Sunday, July 22

birdie lights...


This was a collection of  three stamp sets by Paper Smooches.
The card is white card stock.
Using anther piece of card stock I die cut the snow drifts with the die from “Borders 1”.
I used that and Distress hickory smoke ink to sponge in the sky.
I also used that piece to draw the snow drifts with a fine line black pen.
With the pole stamp from “Swanky Snowdudes” I stamped two of them with StaOn jet black ink.
Next I used the small light from “All Yule Need” and the StazOn to make the row of lights.
I drew the “cord” with the black pen.
The bird from “Swanky Snowdudes” was the last to be stamped with the StazOn.
Then it was time to color them all with Prisma pencils, artist stumps and Gamsol.
To make the lights I drew the color out with the stump and Gamsol.
Finally it was time for the verse from “Christmas Sampler” using the StazOn.

more non-traditional colors...


During the beginning of the summer I went to MFT Stamps Summer School.
The first class showed how to get the most of your...
This card shows using the top third of the card.
The base card is white card stock with two opposing corners rounded with the EK Success large corner rounder.
The verse and image, MFT Stamps “Jingle All the Way” were stamped using StazOn jet black ink.
The coloring, to match the challenge, was done with Prisma pencils.


beary Christmas...


Carrying on with the Christmas theme I decided to have a “beary Christmas”.
The base card is white card stock.
The red linen card stock is die cut with MFT Die-namics “Inside & Out Stitched Square STAX”.
The smaller green and white polka dots squares are die cut with one of the smaller dies in the set.
On another piece of white card stock I stamped three bears from MFT Stamps “Bitty Bears” as well as the verse from the same set.
They were colored with Prisma pencils and cut out, the verse was cut with MFT Die-namics “Stitched Oval Word Window”.
All were glued to the card front.


oh, deer...


The room didn’t inspire me but the sketch did!
The base card is kraft card stock.
I trimmed out a layer of red polka dot and applied it to the card.
Then a strip of red linen card stock.
White card stock was die cut into a circle and embossed with the Sizzix snowflake embossing folder.
The deer from MFT Stamps “Jingle All The Way” I die cut and then using my Misti I stamped the image from the set with StazOn jet black ink and colored it with Prisma pencils.
To finish I used a verse from the set and stamped it with the StazOn.


pastel elf...


Not everyone likes the traditional red and green for Christmas.
I thought it would be fun to take some of the color challenges between now and the holidays and use them in a different way!
This is a white linen card with the elf and ornaments from MFT Stamps “Santa’s Elves”  stamped with StazOn jet black ink and colored with Prisma pencils.
The verse from MFT Stamps “Dashing By” was stamped with the StazOn.