SU Serene Silhouettes

SU Serene Silhouettes

It’s Friday already…fun week here in Pittsburgh. My stamping girls and I had our three regularly scheduled classes on Wednesday and Thursday. And today, I am starting my new Friday night stamping class at our local Pittsburgh Mills Mall Stamping Spot! I am so excited to meet a bunch of new girls who are coming. I am even more excited for the new girls to meet some of my trusted friends who are coming, too. We are at max capacity and ready to have some fun. If you are local…check out my Calendar of Events and join us in the future!

But before class this evening…I get to share my Friday Mashup # 176 Challenge that Sara has for us this week. She has given us a sketch to work with that I did use. She also asked us to do Emboss Resist Technique. I do like that technique but wanted to use something I recently made so I did not mash it up. But that’s okay…I sure hope you play along this week:)

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Here’s your Mashup Challenge:
Create a project using the “Sketch.”
Create a project with “Emboss Resist.”
or Mash it Up! and create an “Emboss Resist project with the above Sketch”.

I recently went to a fun class with some demonstrator friends in Florida where I made this scene with the step-by-step instruction from my friend Pam Stoner- an uber talented artist. I was indeed surprised I did this…you know me…clean and simple…not usually adventurous as I would like but LOOK WHAT I DID!  Now, for some of you- even our hostess this week, Sara who does BEAUTIFUL sponging, it may not be a big deal to do some sponging and ink to paper techniques but this was new to me.

SU Serene Silhouettes FM 176

Yep, I did it- just look at that little mountain range in the distance! Now, can I remember how I did it? …time will tell. All I know is I went out of my comfort zone, and was pleased how my first attempt turned out pretty good. I better get some more practice since my girls want to do this…

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Serene Silhouettes, SU Bloom with Hope Hostess Set (sentiment)
INK: SU Pumpkin Pie, SU Tempting Turquoise, SU Island Indigo, Memento Black
PAPER: SU Pumpkin Pie, SU Island Indigo, SU Basic Black, SU Very Vanilla
TOOLS: SU Lattice EF (retired)
ACCESSORIES: SU Basic Black Candy Dots

Have a great weekend, and I hope you have some time to stamp!

SU Serene Silhouettes with Take Care- Blessings

I was inspired by the simplicity of the hues of colors and the perched birds on Therese Calvird’s card at the MUSE Card Club # 30  this week. I just did some simple sponging with SU Bermuda Bay, Summer Starfruit, and Tangerine Tango around a masked circle to create moonlight. Then I stamped the image when I removed the mask. I made a similar tent card using this technique a few weeks back but as I was doing this one- I really liked the white space around the image without cutting it out. So, this is what I came of that musing:

SU Serene Silhouettes with Blessings

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Serene Silhouettes, SU Take Care (retired)
INK: SU Bermuda Bay, SU Summer Starfruit, SU Tangerine Tango, SU Soft Suede
PAPER: SU Bermuda Bay, SU Tangerine Tango, SU Whisper White

Here is Therese’s gorgeous card:
especially for you