beautiful Christmas Trees.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

No Embellishments

Good Evening, I hope that you have been having a wonderful summer.  I completely forgot to post my card on my blog last week so I am here with a little reminder about the current ABC Christmas Challenge. Not to worry if you haven't got a card made yet as you still have one more week to join us.
The theme of the challenge is
'N is for NO Embellishments'
You can go CAS if you like...but just make sure you keep well away from all of the 'frilly' stuff...that means:
No gems or pearls
No ribbon or lace
No brads or flowers
No charms or twine
No beads or dew drops
No pins or card candi
No buttons or bells!
Or anything else you can think of!

But you CAN use glitter, Stickles, flocking etc
Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is

Please visit the store and browse Stamp Fairy’s wonderful images.  We hope Stamp Fairy’s images inspire YOUR creativity.

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For my card, I opted to just have a play and get inky. I dug into my Hero Arts stamps to find a couple that I had not played with before and started inking them up. 
The background was done with Distress inks and water on watercolor paper to get that soft subtle look and then I have used a darker distress ink and some sparkle embossing powder to stamp the snowflake on top. It is hard to see in the photo but this card really shimmers in the light.
I may need to make a series of these as this one is really pretty and it will be so great to pop in the mail.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Lets Get Wet at Stamp and Create with Magnolia

Good evening, I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend. I have just come home from the city after having gone with my mom to see the musical production of Cats. I had always wanted to see this one and it was wonderful. If you get the chance to see it I would recommend that you go.

Tonight I am here to share with you the card that I have made for the current challenge at
Stamp and Create with Magnolia which started yesterday. The theme this go around is
Lets Get Wet
 For my card I have used Pearl Tilda which Lacey currently has in stock in the store. I have masked her with the oyster shell and then coloured her up to match the watery blues of a card base that I had put together some time ago.
 These two images combined make up a rather large image and they easily became the focal point of the card which allowed me to keep the embellishments to a minimum. I have added only a simple shimmery bow and a resin corner which reminded me of the surf to finish it all off.
I do hope that you will join us with your own watery creations. There have been so many wonderful watery Magnolia images and I look forward to seeing what you create.