Wednesday, December 3, 2008

2 Cards 2 Challenges

Good Wednesday Morning!! I made a card for SCS's Sketch Challenge and Color Challenge today.

The first one is for SCS's Sketch found HERE.
I stamped this charming Merry Chrismoose (Isn't he the cutest?) with Tuxedo Black (Memento) onto Neenah Natural White and colored him with my copics.

The Tinsel Town Trees (Pink Paislee) were rock and rolled with Always Artichoke (SU) and Walnut Stain (Ranger Distress Ink)

I added a touch of sparkle, just for fun, with my Quickie Glue Pen and Lily White Sugar Coating (Doodlebug)'s on sale too....Woo-Hoo!! Check out all of Michelle's Doodlebug products for a great sale.

I used my Spellbinders Tag Trio for the sentiment!

The rest here is pretty self explanatory.

Stamps - Merry Chrismoose (Stampendous), Tinsel Town (Pink Paislee)
Paper - K&Company, Suede Brown Medium (Prismatics), Neenah Natural White
Ink - Tuxedo Black (Memento), Brushed Corduroy, Walnut Stain (Ranger Distress Ink)
Accessories - Copics, Nestabilities, Corner Tag Punch (SU), Glitter, Dimensional Tape, Quickie Glue pen, Cuttlebug, Ribbon and Fibers

I made this second card for SCS's Color Challenge. We had to use the colors Sahara Sand, Black, and Very Vanilla. I didn't use SCS cs, so I got as close to the colors as I could.

I stamped this gorgeous Northwoods image with Tuxedo Black (Memento) on to Neenah Natural White cs, colored it with my Warm Gray Copics, added Frosted Lace Stickles to the leaves, and cut out the image. I then ink distressed all the edges with Sahara Sand (SU).

The base behind the flowers is the Curved Rectangle Nestabilities diecut, the back panel is dry embossed with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder, and the middle horizontal strip was cut with a Martha Stewart Border punch.

For a final touch, I punched the corners with my SU Corner Tag punch and added Pewter Pearls (Kaisercraft)

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you're having a fabulous week. I won't be posting for a few days again because I'll be watching my oldest compete in college swimming. I'm looking forward to that!!

Happy Stamping!!!

Stamps - Poinsettia (Northwoods)
Paper - Neenah Natural White, Bazzill, Black
Ink - Tuxedo Black (Memento), Sahara Sand
Accessories - Frosted Lace Stickles, Pewter Pearls (Kaisercraft), Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Punch, Corner Tag Punch (SU), Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Dimensional Tape


Gabriela said...

Love both your cards! The pewter pearls work marvelously with the monochromatic theme of the poinsettias. I adore your aging effects (no, not you, your card!).

Denise (peanutbee) said...

The moose is adorable. I love the dimensional trees behind him. The pointsettia card...oh my WORD, it's STUNNING!! :)

Kimberly said...

SO much fabulousness, every single time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The moose is fantastic-Love his antlers!!!
Have a wonderful day!!! :)

Rose Ann said...

I love both of your cards, Tosh!! Your out of the box moose is adorable, and I love the colors, distressing, and wonderful layout!!

Your poinsettias are soooo gorgeous, and the Frosted Lace Stickles give a lovely hint of color beautiful creation!!

Have fun watching the swimming competitions, and good luck to your son!!

Sandra MacLean said...

I just about fell off my chair when I saw your moose card in the gallery....then I did when I saw the poinsetta card! Holy crow they're beautiful!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Girl I love both of these.

StampOwl said...

oh wow Tosh these are both awesome ... awesome girl you hear!!!!!!

Paula Barin said...

I LOVE the pointsettia card. It's gorgeous!

leenda said...

WOW! I just love your style & creativity!

silkeledlow said...

Tosh - all of your latest cards are gorgeous!!! You've been a busy stamper....I missed a couple of days!!! Glad to hear that your son came home for Thanksgiving!!!


JAR said...

Both are outstanding in every way!!!

nise said...

Your art is amazing!! That moose is darling and my jaw thumped the desk over the black & beige poinsettias. I love layers and all the little details and you do both SO well. Best of luck to your son.

Anonymous said...

WOW, your poinsettia card is GORGEOUS!! I would have never thought to do those colors...but WOW!! Very, very creative!! I love it. :)

Fran said...

Wow, very nice card!! You do a wonderful job of shading on the moose card also! Very nice!

Deborah Saaranen said...

These are both so amazing! My favorite is the pointsettia! LOVE the monochromatic color scheme and gorgeous layers!!!

Marie Cramp said...

WOW! Tosh those are amazing!! I am in awe...


Conniecrafter said...

Love them both, the trees behind the moose are cool, and I never would have thought to leave the flowers plain but it is a striking card!

dpkennedy said...

OH, I dont' know which one to look at first! These are gorgeous! Tosh, your work is just amazing! I love the natural poinsettia's...I know they come in many colors, but I'd never thought not to color them red! Gorgeous!!!

smallcity said...

WOW, this is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Susan (rainy) said...

Love the rich yummy colors on the adorable moose card. (Love that smile. hehe) And your second card has such wonderful texture and depth. Fabulous, Tosh!

Joan Ervin said...

What beautiful cards, Tosh....the poinsettia card is sooo gorgeous with the awesome colors...sooo elegant!!! The moose card is fabulous, how you tucked the trees behind the image and the panels with all the sponging are great!!! Love your coloring, too!!!!!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

I love all your work Tosh, and these are both just gorgeous!! That poinsettia is amazing in the monochromatic color palette!! Wow, girl!!
hugs, Jami

silkeledlow said...

Two stunning cards!!! Love the moose for sure!!! The poinsetta card looks amazing in this color combo!!!

Julia Aston said...

What wonderful colors on your Moose card - love the trees on that - and the off white pot of poinsettias is just lovely!

Amy Johnson said...

This is absolutely stunning! Great job on the challenge!

jlfstudio in Southern Oregon said...

All I can say is WoW!!

okay...and...Très Élégant!

Joyeux Noël Tosh - Jean

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