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.