I’m dreaming of sunshine, meadows and horses! I’m moving to Chilliwack soon and I’m looking forward to being out of the city! Fresh air, art and my oils as well as the open areas I’m looking forward to exploring. I was thinking about all these things as I created this card using the Stampin’ Up! Stamps Let it Ride and Waterfront!
I made my last Christmas card for 2018 with the remembrance of my trip up north this year to make Northern Lights Black Spruce Oil in Fort Nelson BC. It was a huge opportunity and one I will never forget. I dedicate my final 2018 card to the people of the North! Particularly the Inuit and indigenous people who I call my friends! I have a heart for the North and I plan on going there again someday to visit again and this time I dream of putting my foot in the Arctic Ocean!
Here’s a photo of my trip up there I hope you’re dreaming of what makes you happy as you look at it and may your dreams for 2019 be your new reality! Thank you for a great year and I look forward to another year of art and oils!
This year has felt terribly dark for me so I wanted to make a card symbolic of the Winter Solstice and the return of light in the darkness. I used the stamp set Let it Ride and I silhouetted it on my background which is made by putting a dab of ink from an ink refill on a cotton ball saturated with rubbing alcohol in this case the inks were Calypso Coral, Lovely Lipstick and Gorgeous Grape all on Glossy White Card Stock. I added the horse and sentiment with Stazon ink in Black and then coloured in the horse with a Basic Black Stampin Write Marker.
For our team meeting this month Rhonda Wade designed this really nice Paper framed 3d piece! I must say it made my day. Going into the new year with this beautiful Love Sign just feels so cheerful! It’s made with the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies and the Large Letters Framelits Dies. There’s also Sparkle Glimmer Paper, Whisper White and Flirty Flamingo Card Stock and a Needlepoint Nook Mini Button with 3 strands of Rose Metallic Thread tied in a bow.
Finally Two Oils I chose to get my through these cold wet winter months feeling my best…Northern Lights Black Spruce and Thieves. Elevate my mood and help me stay healthy.
I once again answered a sketch challenge with this card using the stamp set Let it Ride from the Occasions Catalog 2019 as well as combining it with the Chase your Dreams dies. I really enjoy doing the Crafty Medics creative challenges and this one was no exception!
I’m also really glad the set Winter Woods made the carryover list. I was playing with backgrounds and vellum and it was a lot of fun creating this Christmas card!
While I was playing with creating backgrounds I felt moved to use an old stamp out of my collection which is more than 10 years old. And this is what I came up with.
Finally we are getting in the festive mood and got the charcoal grey lantern diffuser and put it on the mantle with the candlelight flicker setting!