Wednesday, 7 December 2016

SPDMIU26 - For You!

This poor little elf has something just for you and it looks heavy! This card is for this week's SugarPea Designs Mix It Up challenge, where anything goes!

I used Merry Makers and Wanderlust, as well as the rectangle die from Birthday Journal Card. I coloured some polka dots onto the present by using a black thin-tipped marker. I matted my focal image on some stripes from the Happy Holidays Patterned Paper Collection. I added some little stars in the corner.

I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

AJVD Poinsettias

Today, I'm teaching a class at my neighbour's Seniors' Christmas party (see below for the class card). I couldn't bear to throw out the off-cuts and made this week's main card from the scrap. Head over to A Jillian Vance Design for more details!

CASology 227 - Space

This week's CASology Cue Card is Space!

A perfect opportunity to remind ourselves that above all else (in my humble opinion, anyway), white space is the main element of CAS design. Also, my little red ornament is hanging in space.

I used Uniko Studio's Rustic Christmas and All Occasions Sentiments #4. I used two colours of red ink and a white gel pen to create some dimension on the ornament.

Now it's your turn! Be sure to check out the DT blogs for more inspiration!

Monday, 5 December 2016

Church Christmas Project 2016 Day 3 - Follow His Star

For more information about my annual Church Christmas Card project, click here.

Another recognizable card for this year's Church Christmas Card project. I made this one:

I changed the colour of the base, added an old Market Street Stamps star in Hero Arts white and Gina K sentiment

Sunday, 4 December 2016

FS513 - Snowflake Joy

This week's Splitcoaststampers' Featured Stamper is Shannon (aka Scrapaholic007). Once more, I fell in love with a card and made few changes.

I focused on Shannon's:

I changed:
-technique (she used salted watercolour, which I need to investigate, I used colorburst powders)
-shape and size of card
-no green

I used:
-Echo Park Snowflake die
-Memory Box joy die
-Ken Oliver Colorburst Powders (Lemon Yellow, Alazarin Crimson)

Saturday, 3 December 2016

MCV73 - Merry Christmas

For this week's Muse: ChristmasVisions challenge, I did something I don't normally do. In fact I normally try NOT to do this - I pretty much copied Robyn's inspiration!

The whole point of MCV is to be inspired by the card and make something your own. But I love everything about Robyn's card - the colours and shimmer, and it's been a while since I played with my ColorBurst powders. So here we are.

I focused on Robyn's:
-technique (colorburst background)
-stamping over the background

I used:
-Stamplorations Merry Christmas die
-Stampin' Up Baroque Motifs stamp

Friday, 2 December 2016

Church Christmas Project 2016 Day 2 - Joy to the World

For more information about my annual Church Christmas Card project, click here.

Recognize this? That's because I made the 'prototype' last year.

I started by cutting the JOY out of a white 4.25x5.5 panel. I then cut the pierced rectangle (with the letters out), so that the J and Y could over hang. I cut strips of black so that I could cut only Os, to frame baby Jesus.

Once I cut all the white 'JOY's out of the panels, I didn't want to throw them away, so I sponged all the Js and Ys with Fossilized Amber and then sprayed them with Sparkle mist. (I misted baby Jesus, too).

For sponging, I cut another JOY out of a panel and laid the J and Y into it - that way I wasn't trying to hold the letter and sponge at the same time.

I used:
Dee's Distinctively JOY die
MFT Pierced Rectangle
PTI Stained Glass
Fossilized Amber distress ink
Sparkle Mist