Thursday, November 29, 2012

Joy of Snow

Here we are at Friday people!  And it's a Flourishes Friday where we get to show you any little thing our heart desires :)  I thought I'd go with a wintery theme, since I'm still in Christmas mode.  

We had a little snow again the last few days, not too much which is good, because it always looks so lovely when it falls.  But now it's ccccold!  

I pulled out last years snow globe set - Joy is in the Air for some snowy fun.  Our 9 year old plays in the snow most days after school he loves building forts and cutting ice chunks.  So I love the playful fun of this scene.  

The image is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Flourishes Classic White Cardstock.   I paired the set with some really fun Echo Park - This and That Christmas, and three of our Color Made Easy Collections of cardstock - Poppy, Pistachio and Emerald Coast.   I did some pretty stitching around the layers and then added some thin velvet ribbon, twine and a button.  

Behind the snow globe I added a very glitterfied, flower-softed snowflake that I had cut out with my Spellbinders die.  Gives it that cozy feeling I think.  

Coloring is done with Copics in these collections:  

And above is the inside of the card.  

Now, for extra fun, this sketch I used today was also one I had used on a card earlier this summer and it's being showcased today at iSpy Sketches!  Hope you check it out and join in!  

Now head on over to the rest of the team today to see their fabulous cards on this Free for All Friday!

  • Christine Okken (you are here)
  • Cindy Lawrence
  • Danielle Kennedy
  • Heather Jensen
  • Julie Koerber
  • Silke Ledlow
  • Stacy Morgan
  • Tammy Hershberger

  • And come back tomorrow when the Design Team helps Becky Fleck kick off a new month of Card Sketches at PageMaps!

    Hey gang...I've had to turn on word verification for comments (which I despise because it's so hard to read), because I've had so much spam lately!  Sorry for the inconvenience!  Hopefully this will eliminate the spam for a while and then I'll change it back again.  


    Joan V said...

    Oooh, love this card. So much detail. Your coloring is fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

    Heather Jensen said...

    Love it Christine! I like how you stamped the blue paper with sentiments and the glittered snowflake behind the snow globe is awesome! :)


    Silke Ledlow said...

    So fun Christine! Have a great weekend, ~S~

    Mrs. GraceWorks said...

    This is such a sweet set and you colored it beautifully. I like how you decorated the inside of your card, too!


    Cindy Lawrence said...

    So many lovely details on this gorgeous card, Christine! Love the festive colors and beautiful coloring!

    Marisa said...

    Whoo Hoo saw you were the chosen sketch for the I Spy challenge this week :) Love your redo of the sketch. Lots of wonderful snowy glitter to be had and sure you will see this scene out your window soon enough!

    Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

    Christine this is super sweet. The snowflake backdrop for the globe is wonderful.

    TLady said...

    I had to do the SAME THING with my blog Christine! NO ONE needs all that spam!!!!! :)
    Your card is FABULOUS!!!!!! LOVE the IMAGE!!!!!!!! :) AND all that flower soft!!!!!!!! :) My brother, when we were younger, would do the snow fort thing AND even SLEPT IN HIS FORT once!!!!!! He liked to test out his "fortatude!" (Hope I spelled that right! )I don't know HOW my mother stood it! :)

    KarinsArtScrap said...

    oooooooo super cute and beautiful card christine.

    greetings karin

    Allison Cope Israels said...

    Gorgeous Christine! Lovin' the snowflake behind your snow globe! Gorgeous card design!

    Conniecrafter said...

    So sweet, excellent coloring, especially the base of the globe it looks like real wood. Pretty glittery snowflake for the backdrop!

    Julie Koerber said...

    Just too cute for words Christine -- love this vibrant layout and the way you colored up the darling little globe -- just brings a smile to my face!

    Vicki Dutcher said...

    Loved the first card and love the 2nd. It was a great sketch to create from!!

    Tammy Hershberger said...

    Super cute, Christine... love the colors and patterns!

    Leanne Whitby said...

    Such an adoreable card and fabulous take on your own sketch-LOL! Thanks so much for the inspiration and for playing along with us as well.

    dpkennedy said...

    Love the big glittery snowflake behind the globe! Beautiful card!