Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Tag Challenge at Lawnscaping

A quick post to enter my tag in the Lawnscaping Tag Challenge (which ends today!)
I wish I had made some more tags for this challenge, but I've been fighting a cough and cold for the last week and I've found it hard to create  very much. But, I am feeling a whole lot better and hope to get back to making some birthday and Christmas cards this week. :)

I used Lawn Fawn's Gnome Sweet Gnome and  Hats Off to You stamp set. The trees and sentiment are Hero Arts, the clouds are Memory Box, and the candy cane is from Paper Smooches.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Rainbow Challenge DYSU

DYSU challenge #98 is Rainbow!

I used my Lawn Fawn stamp set, 'gnome sweet gnome'. I curved the sentiment and inked it up with a rainbow of colours.


I originally started with an idea of a tag (not rainbow related, but for the Lawnscaping Tag challenge), but couldn't fit the sentiment on it. As I looked at the sentiment, I started to curve it on the block and it reminded me of a rainbow - and I thought of the DYSU challenge! So a whole new idea came to mind. I messed up my original card (added flowers and then coloured them in - which didn't look good at all), but I was able to use the back of my original card, trim it down, stamp my sentiment and grass, distress it with some HA's Soft Pool ink and pop it up on some dimensional foam on a new card base. I finished off the inside with a cute little gnome and some tiny smiling mushrooms (again using my rainbow colours...pretty much.)

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Hero Arts November Contest

I am so happy that I managed to get my new tag in before the deadline for the latest Hero Arts contest.
I used my awesome Hero Arts Snow Much Joy snowman and die for this tag (I can't help using it - it is so cute!)

I cut the tag (Tim Holtz Tag and Tie Die) twice using Neenah solar white cardstock. I embossed the tag base with my Sizzix snowflake embossing folder and distressed the raised snowflakes with my jumbo dauber and HA's Soft Pool ink. I trimmed the top off the second tag, and ripped the bottom off. I lightly 'coloured' both pieces with the same ink and stamped HA's Snowflake Tree on them. I also used the Soft Pool ink to colour my sheer ribbon and distress the edges of my sentiment banner (Wplus9 banner die).

I paper pieced the hat, holly leaves and scarf on the snowman. The paper is MME's Lost and Found Christmas (snowman's body), Echo Park Very Merry Christmas (hat), Kaiser Craft (leaves) and the scarf is just a scrap of neenah cardstock rubbed with Soft Pool ink.

I added some black enamel accents for the eyes, and glossy accents for the nose. Some shading was done with pencil crayons.

I really enjoyed making this snowman tag. I was quite happy with the embossed background and the perfect size of the snowflakes on the Snowflake Tree stamp.

I'd like to say thank you to my followers (some of which are fairly new) and others who comment on my blog, for their kind words.

Now that I'm done making the tags for the church bazaar (which sold out before we got to the bazaar to look around) I can hopefully start playing in some challenges again. :)

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