Sunday, December 6, 2009

Flurries of Love

Whew!  Blizzard! 

We returned home on Friday from the mountains in a crazy snowstorm, we had been at a work retreat, and knowing the storm would be bad, we even left early.  It was a good thing we did, they closed parts of the highway after we left.  I was grateful my husband was driving.  He's a good driver and we arrived home slowly - but safely.  We've had about a foot of snow, and lots of blowing around, so the drifts are deep...and now it's ccccccold!

So...this card is SO suited to our weather.  I'm not often able to play in the Featured Stamper Challenge at SCS, but today I could.  Michele - mitchygitchygloomy is the FS today and her gallery is FULL of wonderfully colored things.   Here's the link to the card of her's that I cased. 


She had a very snowy theme too, so I kept a lot of the theme of her card and basic layout. 

When MFT released these adorable Pure Innocence girls I just melted.  I'm not usually a "people" stamp person so much, but their sweetness just captured my heart. I colored her with the Water Copic collection from Flourishes as well as the Pastel collection (BG0000 and YR0000) and YR01 for her skin, as well as C0 and C2 for cool shadows, oh and RV69 for her heart.  Her touque (translation stocking hat for you Americans :) ), scarf and boots are popped up.  Liquid applique on the boots and snow flurries. 



I made the ghosted snowflake on my own with clear cardstock, my SU Sizzlit Snowflakes, Crystal Effects and chunky glitter.  Love how it looks!  There is polka-dotted embossing on the white layer, I have to say that these Texturz plates give me so much frustration.  Even if I wet the paper and shim it with layers of other paper it really doesn't give me the depth of embossing I like.  Grrr! 

Keep warm today friends!

Recipe:  Stamps:  MFT - Flurry of Love;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black;  Paper:  Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay Patterns DSP, Bravo Burgundy, Flourishes Classic White, Clear Cardstock;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Deckled Rectangles Nesties, Scalloped Rectangles Nesties, Dotted Bermuda Bay Ribbon, Sizzlits - Snowflakes, Crystal Effects, Chunky Glitter, Dimensionals, Copic Markers, Liquid Applique, Heat Tool, Scallop Edge Punch, Large Brads.

14 comments:

Silli said...

Om, your card is so sweet! I love the cute image and the colors, the snowflake is fab!!! Happy sunday!

LeAnne said...

Adorable! Love the snowflake...I will have to try that out. And the color is wonderful!
The texturz plates don't make those nice deep impressions, but SU is coming out with a regular embossing folder that will!!! Nice little dots, dots, dots!!!

the whimsical butterfly said...

This is SO sweet! I LOVE that little Pure Innocence girlie and that glittered snowflake is just BEAUTIFUL!

Cheryl said...

Sweet card. I love your snowflake too.

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

How very sweet!!! Love how you did the sentiment and love your snowflake Christine!

Marisa said...

Just love this card. The image is so cute and the fluffy, falling snow is perfect! Great colour combo and the snowflake is the perfect touch. Glad you made it home safely :D

leenda said...

Quite loverly....!!

broni (waterchild12) said...

This is just beautiful, Christine! I love all the dimension and those great colors!!

Mercy said...

christine...this is phenomenal! love the colors, the papers, that gorgeous snowflake accent, and your coloring!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Love the colors Christine!! This is just the sweetest card!

Willy's creations said...

Lovely card...love the colors!
Hugs,Willy

Karen W said...

This is adorable and so perfect for the day. Glad you made it home safely.

Michele Boyer said...

This is so sweet, Christine! I just love the snow and your scallopy sentiment!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

A foot of snow, huh? Yikes, that's a whole lot more than we got. Glad you made it home okay.

Beautiful colors...you KNOW how I love shades of teal. Stunning coloring as always and I love your snowflake. I'll have to try and make one like that!