Wednesday, December 9, 2015

3D Star Ornament

This pretty (and easy and quick)  Star Ornament (or package topper!!!) follows at tutorial at  Splitcoast Stampers for the Wednesday Technique workshop taught by Wendy Klein. I was dismayed to find that one of my stars in the SU Star Dieset has gone missing, so the graduated pattern of the stars isn't exactly to my liking.  The topmost red and gold foil star is a McGill Star punched embellishment.  LOVE IT!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Soft Snowfall

This tri-fold card uses the exquisite  Simon Says Soft Snowfall die, (exclusively at Simon Says Stamps #304) Judiken embossable acrylic, and  Tim Holtz distress inks in Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint sketch, seedless preserves, and several blends of the yellows and soft gray distress inks. The sentiment on the inside is from  SU Bright and Beautiful, and the Peace sentiment is from Inkadinkadoo  Christmas stampset. Colors are bright white embossing powder (SU) Night of Navy.  This card was inspired by Jennifeer McGuire's beautiful Tri  Fold Card work found in her UTube tutorial.  Now my Christmas cards are finished, with memories of hundreds of new techniques, and hours of fun for this Holiday.  

At Christmas time, dear friends, 
 It's an easy thing to do!  
Wishing all the nicest things
For every one of you.
And at this extra-joyous time, 
we'd like to add one thing.,   
 May you have all the happiness and joy 
That twenty sixteen can bring.  


  All best wishes for a speedy one, Chip.
The adorable little bee is the Bee Sprite by Aurora  Wings.  Thank you Mitzi for another precious sprite to play with!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Happy Hanukkah

This special card was created for special friends on this first day of Hanukkah, 2015.  The card was created with a kit created by EMS Arts several years ago.  

Miran's Angelica--from the Heart

This is Miran's Digi  Girl #273, Angelica, posted for the Progressive Challenge December Album on Facebook at Art by Miran.  She is colored with Prismacolor Pencils, and finished with Wink of Stella, Glittering Snow Writer (deco arts), diamond glitter and Flower Soft on the heart.  The paper is Real Red (SU) and the EF I used was Intricate  Swirl by the Paper Studio.  The Stamp is SU from Teeny Tiny Wishes stampset.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Watercolor Ornament Card

This is my first try as I  following the watercoloring techniques described in  Dina Kowal's tutorial  at Splitcoast Stampers.  It was fun and challenging as I tried Lyra Aqua Crayons, Tim Holtz Distress inks, red, green and white Wink of Stella and some border and sentiment stickers.  I used the small poinsettia stamp from Just Rite Festive Poinsettia stampset on the ornament.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Art by Miran

Here are a couple of cuties drawn by Miran and available in her Art by Miran Esty Shoppe.  This top on is the Snowflake Princess.  She's colored in Prismacolor pencils, and accented with Wink of Stella, pearls, and four kinds of Stickles.  The sentiment is from the stampset "Snowflakes" from Hot Off the Press. The ink is SU Island Indigo and clear heat embossed then fussy cut.  This is incredibly sparkly, much more than any web-detail photo can share.

Digigirl 1252  Suzi Snowflakes is also a Prismacolor artpiece mounted on Night of Navy and Smoky Gray cardstock.  Accented with 3d crystal glaze, and stickles, Dazzling  Snow Writer (Deco Arts) and Posca Pen white paint.  The fonts are Almonte  Snow and Arno pro that creates the wordart: "Take time to chase the snowflakes." (Photoshop CC)