Sunday, December 20, 2009

Snowy days mean time to play along...

Hi! Hope you enjoyed your weekend! We had a snow storm here in DC and I had such a good weekend just being snowed in! I forgot how much fun that can be... cocoa... video games... and card making for me! Love it! I played along with the most recent Embellish Magazine challenge...

Here is what I made:

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Stamps: My Matryoshka set, Christmas Greetings set, Patterned Pines set
Ink: Crushed Curry, Bermudda Bay, Soft Suede, Ruby Red, Old Olive classic inks; Whisper White craft ink; Jet Black StazOn
Paper: Kraft, Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Confetti cardstock
Accessories: The Write Stuff DSP (diecut), Crushed Curry polka-dot grosgrain ribbon, Scallop Edge punch, paper piercer, Signo White gel pen, Aqua Painter, Blender pens, Icicle Rubons, Stamp-a-ma-jig

I created my stamped background using the snowflake from the Patterned Pines set. I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to line it up and just stamped it over and over again! I forgot how pretty white looks on kraft...

The little dolls were colored with a mix of the blender pens and the aqua painter- I love the look of watercolor but some of those spots are so darn tiny!

I made a couple other cards with the same color scheme... I really liked these colors together! Here they are:

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Stamps: Wings of Friendship set, Patterned Pines set
Ink: Chocolate Chip classic ink; Whisper White craft ink; Versamark
Paper: Kraft, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White,Chocolate Chip cardstock; yellow and lighter turquoise paper by Bazzill
Accessories: Scallop Edge punch, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Heat and Stick powder, Clear embossing powder, Crushed Curry polka-dot ribbon, paper piercer, signo White gel pen

I loved how the background turned out on this card but I am not entirely pleased with the card over all... something about the snowflakes with the flowers just doesn't go...

Here is the last one I made:

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Stamps: Medalion, Thank You Kindly set
Ink: Crushed Curry, Creamy Caramel classic inks; Versamark
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Kraft,
Accessories: Scallop Edge punch, Chocolate Chip wide grosgrain ribbon, half-back pearls (Prettys Kit), White embossing powder, paper piercer, White Signo Gel pen

I speckled the card a little by using some Creamy Caramel reinker and a toothbrush- it was just too clean with out it, hee!

I hope you are enjoying your Monday! It helps that it is the Monday before Christmas, doesn't it? Hee! I'll be finishing up my shopping and hopefully getting some presents wrapped.

Thanks for peeking!



Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Tessa, these are all great! You were a busy crafter in this snow! I hope you had fun! Thanks for making some cards using the combo!! Happy Holidays!

AmandaR said...

Hi Tessa! These are so GORGEOUS! You're so clever. Hope you have a safe and WARM Christmas! xx Amanda

Hazel said...

These are beautiful cards! How did you get the medallion image to come out so perfectly? I have never gotten my Medallion image to come out as perfectly crisp as you have here. So pretty!

Teresa Kline said...

I just discovered you are from VA, so am I...I bookmarked all creating blogs from VA and become a follower.....I hope you can stop by my blog for a visit.....I want to plan a play date for VA gals in 2010, thats why I like to keep up with VA gals....have a wonderful day and Merry Christmas!

your cards are darling~~~~~~~

enjoy *~*

Jean Martin said...

Hi Tessa! I love your cards! I just started card making and seeing all the cards you've made is wonderful inspiration! The color inspiration challenges are my favorite! Happy New Year!!!

Kierra said...

Love all three cards. Love the color combo.

I love the white ink on kraft cardstock! agree with you there! so pretty!!!

I love the birdie and the sparkly snowflakes.

I also love the medallion card and the pearl you put in the middle.

My Little Hobby said...

Tessa, I love this card and your artistic sense! You have a unique design style that I really enjoy and have just added you to my blog links that I enjoy.

I've been out of the country (USA) for a few months, away from all my stamping supplies, and I'm anxious to get my hands on it soon. Thanks for your inspiration!

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