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Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Monthly Stamper's Dream Dreamy Challenge


Hi everyone!! We got back from Canton, Tx earlier today and I started working on this card. Then once Survivor started I could only work on it during the comercials. Did any of you watch the show?? I am sooo glad Bob won!!! Anyway.......I made this card for the monthly Stampers Dream Dreamy Challenge. The rules are as follows: make a card with mostly gray/black and add a splash of color with a little sparkle/bling. Because December weather can be gray and gloomy, let's brighten it up with a little color. The addition of a little white is ok, too. We are to upload the card to our blog or online gallery and add a link to the Stamper's Dream Blog. Use SDDC3 in the keywords section if uploading to Splitcoast. The winner will be drawn on Wednesday...check out Michelle's blog to see all the goodies!!
I used the adorable Penny Black stamp called Greetings from the Wise....stamped it with Basic Gray, colored it with an aqua painter and the BG ink pad, colored the hat with the Real Red marker and the eyes and feet with So Saffron and Yoyo Yellow markers. He was then cutout and attached with dimensionals. The branch from Impress Rubber stamps was stamped with Basic Gray, the snowflakes from the retired Stampin Up set called Bundle Up were stamped with Going Gray, and the sentiment from the retired SU set called Very Merry was stamped with Basic Gray. The layers were all cutout with Nestabilities, the dp is called Elegant from American Crafts, the Martha Stewart punched ferns were used around the sentiment, the ribbon is from Stampin Up!, and I added Dazzling Diamonds to the white areas on the hat.
Thanks for taking a peek tonight....I am off to bed!!! Maybe I can finish my Christmas cards and get a little laundry done tomorrow!! I will also finish decorating the dining room and the family room so I can upload more pictures. Don't ya just love Christmas!!!!!
Recipe:
Stamps: Penny Black, Impress Rubber Stamps, Very Merry, Bundle Up
Paper: Basic Gray, Going Gray, White, Riding Hood Red, American Crafts dp, White
Ink: Going Gray, Basic Gray, Real Red, So Daffron, Yoyo Yellow
Accessories: Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Fern Punch, SU Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds, Dimensionals

12 comments:

Tex said...

Yaaaay! Both hubby & I were clapping & cheering to see that Bob won it all in Survivor Gabon! (Privately ... I still believe that "Sugar" deserved the 'Sprint' $100,000 prize. But at least, I was tickled with the final 3 ... Yipppeeeeeeeeeeeee!

So HOW on earth did you stamp through the finale??!!?? I couldn't do it. What a wimp here. Ugh .... Okay ... let's both apply next time ... are you with me????

Love your stuff ... surely you know that!"?!

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

Oh gosh...that is just too, too cute! I would have never thought to use that stamp with the challenge, but it's absolutely perfect! And I love the ferns around your sentiment! GREAT job, Joan! Thanks so much for playing along with our challenge. :-)

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh how stinkin' CUTE!! :) Love that owl!! Great job on the challenge! TFS!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

How cute is this... Oh he looks just darling!

Joanne Travis said...

I love the snowy owl and the beautiful paper. Such a fun and pretty winter and Christmas card!

Jamie Martin said...

The gray is soooo pretty, I haven't even thought of using that color combo, but I will now :)

About Me.... said...

Aww! Love the adorable card. And was so happy Bob won. wow cant beleive you were able to stamp at the same time!!!! Thanks for sharing. Blessings to you Renee

Rose Ann said...

Super cute owl, Joan!! You've done a fabulous job with the challenge!!

Christi said...

That owl is adorable!! Perfect challenge card!

fishlips said...

What a totally stunning color so so eye-catching... The owl is just perfect!!!!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Oh my gosh, that owl is just adorable Joan, a fabulous Christmas card!

Chrissy D said...

This is soooo CUTE! Love the owl! Wonderful card! Do you mail out all of your creations? Or are you creating a huge stack? LOL New Years Resolution for me will be to mail out some stacks! LOL