Peace Ornaments

This week's featured stamper is Nicole and I found this pretty card in her gallery earlier today and thought ah ha I can tweak that into a Christmas card. And so I did. 

The Snowflakes are wooden (ornament charms?) that you can find in little bags of neekid wood kind at Micheals and Joanns at this time of year. they have some acrylic paint and crackle paint on them. the Pearls are from Jolees. The stamped sentiment is from the Altenew Holiday wishes set. its stamped with versafine and die cut with an Lawn fawn banner die. The laces are vintage, the ribbon is from May Arts. both of the printed papers are from Basic grey and the center where I had the window hole openings for the wooden snowflakes was nearly the same shade as the paint so, I did grab an Distress marker and add a faux watercolor wash into the aperture openings. That panel is up on foam dots above the plain blue ish print.

A closer look at the snow. there is some silver elastic cord that I fished through the holes and the top to tie over the paper. (one of those it would have been easier to do it before I attached the layers of paper together things ha ha, but, it worked. ) This card finished out at A7 in real life. thanks for stopping by.


Inspired by { Fair Indigo }

This week Angie has directed us to the Fair Indigo site because of the Christmas ornaments collection they have. What caught my eye on all of them was the layers of different colors of metals.

 So, I ended up using this Rainbow Santa ornament (seen below) as a jump start. I colored my Santa's coat in some shades of Orange as I have never seen an "metalic" pencil that was actually the color its wood would lead you to believe it should be. The fur trim has been gone over with some Stardust gelly roll pen and I did switch the red hat for red mittens instead. The gold metallic kraft based card is from a new pad from Tim Holtz, the silver is pretty thin, something without a wrapper in my file cabinet. the white is Neenah 110#. This card is finished out at A7 and is headed to the booth next weekend. The sentiment is from the Mama Elephant Peaceful wishes set and it was heat embossed with some WOW gold powder and cut with an Nellie Snellen tags 3 die.

 A closer look at the colors, This was actually really hard to shoot as the day light is so short at this time of year. ( the white really is white not grey ha ha)

This ornament can be seen here in their store. You can find this challenge here to play along with us. There are 5 more creating days before the Shepherds Market booth at Hosanna Christian School gets set up next Thursday. So, I do have my head down and my fingers inky. Thanks for stopping by.


WOYWW # 492 {bitty tags}

Happy desk peeking day, if you'd like to see more spaces or play along 
the link up for this blog hop starts here at our hostess
There is also a new Instagram hashtag of #WOYWW
 So, as you walk around the desk you'll see some Altenew Peace love joy images stamped with pigment inks on tuesday that had been left out to dry. Tuesday was voting day in the US. so, much of the evening was spent watching poll results. And I never made it back up the stairs again.

The center of the desk shows the ones that were stamped on Monday ( the black ones) and the heat embossed white on kraft ones that all got diecut on tuesday afternoon. 
(we are already in the dark at 5 pm stage here now since DST happened over the weekend)
I know a bunch of states had it on their ballots to do away with that. ( I wish it had been on ours)
To the left of that are some more holly sprigs that I colored with markers ( one will be just like the first on that cream card and then I had some hmm probably cherry cobbler cut to that little A2 size and one sheet of green, so really there are 4 almost ready to go cards behind the pile of tags and stamps. They need sentiments too. there are about 6 more creating days before the booth and so next week I will flash some booth prep shots but, I will also be driving all day for work on Wednesday next week as we set the booth up Thursday after work. ( it may be really late before anyone hears from me) Thanks for stopping by.


Christmas Cards

 The last Mixed Media challenge that Polly issued was to tear text papers to create a collage background so mine is a mix of printed papers and vintage book pages with some SU french scrip stamped here and there.

 It really did not want to photograph but, the snowflakes on the bottom of the card have clear wink of stella on them.

 Some things I had stamped off last week got glued into cards over the weekend. both these stamps are from the Concord & 9th O Christmas tree set adn these are A6 in real life.

 This was done for Wendy's free for all challenge to use and un-inked stamp you have owned more than one month. These stamps are from the Papertrey ink Quoted favorite things set heat embossed with SU white on Neenah desert storm.

 So, I decided to do some smaller ones for work.

 A couple of weeks ago the featured stamper was Adriana and I found this gorgeous card in her gallery, I loved the woodgrain, the white space with a pop of color. to make changes I did use acrylic paint covered corrugate paper and a printed woodgrain. moved the sentiment up and switched the sentiment banner for a ribbon. So mine is more of an "inspired by" than a true CASE of her card.

 This week's featured stamper is LeAnn who has this beautiful Stained glass window Angel card she did and I just love how the angel sparkles.. So, I dug mine out and instead of making a window I just heat embossed it on the copper stardream and colored just the wings and gown with some stickles.
I also switched out the frilly corners for a frilly mat piece.
Moved the sentiment to a tag and tied it on.

The sentiment was also heat embossed with some Simon Says Stamp rose gold powder ( which looks copper colored when it is tilted just right..) and the die cuts used for the Angel are from Spellbinders divine elegance and the tag is from the framed tags 1 set. this is A6 in real life.
That's about it for now, thanks for stopping by.


VSN Mini

There is a VSN Mini this weekend (3 Christmas challenges based on stories from Christmas)
 The first one is from Misti to have something from the Charlie Brown Christmas (with a tree) and earlier in the day at work I had seen that Polly's Mixed Media was to create a text background from papers collage type thing and I knew I had this tree already cut from when I made some previous quilt looking square Inspiration cards a while back so, when the MM was done and I kept layering this on it, I liked how it looked with words peeking through but, my handmade background the sentences that POP were too wide so, I ended up using this printed paper from Hobby Lobby. and tied on the Concord & 9th sentiment. This is A6 in real life.

 Kim has a challenge to do something vintage based on Little women. so, I have a Penny Black scroll that has some distess inks on it, the sentiment on that is from Kaiserkraft, the one on the right is from River City Rubber Works and both of these papers are from Carta Bella. ( I think the colors work for vintage) and that lace is vintage. This one finished out at 6" square.

Lee has a challenge to do something based on the colors of the Grinch stole Christmas so red, white and green and you can have a neutral... so my tree base is a little neutral. and my tree really is a little minty but, it was handy already laying on the table and the idea of these challenges is to just get it done not over think it. so, everything on this card was laying on the table except the pre-made shimmery cardbase came out of a drawer. ( It's A2 in real life) I am probably going to be making a few more Christmas cards today and off and on this weekend so the MM card will go into that post later. Thanks for stopping by.

Inspired by {Christmas Central}

This week Julie has directed us towards the Christmas Central site seen here where you can find pretty much anything you can think of. Which is really handy when you gift your self with a Holly die for your birthday and you do a search for that and find the perfect image.
(yep, I really did it that way this week) 

I started with cutting the Penny Black holly flourish die on some mellow moss cardstock and coloring it with tombo markers. the berries have wink of stella (clear) and some white gel pen on them. 
The card base is some unknown textured off white I found in the cabinet that I have had a long time and so, since I really love how this one turned out, I did cut it at A2 so I can make a second one. 
And I did play around with tying on some teeny jingle bells I have but, I decided I liked it better as CAS and I cut the string of them off. (the string was too lumpy)

This garland can be found here in their store and you can find this challenge here at SCS to play along. Thanks for stopping by.