I have to admit, I've struggled over the past week to find the energy in the evening to sit down and actually create. I've got TONS of ideas floating around in my brain but when 8:00 comes around and the kids are in bed, the dishes are done, the shopping's done and I've got some time to myself it's often hard to find the motivation I need. Well, I've been promising "blog candy" when I got to my 100th post and I'm not going to delay it any longer.
But first, I must share my inspiration. Yet again, the ladies at Try Stamping on Tuesday had a great sketch to work from. I shut the door to my office and put on my favourite CD...surprisingly, it's not Bach, but "Jesus Freak" by DC Talk (Bach is too distracting....I just have to stop everything to listen...lol). Here's the sketch followed by what I came up with:
|Watercolour Winter holly berries|
I borrowed the Watercolour Winter stamp set from a fellow demo and had A LOT of fun with it last night. I may have to get my own set. There are so many possibilities with it. I'm working on cards that use "masking" right now for my Technique Tuesday class and this set it perfect for that.
I used some great new product on this card too....all from Stampin' Up's Holiday catalogue. The Core'dinations card stock is really fun to work with. I paired it here with the "Lacy Brocade" textured impressions embossing folder and "Candlelight Christmas" Speciality Designer Series Paper.
The sentiment is from "Teeny Tiny Wishes". Can't say I'm a huge fan of the font for this card, however my selection of Christmas sentiments is a little slim right now. Here's a close up;
And now, on to the blog candy. All you need to do to be eligible to win this blog candy is to become a "follower" of my blog by Friday, October 19th at 12:00 noon (Eastern). I'll have a random draw and then post the winner that evening. Here's what you'll be getting;