Christmas Wreath

The good folks over at Allsorts Challenge wanted a Christmas Wreath, so I found this stag and the wreath at two different coloring book sites and welded them to create this image. It was cut on the Silhouette in white cs then smeared black modeling paste over top. Once dry I added white glue dots on berried and sprinkles glitter on the wet glue. Mounted this on plaid pp then gold sticker paper mat layer then white cs base. Added banner with black stamped sentiment. The final touch was more greenery colored with green water color and added red pearls.

Here is the wreath in jpeg for you to use:

Challenges I am sharing this with

Allsorts: Christmas Wreath

Funkie Junkie: Time to be grateful

Inkspirational: Photo I went with the Christmas colors and a critter

Special Grateful

My neighbor is taking me to a special bible study next week so I wanted to create a very unique card to express my gratitude. Plus it was time to clear off the work space and most of these elements were just laying around. I told my husband it was from leftovers and he thought I meant from yesterdays diner. The plaid was one I was working on but never got happy with so this was a strip not going to be used. Once I sponged kraft and brown it was much better. The wings were the practice on layering weight cs from another project and I added copier printed tissue paper and a leaf wreath that just would not cut completely on the Silhouette. Once I had glued all down the paper was quite wonkie so I used a frame ef in the deboss fashion. Splattered in black water color then attached to white cs base. Added butterflies through stencil with black glitter paste and stamped the little image under the sentiment in black ink. There just was not room for the kitchen sink.

Birthday for a Sketch

In my quest for the perfect pp to line my Christmas cards, I came across a photo with the right colors but too sharp of bg images. So I enlarged a part of the bg then printed on copy paper to get this beauty. The strips are all glossy pp from various companies that were in my stash of trimmings. One still has the black glitter paste through a stencil. See below to understand how I laid these out. Added thin strip from trimming check to separate top from bottom then added Silhouette cut Birthday sentiment. Stamped in black then heat embossed with clear the blessings part. Layered on white cs base. Decided to go with letting the sketch carry this one, no splatter, or sequins or added doodling.

Tip: Laminate a piece of grid paper for placing your pieces. I put a dab of removable double sided tape on the right side of each piece. Placed them roughly where they were to be, then pressed the grid laminate to pick up the pieces. Rearranged the strips to line up on the grid and then added tape runner to each piece being careful not to get sticky dots on the plastic. Placed the pp such that it followed the grid and press thus adding all the strips at once and keeping them in place. My husband was so impressed with my concept. That is quite a complement coming from a mechanical engineer.

Challenges I am sharing with

The Paper Players: Layout

Sweet Stampin: Birthday Happy 11th Birthday Sweet Stampin

Leaves, Grateful and a Stamp

Those fun gals over at Double Trouble wanted all the trimmings following a tic, tac toe board. Here I have leaves in the bg stamped in black then the leaf boarder cut on Silhouette in white cs. Added grateful sentiment stamped in black and then heat set with clear on vellum. Added the extra leaf half round just cuz it was laying there.

The bg has more done to it than I can even remember. Started out with smooching of color burst then stamped leaves and then dry embossed but that did not do it for me so it sat for days. Added more with sponging and white gesso brayer on and splatters. Finally decided if I mostly covered it up it was usable.

Challenge I am sharing with

Double Trouble: All the Trimmings

Paper Funday Challenge: Anything + Thankful Hope grateful counts as being thankful