Friday, November 30, 2018

Stamp Off Monochromatic Pretty Pines

It's another Stamp Off Friday, with Susan, Buffy
and Jackie!
This week, we are doing a monochromatic challenge.
When I first started stamping, I only made monochromatic
cards, because I had limited amounts of colored 
cardstock, and I really didn't know how to combine colors.

This is kind of a strange card, but it is what was in
my head, so I went with it.  Years ago, Paper Pumpkin
had a Christmas card kit that had a string with round
"dangles" on it.  I loved that card, because it was active,
without being confusing or busy.  That was the inspiration
for this monochromatic card.   I went with two greens;
Mossy Meadow and Soft Sea Foam.  The sentiment
comes from the Beautiful Blizzard set on page 39
of the Holiday Mini and is stamped on a Stitched Shapes 
Framelits layer.  The pine branches come from the
Pretty Pines Thinlits on page 219.  The only change
I'd make in this card, would be to make two strings
of dangles.

Now please click on over, to visit Buffy and Susan
to view their beautiful monochromatic creations.
After looking at their lovely creations, I realize
that I did not get the memo that white is a color.
I love when our technique challenges bring
about new awareness!

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Retired Llama Birthday

Sometimes, you just have to bring in retired product,
for that special family member.  My nephew and I go around
and around teasing each other.  He is VERY tall and teases that he
gets cramps in his neck looking down at me.  I'm not short,
but he likes to rub it in.  That means that his birthday card
needs to be "extra special".  Bring in the llamas!

He lives in AZ, so the llama and cactus work well
together.  I did get a call, saying that he appreciated the card,
so mission accomplished!

Monday, November 26, 2018

Healing Hugs Wreath

I really like being able to make a wreath out of 
random leaves and images.  In this example, I used
images from Healing Hugs on page 110.   I drew a pencil
line initially, in order to keep things "even".
The sentiment comes from the Dandelion Wishes
set on page 118.

The bow and branches come from the Bouquet Bunch
Framelits on page 216.