I also was inspired by the landscape where I live (ah paradise).
These sunrise pictures were from two days ago and the fog pic was taken by my son not long ago. These are common sights. Nice.
And below is the card I made... "Trees Through the Fog"
The rolling fog is done by daubing different hues of gray ink on the edge of a torn piece of paper shaped to look like rolling hills. To get the layered effect, you have to play around and re-position it a bit.
To make the trees look darker- more like shadows- I double or triple stamped them. The trees are are from 3 companies:
1) Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree
3) Rubber Stampede
I drew in the little tree tips because it was hard to get the stamps to work. My son thinks I should take an art class, because I have potential- awww... Hmn, maybe.
Trees Through the Fog
The other inspiration came from the SplitCoastStampers Challenges- just gotta love how they help get the creative juices flowing!
The sketch was to use layered die cuts TLC509... Here are my works of art:
Tree of Trees and Gems
This one was all die cuts and a bit of bling and string.
The trick to make the candy cane from the baker's twine is to rub some Modge Podge
(it's like glue) on them, shape them, then let them dry on a non-stick cookie plastic sheet.
Beary Merry Christmas
This one involves stamping the cute bear "Grizz" by Judith Stamps, the tree by Amuse Stamps, and the words from an old Stampin' Up! set called Warm Words. I added the "Love, Bear!"
The die cut pail (with handle!!) on some silver foil poster board paper is made
by Impression Obsession. The ornaments and the star are all from the retired
Stampin' Up! Merry Mini punch set and on foil poster board paper- I had to make the green one by coloring a silver ornament with a green alcohol marker. Gotta love those makers!
Cocoa for Two and Two for Cocoa, You for Me and Me for You...
This last one combined the same layered die cuts from the retired SU! Scentsational Season dies
and matching stamps set and SU! Season of Style Designer Paper.
The cute little penguins and the saying are from Ink-adink-adoo. Penguins get me everytime!
I was inspired for the layout by the SCS sketch challenge SC516
Well, that's it for now! Hope I inspired you!
Happy creative crafting and playing!
PS I post more pics on my SplitCoastStampers (SCS) gallery than here- go see more here: