Used a wonderful image from TLC Creations (createwithtlc.blogspot.com) to make this monochromatic Christmas card in shades of brown. Printed the Santa image on kraft brown paper, sponged brown ink in from the edges to the center to focus the attention to St. Nick, then used a white gel pen to fill in the beard, plus add a bit of fur on the hat and cuffs and a few sparkly snowflakes. The sweet little tags are from Lili of the Valley.
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Monochrome (simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge)
Doing Life- Create with TLC Challenge (desiref.blogspot.co.za)
Christmas Cards All Year Round- Monochromatic Brown (christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.co.uk)
Cute Card Thursday- Vintage/Distressing (cutecardthursday.blogspot.com)Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- Anything Goes (craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk)
Since I had my paper cutter and small scrap box out, I created another background with paper strips using this tutorial (stampinpretty.com/2016/01/strips-of-love-blossoms-valentine-card.html). The image is Bugaboo image named Expresso Yourself Cups and the sentiment is a freebie from Kelli Winnell's blog (she offers a wonderful free sentiment every Friday! kelliewinnell.typepad.com/blog/freebie-Friday) Took a bit of work, but made a flip card so that I didn't waste any of the background pieces.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Make a Background (wordartwednesday.blogspot.com)
I have discovered so many wonderful digi stamp artists during the last few years. One of my favorites is Beccy's Place. This is one of my newest images and I had fun creating with this adorable little gnome (from the Gnomes in my Garden set.) Paired him with a free scripture bookmark from courtneydefeo.com/the-brightest-lights-in-orlando.
Beccy’s Place Challenge- October (beccysplace.blogspot.com)
Word Art Wednesday Challenge (wordartwednesday.blogspot.com)
Recently won the Hero Arts Stamps& Cuts Butterfly set and was fun to play with it this weekend. Took me a little experimenting to find the right ink shades but other than that, stamping this 3-step image is quick and easy to use. Printed off a sentiment to fit the sad look on the little fishy's face. Doesn't he look forlorn?
Less is More Challenge- Stamp Layering (simplylessismoore.blogspot.com)