Sunday, November 30, 2014

Christmas Wishes

Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge is getting us ready for the holidays!  A tag, gift wrapping, card or any other holiday inspired project will do...  I had some lovely speckled ink left over from another project that had me reaching for my vintage Santa stamps to stamp onto the inky background. 

I was working on another project which was consuming a lot of black, gold and white sprays and after I splattered my project I had many little dots left over.  I just laid my white cardstock into the spots and repeated until I picked up all the extra ink.

I then stamped Santa on the background.  Added a touch of color to his cheeks.  I found some of the ideology remnants in my stash and rubbed them on. A hint of sequins and a quick holiday card. 

Onto my second project for today... I was inspired to create a series of holiday tags bird inspired and I decided to create a series of tags leading up to Christmas.  The project overall was a lot of fun and made me realize just how many bird stamps, stencils and misc embellishments aviary inspired!

I stamped the background using a coral ink and smeared the surface with white ink which made it much more pink.  I love these owls and he made a great start to my Day 1 tag! 

Products: Hero Arts - White Ink, Signo Uni-Ball White Gel Pen, Ranger Distress Spray - Soot, White Picket Fence, Stampers Anonymous - Santa Sketch, Ranger Archival Ink - Rose Madder, Memory Box - Vintage Christmas Words, Heidi Swapp Gold Lame,     Idea-ology - Christmastime RemnantsArt Impressions - Whoot Beanie ,Stampendous - Ultra-Fine Crystal Glitter, STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell Watercolor Pencils, Simon Says Stamp SequinsRanger Archival Ink - Black, Waterbrush

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  1. Fantastic projects Suzanne! Love the vintage Santa with the inky background! That tag is darling! What a cuuuutie! The shimmery detail adds a great touch!

  2. Suzanne...these Christmas projects are so pretty. Of course, being such a lover of vintage, I adore your Tim Santa on the inky background. That is fabulous! I also think your more retro-ish tag is so cute. Love the background and that little Santa owl is darling! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment, too! <3 Candy

  3. Hi Suzz, hope you are well. Love both your pieces today, the vintage santa set against your inky background looks fabulous on the first card and I love the pretty colours and focal image in the second. The santa owl is just so adorable . Tracy x

  4. Love the sequins on the Santa card and how can you NOT love the cute little beanie whoot?? :)

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  5. You're on a roll, beautiful projects both of them very different but great makes. xx

  6. Great projects, Suzz. I love the effect you achieved with the dots on the Santa project. You are a grave woman! If I would've done that, I guarantee it would've been a smudgey mess. :)

  7. Both creations are lovely! All the details are fabulous. :)

  8. Wow, Suzz! I love how your style is always so versatile! These pieces are so totally opposite, yet I adore both! Well done!

  9. These are so pretty Sue! Love them both.

  10. Love both of your projects Suzz! They are both so totally different but such great makes and so very pretty!

  11. Suzz you are alwayas original! Love both but my fav is SAnta's card! Beautiful, very beautiful! barbarayaya


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