Friday, December 30, 2016

Frosty Pine - Year in Review Challenge - Altenew

I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas! I am playing along with Altenew's December Inspiration Challenge one more time. I chose the colour scheme from August 2016 for this card. I created it about the same time as the last card but have been having some difficulty photographing it. It is so pretty in real life.

I used the Pine Tree stamp set again, building my tree from the top to the bottom with Versa Mark and embossing with white EP. I received the pretty rose gold sequins as a prize and wanted to use those so went with the pink and grey colour scheme of August's challenge. I wanted to make more of these in different colours but ran out of time. I think mixing glitter in with the white embossing powder would be nice as well.

Stamps - Pine Tree (Altenew)
Paper - Sweet Blush CS, Smokey Shadow CS, True Black CS (PTI)
Ink - Versa Mark, White and Silver EP
Other - Rose Gold sequins (PPP), foam tape

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Silver Pines - Year in Review Challenge - Altenew

Today I created a card for Altenew's monthly challenge. For this month we are to select any of the inspiration photos from the past year of challenges. For this card I selected the colour scheme from April 2016. I am also participating in CAS(E) this Sketch challenge #200 - congratulations!

I flipped the sketch 180 degrees and used some of my newly acquired products from Altenew and Pretty Pink Posh. Thank you Altenew for your generous prize. I had a lot of fun using the Pine Tree stamp to create a number of A2 sized cards. For this card I taped off a section with painters tape and sponged a winter scene. I then started building my pine tree from the top using Versafine Onyx Black. I stamped the top using the full stamp then worked my way down the sides being sure to only ink up 1/2 to 2/3 of the bottom of the stamp, then filling in the center of the tree. Once the ink was completely dry I repeated the process with the other stamp in the set and VersaMark ink, then heat embossed with silver. A silver sentiment and some glittery snow flakes from PPP completes the card.

I created a similar card with only one tree - 

Stamps - Pine Tree (Altenew)
Paper - Stampers Select White (PTI)
Ink - Gypsy, Lagoon, Moonstruck, Outdoor Denim, Grey Wool (CTMH), VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx black, Silver EP
Other - painters tape, snowflake sequins (PPP)