Happy Tuesday!  I had some appointments yesterday and never made it into the studio.  By the time I got in, I was totally exhausted and just chilled out on the couch.  I can’t remember if I took a nap or not!  Today we have sleet, ice and snow and it’s a perfect day to work in the studio.  Who knows I might even get the Christmas decorations down today . . .

I thought it would be fun today to work with the CPS Sketch for this week.  It’s their 100th sketch and they are celebrating big time!  I also pulled out one of the stamps I picked up last fall while shopping in Brown County.  It’s about time this stamp saw a little ink.

CPS100

The image was water colored with Ranger Distress Reinkers and the edges of all the paper were sponged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

  • Stamps:  Bird Image from Magenta
  • Paper: 7 Gypsies Nottinghill; SU River Rock; Canson Watercolor
  • Ink: Ranger Broken China, Shabby Shutters, Pine Needles, Scattered Straw, Vintage Photo, Brushed Corduroy, Fired Brick Distress and Archival Coffee
  • Accessories: Tsukineko Sponge Dauber; Venture Foam Tape; Brads; Ribbon; Corner Rounder Punch; Paint Brush

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!

Happy Sunday!  I know I’ve been MIA for a few days, and I really have no excuse.  I didn’t feel that well the later part of last week and never wandered into the studio once.  When I finally went in yesterday and turned on the lights, I had a project sitting on my work table I had completely forgotten about.  I got it done yesterday, but you’ll have to wait until tomorrow to see it.  What I have today is for yesterday’s Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoaststampers, Images under Glass.

When I saw the inspiration pieces for the challenge, I immediately thought of making my own acrylic pieces . . . and I did!  However, they turned out yellow (forgot I had added some flex to the UTEE), so I’m calling those practice pieces.  I’ll need to work on that technique at a later time.

What I did instead, was make an inchie that I covered with Crackle Accents.  I mounted it on a square of illustration board, and then I had a brainstorm (yes, it actually hurt) to make a window card.

IC157 OUTSIDE

I used Spellbinders Classic Square Nestabilities for all the image layers and the window frames.  Here’s the inside of the card:

IC157 INSIDE

And a close up of the birds, which is actually on the inside of the card.

IC157 INCHIE CLOSEUP

To finish off the front of the card, and add my sentiment, I tried my hand at glittering a few of the snowflakes that I cut using Spellbinders Snowflake Wonder Shapeabilities.  I have been so taken and awed with Anna’s snowflakes that I couldn’t wait to get the snowflake dies and play with them.   I inked each snowflake, covered each with Glossy Accents and then sprinkled with glitter.  For this one I added a button and tied it to the front of the card with twine.  The sentiment was stamped and then die cut using Spellbinders Scalloped Tag Shapeabilities.

IC157SNOWFLAKE

  • Stamps: Birds from Magenta; Holiday Script from Lizzie Anne Designs
  • Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; SU Always Artichoke and Riding Hood Red; BasicGrey Wassail
  • Ink: Ranger Archival Coffee, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and Aged Mahogany
  • Accessories: Spellbinders Classic Square Nestabilities, Snowflake Wonder and Scalloped Tag Shapeabilities; Sewing Machine; Ranger Glossy and Crackle Accents; Tsukineko Sponge Dauber; Tonic Paper Distresser; Crystal, Pixie Dust, White/Silver Mix Glitter; Twill Tape; Hemp Twine; Button

Enjoy the rest of your weekend . . . you might find an adventure or two!

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