Good morning, DYSU-ers! It's December, and that's when everything hits a little bit of overdrive. But I don't mind, because it's a fun time of year to put forth a little bit of extra to let those people around you know, they are special.
Florian came back last weekend from his business trip, and brought home a huge advents calendar. And since this household loves, loves, loves good chocolate, this is the one he brought back...
Yep, yep, that's how we roll... and gain a few extra pounds here or there. My doctor is going to give me that good, old talk again ... ;)
So while I go mull over the conundrum of how not to gain weight during the holidays and staring at this calendar full of goodies, I'll let you get to the challenge. This week's theme is Gold & Silver.
This week I got to play with a Bugaboo digi, and here is what I whipped up...
Stamps: (Winter Sock Monkey - Ski2) Bugaboo Digi Stamps
Paper: (Paper Basics Card Stock - Kraft; Stamper's Select Vellum) Papertrey Ink; (Basic Card Stock - White) Recollections
Ink: (Versamark) Tsukineko
Embellishments: (Soft-core Color Pencils) Prismacolor; (Versapen) Tsukineko; (Stickles - Silver; Superfine Embossing Powder - Silver; Embossing Powder - Gold; Perfect Pearls - Perfect Pearl) Ranger; (Stamp 'n Stuff Embossing Powder - White Opaque) Stampendous!
I embossed the stripes on the monkey, the hat, and the skis with some embossing powder. I really love how I can emboss any area I want using the Versapen. It's really my favorite magic tool right now... The scarf has some silver Stickles, and some snow flakes lightly dusted with some Perfect Pearls. All around Ranger goodness! Here is a brighter picture to show off these little snowflakes.
I created a fun little hill with dimension using vellum. I like how the first layer is just a little opaque, and adding the second layer I get a nice denser opaque layer. The perfect place to put a fun white embossed sentiment. I have no idea why I was scared of heat embossing on vellum. I always had the fear of the vellum browning, curling or behaving unpredictably. But instead it was very obedient - nothing to fear.
Remember that we will be closing this little challenge group, but we have still a few more challenges lined up, great sponsors that have been generous up to the last bit, and we want to go out with a bang. So let's see those creations coming!
I'd like to invite you to hop on over to see the amazing creations by the rest of the DYSU team. Please leave them a loving comment, because they do appreciate some blog love :)
This week's sponsor:
* $15 gift certificate to spend on Cutting Files or Digis
* Winner's Choice of 7 Images
* Frantage Aged Gold Embossing Enamel and Frantage Aged Silver Embossing Enamel