Friday, September 20, 2019

Moose Memories

When I saw this weeks sketch at Freshly Made Sketches I knew I wanted to use a new set I had just gotten from MFT called Sweater Weather in the Woods. I cannot resist an adorable moose and this set has a fabulous moose plus a bear, fox, owl and beaver. Just take my money already LOL

I picked out some patterned paper to use for the strips and then I colored up my moose, pulling the colors from the patterned paper. After I got that done I felt like the card base still needed a little something so I grabbed a SU background stamp and added a very simple background that wouldn't take away from the moose or paper.

If snow doesn't close the park road I'm headed to Denali National Park tomorrow for my last hurrah of the season and I've got my fingers crossed that I see plenty of moose, bear, caribou, ptarmigan and if I'm really lucky, lynx or wolves!!

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Stamps: Sweater Weather in the Woods (MFT), Crackle Paint Background (SU)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Early Espresso (SU), Versamark
Copics: E42, E43, E44, E47
E51, E53, E55
B02, B04, B06
R35, R37, R39
Y15, Y19
Accessories: MFT Blueprints 32, Dimensionals

Sunday, September 15, 2019

A Sepia Christmas

This week over at the Power Poppy blog the Creative Confetti challenge is all about sepia tones. I'm not going to lie, this challenge scared me LOL I knew the tones would have to be brown but I wasn't sure how I wanted to approach it, so I did some googling. I found this tutorial from Ally Cope on the Power Poppy blog and it helped quite a bit.

I'm combining this challenge with the Jingle Belles challenge, which is to create a project with a peace symbol on it, the word peace or a scene that evokes peace for you and so I pulled out the O Holy Night stamp set from Power Poppy to use for this card. I grew up in New England and there are some beautiful old churches that look absolutely stunning and peaceful in the winter, with the light coming from stained glass windows and the world covered in snow around it. 

I used 2 sets of brown for this card.....the moon and snow on the ground, trees and building were all done using the E40 family while the building itself I used the E50 family. For the sky I used W1 and W00 to give it more of  a brownish overcast. I brought in a very light yellow for the glow in the windows and a very light green and red for the wreaths on the building. After my coloring was done I die cut the image out and sponged the images with some Crumb Cake to further blend the image panel with the patterned paper I decided to use.

As I mentioned earlier I was pretty scared to give the sepia look a try but I brought the image with me to work on Fri to color on my breaks and lunch and I'm really happy with how it came out! I showed my husband this card last night and he loves it so I consider that a win :)

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Stamps: O Holy Night (Power Poppy)
Paper: Early Espresso (SU), Crumb Cake (SU), Neenah Solar White, Deck the Halls DSP (SU retired)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Ink, Crumb Cake (SU), Early Espresso (SU)
Copics: Snow/Trees/Ground: E40, E41,E42,  E43
Building: E50, E51, E53, E55, E57, E59
W00, W1, W2
Y00, G12, R81
Accessories: MFT Blueprints 2 and 23, Framelits Labels (SU retired), dimensionals

Monday, September 9, 2019

On the First Day of Christmas

For this card I am playing along with the current Jingle Belles challenge, which is to create a project that features a numeral or that features an element from the 12 Days of Christmas song. As soon as I saw this challenge I immediately thought of the Power Poppy digital stamp, Partridge in a Pear Tree, as it's perfect for this challenge!

I positioned the top sentiment and the main image in Word, changed the top sentiment color to a red and then joined the 2 images into one. I printed it out and used my copic markers to color it in, adding red and silver accents with metallic jelly pens when I was done coloring. The image panel was cut out with a die and then adhered to an Early Espresso card base. Easy peasy!

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Sunday, September 8, 2019

Sunday Stamps Sunflower

It's time for a new color challenge over at the Sunday Stamps blog and this week we have a fun color challenge for you!

I decided to draw inspiration from the photo itself and used a digital stamp from Power Poppy called Sunflower Power. I enlarged it so it would take up the majority of my image panel and then used copic markers to color it. I then adhered it to a base of Early Espresso. I thought about putting a sentiment across the front but I really like the image as-is, with nothing drawing attention away from it, so I decided against the sentiment. This also allows the card to be sent for any occasion.

Make sure to head on over to the Sunday Stamps blog to see what the rest of the DT created and then play along with us!

Stamp: Sunflower Power (Power Poppy digital stamp)
Paper: Early Espresso (SU), Neenah Solar White
Ink: Printer Ink
Copics: Y15, Y19, Y38
YG03, Y17, YG67
E23, E27, E29
T0, T1
Accessories: Avery Elle Wonky Stitch Die

Friday, September 6, 2019

Dachshund Through the Snow

I'm sneaking in at the last moment with a card for the sketch challenge over at the Inky Paws Challenge. I've been wanting to play along all week and finally got a small window of time this afternoon before I head off to work!

I decided to use the set Holiday Hounds for my card. I have 2 mini dachshunds, Anna and Elsa, and so I colored up my image to look like my Anna, who is a chocolate dachshund. I then used colors from the patterned paper I used for her sweater. For the bottom half on the middle panel I embossed with a falling snow pattern after heat embossing the sentiment in white.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Most Wonderful Time of the Year

It's not exactly an embellishment but I immediately thought of this retired SU DSP that I have in my stash, it has a silver metallic background and I thought it would look great against the Glistening Paperwhites stamp. I used copic markers to color the image, pulling colors from the DSP pkg that I used. I then used a silver metallic gel pen to add some streaks on the flowers and then added a Smoky Slate ribbon with silver accents to finish it all off. Hopefully this all counts for using something metallic on my project. I couldn't get a good photo of all the sparkle on the card so I took a short video.

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Stamps: Glistening Paperwhites (Power Poppy)
Paper: Lost Lagoon (SU retired), Sofy Sky (SU retired), Neenah Solar White, All Is Calm DSP (SU retired)
Ink: Smoky Slate (SU)
Copics: BG10, BG11
YG03, G14, G07
NO, N2, N3, YG01
BG70, BG72, BG75
Accessories: MFT Blueprints 20, Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Border Dies, Smoky Slate Ribbon (SU retired), Dimensionals

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Glad to Have You

It's time for a new challenge over at the Sunday Stamps blog and this week we have a fun sketch from Annette!

For my card I used a fall bundle coming out in the SU Holiday Catalog Sept.4th called Gather Together. I started with a base of Pretty Peacock and then used one of the stamps in the set to make the pattern coming out from around the leaves and sentiment. The largest leaf was stamped in Cajun Craze on matching card stock and then cut out with a die, while just a die was used for the 2 smaller leaves. The strip of DSP going down the right edge is from the DSP that matches this bundle, I just love this pattern and the colors in it! The sentiment was stamped in Pretty Peacock on Whisper White and popped up with dimensionals over the leaves.

Make sure you head on over to the Sunday Stamps blog to see what the rest of the DT created and then play along with us!

Stamps: Gather Together (SU)
Paper: Pretty Peacock, Cajun Craze, Pear Pizzazz, Merry Merlot, Whisper White, Gather Together DSP (all paper SU)
Ink: Pretty Peacock, Cajun Craze (both SU)
Accessories: Gathered Leaves Dies (SU), Dimensionals