Thursday, October 22, 2015

Happy Little Stamper Sketch and Christmas Challenges

Sometime when I'm playing around with ideas and stamps, things come out better than when I plan and take care.  Case in point.  This card for Happy Little Stampers Christmas - Poinsettia.
I had just gotten this stamp from Penny Black and wanted to test it out so I rubbed some Distress Markers on it, gave it a spritz and stamped on a scrap piece of Neenah.  A few splatters got on it and some of the stamping wasn't that great but the more I looked at it the more I liked it.  Instead of tossing it in the recycle bin, I added a few more splatters with my TH sprayer, a strip of DP and some gold and a gold embossed sentiment from Happy Little Stampers.  Oh, yes, and some gold Liquid Pearls for the centers.

My next card is for another Happy Little Stampers challenge - the sketch challenge.
Step one:  Ink up the background with Tumbled Glass DI and stencil SSS Snowfall with Unicorn White.  Step two: Cut the little houses and trees from SSS and color them with DI, adding yellow vellum behind the windows and some embossed snow.  Step three:  Cut the hills with SSS dies and stamp one with the sentiment from HLS.  Next it's time to arrange and rearrange until I liked how it looked, popping up the front hill and house  Even though there are a lot of parts to this, it would be easy to make in multiples.

I've been jumping around from Halloween to Thanksgiving and now to Christmas and back to Halloween tomorrow.  Gotta love the Holidays.
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17 comments:

  1. oh my goodness Bobby, this flower card is stunning, it is like a painting, a joy to look at x

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  2. Gorgeous! and delightful! Just like the holidays!
    =]

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  3. I think both cards turned out just wonderful!

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  4. I'm with you on loving how your ethereal poinsettia card tuned out, Bobby, and I love your little village scene, too! You have clicked the HLS boxes with these two beauties!! Hugs, Darnell

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  5. Your water-coloured poinsettias are so pretty, Bobby; a Christmas card that will be well-loved by whoever receives it! And your little village is pure charm! I'm getting all bundled up and going for a walk to check out that sweet, inviting neighbourhood...
    Hugs~c

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  6. Beautiful cards Bobby...just love your gorgeous poinsettia and your sweet houses, adorable!

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  7. LOVE your poinsettia card and glad you gave your "scrap stamping" another look ... it's really beautiful. Your splatters, patterened strip and gold edging take everything up a notch ... really beautiful and elegant card Bobby! LOVE the snowy scene with the cute and colourful houses ... totally adorable!! Thanks so much for playing along at both challenges at Happy Little Stampers. xx

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  8. love the snowy background and the cute little houses - thanks for sharing your card at the HLS October Sketch Challenge

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  9. It is very beautiful card. Beautiful flower of the poinsettia, very creative. I love this wonderful watercolors. Thank you for sharing this great card in Happy Little Stampers.
    BozenA DT HLS CC

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  10. Boy, I have missed a lot in my absence! Love your beautiful watercolored flowers! The little houses and snowy sky is great too! Keep up the great work...you are on a roll!

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  11. Wow, it's a good thing you didn't toss this gorgeous bloom into the bin, Bobby ... it's a stunner! Beautifully framed with the strips of DP and gold along the edge ... and that delicate splatter ... perfect! What a cute little neighbourhood ... those homes look so welcoming with all the windows lit! Hugs, Anita :)

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  12. Two fabulous cards here! I love the little village scene you created. Thanks for playing along in the Happy Little Stampers October sketch challenge.

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  13. The village card is great! So cute! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers sketch challenge!
    PS- Love your elegant poinsettia card too!

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  14. Two beautiful cards, Bobby. I do love it when things come out as I planned, or sometimes even better. Happy you had that experience here. I do not know why I have never thought to color those SU houses--thanks for the inspiration, and also for playing along at HLS Sketch.

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  15. Two lovely cards! I especially love the poinsettia one - a great save by adding more splatters! And I love the way the dp co-ordinates perfectly with the colour of the leaves! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

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  16. love the poinsettia card, thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge

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  17. Both cards are great! Thanks so much for playing along with us in the Poinsettia challenge at Happy LIttle Stampers! :)

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