Holiday Break...

Hello all!  Tis the season for a bit of a blogging break!  I am going to take the rest of the year off from scheduled blog posts.  I may pop in and post randomly if crafty time allows. Otherwise, I am going to enjoy this time to work on some other things and enjoy family and friends during this special time of the year!

A very heartfelt thank you to all of you who have stopped in or follow me in my blogging journey! I love this paper crafting gig and am happy to share my creations with you!

I will be back to posting on a regular schedule on January 4, 2016. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone!

House of Cards...

As I promised on Monday, I have some really exciting news to share with you!  I have been selected to be a design team member with the challenge site House of Cards!!  I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of this team and this challenge site!

Today marks the start of a new challenge – this challenge requires you to use a food item or the colors in the challenge image.

I decided to do both!  I have three food stamps – a tomato, a pear and a peach.  So I stamped the peach and the tomato on watercolor paper and black heat embossed them.  Then I masked them off and added the pear to make it look like it was positioned behind the other images and then heat embossed it as well. HOC 1 (524x640)

I used my distress inks to watercolor the fruit/vegie (depending on if you are a “tomato is a fruit or tomato is vegie”).  I added a bit of watercolor under the images to ground them a bit. HOC 2 (640x466)

I added the candy dots and pearls but just wasn’t happy with the end result.  It needed something else.  So I opted to flick some of the greens onto the card front and was pretty happy with that!

This challenge is open all month so hop on over to the House of Cards Challenge Blog to link up your projects!  And be sure to see what the other DT members have for you!  Lots of inspiration!!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to stop in tomorrow!

Supplies:  CS:  SU! watercolor paper and pear pizzazz.  Stamps:  WPLUS9 punny produce – pears, peaches and tomatoes.  Other:  Tim Holtz distress inks.  Black embossing powder.  PTI linen impression plate.  SU! Candy dots and pearls.