Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas!

Supplies- Technique Junkies Holly Bird, Technique Junkies Gift of Christmas sentiment set, Neenah Solar White cs, red cs, Copics, alcohol, sequins

God's Blessings to you and yours this Christmas!   

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Pink Snowman

Hello Everyone! 

Just a quick post to share a card I came up with the other evening using a background piece from my ever growing stash of waiting-to-be-used card pieces. 

I snagged this adorable snowman at Tuesday Morning, of all places.  I guess I am a bit of a snowman snob, so when I find one that calls out to me, I have to get him! 
I used the sketch from Sunday Stamps~

I am also linking up to Shopping Our Stash for their "Gah! Pink" challenge, which is a tribute to Leslie Hanna. 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Lee Ann

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Ornaments in Red

Hello, Hello!

I love today's Christmas card.  This was one of those stamps that I had to have, no questions asked.  Elegant yet simple~

This is one image stamped three times.  Almost CAS, but I wanted dimension on the final layer. 

I started by creating a simple template of the Draped Ornaments image from Technique Junkies.  I stamped the image on scrap paper and then loosely fussy cut it out.  This helped me to determine final placement of my images.  The first time I stamped the image off center to the left on the card base.  The second time I did a bit of masking of a few ornaments.  I also used the template to determine exact placement of the second stamped image.  This one was stamped off center to the right.
The third image was stamped and the ornaments colored with Copics.  Then the image was fussy cut out.  I adhered it to the card using dimensional tape.  I added light shadows to the background ornaments with grey Copics.
The sentiment is from the Gifts of Christmas stamp set.  I added some shimmer to the ornaments with Wink of Stella.

Well, what do you think?  Simple yet elegant.

I am linking up to Happy Little Stamper's Christmas Challenge- Anything Goes, Asddicted to Stamps Challenge- Make Your Mark, and Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog- Christmas.   

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Thanks so much for visiting!

Lee Ann  :)

Monday, December 11, 2017

CAS Chickadees

Hi All!

I have a quick post today, as I really wanted to use the sketch at CAS(e) This Sketch this week~

Edit- I finally had a chance to retake a photo of this card when there was sunlight.  I am not sure this is much better, however.  Lighting has not been my friend this week!

I just adore these sweet little birds from Powerpoppy!

Here is the sketch~

My birds are colored with Copics.  I added SU's Dazzling Details to the snow and berries.  Please excuse the crummy picture as I had poor lighting when I got home from work.  I will try to get a better picture later this week.  Colors are from PowerPoppy's Hues to Use Challenge

I am also linking up to Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, Christmas/Winter Holidays

That's it for me!

Have a fantastic week!

Lee Ann 

Midnight Ride

Hello All!

Are you counting down yet?  All I want to know is 'Where is the month going???"
I have one more Christmas card to share with you and as promised last week, I am using the same stamp that I used in this post~

 I used my MISTI to get perfect placement.  I started with determining where Santa's sleigh was going to go, then I cut out a mask for the moon.  I added the mask to the appropriate place on the blank panel.  I used watercolor paper for this panel.
Next, I put my background image, Layered Swirls, in the MISTI and inked it up with a blue distress ink.  I am sorry that I do not remember the exact color, but one of the lighter blues.  Then I spritzed the image with water and stamped it on the watercolor paper.  Once dry, I inked it up a second time  with the same ink, spritzed and stamped.  I used a paint brush and water to move the ink around on the paper.
Once my sky was to my liking, I inked up the edges of the stamp in a darker blue and stamped it.  I repeated the step to get the ink to the desired dark blue color.
Once the background was done and all was dry, I determined the placement of the Santa in Moonlight stamp so that once I stamped, the outline of the moon would be over the previously masked area.  I used the MISTI so that I could ink up the stamp multiple times to get solid coverage of the image.
I added my sentiment from the Gifts of Christmas stamp set to a banner.
Snow was added using a white gel pen as well as a few die cut snow flakes.  I finished the card off with sequins and gold twine.

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That's all for me!
Enjoy the season!

Lee Ann  :)

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hi All!

It has been a while since I have done a coffee lover's blog hop, but I decided to get in on the fun this time around.  I had a genius idea (at least I thought it was) to combine two MFT stamp sets- Harvest Mouse and Cool Day.

I used the sketch from Fusion~

I kept the card CAS  and used score lines for the two narrow panels.  The sentiments is from Sweet n Sassy Stamps Holiday Hugs stamp set.  My little wisps of steam are from a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp set, Love Chemistry.
Colors are from  Color Throwdown~

I am also linking up to Addicted to Stamps and More- Anything Goes.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Happy Hopping!

Lee Ann  

Sunday, December 3, 2017

New Team, New Stamps!

Hello, Hello!

I am back!  And with good news to boot!  I am now a Design Team Member for Technique Junkies.  My crafty break did me so much good and now I am enjoying crafting and playing with new goodies.   I have been having so much fun with Technique Junkies stamps and of course, it is all about Christmas right now.
This clean Christmas card was made with a background stamp~

I used a couple of different techniques to turn this Layered Swirls background image into the main focal point.

I started by stamping the image in Memento Desert Sand on Neenah Solar White paper.  Then, using Copics, I took a stab at no line coloring and colored in lots of the leafy scrolls.  The red berries were added in.
Second, I sponged red ink on the background for a little more color than the Desert Sand.  The sentiment, which is from the Gifts of Christmas set, was stamped in black ink, using my MISTI for perfect placement. 
I used a MFT stitched basics edge die for the curve on the image panel.  The card seemed like it needing something else, so I added texture via a dry embossed background panel.  Gold twine finishes it off!
Stop by next week to see how I use this stamp in a completely different way!

I am linking up to the Fab n Funky card challenge- Christmas

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

Lee Ann  :)
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