I have seen so many great tags lately so I decided to make one for the newest ODBD challenge (ODBDSLC218) which is to make something using 4 letters from the word "Blessings." I used the following letters:
- B - Blue, Branch Punch, Bow, Blessings Sentiment
- L - Leaves
- E - Embossing
- S - Sentiment and Straw
- S - Sanding and Sponging
- I - Ink
- N - Nestabilities
- G - Glue (lots of it to keep that flower and twine and straw in place)
I used a sentiment from the ODBD Blessing set (a Birthday present from a sweet friend). I am tying this tag to a candleholder to give as a hostess gift this week. I love how it came out.
On SCS, I recommended the Inspiration Site for the Inspiration Challenge this weekend and got to play guest hostess. The site is the fun antique/repurposed item store we visited last week: Resurrect Antiques. Here are the cards I made for that challenge:
The above card was made using the Create a Pine Bough set from MFP and I made my rolled roses using some notebook paper my daughter wrote a rough draft a paper on. I took the paper and coated it with a mixture of glue, TH fired brick ink, and water. After it dried, I ran it through an embossing folder and then cut the circles I used to make the flowers. The glue technique qualified this for a few MIX challenges on SCS too.
This card was based on a great chalkboard sign from the site - I thought it would make a great get well card. The image is from Sassy Cheryl and is called Good Company (available at Squigglefly).
I couldn't resist playing in the SCS Mix challenge this week which was all about feathers. I had been wanting to play with the SU! Four Feathers set I bought a few months ago.
I water-colored my bg, leaves, and feathers. I dry embossed the bg and wet embossed the feathers ad leaves with Stampendous Frantage embossing powder. After stamping the feathers, I cut them and distressed them. The sentiment is from SU! I gave this to a sweet friend who invited me to her retirement dinner last night. I sure hope she liked it.
Then I made a card for the Featured Stamper challenge on SCS today. The FS is Cheryl l Rowley and she has a great gallery at SCS. I cased THIS card - I changed Cheryl's leaves to winter leaves and added some ice crystals.
I am going to give this to another friend who is retiring (he invited me to his retirement dinner tomorrow night).