Friday, November 19, 2010

Countdown To Christmas: Friday Mashup And Welcome Christmas WOW #1

Five weeks to go... and the countdown continues. That sounds scary, but it is still plenty of time... I hope. I haven't started anything for myself yet!!

Time for another Friday Mashup. This week is an inspiration challenge, SNOWMEN!

A Cute Christmas stamp set reminds me of the classic Burl Ives Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer cartoon, especially using it for an outdoor scene.

I've done the window scene a few times, but I always feel something is missing. So I thought I would give curtains a try, especially since we have coordinating fabric. Love that! I also stained a wooden skewer with Chocolate Chip ink to coordinate. Wow, it is really hard to get a decent, in-focus photograph of this card! ETA: This card was picked as one of the favorites for week ending 11/21/10 over at Splitcoaststampers - Thanks!!

Fortuitously, this card also satisfies the ColorLab, Stamping 411, and Pals Paper Arts challenges this week. Below is a close-up of the glittery snow.

Stamps: A Cute Christmas; Paper: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride, Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede; Ink: Black Stazon, Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride, Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, Real Red, So Saffron; Accessories: Aquapainter, Two-way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Sponges, Post-it notes, Word Window punch, Designer Label punch, Linen thread, Candy Cane Christmas fabric, Wooden skewer, Kit #4 texturz plate, Big Shot, Sewing machine, Thread.

And the card above was inspired by this card I put together for a Fancy Christmas card swap. I've been on a glittery snow scene kick lately, as anyone at my Stamp-a-Stack knows... who didn't go home with a glittery face?

I brayered the main panel with Bashful Blue and Night of Navy, used So Saffron and a sponge dauber for the sun, and then stamped and quartered the main panel. And here is a close-up of the bling.

I'm a sucker for the window scenes!

Stamps: Welcome Christmas, Lovely as a Tree; Paper: Night of Navy, Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy DSP, More Mustard DSP; Ink: Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Night of Navy; Accessories: Two-way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Sponge dauber, 1-1/4" Circle punch, Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack, Bitty button, Linen thread, Brayer, Post-it notes, Kit #4 texturz plate, Big Shot.
Thanks for stopping by!

16 comments:

Adriana Benitez said...

Heidi, they are both wonderful! I loooove the curtains - so cute! And the sleigh scene is just beautiful! Those sets work wonderfully together!

Yapha said...

Oh my gosh, those curtains are too cute! What an adorable way to use the fabric!

Marla Reed said...

I LOVE the second card! Welcome Christmas is one of my favorite sets in the entire catalog and this is a great use of it!

Debra Burgin said...

Charming and sweet, both of them!

Rosemary Morgan said...

This is beautiful.

Cindy said...

Oh my gosh, these are BOTH fabulous! Love the window treatment (why am I reminded of HGTV?) on the first card, and the glittery snowy scene in the second! BTW, I must be getting tired...I read your blog post title as Friday Mishap. :P

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

I love your curtains!!! Great cards!!!

Sunflower Stamper said...

Great cards! Especially like the curtains, & scene you created on the top one! Thanks for playing along at the ColorLab.

Linda Callahan said...

The curtains are just adorable and your snow scene is soooo elegant!

Jen said...

Curtains! So cool. Thanks for playing at the Color Lab!

Kathy Anthony said...

Both cards are wonderful, but I absolutely love the curtains!!

Shelley said...

Great scenes. They turned out adorable!

Stampin' Diva said...

Beautiful way to incorporate fabric. Makes the window panes so real!!! Amazing cards. Thanks for playing along with us at Pals Paper Arts!!!

Hands On said...

How very creative! Love your cards!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

both are so cool. I love the curtains, but even better is that little snowman on the hill. I also love that welcome for Christmas set, so that's extra cool with Lovely as a tree.

MuseMyWorld said...

Love the curtains. They are truly great. I think they are the perfect touch to your card. Great job!!