Our special guest host designer this week is Tricia Traxler and you can be inspired here on her blog Simply Stamping.
Tricia had a unique take on our challenge this week.
Here it is her words....
We all start to look forward at the end of the year and begin to make plans and goals and resolutions. I would like everyone to make a card featuring a word or image that embodies one of their goals for the next year. For example, they may choose the word "Hope" if they are struggling with a chronic illness, or a picture of flowers if they would like to do some gardening. They could make a "Thank You" card, because they want to practice thankfulness, they could use a gingerbread cookie because they want to learn to cook, or they could make a Christmas card because they want to start on their Christmas shopping earlier next year. There are so many things to choose from!! They can be creative, but I would like them to tell why they chose the image or sentiment that they did.
You can find all the details on how to join in the challenge on the Flourishes blog. Hope you can find a little time during the December rush to have a little stamp and ink time for yourself!
Check out what the DT created for you today!
Tricia Traxler - our guest host
Here in Atlanta we usually escape all the snow... which is FINE by me... but I keep seeing the snow stories on the news.... brrrrr! With all the winter weather this seemed like a good set to ink up today! When I was thinking about our challenge... I ended up choosing this image with the thought that a good goal for the coming year would be to be more adventurous. Now... that's not saying go skiing... but just to have a more open view to try new things.
Here are the Copics I used to color up this scene... a quick color for sure. I used BG10 to color the background, with soft upward strokes. I used the Viva Holographic Glitter Liner Pen for the snow. I added a few dabs to the skis and hat too.
Here's the inside... a quick sentiment cut out with an oval die. Using my Perfect Layer Rulers I added a 1/16" blue border mat to the white liner. Finished card is an A2 and opens tent style at the bottom.
- Stamps by Flourishes: #SS223 Snow Days
- Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
- Paper: Flourishes Classic White Card Stock, Kraft, Blue
- Other: Jute String and White Iridescent String by May Arts, Bow Easy Tool, Spellbinder's 5x7 Enchanted Labels 28 #S6-003, Spellbinder's Labels 28, Foam Tape, Holographic Viva Glitter Liner, Misc. Embossing Folder, Nellie's Oval Dies, Perfect Layer Rulers