Sunday, January 17, 2021

Snow Beary Much Fun -- Winter at International Art & Soul

Our challenge for this fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge is Winter.

I used papers from Dare 2B Artzy to create this shaker card; the large bear is on an action wobble!


Inspiration/Challenges:
Dare 2B Artzy Challenges: (1st Sunday) January Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: (Wed) Layer

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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

I'm Dreaming of a Pink Christmas

I'm the only one who loves to make Christmas cards after Christmas‽ Because I craft in the dining room in the evenings, I move a lot of my crafting stuff out to make room for the Holidays, so when the festivities die down I like to use some of the Christmas crafting goodies I unearth during the season (plus anything new!)

The snowglobe was cut with a Newton's Nook die set. All the images & sentiment are from a particularly beautiful Craftsmart sticker book. The metallic & glitter papers are foiled kraft cardstock from Michaels; if you see it, grab it, it's great! I embossed the pink piece, and finished the card with gold Stickles.

And I decorated the inside, of course:

Inspiration/Challenges:
Bastel-Traum #96: (P15) Shaker or Interactive Card
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: (Wed) Sparkle & Shine

Sunday, January 3, 2021

It's a Marshmallow World -- Landscapes at International Art & Soul

Our challenge for this fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge is Landscapes.

I used lyrics from the song It's a Marshmallow World by Carl Sigman & Peter DeRose, and performed by Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, Brenda Lee, among others. I listened to the Dean Martin version many times this season, and this idea for a marshmallow card using textured paper came to my mind!

The card is made from a white, handmade-type paper that I edged with Elizabeth Craft dies. For the closed view, I added a shiny white piece edged with a Memory Box tree landscape die; I used the offcut as a stencil for the trees on the middle panel. The sun with embossed/cut with a Spellbinders die and inked only on the raised layer. I watercolored both the red & green parts with distress inks.

Inspiration/Challenges:
Cut It Up: (Fri, Must have a Die Cut) Winter (W1 of 2)
Tuesday Morning Sketches: (Tue) #586 Anything Goes

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