Friday, January 22, 2016

Sparkle & Shine Challenge 22

I'm back for another of Sparkle & Shine's challenges.  This one is sponsored by Right at Home and asks us to use the following picture for inspiration:

Lately, I've been enjoying using black, grey, and white with just a touch of color.  I also really like making winter cards, so this challenge was loads of fun for me!
I kept to the overall look of the inspiration picture:

The supplies used are:
Lifestyle Crafts nesting circles die
My Favorite Things Snowfall background stamp
Martha Stewart dove embossing powder for the snowfall stamp
Technique Tuesday Berries stamp set for the branches and sentiment
Basic Grey think green clear stamp set for the bird
My Favorite Things black ink pad
Lawn Fawndamentals red ink pad
Zig Clean Color Real Brush in geranium red
Black fine liner pen for bird's eye and legs
Foam tape, acrylic sheet
Pretty Pink Posh seed beads, both white and clear

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Sparkle and Shine Challenge 21

Here's the inspiration photo for Sparkle and Shine's challenge 21.  There are new sponsors this year, and the one for this challenge is Create a Smile!   I don't have any of their stamp sets yet, but my daughter has a few and they are awesome! (I borrowed hers for this challenge and will definitely need to get some for myself)                                


I have a few winter birthday cards to make, so I decided to use this as an opportunity to get one of them done.  Here's my take on the photo:
Since it is winter, instead of balloons I used snowflakes.  Supplies are:
  • Create a Smile Smiling Snowflakes stamp set  
  • Create a Smile's 29 again stamp set for the sentiment
  • Simon Says Stamp inks:  wisteria, hot mama, blue jay
  • Martha Steward sterling embossing powder: sentiment and stripes on card base
  • Green Frog Tape to tape of sides of card base to make embossed stripes
  • Pretty Pink Posh's silver star sequins
  • Foam tape to pop up snowflake stamped card top
Thanks for taking a look, and be sure to check out all the wonderful cards from the design team and entrants!