Thursday, October 23, 2014

Deck the Halls

Here's another card I made last weekend:

I had good intentions. Since I don't make a lot of holiday cards, I only wanted to borrow the set. But once I got finished, I needed it. NEEDED it, do you hear me?! Unfortunately I was enabled by free wifi at the hotel, and I may or may not have placed an order for it, and a few other things to ... you know,  justify the shipping. In fact, the set arrived today, so once my craft room has been reassembled, I'll play some more.

The card I originally saw (which sent me in search of the set) used Copic coloring with shading on the images, then all the bulbs were covered with Glossy Accents. Not me, though. I took a simple one-color approach, and added some Wink of Stella to make them sparkle:

I listed T1 below, and I just remembered where I'd used it. The pink I used on the bulbs was quite shocking compared to the other colors, so I went over it with the T1 marker to tone it down a bit. 

Again, as was my MO for most of the weekend, I colored the edges of a white layer with one of my Copics, and assembly was easy peasy.

Next time I might go for some shading. Could happen. :)

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Season's Greetings

Just because I was at a crafty retreat, surrounded by many talented crafters and a ton of yummy supplies, didn't necessarily mean my mojo was working. It tried, and I had a few moments, but I sat and stared at my desk a lot. More than one person thought I'd fallen asleep on several occasions. Nope, just thinking.

So I pulled up a few challenges to see if they could help jump-start my mojo, and I chose the current Retro Sketches sketch:

and made this:

It's kinda busy, but I love the papers (and they were still out), so all I really needed was the sentiment to cross the window. I borrowed the Simon Says Stamp Season's Greetings, then worked on assembly.

I cut the word dies out of a green paper from the Lawn Fawn Snowday pack, and a few more out of white, then glued them together. It blended too well into the background, so I cut them again out of black to give them shadows and some contrast. And no, I didn't go over the edges with a black marker, and I've decided to embrace that decision.

Also, the glaring white of the sentiment edges helps to pull out the subtle polka dots of the paper that I used. It was for another challenge, but that challenge was a CAS challenge to use polka dots, and, well, this card isn't even close to CAS. In fact, it's in another county entirely.

Okay then, I'm done posting for today. I'll share the rest of the cards over the next few days and hopefully be crafting in my craft room very soon! The store just called to confirm my appointment for tomorrow morning to install my cabinets. I might be a bit excited about that.

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