Hi-ya friends! I forgot to share with you, that I've been to Paperific today (an Australian version of CHA), and of course I left it with some goodies! I snatched a couple of adorable stamps, that I will surely be playing with soon. After a few busy hours spent browsing, chatting and spending money (duh!) I came back home, wondering if I have any strength left for stamping. Apparently I did :)
The first card that I'd like to share, is a Holiday-themed project with not quite a classic holiday colour scheme... It illustrates perfectly how random my creative process is at times... As I'd often do, I chose the papers first, to suit the colour inspiration of ssnotime154, and let them dictate the rest. Only when I was finished with the paper part, I looked at the card and started thinking, how to interpret the circles in the TESC126 sketch that I chose to work with.
After some rummaging done in my stash of chippies, these snowflakes just looked too cute not to give them a try. As they say, the rest is history :)
I actually think that it's a charming card, and it makes me feel warm & cozy. How about you?
Supplies: cardstock: DCWV; paper: Kaisercraft; chipboard: Maya Road; letter stickers: Carolee's Creations; burlap & lace available here; ink: Papertrey Ink (Tea Dye Duo), Versa Color (Pinecone, Celadon); edge distresser; glitter: Reeves; Glossy Accents by Ranger
Yes, what you can see is me using burlap again... *rolls eyes* Seriously, guys, I can't get my hands off this stuff! I LOVE the texture & dimension that burlap adds to my cards! You'll see some more of it tomorrow :)
Also, I'm not sure whether you noticed how I made the snowflakes - after inking them up, I applied firstly some glitter, and then Glossy Accents. It's a truly wonderful effect.
Here are the sketch & photo inspiration used for the card:
There's one more challenge that applies here... F4A27: Think Snow......Man!
I've got one more card, a nice & compact, clean & simple sumthin':
Supplies: paper: DCWV; stamps: Fiskars (boat); Papertrey Ink (sentiment); There She Goes (Clouds); black pen; glitter: Reeves; ink: StazOn (Jet Black); watercolour pencils: Belgrave; blender pen; decorative chalks: Pebbles
This one was inspired by this week's Tuesday Trigger. What an awesomely beautiful photo (and view)!
As you noticed, I decided on the water part to guide my design. I loved the airy, fresh look of the interior, and so I settled down for a CAS design. I simply tore some scraps of paper, to create the waves, and glittered the white parts with glitter, to make them glisten in the setting sun.
I found the colours very similar to cQc#47, too:
So, there you have it :) I feel like I did my share tonight, and I'll be glad to snuggle up in bed now, with a good book. Mmmmm... got to love weekends. I hope yours is just as good - see you soon! xxx