Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Silver Boughs Tag

Hi.  My last tag for
Loll's Twelve Tags of Christmas

My mixed media are stamping, heat embossing, and die cutting

Linky closes on the 23rd.


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Christmas Pines (SU), Bauble Set (?)
Ink:   WOW Embossing Pad
Paper:   Pool Party Cordinations (ret. SU)), Silver Foil (SU), Neenah
Other:  Long Island Teal EP (WOW), Silver EP (SU), Heirloom Ornament Die (Splbndrs), Pine Die (SU), Silver cord (SU), Organnza Ribbon (Joann's)


Monday, November 19, 2018

Fun Snowflakes Tag

Hi.  I'm back with another tag for
Loll's Twelve Tags of Christmas

I had some fun with this one!

My mixed media are stamping, Copic coloring, and stenciling with shimmer paste

This is a borrowed stamp that I enjoyed coloring with Copic Makers. 
The stamp is called Snowflakes.

After I cut it down, I used some shimmer paste through a stencil to make some snow.

It's layered up on green and red cardstock .

I should have used some glaze on the glasses but it's not too late.

Loll's Twelve Tags of Christmas

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Snowflakes (Rubber Cottage)
Ink:   Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:   Neenah, Real Red, Cucumber Crush (SU)
Other:  Copic Markers (R59, R29, $35, YR18, YG17, YG67, G14, E23, #25, Black, C00, E000), Cosmic Shimmer Paste, Snowfall Stencil (SSS)


Sunday, November 18, 2018

Snowman Joy Tag

Another tag for

I think this is my favorite.
This guy always makes me smile!

My mixed media are stamping, watercolor with salt, Faux Enamel technique, tearing,
glitter glue


Challenge closes on the 23rd


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Christmas Sentiments (PB)
Ink:   Dapper Denim (SU)
Paper:   Watercolor (Arches 140 lb. cold press), Whisper White, Cardboard from frozen pizza box
Other:  Snowman Joy Die (PB), Clear EP (WOW), Glitter, Gansai Tambi Watercolors, Snowflake Button, Iridescent Ribbon, Thick Twine (SU), Dazzling Details (SU) 


Saturday, November 17, 2018

Santa's List

Hello.  We're over halfway through our CAS Christmas Challenge.


This month our talented Christine is hosting our challenge...

I've use a Santa from this fun set by Birdie Brown.

I love these Santas and they are such fun to color.

I've used some embossing paste through a stencil to look
like writing on the note paper.

The little presents from the set came in handy to hide an oops
from some wandering sparkle paste.  It looked good on Santa's beard
but not so good on the red card base.

The red card base by the way is my "white space".

The Design Team, along with our Guest Designer, Pam, have some
fun inspirational pieces to share with you.

I hope you'll check them out and join the fun!

While I was at it, I decided to put one of these Santas on a tag for


My mixed media are Stamping, Copic Coloring, Dry Embossing and Die Cutting.

Loll's Twelve Tags of Christmas: (Open until the 23rd)
CAS Christmas Challenge: Santa (Open until the 24th)


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Jingle All the Way (MFT)
Ink:   Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:   Real Red (SU), Neenah Solar White
Other:  Copic Markers (Santa: R35, R37, R39, E000, E00, E13, RV10, R29, YG63, YG67, W5, 100; Tree: YG03, YG93, YG95, YG97, E23, #25, Y15, Y18, R37, R39), Jingle All the Way Dies (MFT), Manuscript Text Stencil (Carabelle Studio), Embossing Paste (Wendy Vecchi), Spiral Border Punch (ret. SU), Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Texture Paste

Tag Recipe
Stamps:  Jingle All the Way (MFT), Hang Your Stocking (SU)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler (SU)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White
Other:  Copics (same as above), Brick EF (TH), Anytime Tag (LI), Christmas Stockings Die (SU)


Friday, November 16, 2018

Amaryllis for CAS Watercolour

Hello friends.  Today I have another card for
CAS Watercolour


Susan is hosting this month's challenge


I had such fun coloring this beautiful flower!

I inked this NBUS Technique Tuesday Amaryllis stamp with markers and
pulled the color into the petals and leaves with a damp water brush.

By using my MISTI, I could stamp again if I needed to to get
lines back.

I did remember to color alternating petals so the color wouldn't
just run together.

After it was all colored, I pulled some color from the image to
make a soft wash around the flower.

I want to do this flower again.

The Design Team along with our Guest Designer, Maura
have some beautiful Christmas Florals and/or Greenery to share with you.
Hope you check them out.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Amaryllis (TT)
Ink:   DM (Festive Berries, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Pine Needles), DI on palette (Barn Door, Fired Brick)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 400 Series), Neenah Solar White
Other:  Stitched Rectangles Die (SSS), MISTI, Water Brush


Thursday, November 15, 2018

Emboss, Emboss for CAS Mix Up Reminder

We're halfway through the month and it's time for
more inspiration for CAS Mix Up.


I'm hosting the challenge this month and I chose

I've used my NBUS Tim Holtz Tall Pines Embossing Folder.

First I embossed a piece of Mixed Media paper.

I swiped Distress Ink and Markers on my palette and picked up
color with a damp water brush to watercolor the trees using
mainly Iced Spruce and Pine Needles ink.

Then I inked the raised area on the embossing folder, spritzed with water
and used it as a stamp to get some watery pine trees beside
the embossed ones.

When it was all dry, I used wet on wet watercolor to add
some color to the background.

It's hard to see but I used some second and third generation stamping
between the bases of the trees for shubbery.

I tore a snippet of white cardstock for a snow bank and
stamped with the Iced Spruce I used for the trees.

The stately deer was cut from Crumb Cake cardstock and
stamped with a background stamp in the same color.

There's so many ways to use Embossing Folders.

I hope you'll use one and share your card with us at 

The challenge is open until November 24th.


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Holiday Snippets (PB), Tall Pines Embossing Folder (TH), Sanded Background (ret. SU)
Ink:   Iced Spruce, Pine Needles, Brushed Corduroy, Pumice Stone, Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, Wilted Violet (DI)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 400 Series), Neenah Solar White, Crumb Cake (SU)
Other:  Reindeer & 25 Die (TH), Tall Pines EF (TH), Double Pierced Rectangles (Avery Elle)


Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Tall Pine Trees Tag

Hi, I'm back with another tag for
Loll's Twelve Tags of Christmas

My mixed media are stamping, heat embossing, alcohol ink and die cuts.

I pulled out a piece I'd done with alcohol inks.  I believe is was greens
and silver mixative.  I didn't make note of it.

I used some snippets of Glimmer paper and die cut these Tall Pine Trees.

The tag die was one of the things I picked up at Catherine Pooler's
recent Trunk Show in Raleigh.  I love the shape and of course had to
have it despite vowing I wouldn't buy much.  Ha!

Loll's Twelve Tags of Christmas


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Holiday Sayings (Inky Antics)
Ink:   WOW Embossing Pad
Paper:   Neenah, Photo, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer (SU)
Other:  White EP (SU), Alcohol Inks (Ranger), Tall Pine Trees Die (Frantic Stamper), Frame Die (Catherine Pooler), Seam Binding