Thursday, November 8, 2012

Winter wishes

Where does the time go?  I almost forgot about the 27th CCC v2 challenge...alcohol inks using the ink palette.  The instructions can be found on pg. indicated by the hostess with the mostess, Linda at Studio L3.

I opted to create an ATC...was pawing through my stash and had an 'ah ha' moment. 

As soon as I spotted this scrap from the Seasonal Stash of cardstock, I knew I wanted to run it through the embossing folder (Seasonal Stuff 2).  Green and brown distress inks were used to color the trees.  See, you don't really notice the writing, do you? 

A scrap of kraft resist gave me Tim's mini branch; it was inked up with brown distress inks.  From a scrap of red kraft-core core'dinations the mini cardinal was born.  DecoArt Snow Writer and some Clear Rock Candy Distress Stickles Dry Glitter gussy up my wintry branch.

A snippet of red silk ribbon, courtesy of Martha Stewart, got some brown distress stain on it, misted it, wadded it up, then heat set. It is threaded through an Advantus holiday token (here's where the technique comes in - Clover and Espresso alcohol inks).

This piece of work came together so quickly I couldn't believe it.  And now I'm really glad I don't get rid of scraps until they are very small!


  1. love love love the snow on the branch

  2. That snowy branch is wonderful, Susan. I love how you've tied in so much red and the hidden trees are a wonderful surprise.

  3. Fabulous!!! I love those pine trees in the back - really adds to the design!!!

  4. These are gorgeous! I love the cardinal! How wonderful that you already have the die!!! Lucky girl! Gorgeous work!!! Love the embossing too!

  5. This is cool too Susan...I love it! Great idea to emboss the seasonal paper..brilliant!