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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Muse Christmas Visions







Welcome to the 107th installment of Muse Christmas Visions, a Christmas card challenge taking place every 2 weeks!

Here is the card I created this time around. Yes, another botanical themed card (: 


I used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks on Arches watercolour card to create several sheets that ended up looking like this. 


I then used Flora & Fauna dies to cut out my parts...lots of parts while I was at it because I made half a dozen cards.  here is what a sheet looked like after some of the cutting!  I will probably play again with some different colours.



My sentiment is from this Right at Home set...love, love, love the font!


Are you tempted to make your parts into borders and clusters, like I did?  Or, are you going to try your hand at a wreath!  So may possibilities!  Of course, you may want to stamp your images, too!

Thanks for peeking in and I hope to see you in the MCV gallery !

Chriss

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

100th MUSE Christmas Visions

MUSE Christmas Visions 100th post !


Gallery submissions here 


For my card this time around, I heat embossed this beautiful WPLUS9 Christmas Rose Bouquet in Gold onto a watercolour panel (Arches cold pressed rough side) and used my Polychromos pencils to fill in and shade.  The Honey Bee sentiment was also heat embossed onto the bottom of the panel after the  colouring was finished.

So, what will inspire you?  
the colours?
the floral?
the gold?
the use of pencil colouring?
It's up to you to create a card for your Christmas stash!


There are prizes...


These 28 Simon Says Stamp ink cubes will go to one lucky randomly selected card in the gallery!





This collection of stamps and matching floral dies will go to one lucky randomly selected card in the gallery!



Thanks for taking a peek at my card!  
I hope to see you in the gallery!

Chriss




Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Muse Christmas Visions


Hi there!  
Time for another (hopefully inspirational) installment from the 
Muse: Christmas Visions team and it is my pleasure to share this card!

I am using two sweet stamp sets from Flora & Fauna today, "Holiday Watercolor" and "Winter Aviary".   I attempted some "random" stamping and here are the results.  For the image stampings, I used distress oxide inks and the black is Memento Tuxedo black.  The berries have a coating of Wink of Stella but a little difficult to see from the photo.




This is a perfect time to start/continue with your Christmas cards!  I made 24 of these!  

I hope to see you in the MCV gallery.

Thanks for peeking in today and I hope that I have shared some inspiration :)Chriss





Thursday, January 18, 2018

New Twofer challenge !



Hi and Happy New year!

There's a new challenge in bogland that I just had to give a go.  The lovely Darnell of DJ Card Kreations is the hostess with the mostest and check out the incredibly talented design team!  Go to the Twofer challenge to check out the guidelines and start making "twice" the amount of cards...here is my twofer using the pretty PTI stamp set Feather Finery.
White heat embossing for the Mothers Day card and also using another PTI set called Botanical Letters.  (I have since added a white center to the flowers and I think they look better!)
For the sympathy card, I stamped the feather in Hickory Smoke Distress Ink and used a fine paintbrush to spread the color a little.  The sentiment is an older  one from a Stampin Up set.



Thanks for taking a peek and enjoy your day!
Chriss

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Cute Penguin Tag

Welcome to Muse: Christmas Visions installment for 
Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags!






Here is my tag with the theme of snow...and in my case, a snowflake background for this cute penguin!





I used the Hero arts Stamp 'n Cut penguin set and he is covered with Wink of Stella.  The back ground flakes are an older Spellbinders Impressabilities metal stencil, liberally coated in Versamark that I ran over my SSS Sea Glass card stock in my Big Shot.  I then sprinkled on the Hero Arts PUFF embossing powder and heat set.  The edges of the tag were edged with Versamark and dipped into black embossing powder and heat set.  A narrow checkered ribbon and some jingle bells finish this tag off.

Thanks for taking a peek!


Saturday, October 7, 2017

Celebrate Hope

Hello and happy WCMD 2017!

I have a card!




Can you see the sparkle?  It is so hard to capture the shimmer in a photo, but it is very shimmery in person.
I am playing with my Distress Oxide inks today and dabbed onto an acrylic block, sprayed water over, dabbed my Arches w/c panel here and there a few times and repeated.  I used Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral, Candied Apple & Worn Lipstick.  
When completely dry, I then gold embossed (WOW pale rich gold) my new SSS Fractile Leaves onto the treated panel.  
Next up was to take my damp paint brush to the centre of the leaves to spread/fill in the color and finally,  Wink of Stella did her magic!




I am submitting to the current Time Out challenge for breast cancer awareness/friendship.  You really need to check out the fabulous cards that the team have shared!  Casual Fridays stamps is offering up a prize if you use CF product...I did not use, but was so inspired by the DT cards, just had to create one, too!

Have a great weekend!
Chriss

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

A Furry Christmas

Welcome to another edition of the 
Muse:Christmas Visions card club challenge





I am a little out of my comfort zone this time around with my themed critters from Furry Christmas by Simon Says Stamp.  They are adorable and I decided to stamp them in SSS intense black ink and coloredwith my Copic markers.  
I made a mask and covered them prior to coloring and used Salty Ocean and Broken China distress oxide inks to make the background.  Some water splattering on the background and let dry thoroughly. 

Next, I stamped some small snowflake images and heat embossed using a Hero Arts White Puff EP.  Love the snow texture results from this EP!  The hat band, pom pom and slope that the critters are sitting on were dabbed with a versa mark pen and heat embossed using the same EP.  I decided to add a black frame.  What do you think?

Sentiment treatment is using the same EP.
I am in the process of making 12 of these...are you on track for making your Christmas cards?

Thanks for taking a peek and I look forward to seeing you in the gallery!

Chriss

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Muse Christmas Visions inspiration





Creating cards every week of the year!



Here is a card that I made for the current 
Cornelia provided not one, but four inspirational cards for us!

Here they are,





Its probably not too hard for you to figure out which card I was heavily influenced by...
those colors and the fun, whimsical elf really tugged at my heart!  I don't have an elf image, but I thought this little tree from a Memory Box set was equally fun!  Have you had time to play along yet?  There is still lots of time, as it is a month long challenge.

Thanks so much for peeking in!

Chriss