Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Scenic Christmas

Today I spent some time with my Mom.  She had a dentist appt. at 12 noon, so I headed to her place just after breakfast and we had a cup of tea before heading to the appointment.  Everything went extremely well.  She had a great checkup and doesn't need any work done - yah!!  Afterwards we headed to a farmer's market to do a little shopping.  Langley Farm Market (which is actually in Burnaby), has wonderful, fresh veggies and also a great deli counter and bakery section.  Besides veggies, cold cuts and cheese, I managed to pick up some Coconut Buns (one of my favorites!).  We headed back to my mom's and she made me lunch before I headed home.  I wish I could have stayed longer, but I try to avoid rush hour bridge traffic so that meant I had to get going.

Once home, I couldn't wait to make a card with today's sketch challenge from SCS.  I really admired a card by done by LaLatty at SCS (click here) and used her idea of having the moon creating a halo-effect on the trees for my card below.  Hope you like.

SCS Sketch351 for today:

My version:
"Scenic Christmas"

Stamps:  Scenic Season (SU!)
Paper:  Night of Navy, Whisper White (SU!)
Ink:  Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Barely Banana, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Night of Navy, VersaMark (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Stamp-a-ma-jig, masking tape, post-it note for masking, 1 1/4" circle punch, sponges, Cuttlebug "Mesh" embossing folder, Big Shot, white embossing powder, heat tool, sticky strips, adhesives and dimensionals 

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I used masking tape to cover the sentiment and bird on the stamp before inking with Old Olive; I removed the masking tape.  I took an Always Artichoke Stampin' Write marker and "thumped" along the edges of the trees and random spots before stamping onto Whisper White cardstock.  I stamped the image again (not re-inking) onto a post-it note to use for a mask.  I cut along the "hills" of the post-it note and placed it covering the snow before sponging.  I punched the circle from another post-it note and used the outside to place on my card, exposing the middle circle.  I sponged the moon with Barely Banana ink, removed the mask, let it dry for a minute and then placed the cut-out circle to cover the moon.  I sponged more Barely Banana around the trees.  I followed by sponging the sky, starting with the lightest color (Baja Breeze) closest to the trees and yellow sponging and adding Not Quite Navy ink further out and lastly, Night of Navy just around the outside edges of the sky.  I removed the moon mask.

I cut the main image into three equal rectangles and framed each of them with a thin (1/16") border of Night of Navy cardstock.

I ran a large piece of Whisper White cardstock through my Big Shot with the Mesh embossing folder and cut it down to size.

Using the Stamp-a-ma-jig for placement, I stamped the sentiment in VersaMark onto the card base at the bottom and embossed it in white.

I mounted all the pieces as shown in the picture above, popping up the three main panels with dimensionals to add depth.

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