Been waiting an age to use this stamp set. Now don't look at her leg, I was using a prismacolor pencil over my markers to help define the edges a bit and of course there was some black on the peach and now it looks like she's cut herself.
Anyway, thanks for looking.
And one more based on the color challenge #6 at PTI. This card uses PTI white cardstock, fabulous stuff! And a sentiment from the Tiny Treats: Valentines set.
I've had that little cup image from Stampin' Up for an age and a half and have never pulled it out to use it. Had fun coloring it in with Hawaiian Shores, raspberry, orange, summer sunrise and new leaf marker matches.
The heart is a blank from the Martha Stewart edge punch, in raspberry PTI paper. And I did put a little shadow underneath the cups so they're not quite 'floating' in real life. Took all of ten minutes. And I had to make myself put it down because I kept wanting to add something else. Mistake! It was time to stop.
And now time for bed. Work comes early! Thanks for looking.
Found time to stamp again, yay! I do enjoy the little craft windows I'm able to carve into the week. Normally it is sock knitting when in the car...they're so portable! I have a nice, thick, warm pair I want to get finished before the temperatures drop this coming weekend, brrrr!!!
Papertrey Ink is having a series of challenges for their anniversary celebration and I am in need of some color as winter seems determined to never end. For this challenge, color combination choice #6, you had to combine five colors; raspberry, orange, summer sun, hawaiian shores and new leaf. For some reason my summer sun looks all washed out in this photo, but it is a nice golden yellow IRL in the button row. I thought the lamp needed a little something to balance it out, so I added a pull chain and the bottom part of the 'pull' is a rhinestone.
First time I've had a chance to break out this set and use it. I like the little lamp images! Thanks for looking!
It has been months, literally since I've been able to participate in the Christmas Card swap a few friends and I formed. So sorry about that, found a new job so income, yay! Zero free time, boo! This was a cute set of items Misti mailed out, as were all the other kits and my next goal is to use them and post them at a later date, but this one I squeaked in on time.
Misti sent the snowman image, the sparkly snowflake you see in the corner and the pretty coordinated papers. The paper had a vanilla or cream background and the snowman was white so I colored him in with a very light W3 (I think) copic marker so he wouldn't be in too much contrast with the paper colors.
Brrr! is how I feel lately--we had five inches of snow last night--but it can be pretty and images like this one help us celebrate winter. :) Thanks for looking. I will go back in and give linkies for all the other Christmas Card Club members.
I had a sudden, late meeting at work on the phone and was afraid I wouldn't get to participate but I had a little bit of time to craft this evening after work was done, whew! I love white on white and am excited about looking at everyone else's creations, but I didn't peep beforehand because I had an idea of my own in my head and I didn't want to mess it up. :)
The one thing about white on white is it is extremely hard for me to photograph. Card number two was actually my first idea, and I wanted to incorporate the die cut of 'blessed' but then it just didn't fit.
So the set I used is PTI 'Through the Trees' one of my favorites. On the inside of the card I finish the sentiment to say blessed...to have you in my life. I am making cards for the ladies in my small group from church. Got to use lots of glitter; it mimics the abundant snow we have outside our window.
I stamped the cluster of trees in versamark and embossed in white, then added some slivers of glitter to mimic snow clinging to the trees and branches. The bird is stamped in red, to stand out, like the cardinals that will come to visit us in about a month's time.
Thanks for looking and happy hopping.
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Through the Trees
Ink: real red, versamark
Paper: white, silver
Other: white embossing powder, MS large chunky glitter (snowbanks), SU fine glitter (snowflakes and trees), ribbon, buttons, PTI tag die, silver pen
Matthew 2:10-11 - "They rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshipped Him. And... presented gifts to Him." This week's hostess is Kris, who has a message for all of our blog followers on the home page here. It has been my overwhelming privilege to be a part of a team focused on the goal of spreading God's word through our stamping abilities. I have met and made friends with marvelous women who have more talent in their little finger than I will ever possess. And to all of our blog followers and readers and participants and sponsors, God bless you richly and always.
Happy Sunday stampers! It is time for another challenge from Stampin' Sisters in Christ, where all of our challenges are based upon scripture. This week's hostess is Diane, who has selected this verse Colossians 1:3-5-- We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all God’s people— the faith and love that spring from the hope stored up for you in heaven and about which you have already heard in the true message of the gospel. Her challenge is to create a card or project depicting thankfulness or prayer. It can be a Thanksgiving card/project, a thank-you note, or an "I'm Praying for You" type card/project. You can find her thoughts on this verse and the rest of the marvelous design team creations on our home page right here. My card also fits the very last challenge HYCCT1231 for the Hope You Can Cling To month of challenges sponsored by Splitcoast, to benefit the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center for patients being treated for breast cancer, and their families. The last challenge asked for a card inspired by the outdoors, and I like this little peaceful, Autumn scene. You have a few days yet to upload your creations for the challenges sponsored there during the month of October. I have a lot for which to be thankful. But what I like about the verse Diane selected is that middle part, "faith and love that spring from the hope stored up for you in heaven." Our hope is stored up in heaven. I could make a list of all the things for which I'm thankful, and actually a lot of my friends are doing that on facebook during the month of November. It does good for us to count and thank God for all of our blessings, big and small. But everything on this earth pales in comparison to that glorious, wonderful hope we have stored up in heaven. That is where Jesus Christ is, He is the one who saves, the One who guarantees for us eternal life. That hope in heaven, when I fix my eyes upon it, is what I am most thankful for. One thing about my card I do want to mention, getting back to crafty talk. :) I took a bold move and sold my copics. The prices are going up to $8 per marker and I cannot justify that sort of expense, but I had taken the plunge and bought a few at a time over the years and it was difficult making the decision to let them go. But I read some reviews about Spectrum Noir markers from Crafters Companion. Using the money from selling my copics I bought the 72 marker bundle set. I got free shipping, some goodies (free stamps) tucked in my box, two cases to hold the markers while using a coupon and my per-marker price was $1.58. These markers have a nib one one end and a chisel tip on the other and the nib is the perfect tool for coloring in the small images you typically used in stamping. The leaves on the trees, the rooftop, the wee pumpkins...couldn't have done it with the brush tip on the copics. I don't claim to be any kind of expert, but I like the way these color. They work just fine for me. So there is my little personal review. Wishing you a very thoughtful, thankful November. Stamps: Papertrey Ink Ink: Stazon brown, Memento black, Vintage Photo (Ranger) Paper: PTI DSP, kraft, random blue piece, vintage cream Other: Spectrum Noir, spellbinders, PTI buttons