Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Black and White with a Splash

This week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp is to make a black and white card with a splash of colour. Here is my take on this theme:

I stamped the image with Versamark and embossed the scene with black embossing powder. Using Inktense pencils, I painted the birds red and added details of black and orange. To add a bit of sparkle, I covered the snowy area with Rock Candy Distress Stickles. When the image was completely dry, I mounted it on white cardstock and then on metallic black cardstock. I masked off the larger portion of the front of the card with Eclipse tape and stamped the card with one of Lawn Fawn's Interlocking Backdrops close to the fold with Adirondack Jet Black Ink. Finally, I mounted the layered image on the card.

Until next time,

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Welcome to the World

This week's Simon Says Stamp Challenge is New Something. Well, what can be more new than a brand new baby? This is a card that I made for friends of my son who recently had a sweet little baby boy. I made it with a super cute digital stamp from Mo Manning's website, Mo's Digital Pencil. This particular image is entitled, "Spit Happens". Since Mo's Digital Challenge this week is Anything Goes, I am entering this card in that challenge as well.

The card base is made of Hero Arts Layering Paper in Assure. Background papers are from Echo Park "Dots and Stripes". I coloured the image with Copic markers.

Until next time,

Friday, 4 January 2013

Keeping Warm

I live in the snow belt of Ontario. Although I no longer ski (I'd love to be able to do it, but my knees have other ideas!), I still love the winter for the most part. There is something special about walking in a winter wonderland at night when the snow is fresh and sparkling in the moonlight. Our dog, being a Siberian Husky, loves the snow so much that it makes the cold and ice a little more bearable. Because of his knee surgery in the summer, he's not quite up to racing around and jumping through snowdrifts, but he still delights in taking a long walk. We generally walk at night because the wind dies down and I enjoy the quiet solitude. We don't have to worry about traffic at that time of day - at least not as much as during the daytime. When we get back from our walks, I often enjoy a hot cup of tea or hot chocolate. The challenge at Less is More this week is "Drinks", so here is my offering - a steaming hot mug of hot chocolate.

I heat embossed the mug with white embossing powder and then added the "hot chocolate" using a Ranger Inkssentials Embossing Pen and Adirondack Espresso Embossing Powder. The steam from the mug is embossed with Tsukineko clear embossing powder. I added a few tiny gems to the snowflake on the mug for a finishing touch. I was really pleased with the final result. Hope you like it too!

Until next time,