Saturday, November 27, 2010

Saturday Challenges

Another ColourQ challenge card...

I used an old Mojo Monday sketch, #116, and I was also inspired by a card by Cici510 on Splitcoaststampers.

For this card, I was trying to focus on snowflakes and mittens for a generic winter card, rather than specifically a Christmas card. I used various Designer Series Paper and my Circle Scissors Plus to create the circles. I also bleached a piece of More Mustard cardstock so that the snowflakes would pop more when I stamped tone-on-tone (same color cardstock and ink).

I loved the mittens in the inspirational picture, so I used the mitten stamp in Scandinavian Season and embossed with Mustard embossing powder (retired). I also used the flocked snowflake from Christmas Cocoa DSP, which doesn't show up in the pic, but fun to feel!

Stamps: Scandinavian Season, Serene Snowflakes; Paper: Soft Suede, More Mustard, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Deck the Halls DSP, Christmas Cocoa DSP; Ink: More Mustard, Versamark; Accessories: Bleach, Mustard embossing powder, Linen thread, Circle Scissors Plus, Chocolate Chip ribbon, Dimensionals.

And this week's Mojo Monday and Friday Mashup challenge...

This card was inspired by my blogging buddy Dany, who introduced me to the idea of inking a stamp with ink and shimmer paint in the same image.

Stamps: Sincere Snowflakes, Warmest Regards; Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Whisper White, Deck the Halls DSP; Night & Day DSP; Ink: Cherry Cobbler marker; Accessories: Platinum shimmer paint, Sponge dauber, Rhinestone jewels, Filigree brad, Cherry Cobbler seam binding, Modern Label punch, Large Oval punch, Sewing machine, Thread, Dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by!

9 comments:

Adriana Benitez said...

Heidi they are both great cards. But the second one is my favorite ever! WOW

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Cute, cute, cute--love those cozy mittens!

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Very Cute.. Love the snowflakes. thanks for playing again at the Friday Mashup.

Hugs
Shirley

Yapha said...

Gorgeous cards!! Those mittens are spectacular!

Sylvia said...

Lovely cards, Heidi! Thanks for playing the ColourQ challenge this week!

Terry said...

Pretty card! So glad you added this card to the Friday Mashup! color challenge - it's perfect!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Both are beautiful. I love the uniqueness of themitten card, though, the best!

Shelley said...

Great cards! Both are eye catching!

Dany said...

I was looking for ideas for cards and came to your blog, saw the snowflake card and went I have to do that!! It's sooo pretty, then I actually read what you wrote.... I'm glad I inspired you to make that card, cause now I'm totally gonna CASE it. Thanks for linking to my blog too. I love the mitten one too, the circles on the base are fantastic, and it's such a great use of the DSP and cardstock.