Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Friends are like Fine Wine

Have you checked out the monthly Sketch Challenge at SNS? My dear Stampin' Sistah Barbara Bruder has created the sketches and longs to award prizes to participants! This is a new SNS feature, so that is why I share the info. Just visit the SNS blog and click on the Challenge tab to find all the details.


Above is my contribution to the SNS challenge, using the brand new Wine Tableau stamp set! Just click on the images to see details.

It's a gorgeous stamp set which also has a coordinating stampette set. Lovely sayings made it impossible to choose just one for my card, so I slightly altered the oval triplet aspect of the sketch to rectangles, accommodating as many of the sayings as possible.

Stunning and easy to color, these images avail themselves to any coloring medium! Are you wondering why the background of the image seems muted? It's stamped on kraft cardstock, outlined with white Prismacolor pencil.

This time I used yet another neglected art supply. High on the top shelf the Derwent Water Color Pencils were "whining" (sorry, couldn't resist the play on words). Popped open the large tin of beautiful colors, and decided to make things easy by using a blender pen instead of water.

The image is heat embossed with the brand new Cerulean embossing powder being unveiled with the vibrant Shades and Stars of Tuscany EPs.

A strip of ribbon is shown on each panel - one with a strip of Tear-ific Tape holding Navy Glitter. Clear EP has been applied to the cheese knife, wine glass, vase and wine bottle.

Also shown in this card is a brand new Christmas goodie sent by my Stampin' Sistah Barbara -- Creatopia by Xyron -- Spellbinders exclusive badge nesting dies! At a loss for how to use these dies, it seemed the perfect fit for the new SNS stamp! (Thank you, Barbara!)

Entered in:
Party Time Tuesdays "Show off...new goodies" Challenge
Sparkle N Sprinkle "Sketch"
Make It Monday "Anything Goes"
Charisma Cardz "Anything Goes"
Sarah Hurley Challenge "Colouring"
Let's Craft and Create "Anything Goes"

Thanks for taking time to visit my blog today!
Stamping Hugs and Wishes for a Bright New Year,

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas!

A little photo of our tree, but big wishes for you this Christmas. Our Christmas wish to you is:


Wishing you all the timeless treasures of Christmas ~
The Comfort and Warmth of Home,
The Support and Love of Family,
And the Dear Company of Good Friends.
May the New Year bring Incredible Opportunities,
Serenity and Blissful Peace of Mind,
Good Health,
and
The Knowledge that You are 
Thought of Fondly.



Wednesday, December 21, 2011

In The Pink - with Impression Obsession and Lace

Here in Florida, 4 days before Christmas, all my flowers are in full bloom - mostly in pinks and purples, but also bright magenta and reds. It's only fitting that I put away my "winter stamps" like the ever green pines (which don't grow down here). With unseasonably warm weather (no complaints here), I was crying out for a break from snowflake and snowmen images.

Perfect Timing! Impression Obsession's "We are in the Pink Challenge" was just what I needed.



IO's gorgeous 3.25" Square Rose (F1343) stamp is so versatile in its uses, with wonderful detailing. This time Prisma Color pencils were used, with the Vintage Floral Punch from Martha Stewart and Walrus & Carpenter Embossing Folder by Couture Creations. I enjoyed shading the foliage with blues and pinks as well.

Wishes for a Merry Christmas to all my stamping friends. Thanks for stopping by!


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