Sheltering Tree Framed Art

Wednesday night I held a class featuring the Sheltering Tree stamp set.  We made a framed art piece and I must say this piece really does look like art.  We used Stampin' Up!'s Canvas Creations.  What a great "unknown" product.  It is artist canvas that can be cut to any size and stamped on.  I have to thank Frances Martin, a fellow demonstrator, for the tips and techniques for this project.
Sheltering TreeWe covered all four seasons for this framed art.  I cut the Canvas Creations into 4" x 6" panels and stamped the tree with Early Espresso ink on all four panels.  Then I created the seasons:
Winter — we stamped snowflakes and snow on the ground with Pool Party ink
Sheltering Tree WinterThe spring panel leaves are Blushing Bride and Rose Red.  The grass is Old Olive.  Don't you just love the swing.
Sheltering Tree SpringFor the summer panel we used Pear Pizzazz and Mossy Meadow combinations.  Don't forget to add the bike with Memento and Real Red inks.
Sheltering Tree SummerLast but not least is fall which used Hello Honey and Cajun Craze for the leaves and Old Olive and Cajun Craze for the grass.  Don't forget to add the rake for all those leaves.
Sheltering FallAfter we stamped the images, we took an Aqua Painter and went back over the stamped images to bring the color out and fill in some of the texture so you didn't get "holes" in the picture.

This project was must quicker than I expected and everyone LOVED their pictures when they finished.  I am anxious to play with the Canvas Creations some more — I'm thinking the Painted Petals stamp set will work great for this medium.

Give it a try and email me your project picture.

Final Retreat Project — Scrapbook in a Box

Here is the final project from our Stampin' Sisters Retreat — it's a Scrapbook in a Box.  The box is a wood stamp case.  We used the Best Year Ever DSP and the Friends Who Know Stamp Set for the cover.
Scrapbook in a BoxWe used From the Herd stamp set for the first page in the album with the On Film Framelit and the Snapshot stamp set — so cute.
Scrapbook From the HerdThe album in the box is accordion folded so it just unfolds from the box.
Scrapbook in a box Spread
Once the ladies figured out the assembly of the album most of them fell in love with it and are ready to make more of them.  I love when that happens.

That's the end of this year's retreat.  I really hope you have enjoyed the projects.  Are you ready to sign up next year.  Next year's retreat will be March 4-6, 2016.  We will post registration sign up in July so mark your calendars now so you don't miss out.

Project 7 — Kids Cards

On to Project 7 and what fun this one was.  So far we've covered Guy Cards, Ladies Cards, Sympathy Cards, Gift Cards, and our last set of cards is for Kids — I think we've covered them all.
Kids Etch a SketchI love these Etch-a-Sketch cards — they are quick to make but everyone loves it.  This stamp set is From the Herd — what a great set.
Kids XylophoneThis card was my daughter's favorite — she is a music teacher.
Kids Cell PhoneIt seems all kids have a cell phone now so this card is quite appropriate and works well for the teens.
Kids LegoDon't these blocks look like real legos.  They are really rectangles of cardstock and we added Brights Candy Dots to make them look like a pile of lego blocks — clever, huh…