Happy Saturday, everyone! I was thrilled to be asked by my sweet friend Lesley to be a guest designer on Inspired by All the Little Things! And check out the gorgeous inspiration I was given with which to work:
I knew immediately which image I wanted to use on my card; I got this Impression Obsession chickadee from a stamp show a few years back and I knew he would be perfect! I stamped him on some music paper from SU's This Christmas specialty line:
After coloring him in with SU markers (Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake), I mounted the panel on a piece of Gold Foil, cutting out part of his tail for some interest. Then I went to work making an embellishment, using a shabby bow made with some Cherry Cobbler seam binding and gold cord, and a few sprigs of "holly" cut from Garden Green cardstock using a Tim Holtz die (Holiday Greens):
The sentiment is an older one from Cornish Heritage Farms (Christmas Expressions) which I stamped in Gold Encore ink and embossed with gold embossing powder:
I stamped another sentiment from the same set on the inside and added some holly and flourish from a retired Crafty Secrets Vintage Christmas set:
I hope you'll play along with our beautiful challenge this week! You'll be happy you got started on those Christmas cards! And thank you again, Lesley, for choosing me as your guest designer!
Last weekend Cassidy & Dana went to the Seawitch Festival at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware! There was a parade, candy, vendors and lots of events for children! Here, Cassidy is painting a little plaster frog for me to put in my flower garden in the spring!
And here is froggy, in all his glittery glory: