Saturday, December 10, 2016

Less is More Challenge no. 306

Happy Saturday. Yippie, I've had  time to play two weeks in a row at Less Is More. This week it's with their one layer challenge. And, (doing the happy dance), my mojo is working two weeks in a row. This could have something to do with also creating 15 Christmas gift tags this week. Don't you just love it when your creativity is flowing? I was inspired by the pop of color on Susan's card who is one of the LIM divas.

This image is a practically ancient Magenta woodblock stamp. I doubt this company exists any longer. When I purchased it I had none of the tricks up my sleeve for stamping in different colors. I used it then by stamping the image in black and painstakingly coloring each of the flower petals in various colors. It never had much of a wow factor for me. Now, with the world-famous MISTI tool, and a little post-it tape strategically placed, stamping each flower, though on one block, proved much easier. I also un-mounted the stamp so I could use it in the MISTI. I am slowly doing this with all of my woodblocks, but I must confess, it often proves a bit tough in terms of letting the wood go. Like some others in this necessary part of a stamping journey, I don't know what to do with the wood. I've racked my brain and can't come up with a thing. I try to re-purpose as much as possible. Any ideas? Please share.

I used an A2 white card base and stamped in Catherine Pooler colors, grass skirt, orange twist and fiesta blue inkpads. These were included in her Foundations Box which is available in her store. I believe she will ship worldwide too.

I hope at this busy time of year, you will take time for some creative therapy other than decorating the house and baking. That's important too and you likely won't see me here next week, however, card therapy keeps me sane.


Friday, December 9, 2016

Incy Wincy Challenge, Christmas Tic tac toe

Well, here is the weekend and now the holidays are upon us, I've plenty to do. But you can bet I'm going to squeeze as much card, tag, and baking creations as I my fingers can bare. I've got lots of plans. I do every year, so let's see how far I get.

I'm joining Incy Wincy Designs challenge. I love the concept of bingo for creating cards. It gives my mojo a boast almost every time. Here's my card using candy cane in an ornament and using a sentiment with the word "Christmas" in it. Nothing new on this card. Wait for that. It's coming soon.

So I hope you will have time to visit Incy Wincy Designs or the challenge of your choice this weekend. Have a great one.,


Monday, December 5, 2016

Less is More Challenge no. 305

It's been awhile since I did an LIM challenge. I check them out every week, and then the day followed by the weekend slips away from me. I made up my mind to get it done this time and here we have it. My card uses the stamps from Catherine Poolers' Foundation kit. Catherine Pooler included 3 basic stamp sets and 5 ink pads...just right for someone starting out who isn't sure what to buy after  they've bought the basic  tools.

I used the circle stamps from one of the sets and used the primary colors LIM challenged us with.

I used a basic white A2 card base and stamped in rocket red, one of the CP colors, then a brilliant blue (retired) from SU and yellow from A Muse Studios (they just went out of business).  The sentiment is from a set by Poppy Stamps.

Head on over to Less Is More and accept the challenge and have a blessed week.