Monday, January 1, 2018

CUTplorations january

Well hi, hello and a happy new year to you, friends! Nothing like having a challenge go live on the first Monday of the month which also happens to be Jan 1, 2018! Wow. Good morning! Hope you joyfully rung in the new and are ready to jump back into creating.

Here's our inspiration photo for the January CUTplorations challenge over at STAMPlorations. Speaking of fresh and new...

image source: Jørn Allan Pedersen


Can you say "literal"? When I saw that sky I had to do some ink smooshing with Distress Inks - a whole range of purple, pink and yellow/orange. And a good dose of Perfect Pearls mist too, see in the closeup? Popped the bottom section of the die cut area up on black craft foam for a fun shadow effect.


Hope you'll find time to join us for some die cutting fun this month over at the CUTplorations challenge. Just make a project based on our inspiration using at least one die cut. Be sure to use at least one STAMPlorations product too and hook up to the gallery. Your project might be chosen as a winner. You can see how the CUTplorations DT was inspired by this month's photo here.

And don't forget about my STAMPlorations discount code for 20% off in the sidebar should you feel the need to welcome 2018 with a crafty goodies purchase ;) Here's to a new year of happy crafting!

I'm joining the Anything Goes fun at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday and the Something New challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday. And I'm playing with the gals at Mixed Media Monthly Challenge where it's time to Ring in the New. Here's to a brand-spanking new year friends!!!


12 comments:

Ruth said...

Happy happy New Year Maria! This is wonderful inspiration - the colours are just perfect and the colour of that beautiful sunset. Thank you for all your inspirational posts last year and here’s to a wonderful 2018! Xx

Julie B said...

I love the way the black pops the white into relief.
Yes a hectic start to the new year for us! :)

Lucy E. said...

That’s a lovely background-awesome Ink smooshing!

Ina Grehan said...

Awesome background Maria. You have depicted the coloured sky to perfection. Love how you have added the black foam behind your little scene - makes them stand out so well.

Helen Gullett said...

Maria, that is one beautiful scene card.
LOVE that sparkly sky background.
Happy New Year, teamie!

cm said...

Maria, your panel captures the sky from the photo beautifully; a perfect backdrop for your little cabin in the woods! Happy New Year, my friend!
Hugs~c

Anita in France said...

Delicious smooshing, Maria ... the shimmer is glorious! Wishing you a blessed, creative and Happy New Year ... Bonne Année 2018! Hugs, Anita :)

Loll said...

LOVE the distress ink background, Maria! Gorgeous colours. And such a fun and creative design with the shadowed die-cut houses and hills. Happy New Year! xx

Gayatri said...

Gorgeous and adorable card.Amazing background. Hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year with family and friends. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge. Gayatri xx

SonjaK said...

Such a wonderful card! I totally love your color combination. Have a very happy new year.

Susanne Vargas said...

This looks fantastic! Love the black foam part!
Happy New Year!

Wanda Hentges said...

Beautiful card!!!

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