Saturday, November 21, 2009

keep the xmas card sketches coming, wouldja please?!

because they are definitely helpin' me get going on the holiday greetings!!! for example, this sketch:

card positioning systems' #142, to be precise, was of invaluable assistance last night in the making of this card:

(patterned paper: paper co, k&co, doodlebug, basic grey, love elsie, vintage ledge & a bit of plain white computer paper; cardstock: staples; big honkin' felt rickrack: american crafts; metal snowflake & gem brad: making memories; snowflake sticker: k&co; ink: bazzill; embroidery floss: dmc; adhesives: tombow mono runner, 3m foam tape, gluedots)

as you can see, for the first time in about 3 weeks, i have *NOT* machine stitched on this card. nope. i went back to hand-stiching! ( just needed *something*...but there's a practical reason, too--that gauzy india paper makes it rather hard to adhere anything securely on top!) i am quite pleased with the newest version of my torn-layers xmas tree, as well (fair warning: you'll be seeing THIS again, folks!) : i traced a bazzill "big chip" for the cute shape, used a whole bunch of tiiiiiiiiny green scraps to build the layers from the bottom up, inked very lightly in medium gray around the edges and popped the whole thing on foam tape. the white background was a complete accident--i was headed in a totally different direction--but when i found this piece of filmy sparkly goodness, i did an abrupt about-face. i love the finished product, i think it's almost a bit heidi van laar-ish*, don't you??! :)

check another card off the BIG LIST, missus claus!!!


*HAPPY BIRTHDAY, heidi!!! ♥♥♥


  1. Look at your perfect tree!! Love it!

  2. I thinks that's the best tree i ever seen.
    SERIOUSLY. I'm favouriting this one. Though I know I won't be able to make one quite as amazing as THAT!
    YAY for the stitching too!!

  3. Great paper piecing! Your stitching is beautiful... very precise and pretty.

  4. Well, Tanis can rest assured she will not be the only one 'borrowing' this amazing torn paper tree idea ... it rocks!

  5. yipes...I love it...clean and crisp...although I still have to say that I LOVE your 365 Cards sketch challenge card too...anywho's this is suppose to be a shorter comment...yes, clean & crisp in a lauren sort of way...

  6. Wow, what an honor to in any way have this absolutely stunning work of art remind you of me!! That tree is absolutely exquisite, and yes m'dear, you ROCKED that white space!

    (-: Heidi

  7. lovely card, the tree and the sparkly paper are awesome!

  8. So cute!! I love all the Christmasy goodnesss that your blog is bringing missy! Very cool. :)

  9. Love the torn bits! You make this process look so beautiful and coordinated- Love it!


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