Sunday, November 13, 2011

Playing Catch-up -- Again

I admit it -- I have been very remiss in posting to this blog. Sometimes life in general gets in the way of publishing for fun. I won't say that I will be better in the future -- but I'll certainly try.

I did participate in this weekend's Virtual Stamp Night mini challenge on Friday night. I wasn't able to make all my cards as the challenges were posted, but I did follow the 45-minute rule. My first card also qualifies for this week's Friends of Speedy the Cat challenge on the Mark's Finest Papers Blog -- to use your favorite technique. I love to mask. You can obtain lots of depth on a flat surface this way. The VSN challenge was "A Marshmallow World," and we were to put clouds (marshmallows?) on our cards. Using several of the trees from A Walk in the Woods, I created a little bit of the forest, stamping and masking as I went along. The clouds were created by sponging against a scallop circle.

This VSN Challenge was "Let It Snow." We were to use a product like flower soft or flocking to create faux snow on our card. I used an old set from Lizzie Anne Designs called Christmas in the Country. I love that snowman and the little Charlie Brown Christmas tree! I added my Polar White Flower Soft on each of the panels.

One other VSN challenge was to make a card depicting your favorite Christmas song. I won't say this is my FAVORITE Christmas song, but it is the one that brings tears to my eyes every time I hear it -- Mary, Did You Know? Here is the last verse:

Mary, did you know
That your baby boy is lord of all creation?
Did you know
That your baby boy will one day rule the nations?
Did you know
That your baby boy is heaven’s perfect lamb?
This sleeping child you’re holding
Is the great I AM.

I used a Stampin' Up set called Holy Triptych along with some MFP Dark Night Navy and Sparkling Silver cardstock to create my card.

Finally, today's Featured Stamper is Itsapassion (a/k/a Anne). I didn't have to go very far in Anne's gallery to find something to CASE. I had placed her Butterfly Postcard in my Favorites earlier in the week. I changed her butterflies to cardinals and moved the postcard embossing folder a little forward. I had purchased that folder a while ago and had never used it. I sponged the postcard folder and the tulip folder with Tim Holtz Distressed Antique Linen.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I hope to be able to be a bit more consistent in posting in the future.


Winnie and Patty said...

Wow Lois--you've been very busy!!! I love the masked tree card. It truly is beautiful!!! So are all the other cards too! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Firends challange!

Barbara Colbert said...

Lois those trees are SO lovely!!! You do such an awesome job!!! thanks for playing at Speedy the Cat's Challenge!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

WOW! Breathtaking card with those gorgeous trees!!

Hope you are great!!

Janeen said...

your cards are always so beautiful and detailed. thanks for playing in Speedy's challenge this week.

Pat said...

Great cards. I have never tried masking. Just keep putting it off. Love the clouds. Thanks for joining in with Speedys Friends.