Friday, August 4, 2017

Stamp Off Ribbon Christmas Tree

This is our first Stamp Off Challenge for August.
Susan, Buffy and I enjoy bringing you challenges
that feature products from the new 2017-18 catalog.
Along with a new catalog, comes lots of delicious ribbon.
Admittedly, we all tend to hoard new ribbon.
With 10 yards of ribbon on most spools, we have lots of
ribbon to wrap, tie and texturize our crafting projects.
 I decided to go in kind of a strange direction with my ribbon.
I really like Christmas projects that have texture, so decided
to layer Pear Pizzazz 3/8 inch Shimmer Ribbon behind the
Christmas tree from the Santa's Sleigh Thinlits on page 214.
I contrasted that Shimmery Ribbon with the deep color
of the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack on page 187.
For some reason, I just really liked all the deep colors
and contrasts, that would focus attention on the tree.
Finally, I added Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer 
Paper (p 194) ornaments and star.

I appreciate those who hop by my blog, and urge
you to see what Buffy and Susan have done with
their ribbon challenge.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Timeless Colorful Seasons

Colorful Seasons with Seasonal Layers Thinlits (pages 147
and 216) continue to be my go-to products.  They allow
effortless creation of relaxing cards that the receipient
will appreciate.  In this example, I added some color blocking
behind the Adirondack chair with Timeless Textures.  I
just wanted to repeat some of the colors in different ways.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Color Theory Suite Video

I've been using this suite a lot, but thought I'd better
share this SU video, showing how wonderfully well
these products work together!!