Friday, January 16, 2015

Stampin' Addicts 2015 Occasions Mini Blog Hop: Wood You Be Mine?

Another fabulous catalog has started and the Stampin' Addicts gang is here to show you a bunch of ideas with the new goodies! There are a lot of them in this new Mini, and I know that by the end of the sales period, I will have most of the sets!

There is, as always, a chat thread for this hop over at Stampin' Addicts, and you can get there by clicking on the banner above. There is also a master list of the blog hop stops there if you get lost along the way.

If you are following in order from the beginning, then you just arrived from Tina's blog where she did a fabulous job with the Hello Life set.

I am featuring the stamp set Wood You Be Mine? , no surprise there if you know me at all, lol! I live in the northwoods of Minnesota, near Bemidji.Timber has been a huge industry in our area since the pioneer days. Our local high school mascot is the Lumberjacks. I have 3 sons, and one of them has the nickname of Sasquatch as he is big, burly, and furry! He also cuts wood and clears brush as one of his side jobs. I had to get this set, lol!

So for my first project, I decided to make some Project Life style pocket cards. These will work perfectly with some high school activity pictures of any of my kids. If you have followed my blog for more than a year, you probably know that my youngest is a senior in high school and his "sport" is show choir, lol! However, my oldest son was an avid football player and I am sure I can find a few pictures of all of my boys in sports in middle school :)
I colored all of these images with a mix of Blendas and it was a lot of fun! If you look closely, you will see that the lumberjack has a rosy nose and cheeks. The flesh tones are all Crisp Cantaloupe in varying degrees of dilution. The beard is three of the Skin Tone Blendas.

Next up is a masculine (I think) love card. I wet embossed the lumberjack in Early Espresso embossing powder and the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler embossing powder on watercolor paper. Then I colored home with an Aquapainter and ink squeezed out of the inkpads onto the lids. I stamped the log slice on Naturals Ivory cardstock in Baked Brown Sugar. I ♥ how this turned out! AND I made 7 more of these to share in a swap :)
Do you like the varying tones in the beard? And the Crisp Cantaloupe as a flesh tone?

This time I was trying to capture a feeling of the northern lights in the background with sponging on watercolor paper and then spritzing and dripping water on it. There is some shimmer to it that I got from Vanilla Smooch Spritz. The lumberjack is colored with Blendas, same as the first project. The sentiment is from Guy Greetings. 

That is all for me, and now it is time to go check out what Twila Davis has in store for us!


Yapha said...

Fantastic and adorable, Tanya! I knew you would do awesome things with this set, and you didn't disappoint!

Heidi Baks said...

Not to mention your Paul Bunyan email address. Such adorable projects. I think I like the tradition red flannel the best. :)

Kim said...

Fabulous projects Tanya! Love the pocket you created for PL!

Tina Adams said...

Love all of the cards. I thought the red plaid was my favorite and then I saw the blue card with the beautiful background. So pretty. Love the details about your son and the lumberjack logo. How fun.

Mary Trautner said...

I love the birthday card. They are all great but that one just jumps out at me.

Twila said...

Love then, Tanya! I do have to say that last one is my fav. I'm totally in love with that guy in the blue flannel.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic and awesome!! I knew this set had your name on it. lol Too funny about your son. Perfect.

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Such handsome cards! I LOVE the blue one technique!


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