Wednesday, November 25, 2009

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like... Winter!

SC256 blockThe temps are changing and YES! we have snow forecast for Friday! (ok so it's only a 20% chance with rain before and after..but it's still snow! LOL)

Now that I have my card made for the day (who am I kidding... think I'll just make one? LOL), I can start my pies...mmmm, apple and pumpkin and the rest of my Thanksgiving preparations. I'm sure many of you are doing the same!!

This is today's Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast using Peace and Joy, release date Dec 1, from Our Daily Bread designs.

SC256 Snowflake PeaceThis is emboss resist. I really hated to cover up the base because it was so pretty! (ok, so you know I'm going to have to do another one! lol)
I started by stamping the snowflakes with Versamark randomly over white cardstock, then sprinkled with white embossing powder and heat set.
Then I took Broken China and Faded Jeans Distress ink and sponged the entire piece. The embossing resists the ink and makes your image POP! (I wiped the piece just to make sure no ink residue was left on the snowflakes)

I traced the sketch over my light table and cut out the curvy strip, randomly stamped the sentiment from the same set, with Versamark and repeated the embossing powder/heat set step.

My layered pieces are plain white using a Copic marker that matched the DCWV pattern paper, the curvy strip was cut with scallop scissors.

I embossed several pieces of cs using Spellbinders Snowflake Wonder and layered them.

I love the challenges...everyone is going to have unique Christmas cards this year...rather than the make 10 of this layout, 10 of that and so on.................boring! LOL

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Okay...so here's one I did yesterday for the Color Challenge. I'm letting you peek again! This is ODBD His Gift, the other set being released Dec 1.

CC246 2 Cor 9 15Watercolored with Twinkling H2O's, sponged with Broken China distress ink.

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Wishing you and yours a
Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving pic 

Thanks for stopping!

Dawn

3 comments :

Connie M. said...

Oh Dawn...both cards are just soooo pretty!! The sketch is just perfect with these snowflakes, and your pink ponsettia is amazing!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Two very beautiful cards LM. Love the swirled dp with the flakes on the first. And the second is so soft and pretty!

Grace said...

Both are gorgeous Dawn and thanks for the wonderful Scripture!