Sunday, March 20, 2016

Home Sweet Gnome

My co-worker and friend is moving into her new home soon.  This is for her.

The gnome and snail stamp are from My Favorite Things, I colored with Copics.  I stenciled the kraft paper on the bottom with a stone pattern.  The top white piece I stenciled with a sun stencil.  The clouds are from Paper Smooches.  The pattern paper is from ???  

I used the sketch from My Favorite Things and the colors also from My Favorite Things
And at the Clear it Out Challenge you need to use pattern paper that is over a year old.   I am embarrassed (or proud) to admit that I've had this paper since I started scrapbooking and card-making.  So it must be at least 8 years old . . .

That's about all for this card.  Snow is in the forecast for tonight into tomorrow morning -- not for much, and back to 50 or 60 degrees by Wednesday.  But I sure would love one more snow day off from work!  Keeping my fingers crossed, wearing my pj's inside out, all those school kid things!

As always, thanks so much for taking a look.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

In a Galaxy Far Far Away

At Shopping our Stash Weekly the theme is "In a Galaxy Far Far Away".  I just stumbled upon this blog.  And I love the way they the challenges encourage you with some unusual topics.

To create the background, I used Color Bursts and Brusho (black).  I sprinkled some powder around and the spritzed with water.  It is a really cool technique, as no 2 backgrounds will be exactly alike.  Very pretty!

The stamps from Neat and Tangled (Time Warp and A Long Time Ago) were embossed in white.  I used a stencil (Simon Says Stamp - falling stars) to add some small gold stars.

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is to make your own background.

I am also putting this card into Darnell's NBUS Challenge #6 - where I finally got to use all these never been used before goodies on this card.  And where I finally got to enter one of her challenges.  Darnell has a great blog, if you've never been - try it!

Busy busy - I feel like the rabbit that keeps going, and never stops.  
So, I Gotta go - thanks for taking a peek!