Sunday, May 26, 2019

May Rudolph Days

Hi everyone.  Today's card is for May's Rudolph Days run by the wonderful Maureen (Scraps of Life with Scrappimo!)  While at the retreat, I was thrilled to meet Maureen in person.  Actually, all of us at the retreat were so happy to spend an afternoon with Maureen.  She is as sweet as you would expect from her blog posts!

Here's a group photo ...

l to r:  Bonnie, Susan, Christine, Darnell, Maureen - hiding in the back :),
Trina, Nancy, me

On to the card.  I just love this sweet stamp that was gifted to me by my adorable and sweet friend, Bonnie!  Thanks Bonnie!!

I stamped it in black and heat embossed in clear before using my zigs to colour.  I added some crystal glaze to the heart-shaped balloons and stamped the sentiment in a matching green, adding a silver star at the top.

I decided afterwards to stencil falling snow ... so had to be careful not to get any on the image.  It worked! :)

Here's a close-up ...

I hope you'll play along with Rudolph Days.  It's an "Anything Goes Christmas" challenge that runs from the 25th to end of month.  Come join the fun!







Stamps:  Love to my Heart (Unity Stamp); Christmas sentiments (Gina Marie Designs)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); Silver foil (SU!)
Ink:  Black (Memento); Zigs, Distress Inks:  Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Clear embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, water brush, Crystal glaze (Nuvo), Falling Snow stencil (Simon Says Stamp), White embossing paste (Dreamweaver), palette knife

Challenges:
May Rudolph Days - Anything Goes Christmas

22 comments:

Bonnie said...

I just knew you would make this stamp come to life, my dear friend! You don't disappoint! I love how you've colored the images and the stenciled snow is perfect! It was a treat to meet Maureen wasn't it!

Christine Alexander said...

What an adorable snowman Loll, I love your crystal glaze on the floating hearts and that sentiment is perfect. Great effect with the falling snow :)

It was so great to catch up with Maureen on the retreat, I'm off to start my Rudolf days post.

Robyn Oliver said...

Super cute Christmas card Loll, and lovely to see a photo of all you ladies at the retreat - the smiles say it all.

Ina G said...

So cute and adorable Loll. Love the falling snow and shimmery hearts. Thanks for sharing a photo of all you lucky stampers being able to spend time together crafting and creating. Lots of talent in the bunch! Look forward to seeing so much more of what you gals got up to.

Viv said...

Soooo jealous - you looked like you had a great time!
Love this cute little snowman with his penguin friend Loll and the crystal glaze makes his heart balloon pop right off the page! x

Jeanne said...

Such a cute card! Great job. And how fun to get all together and then meet another new friend. Lucky you! Thank you for sharing, Loll!

Anita in France said...

What a fabulous photo of you all enjoying the retreat, Loll ... you all look so chilled out and relaxed ... must be all that crafting! Adorable card ... lovely colouring ... delicious detailing! Hugs, Anita :)

Daffodil Cards said...

A wonderful card, love the snow.
What a wonderful time it looks like you had.
Faith

nancy littrell said...

Love your adorable snowman card, Lolly. The snow was a great addition. Look at all those smiling faces and silly Mo trying to hide. We were all excited to meet Mo and have her join us for lunch at our retreat. TFS your card and our retreat photo, my friend. Hugs...Nancy

Brenda said...

Look at you ladies! Looking so happy to be together, as I would imagine you all would be! How fun to all meet up and get crafty. That is an awfully cute stamp Bonnie gave you Loll and I am loving your sweet card for Rudolph Day. Him and his little friend just make me smile! Hugs, Brenda

Nstiz said...

That's such an adorable image and love the sentiment you chose for him. The added texture of the snow finishes this off perfectly. I do love seeing your outstanding watercoloring and still hoping some day to get the hang of it.

Susan said...

Great to see the photo of all of us with Maureen! Love your snowman card - such an adorable image, great use of the Crystal Glaze, the stenciled snowflakes add a lot of extra interest.

Linda said...

How cute is this little guy .... I love him! The crystal glaze on the heart and the falling snow add great texture. Lovely photo too xx

Brenda in IN said...

What a great picture of all that talent. You all look terrific. I love this card with the darling snowman and friend. His pretty scarf and shiny balloon and hearts make me smile. Pretty sparkly snow too.

JosieD said...

What a happy looking retreat group...bet you guys had a ton of fun crafting together!

Trina P. said...

Aww, so sweet, Loll... oh! and your card is too! *lol*😂😂😂 No, serious, your card is adorable. I actually think you should have stencilled snow on the image because that is what would happen when it snows. 😉
And that is truly a sweet pic of all of us... missing everyone. xx

Mac Mable said...

Adorable card and well done you on doing the dry embossing afterwards x The image is super cute and love the tiny penguin with his ear muffs on x
Thank you for sharing the photo of your crafty friends. I still cannot believe you hadn't actually met up with your dear friend Bonnie x You sure all do look like you where having so much fun and jealous.....Yes! x

Marcia Hill said...

This is just the sweetest image (I have such a soft spot for snowmen!) Loll and you've colored him up perfectly...I'm loving that polka dotted green scarf! And great job with the stenciling too! Cute, CUTE card my friend!! :0)

Bobby said...

As my mother would say "Oh to be a fly on the wall" at that retreat. I'm sure you all had such a great time. That image is darling, Loll, and what you've done to bring it to life is wonderful.

Pat said...

What a cute snowman and love the glossy accents on the hearts and heart shaped balloon, and love the added dimension with the falling snow. x

Pat said...

Sorry I forgot to add how lovely for you all to meet Maureen too. x

BożenA said...

Such a sweet card, Loll. You used colors perfectly, and glazed balloons look perfect.
Hugs,
BożenA