Friday, November 23, 2012

Countdown to Christmas: FM86 Non-Holiday Holiday Ornaments

Happy Black Friday!  5 weeks to go until Christmas...  If you have a spare moment between shopping trips this weekend, I've got a Friday Mashup challenge for you!  You are going to have to put on your thinking cap for this one.  I would like you to use a non-holiday stamp set or image to make a holiday card.  As my physics professor would say, the first step to solving a problem is to get a cup of coffee and think about it.  So don't just run to your stamps, but take a moment.

And to make it extra fun, if you choose to mash it up, use one of the messy techniques like spritzing, smooching, shimmer painting, or splattering with an aquapainter.

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So here is the "Mashup" Challenge:
  1. Make a holiday project using "Non-Holiday Image(s)".
  2. Or Make a project with a "Messy Technique", such as spritzing, smooching, shimmer painting, or splattering with an aquapainter.
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a "Holiday Project from Non-Holiday Stamps and a Messy Technique".


Holy cow, how is it that this simple card was so freakin' hard?  I had an idea, several ideas, right away.  I went with the clean card and had to rip it apart three times.  One of those iterations, I forgot the spritzing.  Isn't that always the way?

Stamps: Elements of Style, Christmas Greetings; Paper: Marina Mist, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Brushed Silver; Ink: Marina Mist, Marina Mist marker; Accessories: Silver elastic cord, Color Spritzer Tool, Sponge, Circle punches, Northern Flurry EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals.

I got all wrapped up in this challenge and managed a second card, which went better than the first.


I spied the Perfectly Preserved set and thought there must be something I can put in the jar.  The pine cones came from the Fall stamp set Autumn Days.

Can you believe it?  I forgot the messy technique again.  Well, I would have spritzed the background; you get the gist of it.  I used Freshly Made Sketches #58.

Stamps: Perfectly Preserved, Autumn Days, Sweet Essentials; Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Frostwood Lodge DSP; Ink: Soft Suede, Always Artichoke marker, Soft Suede marker, Chocolate Chip marker; Accessories: White baker's twine, Festive piercing pack, Square Lattice EF, Perfect Polka Dot EF, Window Frames Collection framelits, Cannery Set framelits, Petal Cone die, Big Shot, Dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by!

7 comments:

Tanya Boser said...

Love the jar of pine cones so much I had to pin it!!

Lisa said...

I just loved this challenge Heidi, it was so much fun! I love both of your card but I have to say, the Perfectly Preserved one is my favorite...I love the colors and the pinecones in the jar!

Amy White said...

Both fab Christmas cards! I love seeing what fun things people find to out in that jar! Thanks for the fun challenge this week!

Holly said...

These both came out great.. What a great idea to use the pine cones with the jar. and I love how your ornaments came out.

Tara (Murphy) Bourgoin said...

These are both so pretty. I fell in love the pinecone one immediately. It's almost as if you're trapping the "Christmas" smell to have all year round :) Thanks for the fun challenge this week!

Amanda Corbet said...

Both of your cards are just so pretty! I love your stylish ornaments and your jar full of pine cones! Thanks for sharing such fabulous creations!

Amanda Corbet said...

Both of your cards are just so pretty! I love your stylish ornaments and your jar full of pine cones! Thanks for sharing such fabulous creations!