"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Sharing Some Christmas Cheer....
Hey there!! Have a couple of projects to share and both are for Flourishes release week challenges. Up first is a tag I made for their "Tag Your It" challenge. To be honest, I cannot remember the last time I made a tag. Now, my sweet friend, Sue, she is the Queen of Tags. She has been taking part in this tag challenge over at the Funkie Junkie and let me tell you she has been making some absolutely amazing tags! My tag is quite modest in comparison to her masterpieces, but I'm very happy with it all the same. To make my tag I fired up my very neglected Cricut and cut two sizes of tags from the Tags, Bags, Boxes & More cartridge. One tag was cut from SU! Cherry Cobbler cardstock and the other from My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Christmas. A bit of the bottom was trimmed off the Cherry Cobbler and the two were layered together. Using my Spellbinders Layered Poinsetta dies I created a small poinsettia. The pieces were adhered using foam dimensionals to give the flower more dimension. I stamped one of the wreath images from the Flourishes set Wreaths of All Seasons on the tag and then layered some lace ribbon, a pearl flourish and the flower on top. A small tag was die cut, stamped with the sentiment "For You", some twine was added and the piece adhered to the tag.
My card is for the second Flourishes release week challenge "Christmas Sweets", to use red, white and light green. Back at the end of September there was a big contest on the SRM Stickers blog. The grand prize was $400.00 of merchandise from Marvy/Uchida. Well... I was the winner of that grand prize!! And what did I pick?? Why the entire line of Marvy's new permament markers (Marvy's version of the Copic marker). Yesterday my prize arrived on my doorstep! A box full of 144 markers!! So... I used a few to color up another one of the wreaths from "Wreaths of All Seasons". (I can tell you from my limited use of the markers they work in much the same way as Copics. I'm excited to do more coloring with them.) The layout for the card comes from this week's sketch over at Splitcoaststampers. I kept everything very clean and simple.
Supplies: Cardstock: PTI white; SU! Cherry Cobbler & Garden Green; PP: My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Christmas & Stampin Up! Frostwood Lodge; Spellbinders dies, Cricut; May Arts Lace Ribbon; Pearl Flourish; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Marvy Le Plume Permanent Markers