Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Peace on Earth...a Redo and a Give-away!

On the Kick Start class I took recently, one of the things that was mentioned was to take old cards and redo.  I had made this card two years ago when I didn't have a blog yet, my only source of showing my work was Splitcoaststampers...you can find my original(scary how I photographed then...not sure why it's sooooo bad, I had the same camera.  I think I've learned just a little about picture taking since then:):):)!!!)  HERE...I did away with the framing, changed the sentiment, made the snowflakes smaller and colored the scene just a tad differently...maybe not a real redo...but a redo for me...
Made with a stamp from Memory Box (Snowy Branches), stamped with Early Espresso and clear embossed.   Sponged with SU Baja Breeze after tearing a post it note in half.  Sponged top first, masking the bottom, then masked the top and super lightly sponged the  bottom.  Because the snow was brown dots when stamped, dotted the snow with white Enamel Accents, white gel pen didn't work.  Used a white gel pen to put some snow on the branches.  The sentiment is SU.
  For the Give-away...I have an extra one of these Memory Box stamps and would LOVE to give it away!!  Leave a comment and I'll randomly choose a winner next Wednesday at 10:30pm...one week from now....anyone from anywhere!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

60 comments:

  1. I like them both :) The falling snow is fabulous!

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  2. I loved watching the development over the years. I hope that I can also grow in this craft :) Your new card is so pretty! so fresh

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  3. Oh oh that is SUCH a cool way to use the dot template! WOuld have never thought of that. I like the graduation hue - just learned last weekend how to do it several ways than how I was doing it - a lot less damaging to the paper!

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  4. This card is STUNNING!!!! Love everything about it:-) Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Gorgeous cards! Great job on both of them. Amazing what changing the angle will do for photographing cards. Wonder why most of us seem to start with the head on shot?

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  6. I love this card...so peaceful. I would love to win the stamp....it would work so well with with my Pan Pastels.

    Cathy

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  7. I never would have thought to use a aqua color for the sky..but it looks amazing! It reminds me of a nice, warm winter day! Love the snow too.

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  8. What a beautiful card--so peaceful, befitting the saying underneath.

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  9. I like the redo better, it's just a bit more elegant somehow, but great colour combo on both and a lovely stamp.

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  10. I just discovered and subscribed to your blog. And have spent the last hour and a half gazing at all of the wonderful creations. WOW! Thank for the chance to win this wonderful stamp

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  11. The tranquility of this card is spectacular. I think it captures the essence of a lovely winter day.

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  12. Wonderful card, love it so so much!!!

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  13. This is a beautiful card! Love it.

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  14. Its a beautiful card-great job! I took Kick Start too and love the idea of redoing old cards for a new look. Cant wait for the Holiday class coming up. Love this stamp - many possibilities for it - and its one I dont own!! Thanks for the chance to win it!!

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  15. Beautiful card, Lisa! Your first card is gorgeous, too. I think it's just all about coming into our own style and back then you were still "experimenting". Love your work!

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  16. I love the card. The re-do is fabulous.

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  17. Beautiful card(s)! Since I love trees I, of course, love this stamp! It made me check out Memory box stamps since I was only familiar with their dies. Now I also love their images!

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  18. I do like the redo better, but I look back at some of my originals and realize I've learned a lot since the beginning. Great sponging effect.

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  19. Love this! The original was very nice as well, but I do think your subtle changes kicked it up a notch. It's getting pinned on one of my Pinterest boards so I can CASE in the future. Great job!

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  20. Beautiful cards, Lisa! I love your style and attention to details. Thanks for sharing your Splitcoast gallery!

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  21. I ADORE this card, Lisa! Such a simple design, but with your color shading and the texture you added it makes a huge impact! I may CASE this for some of my Christmas cards!

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  22. I don't see anything wrong with the old card - both are stunning - love the colors you used - I know I will have to CASE these.

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  23. Lisa! I really do love both versions of the card. I'll have to make my own version soon! And thank you for the chance to win!!

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  24. Love it! FANTASTIC redo!

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  25. A truly magnificent, gentle, soft, calm, peaceful, wonderful card and (for me) captures the essence of Christmas (I'm not sure if I mean 'essence' but you'll get my drift!) The redo is my favourite. TFC to win the lovely stamp.

    Mary Mac

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  26. I think the thinner frame on the new card really does a lot for lightening the overall look of the card. Thanks for the tip about enamel accents. I'll need to try that!

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  27. Really stunning! Would this work for a mass produce, do you think?

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  28. Great card! The stamp is wonderful and I love the snowdrops!
    Karin

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  29. Hi Lisa, I love bow you have re-made this card! It's stunning! so simple but elegant at the same time...would love to win the stamp so I can attempt to create something half as good!! Take care .. Marcia

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  30. This is such a lovely and calm wintery scene!

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  31. I have this stamp so don't enter me - I just had to tell you I saw your card on pinterest and it took my breath away - I love the idea of using the enamel accents over the snow and love the effect of adding the gel pen - this is just gorgeous!!

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  32. What a beautiful, beautiful card! I'd love to have that stamp!!

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  33. what a beautiful card, so simple yet so mch visual impact. I saw your card on pinterest and came over to the blog to have a look. Nice things here.

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  34. I like both cards but really love the redo! I can see some Christmas cards made with this!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  35. A super little scene. Love the snow falling and on the branches. x

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  36. Thanks for passing along a great idea! I have many I'd like to redo.

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  37. Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous!!! I am so glad I found it on Pinterest :). I hope I win the stamp; I would love to give this card a try.

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  38. So beautiful. I love when someone can create beauty so simply; without using a half dozen layers or accessories. You clearly have an artist's eye.

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  39. Absolutely perfect winter scene! And I love that stamp, thanks for the opportunity to win it!!!

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  40. Love this card. Simple and Beautiful. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  41. This is beautiful. I have a similar Memory Box stamp, but no snow. I wonder if some dry embossing could work for the snow.

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  42. This card is not only beautiful but one of the best physical examples of "Peace on Earth." If anyone has ever stood outside and quietly observed the peace and tranquility of snow falling on a crisp night to an already blanketed earth; then they know the true beauty of your card. Truly a picture worth a thousand words <3

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  43. I love the simplicity of both cards. Really lovely Lisa, thank you for sharing.

    Sharon.

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  44. The card is so beautiful; it's very peaceful and calming! I will definitely try this card. Thank you for sharing your card and a give away.

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  45. Beautiful card with just the right amount of color. Perfect for Christmas without the traditional colors.

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  46. The redo is so beautiful!

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  47. I love this card...and the chosen colrs

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  48. It's just so beautiful! (((:

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  49. Love it, the color choice great.
    Lnda

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  50. Your card scrolled by on my FB window and I just had to come by your blog to see how it was made. It is so beautiful! I'm always on the outlook for cards such as your for Christmas greetings. Thanks for sharing. I have you bookmarked! :)

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  51. Thanks for sharing, my kind of stamping

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  52. I am new to stamping/paper crafting and this card is the type of thing that fascinates me. Thanks for sharing.

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  53. I am new to stamping/paper crafting and this card is the type of thing that fascinates me. Thanks for sharing.

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  54. Love the card! It's beautiful! The snow is neat!

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  55. Love your card. Used it for inspiration as I do not have the stamp and only a vague idea of enamel dots. Ran thru big shot with embossing folder. Not as outstanding as yours, but will do for a first run thru. Thank you for sharing! Great idea. I was surprised that it was done several years ago. Still fresh looking.

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  56. Beautiful card. Sadly the stamp is no longer available. Great job tho.

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I so appreciate your comments...thank you, so much, for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa