Friday, July 31, 2015

Merry Christmas



Hi everyone.  Today is the start of the Happy Little Stamper's August Sketch Challenge.



I don't have any pennant stamp or banner stamps, so this stumped me for a little while.  Then I finally came up with this idea viewing the sketch upside down.  Hmmm ... looked like hills with trees to me, albeit rainbow-coloured trees. :)

For my card, I masked the sides of my card front with large post-it notes, and also cut out my snowbank die with another post-it note to use for my hills.  The trees were inked with light green and then used a darker green marker to randomly add some interest to the trees.  I huffed on the stamp to moisten it, stamped once, and then stamped again to create a faded tree in the background (second generation stamping).  I do love this technique.

I used a sponge to add definition to the snow banks.  I added a stamped and popped up sentiment to finish.

I hope you'll check out the challenge blog HERE to see the wonderful and creative cards done by the rest of the Design Team.  And I hope you'll join us for this fun challenge!

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More exciting news from Happy Little Stampers.  A few days ago I mentioned that there are now a line of Happy Little Stamps, check out the shop HERE.

We are also excited to announce the Happy Little Stampers Craft Retreat in the UK, Summer of 2016.





Click HERE to see all the details.  There is a limited number of spots, so if you'd like to attend, please fill out the "expression of interest" form before Aug. 31, 2015. Thank you!










Stamps:  Outdoor Master (Kittie Kits from Rubbernecker Stamps); Season of Joy - sentiment (SU!)
Paper:  White (Neenah)
Ink:  Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  post-it notes for masking, Snow Drifts die (My Favorite Things), sponges

Challenges:
HLS August Sketch Challenge

27 comments:

Linda said...

I love your take on this months Sketch Loll ..... what a beautiful winter scene. Hugs ..... Linda xx

Patti P. said...

Loving your card, what a gorgeous Christmas card and a good one to mail. Thanks for sharing.

Betty Keefe said...

such a wonderful way to interpret the sketch - love it!!

OH Babs said...

What a creative and interesting take on the sketch Loll. Lovely as always.

OH Babs said...

Some time ago, on a previous post, you gave the dimensions of your card layers. Would you give those again?

Bonnie said...

I LOVE how you used this sketch, Loll! What a gorgeous Christmas card!

Susan said...

You are brilliant! A great take on the challenge! I love your snowy hills and trees, and I love the soft colours you used.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Clever use of the sketch! Very pretty card~

Joyce said...

What a beautiful take on the sketch. Love this snowy scene, and it feels so cozy too.

Kylie said...

I love your creativity with this sketch, Loll! Using masking for the snow banks and then the dimension of the trees - stunning! Great card, my friend xx

shirley-bee said...

Beautiful card, Loll, and a brilliant interpretation of the sketch!

Julie B said...

Love your 'upside down' interpretation, brilliant. :) xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a wonderful take on that sketch Loll! This is so artistic! Those fabulous snow banks and those trees appearing to be on different planes, courtesy of the second generation stamping, right down to the clever placement of the sentiment . . . a true stunner my friend! Have a lovely, lovely weekend! Hazel xx

├ůsaJ said...

Wow!!! Such a beautiful card!!! Love the softness and the lovely trees. I'm amazed!

Jeanne said...

Goodness! This is gorgeous! What a creative take on the sketch/challenge. Wow! Love it.

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love your brilliant take on the HLS sketch challenge, Lolly! It's not only smart, it's executed perfectly!! So how awesome is that Kylie and the whole retreat idea! I filled it out! Did you? Hugs, Dolly

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, Loll. Super idea and lovely results. :)

Barb Ghig said...

Stunning card, Loll! Your hills and trees were executed perfectly, and I love that you used 2nd generation stamping,,,it's just beautiful! As always, you've done an amazing job with the sketch!

Anita in France said...

Beautiful, Loll ... there's such a gorgeous sense of dimension ... I can almost reach out and touch it! Anita :)

Karen B said...

Absolutely love this card Loll and what a great take on the challenge - this is really thinking outside the box!!!

Hugs.

Karen xxx

Gloria said...

Wow Loll!
Your card is amazing!
So beautiful and cool!

Carol said...

A beautiful take on the sketch Loll, love this. Carol x

Lee-Anne said...

Simply brilliant! Love what you've done with the sketch! Exceptional!!!

Birgit said...

Loll, this is a real beauty! The rolling hills and grove of trees is so peaceful and perfect!

Tanja said...

those trees look amazing and I love the masked snowbanks

Bobby said...

This card, and your stamping, takes my breath away, Loll. To say it's gorgeous is an understatement.

sue t. said...

Great minds think alike! Our cards are so alike and yet not! Love yours!