Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Winter Wonderland of SNOW!

Good afternoon! We've had another 8" of snow in Western New York! I'm so happy to have the day off!
I've made bread and rolls for tomorrow, worked on laundry and stamped! Unfortunately, this card is all I've completed! Wish they didn't take me so long!
Anyway, I tried 2 photos to see which one is closer to real life. Neither one has exactly the look of the card, but do they ever?

On with the details! The card base is Papertrey Ink's ocean Tides, the darker layers are Not Quite Navy, The dp is Cosmo Cricket (oh, Joy) and My Mind's Eye. Tilda skiing is stamped on Papertrey Ink's vintage Cream and colored with copics. The snowflakes stamped on the card base are also made by Magnolia and I got both stamps at the Magnolia-licious store. Edited to add: This Tilda stamps is on SALE right now for 25% off!!
The ribbon is from papertrey as is the sentiment in the hodge podge hardware from SU. The snowflakes are punched, then sponges to dirty them up, then covered with Crystal Effects and dipped in Diamond Dust Glitter. These were shamelessly stolen right from Anna Wight who has done some fantastic things with them! Thanks, Anna! I used a spica silver pen on the boots and on the ski pole round thingies. Edges are sponged with Adirondack Latte and Distress Ink Antique Linen.
Here are the colors I used:
Face E00, Eo0, R20 and Rv42
Blues: BG10, Bg72, BG09 (my favorites!)
Reds R46 and R59
Browns: E53, E31, E33, E35, E37 and E29
Greys for poles: W-3, W-5 and W-7

I have been given some VERY NICE awards (on my blog) lately! Thanks to Tanja and Suzy, such wonderful artists! I have no idea how to add the little banner to my blog. If I did I would have a couple for the companies I've designed cards for, but alas it still remains a mystery to me. Suzanne Dean (love her!) sent me some directions that I have yet to find time to try. I promise I will see what I can do to get the banner going and tag some other blogs. I DO appreciate these fine women picking my feeble little blog to mention! THANK YOU!

Off to clean up the area and maybe stamp some more! Thanks for stopping in!


Tammi said...

8" of snow, lucky!! Wish we'd get some. Your card is so cute, beautiful coloring and papers...and love the snowflakes, I've been meaning to try them too. Happy Thanksgiving!

Cindy said...

Beautiful! Your coloring is great. I'm a former Yankee from your neck of the woods. We lived in the Finger Lakes region by Canandaigua Lake. Enjoy your snow and taxes girlfriend because those are 2 things that I definitely don't miss. I do miss Wegmans something bad though. All we have here in Paducah, Kentucky (I'm still in culture shock) in a Wal-Mart and not even a nice one at that. I hate them and drive out of state for Target. You must love living on the lake. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving and I do enjoy your work. Hugs ~ Cindy

marsha said...

I love this card! All of your cards are always colored so beautiful, so rich and vibrant. Happy Thanksgiving!

Danielle said...

Beautiful! Love your choice of colours and of course, your colouring is exquisite as always! Been shovelling snow too (Ottawa)today!!
Hugs, Danielle

Patty (SCS-pepperrn) said...

gorgeous card, terrific coloring


Michelle said...

Wow, she's gorgeous!! Love those Diamond Dust covered snowflakes! That Anna ~~ she has no idea that when she posts a new idea EVERYONE is going to do it!! LOL!! We're all just a bunch of Anna wanna-bes!! Have a terrific Thanksgiving!!

Candy said...

I love your card. The snowflakes are terrific. I am new and haven't a clue what you did with them - just know they are great! Your Copic colouring is fantastic also. I am learning.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Tanja said...

Wonderful Card, Cheryl! I love the colors!

Hugs Tanja


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