So, I tried to do a bit of grocery shopping yesterday around 11 a.m. YIKES! You would think that we were about to have a ginormous snowfall or something. People were EVERYwhere, and were not very cheerful! I picked up our turkey, and a few things on the ends of the aisles, and decided to go back tomorrow morning about 4:30 a.m. when DH leaves to drive to deer camp! Wish me luck...
I have a couple of cards for you today - gasp! Another post this week? lol...
This first card is a funny story. I saw this sketch by Mercy Kerin, and thought I'd give it a try. I've never had the courage to try one of Mercy's challenges before. She is a wonderfully talented gal, and to be quite honest, I've been a bit of a scaredy-cat! So...here I go - I put my big girl panties on and decided to go for it! I turned the sketch on it's side... I found the ca-utest new TAC stamps that I hadn't inked up yet, so I got them out and inked them up. On ivory cardstock... :) Here's where I have to laugh at myself. ALL of the coloring was complete. The card was totally ready for the image to be placed. I picked up my sponge, inked it up with antique linen, and lightly sponged around the edges, and it looked perfect! I decided to try a tad bit of Tea Dye around the most outside edge. I picked up my Tea Dye distress pad, took the top off of it, and DROPPED the pad, ink side down, right smack in the middle of the 'kids'. If you look, you can see a pretty pronounced line of ink. So.....I could either start over, or I could REALLY distress the heck out of this card! I chose the latter. So, Mercy, if you look at this card, please don't judge my entire 'book' by this ugly cover...lol!!! Oh...the sentiment is Hero Arts!
I will enter this card at:
A Spoon Full of Sugar: #130, Distressing (tee hee!!!)
Frosted Designs: Distressing (tee hee tee hee!!!)
This next card is made with a beautiful stamp that I picked up on my trip to the craft store in Branson a few weeks ago. It's a Northwoods stamp - isn't it so beautiful?
I watercolored the image, used some glossy accents on the birds, bows, and red border (part of the stamp!). I used a 'snow pen' for the snow, sprinkled some diamond dust glitter, and heated it, and added dots of diamond dust around the outside. Someone can read the card, then hang it on their tree.
I am entering this card here:
If the Shoe Fits, Scrap It: Tickle me with Tinsel (Sparkle & Glitter!)
Christmas Card Challenges: Create a shaped card
One Stitch at a Time Challenge: Fave Colour (blue!)
ABC Christmas Challenge: X is for Xmas
Belli Challenge: Something Old, Something, New, Something Borrowed, or Blue (Blue!)
Paper Play Challenges: Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow
Stampin for the Weekend: #51 Winter
I hope that you are enjoying your Friday,
and that you have a relaxing weekend ahead of you.
As always, I very much appreciate your stopping by!
Hugs and Smiles,