Sunday, November 4, 2007

Weekend stamping

It is officially now winter in my book. The ground here has now been covered with snow for a few weeks. The temps are not too far below freezing so that makes for the worse conditions of the winter for us--when it is icy too. The streets are awful with the ice. I had a brief encounter on Friday when my 'ol body did not want to stop sliding and slowly lower itself as I tried to step into the street. Kind assistance was at hand but the ache of strain remains. I think my body is saying it is getting a tad older but I am refusing to believe it for a few weeks until it is more official--afterall I hear Jane Seymour is still dancing at this age LOL! But the good news is I sat and crafted for most of Saturday.

The Saturday Stampers challenge this week is a collage. I enjoy doing some freestyle collage work and don't have many collage stamps. However, I just purchased the new Hero Arts collage Christmas stamp...so I felt I had to get some ink on it. So this is my first card with it.



As part of the creative team over the Stamp Shack I have the assignment to post a technique challenge every first Friday. This week's challenge was a direct to paper background. I have been playing lots with the technique. Here is one of my samples.

Thanks for stopping by!...Jan

25 comments:

  1. Its gorgeous. Terrific stamp & fab colour.

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  2. these are both lovely pieces.
    The direct to paper is very effective

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  3. excellent job on your collage...love the stamps from Hero

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  4. Lovely cards! Great colours and layout

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  5. I love the way you've layered the collage - gorgeous!

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  6. Jan, I'm so sorry to hear you took a spill this week. I hope you are feeling much better today. That collage stamp is amazing. Such gorgeous colors in your card. yummy!

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  7. gorgeous collage Jan, the colours are fab, both are lovely cards.
    Kaz :-)

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  8. Jan, both cards are beautiful! Your collage piece is fabulous and I'm envious of your talent and vision to put things together and combine to create such lovely pieces of art!

    Feel better soon! I feel your pain...and the woes of aging!

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  9. Both are so beautiful - such a nice collage - I love the colours so much...

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  10. Beautiful collage work - what a Christmas card!

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  11. Beautiful collage work, both cards are gorgeous:)

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  12. both of your cards are super! I can't decide which one I love more!

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  13. What beautiful Christmas cards.

    Snow finally! We've had ours what seems like forever now. I've been out shoveling once and Andrew several time. We need the exercise.

    Have a wonderful day.

    Smiles,
    NG.

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  14. Gorgeous - love the first collage piece.

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  15. These are exceptonal Jan. Love them both. Happy stamping to you.

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  16. That collage stamped image is fantastic Jan... I love the coloring.. I just ordered some Hero Arts stamps looked at that one and passed on it... seeing your card I should have gotten it!

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  17. These cards are gorgeous! Truly lovely!

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