Saturday, December 17, 2022

Peace, love & joy

Hello. The sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches had my creative juices flowing and here is what I did with it.  I will tell you it was challenging for me, too.

I took creative liberties with the sentiment placement and used the house and church as my circles. 

Dies are from Honey Bee stamps. I used a few Copic markers to color the house, window frames, etc.  To get the glow for the church windows, I used a yellow Copic marker on vellum.

Snowfall grit paste used through a stencil to create the snowy scene. The hills are done using dies and foam tape to get a bit of dimension. The sentiment is from Impress cards and crafts. 

I'm not good at putting together small die cuts, so this was a labor of love for me. I had an idea in my head and I stuck with it to the bitter end. LOL. 

Thanks for stopping by. 

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Santa and his sleigh

Hello everyone. It’s time for a new sketch challenge over at Try Stamping On Tuesdays.


Tree line stamp is from Memory Box. Moon mask is from Tim Holtz and the Santa in his sleigh is from Victorine Originals.  I used a snowflake stencil with Gina K glitx glitter gel on the card base.  

Here is the sketch for you to use as inspiration and the optional theme is snowy days.


Link up here> Try Stamping On Tuesdays.

Thanks for stopping in.

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Rudolf gift tag

Hello. Here is another tag inspired by Ellen Hutson's 12 tags of Christmas challenge. This one is for the carol - Grandma got run over by a reindeer, which is day #9. 

The Rudolf stamp is from the former Angel Company. I colored him using Copic markers. The pine branch is from Great Impressions and the sentiment is from Hero Arts.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Christmas gift tag

Hello. Ellen Hutson is having a 12 tags of Christmas challenge over on their blog and I decided to play along with the 12/6 tag challenge. They are all based off Christmas carol and today's is: Let it Snow.

I used uncharted mariner distress ink to create the background.  The snowflakes and sentiment are from Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous stamptember 2022 release. I also used the snowflake stencil and sterling foundry wax on this. 

Snowflakes are heat embossed with white detail embossing powder.  I also used the uncharted mariner embossing glaze on the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Ho Ho Ho

Hello. Playing in The Paper Players Santa challenge today.

Santa image is from Victorine Originals (no longer in business) and the background is a slimline stencil from Say it with Stamps/Photoplay.  I heat-embossed it in white on red cardstock and thought it looked fun with this Santa image. The Santa is stamped in versafine and then heat embossed in clear.

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