Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Weekend stamping and a Christmas Tag

Hi all.  Hope you have all had a great weekend.  I did some stamping... a few cards for my design teams and some just for fun. 

Sunday morning I took part in Hero Arts Flickr group 90 mins scramble.  I really had a struggle.  The challenge was to use a frame on your card.   I decided I'd use some oxide inks for a background, smooshing on a stamping block ... but oh my goodness....what a mess!  After several goes, I gave that a miss.... and then decided to use an older HA stamp called Flower Box.  Started by stamping and colouring and then added my sentiment with Versafine Onyx black.   But I forgot that this ink takes time to dry - so don't go and trim it up too soon....

ARRRG... by this time it I flagged it and came back half an hour later and started again!

Still not 100% happy but it got finished.

My next project was a tag to enter into the current Christmas challenge at StampNation. 

I used a tag die cut with a Catherine Pooler SOA die, and used a Sunny Studio stamp set.  The branches were stamped with Altenew Evergreen ink.  The bells are stamped with Catherine Pooler inks in Garden Party, Lime Rickey and Grass Skirt   They really look shiny

I did some testing of different inks for the bells

I'll be sure to be trying out some different colour schemes for my Christmas cards this year.


Dotty Jo x said...

Poor you, I've done this myself - did you cry or choose the profanities route??? Love both cards. The baubles look lovely in each and every combination - such a cool image, Jo x

CinnamonSally said...

You have been busy Dawn, love that bell stamp so pretty and I love it in all your colour ways.

creationsnz said...

I like both projects Dawn. Those bells are crazy cool. CarolG

Maxine D said...

What a marathon that first card was Dawn - worth persevering though for the great end result. Love the tag, and your bell colours have such wonderful combinations.

TracyM #6773 said...

FABULOUS card and tag Dawn!
WOW - LOVE the layered bells ... now that I have a MISTI I will have to give layered stamping another try :)

Brawny said...

Gorgeous cards x

Greta said...

I really love how your Scramble card turned out--beautiful stamp I don't remember seeing! Love your tag--so fun to see all the color combos for the bell!