Saturday, November 12, 2011

Less is More & Pals Paper Arts

[Go here for my JUGS sample]

Playing in a couple of challenges.  I sure enjoy having the week end here!  I just get to have so much fun and stamp!  :)  Yep - total fun for me!!

Today I joined in Less is More 41 - one layer leaves.  Yep, gotta love these quick 10 minute cards!  (More time to make more cards~)


I used my Hero Arts, Real leaves "small redbug" - I adore the detail in this stamp. My sentiment is also Hero Arts, Holiday Greetings. Easy peasy and fun to make!

Now, this next challenge I was so inspired with the photo from Pals Paper Arts 119! Check this out:

When I saw this photo, I instantly thought of a technique I had never done, but always wanted to try. Soot Stamping. Oh my gosh, is this the perfect technique when you look at the photo! I'm thinkin!!  DH and DS were both impressed with the depth of this card.  I used the beautiful tree from Flourishes Forest of Trees, and the mc is Hero Arts Holiday Sayings.  What a fun technique this was!  Really easy too.


Okay, off to create some more goodies! Thanks for stopping by~

32 comments:

Barbara Colbert said...

OH my gosh!!! THIS is stunning!!!! How in the world do you do this? WOWSER!!!! Impressive!!!!!

Suzilou said...

Lovely leaf stamp and soot stamping? going to have to go look that up hehe :)

Gillian said...

Love how you have used the leaves as a xmas card, it works really well. Thanks for leaving a comment over on my little bit of blog world

Gibmiss said...

Hi vicky
Fabulous leaf stamp ....love it ...
Hugs sylvie
xx

Margaret said...

Beautiful Vicki
Margaret x

Cath Wilson said...

Lovely leaves - must use my HA real leaves more! Love those trees, too - a lovely stamp x

Lynne said...

Gorgeous leaf card,love the simplicity of it. I`ve never heard of soot stamping, will have to check this out, looks amazing.
Lynne xxx

Carol said...

Two super cards Vicki. I've done sooty writing on a tile at cub camp but haven't seen it on a card - something else to try! Carol x

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Both cards are beautiful, Vicki! I've never tried the soot stamping; yours looks stunning!

Marisa said...

Wonderfully done on both, Vicki :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Look at you, getting all dirty and sooty! Why don't you get the bleach out next and try a "clean" technique? ;o) (remember my initial challenge at MFP?)

Both cards rock, Vicki!

Catherine said...

Fantastic cards, love your CAS style...

Linda Callahan said...

Lovin' this smudgy look!

Chrissie said...

Super cards Vicki!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Marrigje said...

Both cards are great.

Michelle said...

Beautiful work, Vicki! I love your leaves card. I am going to have to look up "soot stamping", because the result is gorgeous. :-)

Mandi said...

Hi Vicki
Terrific card, LOVE those leaves
Perfect for a holiday card

the other is sensational too
Thank you
Mandi LIM

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

WOW!! Your cards are amazing - such fabulous takes on the challenge picture - LOVE them.
Also I came here to comment on your wonderful entry to the WMSC (I couldn't login to SplitcS. )
Loved how you stamped those gingerbread men without the basket - it was great! TFS

Kathyk said...

WOW! Both cards are simply fab - never tried soot stamping but might just have to, now I've seen your card

Kathyk

Jenni's Jems said...

Beautiful cards- and have never heard of soot stamping will be looking this up !x

Nina Dee said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for playing along this week at Pals Paper Arts! :)

Karen said...

Beautiful cards, thank you for the link for soot stamping too! lol Kx

Emily Leiphart said...

Beautiful cards, Vicki! I love the simple leaf card and the detail on your photo-inspired card is incredible. Thanks for sharing!

Suze Bain said...

That's a fab leaf stamp. Beautiful cards. xx

Francie G. said...

Two beautiful creations, Vicki! I might have to try the soot tech!

Diane said...

Two absolutely stunning cards xx

Jenny said...

Fabulous cards Vicki, I just love that leaf detail and shape too :)
Jenny x

Lisa A. said...

What lovely leaves, Vicki!! Love how you tied your leaves to Christmas..very pretty:)!!

Ann Schach said...

Yowza, Vicki! Your PPA card is gorgeous! There is indeed so much depth! WOW!

Aileen said...

Love your falling leaves and the little touch of red. x

Susan said...

Wow, Vicki!! This is simply stunning! I've never seen this done before, but you make it look fabulous!

Sheila in Cyprus said...

Oh my! This effect is stunning. What a fabulous Christmas card, the colours are gorgeous. Thanks so much for the link to 'soot stamping', this is a very different technique.
I am learning so much from browsing your blog Vicki.
Thank you.
Love Sheila x

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