I had two great challenges available to play in today and I just couldn’t chose between them so I did them both. Jeanne S and BadSherry have a fun challenge each Sunday called Just Because We Wanna-JBWW. Jeanne is hosting the challenge today and you can find more details at Inky Paws. The challenge was to use black and white with a splash of color. I chose red to be my splashy color for this fun little winter tree scene. I simply stamped the tree with black Stazon, colored the mittens and scarf red with a red marker, painted on a few snowflakes and a snowy ground with white craft ink and a watercolor brush, embossed with white embossing powder and that was that. Everything else is pretty self explanatory. I used simple layers with a little scalloped edges here and there, my paper piercing template and tool, a white Gelly roll and black Gelly glaze pen and I was finished. Fast, fun and very easy card to do. Thanks Jeanne for a fun Sunday challenge.
Stamps: A Tree For All Seasons
Paper: Papertrey-White, Real Red, Black
Ink: Black Stazon, White Craft
Accessories: Gelly Roll White and Black Markers, White Embossing Powder, Watercolor Brush, Paper Piecing Template and Tool
I loved the vintage look of Shelly’s card and wanted to recreate that effect for my card. She had a great little piece of music and a vintage picture of a girl on her card. I cut a piece of Natural Vanilla card stock to a 3×3" piece and put a 2 1/2" square framed mask over it and stamped with my large music background stamp. I wanted to leave a small border around the whole image layer to make it appear as an old printed piece of music. I distressed the sheet of music and added brads and hardware. I wanted something vintage for my second image layer but really didn’t have anything that worked to replace Shelly’s old fashioned girl. I decided to use an old fashioned plate of Christmas cookies and cup of cocoa. I stamped the image on watercolor paper with brown Stazon and then painted with Ranger Distress ins re inkers and Ranger Adirondack re inkers. I aged and distressed this layer as well. I stamped the holly background image on Naturals Vanilla with brown Stazon. I painted the little leaves and berries with Ranger Distress re inkers and then sponged on Ranger Old Paper and Straw Distress Inks. I did not have a ribbon that would really work with this card. I would have loved to have a dark cranberry organdy or stain ribbon but….no banana. I have a really pretty retired cranberry grosgrain but it was just red for the Wonderland Designer Paper that I used. I decided to experiment making my own dark burgundy-red ribbon. I took a small piece of bright red and dragged it across the Vintage Photo Distress pad. It took three times to get the right color but it worked. I dried the ribbon by heating with my heat gun and applied a bow to the hardware and created a french knot to pull through a hole on the little plate image layer. This was fun project. Aging and distressing takes some work but is well worth the effort. I love old vintage pieces and love trying to recreate them.
Stamps: A Merry Little Christmas, Background Basics, Music
Paper: Naturals Vanilla, Wonderfland Designer Paper, Watercolor
Ink: Brown Stazon, Ranger Distress and Adirondack Re Inkers and Pads,
Accessories, Hodge Podge Hardware, Grosgrain, Sponges, Watercolor Brushes, Distress Tool