Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sunday Featured Stamper at Splitcoaststampers:Scene Silhouette and Saturday Spotlight for Hidden Potential

 The Featured Stamper at Splitcoaststampers is Christine M., aka Chrisations.ink! 
This is a link to the SCS Featured Stamper Challenge
  The Sunday Featured Stamper Challenge is to pick a card and change three things. This is the card that inspired me: Something Lavender 
  My first idea was to make a Christmas Card.  I stamped the trees 5 times first in Old Olive then in Versamark, and then in Always Artichoke and Versamark.  I clear Embossed the entire group of the trees.      


   Next, for the sky, I brayered on some Bashful Blue- oops- there was some green on the brayer (or in the blue ink- hope not), so the sky looked kinda like a tornado was on its way.  Night of Navy to the rescue- I am using Stamping Up ink colors if you are wondering. I brayered lightly the Bashful Blue again to highlight the moon.
   I sponged the navy ink around the edges of the card, and added just a touch below the tree bases for a little highlight. 
  Next, I added Irridescent Ice EP after I colored Versamark on the branches and the card base with the Versamark Pen.  I did this twice and I made a mess- lots of glitter all over the kitchen!
  I decided instead of just adding a sentiment, as was my initial thought, to add in the snow Shepherd Mom and Child and use the sentiment Seeking His Light.  I like to try to make my Christmas Cards with a Religous tone if at all possible.  Don't you love Mom's facial expression?  Feeling the warmth of Jesus shining on her face- he's the reason for the season afterall!


The stamps I used are from Firecracker Designs by Pamela- the Snow Shepherd set and Just Breathe Again for the trees.
Cardstock by Stampin Up


This also meets the Challenge at Saturday Spotlight with Hidden Potential- use a stamp repeatedly- as in my trees- on your card. 


Thanks for stopping by! Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday!
Shelly

20 comments:

Mary G. said...

Wow! This is fabulous!!!

Cassie_lu said...

OMG this is stunning and the details really look great. I think my favorite part are those wonderful trees

Juliet A said...

I love all the texture in the tees on this card. It's a great scene. I still like my snowmen to wear modern clothes, but these are okay.

Kathy said...

This card is awesome. I just want to touch it, it looks so layered and touchable (if that's a word, LOL). You are really rocking the brayer, I love the background effect.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZER!! Shelly, this is sooo beautiful hun!! I LOVE the trees and your texture is amazing!! Beautiful coloring too!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Saturday Spotlight this week!! HUGS

Michelle Forrest said...

So pretty!

kc_froglady said...

Gorgeous! I really like how this turned out :) Lots of steps but it is so pretty!

Michelle said...

Love your description of making this card! Sounds like a lot of fun. And the trees look so pretty. :)

Martha said...

wow, its wonderful!

Beth said...

Beautiful Shelly love those trees gorgeous.

Melisa Waldorf said...

Gorgeous background/scenery you have built! Beautiful!

TesaB said...

Shelly this is perfectly wonderful! Love your scene, and what an excelent combination of stamp sets!!! Love it!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

What an awesome scene you have created! Thanks for sharing it with us at Saturday Spotlight!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautiful scene you created!! Love all the sparkle and texture!! The repeated trees are just too clever!! Gorgeous!!

K said...

Wow! I love your embossed trees! Great work on all of the challenges! :)

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Wonderful! I love these snow sheppards! Love the little star the snowman is holding...I hadn't thought of that but I feel a CASE of that idea coming on!

Shawne said...

What a beautiful scene and tree line, thanks for playing in the Clearly Inspired Challenge!

Shawna said...

LOVE those trees! Very nice card.

Pamela said...

Stunning trees!!! Stunning card! Pam

Jessica G. said...

Wonderful pine forest! Thanks for playing in this week's Spotlight Challenge!!