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Got Washi?

This week’s challenge at Shopping our stash is “Washi, Washi, Washi!  While I don’t have a stash quite like Lauren’s, I was able to pull together a nice collection for this nature inspired, fall hued card.  While Washi tape is the focal point here, I couldn’t resist a bit of stamping.  I used The Concord and 9th set-Just Because and added a tree ring stamp from the Honey Bee stamp set – Hello Gorgeous!  Inks used are Archival ink (potting soil, of course)  and Wendy Vecchi blendable dye inks -stamped and watercolored. (orange blossom, sunflower, acorn and fern green).  Be proud of me – I’ve kept that cactus alive for almost a month now!

Thanks for stopping by!

~elisabeth

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On a roll!

With all the Christmas cards I design throughout the year, you’d think I would have done a Jingle Belles challenge before this!  Well, I finally did one, just in time for their Holiday break!   The girls at Jingle Belles asked us to “bring them some Figgy pudding” and design a card inspired by festive food!  Since Lauren says her favorite holiday treat is Xmas cookies, I decided to make her a plate full!

I used a bunch of Sizzix dies on this one:  Stitched circles, Doily and Fresh Baked # 1 and # 2.  Sentiment and Frame is from one of my favorite sets from Stampers Anonymous, Simple Saying – CMS155.  (If you don’t have this one in your collection, get it – you will reach for it over and over again!)   The patterned paper is from the Authentique “Jingle” collection.  Oh, and glossy accents – lots of glossy accents.

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

~Elisabeth

 

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Playing with Honey Bee

This weeks challenge at Shopping our stash, SOS381,   is to create a card inspired by a food or beverage label.  So I went in my pantry and this box jumped out at me:

 

 

Probably because I really wanted some biscuits, or more precisely, biscuits and gravy, but I digress..

The layout and the color scheme caught my eye and I was ready to roll!  Here’s what I came up with:

 

The stamps are from a Honey Bee stamp set that I’ve been itching to get inky.  The image is colored in with Polychromos pencils with just a touch of sponged squeezed lemonade distress ink to soften things up a bit.

Now I’m off to work on the Christmas Card swap!

 

thanks for stopping by!

 

Elisabeth

 

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I did a card challenge!!!

I used to LOVE doing online card challenges, absolutely loved being, well, challenged to create out of my comfort zone.  Color challenges, sketch challenges – you name it, I did it!  Well it’s been years since I’ve done one (at least 7 years!) and I decided it was time to carve out some time and get challenged!  This week I decided to join the Tic Tac Toe challenge at Shopping Our Stash.    (SOS380)

Choose a line, horizontal, perpendicular or diagonal and use all the elements in your card.  I chose straight down the middle – stamps (of course), stash more than 5 years old and Happy Birthday.  Here’s my card:

 

 

 

For the stamps, I used a lovely set from Concord and 9th called “Just Because” and a sentiment from Cats Life Press.

As to the “stash older than 5 years” part, I used a piece of patterned paper from Rouge De’ Garance from 2006.  I stamped the flowers and background block with some original distress inks that I have had for at least a dozen years – antique linen, tattered rose and worn lipstick.  (although they’ve been re-inked many, many times since then…)

The birthday wishes sentiment, leaves and branches were stamped with Archival ink.

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Elisabeth