Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Splitcoast Stampers Color Challenge CC298

This week's Splitcoast Color Challenge was Chocolate Cherry Crumb Cake -- go HERE to view the challenge thread and link up to the gallery!  True to the challenge, I layered Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip and Crumb Cake -- only I picked up the Crumb Cake from the Deck the Halls dsp.   I really liked that Crumb Cake ds layer with the Always Artichoke/Cherry Cobbler garland -- I thought that it gave me both the color and a wonderful pattern to play off of for the peeling wallpaper background.

The central image was overstamped with Canvas in Crumb Cake and sponged around the edges with Crumb Cake and Chocolate Chip.  The lettering was done with an ombre watercolor in Daffodil Delight, More Mustard, Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip.

Stamps: Christmas Postcard, Winter Post, Canvas

Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Vanilla, Deck the Halls dsp

Ink: Black, Crumb Cake, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Daffodil Delight, Regal Rose, Riding Hood Red, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Blush Blossom

Accessories: Ticket-Corner punch, Build a Brad, Dimensionals, Metallic brads, Cherry Cobbler seam binding, Early Espresso 1/8" taffeta ribbon, Always Artichoke seam binding, metallic brads, Aquapainter, Dimensionals, sponges

Monday, November 22, 2010

Northern Flurry

I definitely had a hard time giving birth to this card! I had a hard time figuring out how to do the sentiment without making the card too heavy -- I was aiming for something lighter and more ethereal.  I upped the contrast of the photo to show the detail.  It's very lovely, IRL.

I layered Blushing Bride, Regal Rose and Shimmer White. I sponged some Blushing Bride ink onto the Northern Flurry folder before I put in the Shimmer White, then ran it through the Big Shot. The snowflakes are highlighted with Basic Pearls jewels.

Stamps: Bells & Boughs

Paper: Blushing Bride, Regal Rose, Shimmer White

Ink: Blushing Bride, Regal Rose

Accessories: Big Shot, Northern Flurry Textured Impressions folder, Northern Frost decorative strip die, Basic Pearls jewels, Dimensionals, White organza ribbon, Scallop Trim border and corner punches, sponges

Friday, November 19, 2010

Kitty Khorus

I layered Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight and Cherry Cobbler. The Cherry Cobbler layer was run through the Big Shot using the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions folder. The two front cats were cut out and popped-up on Dimensionals. Shadows were watercolored under and to the right of each cat with Crumb Cake.

What's funny about this card is that I thought that it was pretty basic -- simple, clean lines, easy to put together and not a distressed corner in sight.  Over on Splitcoast Stampers  this card has pulled 10 comments so far!  So many cards are like giving birth, trying to get them finished -- it goes to show that simplicity counts, too!!

Stamps: Merry Chrittermas

Paper: Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, White

Ink: Black, More Mustard, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Riding Hood Red, Cherry Cobbler, Regal Rose, Always Artichoke

Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions folder, Subtles brads, Dotted Scallop Ribbon punch, 1/8" Early Espresso taffeta ribbon, Dimensionals, Aquapainter

Monday, November 15, 2010

Father Christmas

I layered Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso and designs from the Deck the Halls DSP.  Behind the torn, sponged and distressed image, I layered gold Waffle Paper and silver Tinsel Trim.  

For the "peeling wallpaper" look of the main layer, I loosely adhered both sheets of Deck the Halls DSP together.  Then I tore the pieces that I wanted off, sponged the front and back edges of both layers and re-adhered.

Stamps: Good Cheer

Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, Deck the Halls DSP

Ink: Black, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Riding Hood Red, Cherry Cobbler, Blush Blossom, Regal Rose, Crumb Cake, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, More Mustard

Accessories: Antique brads, Silver Tinsel Trim, Gold Waffle Paper, Always Artichoke seam binding, Early Espresso 1/8" taffeta ribbon, metallic brads, Dimensionals, sponges, Aquapainter, white gel pen