Thursday, October 22, 2009

Old Fashioned Christmas

Well, you may not have known this but I've been in a bit of a funk the past couple of days...a stamping funk that is. I haven't felt like stamping at all...nothing's been inspiring me...and I didn't know what to do about it. So this afternoon I forced myself to sit down and use an image that I've been wanting to use but hadn't yet. Enter my Old Fashioned Christmas Set of JustRite stamps that I picked up at Taylored Expressions a while ago. Although I'm a snowman girl, I really love the sleigh in this set so that's what I decided to use.
After creating this card I'm very happy to report that I found my Mojo and I adore this creation. It's one that really makes me happy to look at! I wish you could see it IRL too because the photos really don't do it justice. I used Taylor's sketch challenge, TESC87, to get me started.

I started by stamping the sleigh with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White, twice, then I coloured it with copics. I cut out the sleigh and popped it for dimension. I added sparkle to the gifts and bag with my red Spica glitter pen but my very favourite detail is the glossy sleigh. I achieved that with two coats of my clear Glaze pen (I let the first coat dry before adding the second).

I picked up the patterned paper last Friday on my shopping trip with Joanne to our LSS, Right at Home Scrapbooking...it's Imaginisce, Polar Expressions line. The striped paper has sparkly lines throughout...fun! I used my swiss dots Cuttlebug folder on the green piece before ahering it to the Prism Blush Red Dark layer. The card needed an embellishment and I played around with different things before deciding on a half-circle of sage Bella Glitter Dots.

On a personal note, I'd like to say thank you to everyone who stops by and leaves a comment. I can honestly say that your kind words are what got me into my stamp room today, despite not really feeling like it. You always say the nicest things and make me smile! Thank YOU! {{{hugs}}}

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

11 comments:

Jackie Pedro said...

This is DARLING, Karen!! You got that much glossiness from a glaze pen? Did you let it dry between coats? I don't love my glaze pen, but maybe I need to give it a chance! LOL!

Joanne B. said...

So sorry you've been feeling in a funk. Did my crankines rub off on you? I hope not....

This is BEAUTIFUL! I just love what you did with the sleigh. so pretty.

Wish I didn't have plans and we could do something FUN tomorrow...booo hiss. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Danni said...

I think we all go through days like that, so happy your found your mojo though so we could view this amazing card!! Love it!

Jennifer Love said...

Beautiful! I lost all my mojo last night...everything I tried wasn't working so I tossed it all in the trash and went and read a book. LOL

Margaret de Witt said...

This card is fabulous Karen. You really used the sketch well and your card is so nicely balanced.

Leslie said...

Very nice! I really like the clear glaze on the sleigh - makes it pop as do the dimensionals, LOL. You are an awesome stamper my friend - no more funks for you! :)

Ann Kranitz said...

This is super terrific Karen...I hear ya on the loss of mojo. I have had that kind of week too. Everytime I sit at my desk all I seem to do is clean up around me!! Hope all is well.

Dina said...

Yep your mojo is rocking on this card!! I LOVE it!! That sleigh it gorgeous, love your coloring and shine!! The sentiment is beatuiful and i love your layout, DP and Swiss Dots texture. Cute glitter dots, love them!!

Tiffaney in VA said...

This is a wonderful inspiration to get me in the holiday mood. I really like this image & your coloring is fantastic.

HighDesertGal said...

OOO I love that sleigh!

Janet said...

well you know i love you and have to comment everyday:) I really love this card, its simple yet amazing...because you are amazing:)
glad you are out of your funk!!
hugs