Saturday, November 24, 2012

Inspirational Saturday

Hello All!  I hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving and if you were one of the ones out looking for a bargain or two this weekend, I hope you found it!  I found all of my online at some of my favorite crafting sites :). 
Today's Inspiration Challenge at SCS is an interesting site called Gelaskins.  I am not posting a picture of my inspiration piece so as not to upset any artist, but here is a link to the inspiration I chose.
And here is my card, based on the inspiration-

I used the "kissing" technique for  my stamped images (except the sentiment).  I inked up by Canvas background stamp and then stamped the leaf stamp onto the background stamp, to transfer the canvas print to the leaf.  I then stamped my leaf onto my paper.  For the roses, I inked up the canvas background and just stamped the paper and then die cut my roses from that stamped paper. 
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and have a wonderful weekend!

Lee Ann

Supplies used for this project-
Stamps-Stampin' Up Canvas Background; Verve Bloom and Grow
Paper-Naturals Ivory Stampin' Up
Ink-Calypso Coral, Summer Starfruit, Island Indigo, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Gumball Green
Other-Verve leaf die, MFT rolled roses die and circle stax dies, Sizzix woodgrain ef


 Saturday, 5:45pm
I have not participating in too many challenges lately, due in part to lack of time but also lack of MOJO.  Thankfully, I have found at least some MOJO, in part due to one of my favorite new products, masks.  I used the Aspen Trees mask for this card which is for CAS(E)  this Sketch challenge.  It is also for the Addicted to Cas challenge, with the theme being "snow". 


Here is my take on these 2 challenges-

I find Basic Black and River Rock to be a fabulous color combo; I think it works great on this card, giving a cas, mostly black and white card a touch of elegance.  The trees are done using the Aspen Tree mask and Mister Huey's Calico White spray.  I have scored above and below the center embossed band to define it more.  The sentiment (popped up on dimensionals) is a new one from Verve and is heat embossed in silver, although you cannot tell that in the picture.  As usual, I just cannot capture metallic on "film".  I wonder if there is a photography class specifically for photographing cards?? ;) 

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog; hoping you have a blessed weekend!

Supplies used for this card-
Stamps-Verve(sentiment) Holiday Greetings
Paper-Stampin' Up River Rock, Basic Black, Whisper White
Other-Crafter's Workshop Aspen Tree Mask, Stampin' Up Polka Dot ef, Mister Huey's Calico White Spray Ink, Simply Scored, dimensionals, silver ep, Verve's Mini Vintage Oval dies   


  1. Hi Lee Ann. You're right ... black and river rock is a winning color combination! Love your masked trees with the snow. The scoring you added really DOES define the polka-dot embossed center band - so unique! Thanks for joining us at ATCAS.

  2. This winter scene is so beautiful!!! So glad you played along with us in this week's CAS(E) this Sketch!

  3. This is beautiful! Love the colour combo, all the embossing and the sentiment. Just perfect! Thanks so much for playing in our first challenge at ATCAS! xx

  4. So beautiful! Love those trees and the embossed panel in the background is perfect!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS(E) this Sketch!

  5. I just love that blue/black background, nice!

  6. Hi Lee Ann - what a beautiful card and perfect for our first challenge at ATCAS. Thanks so much for joining us.

    Karen x

  7. Wow! I love the effect of the masked birch trees - so stunningly beautiful!! And that pop of green is the perfect finishing touch! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS(E) This Sketch - we're so glad you did!


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