Thursday, November 18, 2010

Taylored Expressions Blast From the Past Blog Hop November 2010

Welcome to the Taylored Expressions Blast From the Past November Blog Hop!  The theme this month is Autumn/Thankful, and Sankari once again provided us with a really fun sketch:

I don't have any Thanksgiving or Autumn TE stamps, so I decided to use the tree from "In the Park" and put it in the fall season.  I chalked the leaves, but used Copic markers for the trunk of the tree (and tried to make it look like various textures).  I couldn't resist adding in the little dog, he's just too cute, and added some glittery leaves I cut out for the three little elements.

Happy Fall!

Stamps:  In the Park (TE)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Cardstock:  Pumpkin Spice (Gina K), Stamper's Select White (PTI)
Patterned Paper:  Autumn Abundance (PTI)
Accessories:  Glitter (MM), chalk, ribbon (SU), copic markers

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I can't wait to see everyone's beautiful creations, and I also wanted to wish all our US friends a Happy Thanksgiving next week!


Friday, November 5, 2010

Tag--You're It! WMS Christmas Challenge 2010

Hello Everyone,

It is November already--can you believe it?  To get ready for the holidays, Claire at Waltzingmouse Stamps has a great challenge--the Tag, You're It!  Christmas Challenge 2010.  The challenge is to make an elegant, classy type of Christmas tag.  So here is what I came up with:

Merry Christmas

I found this cool tag shape on one of my Cricut cartridges.  I paper pieced the stocking and then added some iridesent ice embossing powder to make it look sparkly.  I then found some pretty ribbon with the same iridescent edging and thought it would coordinate.  I also edged the fine linen tag with some tea ink to finish it off.

Stamps:  Sewing Box Christmas (WMS)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Cardstock:  Fine Linen, Pinefeather, Stamper's Select White (PTI); Cherry Cobbler (SU)
Patterned Paper:  Making Memories
Accessories:  Ribbon (Michaels, Making Memories); Brad (Making Memories); Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder (SU)

Thanks so much for stopping by, have a wonderful day!