Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year to all!

May 2012 bring you many blessings!
I found this awesome subway art at the eighteen25 blog.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Decor - Rosette & Present

This is a project is inspired by this post by the awesomely talented Jennifer McGuire. I chose to make my large rosette (14" diameter) with some beautiful lavender snowflake wrapping paper that I found a couple years ago (i knew it would come in handy someday, lol). The black swirl paper is also a Christmas wrap that was purchased at Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago. Scored with my Martha Stewart scoring board.
I was planning to put words on it, but I just loved the purple glittery snowflake in the center, so I went with that instead. Both this and the faux present hang in my "lavender ice" bathroom.
The faux present is just foam core covered in wrapping paper. easy peasy. Linking these projects up to the Tuesday link party at Today's Creative Blog.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas Card Challenge blog - One layer card

Just a simple one layer card (which is harder than it sounds) for the 1st challenge of 2012 over at Christmas Card Challenge blog.

I used a template to create the unembossed area and ran it thru my snowflake cuttlebug folder. I outlined the area left un-embossed with an old Marvy marker from my stash. Stamp image is inkadinkadoo i think. the maroon card base is from Club Scrap kit called Culinary.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas Card inspired by T!m!

I’m still trying to figure out how I am going to play along with Tim’s 12 Tags of Christmas. I don’t like to do tags (they serve no purpose and I have trouble with art that has no purpose, lol), so I’m working on creative solutions to apply the techniques.

Here is a card that came out of one of my attempts at Day 1 (using the embossing folder/heat embossing technique). It uses browns from Club Scrap kits Autumn Splendor and All That Jazz. Also, the starry starry night sizzix embossing folder and perfect pearls powder in perfect gold over Club Scrap stars stamps from Sparkle (I think) and Christmas 2006 unmounted set (too bad you can’t really see the shine in the photo). The words and nativity are Silhouette cuts that I inked with Brushed Corduroy DI and then sprayed w/perfect pearl water mixture in same gold powder.

I don’t do many religious cards, but I do have some recipients on my list that might appreciate something like this. Thanks for looking!