Saturday, January 27, 2018

Winter

It's Saturday!!  That means it's time for another challenge from Di's Digi Designs.
The challenge this time is:  Winter
And here is my card for your inspiration:
Di's images are all so adorable and I just love this one for winter and/or Christmas.  I decided to color with colored pencils this time.  Partly because I wanted a more muted, vintage look and partly because my kiddos got these HUGE boxes of crayola colored pencils for Christmas and I wanted a chance to play with them. : )  By huge, I mean 64 pencils!  I'd never seen that many before; they even have gold and silver!  My blending needs a bit of work, but it did give the muted look I was going for.  This card was a jackpot for my "bits and pieces stash": the piece of ribbon, one of the leaves, the center layer of the large flower and the black corner piece were all in there.    The corner piece was actually a light gray, but I painted it with some black paint and then dry brushed it with some silver.  In real life it looks really cool; a bit like wrought iron.  Also, the green patterned panel was two scraps that I cut to the same width and pieced behind the circle.  I love when I can use smaller pieces to create the look of a large piece.  Thanks for stopping by, I hope you will get a chance to play along with us.

Supplies:
Stamps: Di's Digi Stamps "Snuggle Muffs" digi; Repeat Impressions "Large Leaf, Ouline"; Fun Stampers Journey "Winter Stitches" background stamp
Dies: Spellbinders "Classic Circles, large" and "Scalloped Circles, large" and corner bracket; MFT "Pretty Posies"

Challenges:
Pattie's Creations #142--fun in the snow
Dare 2 B Artzy--winter wonderland
ABC Christmas--A is for antlers, B is for Birds (penguins are birds)
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #10--anything goes with the optional twist: cute
Sweet Stampers #16--winter/snow
Crimbo Crackers #150--anything goes
C.R.A.F.T. #452--distress/vintage

15 comments:

Lisa S. said...

Such a sweet image! Thanks for sharing your card with us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Lisa xx

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Pattie's Creations, good luck!!! Amy DT

Dreja said...

Eine ganz zauberhafte Karte. Danke für deine Teilnahme bei den Sweet Stampers.
LG Dreja

Kuni said...

A fabulous and cute card Heather.
Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.
Hugs
Kuni

Julia Aston said...

what a sweet image - love the pretty blooms in the corner!

Donna Ellis said...

Cutest image EVER! I love your muffet holding pengie, Heather! Beautifully designed card. So glad I got to see your critter project showcased at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge. Thanks for supporting us, and we hope to see more of your pretty creations in the future. Please check back to see if you are a winner or our next guest designer. Sending you wishes for a wonderful day!
Smiles,
Donna
{Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

Janis Lewis said...

Cute Card! Thanks for sharing at The Merry Christmas Challenge.

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Heather! It's so sweet, pretty and beautifully coloured.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Sheryl said...

A lovely cute image. I like the distressed edge.
Thanks for joining the fun at CRAFT challenge this week.
Hugs Sheryl DT member. xx

Judy Corner said...

Thanks for sharing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin and good luck with the challenge. Judy DT x

Sharon said...

That image is so sweet. Thanks for joining us over at the ABC Christmas Challenge.

TRACEY MO said...

What a sweet card she a cutie great take on the sketch.


Thanks for jjoining us at the holly & the ivy.

Tracey dt

Katharina said...

Eine sehr schöne Winterkarte hast du da gemacht.
Danke für die Teilnahme bei Hanna and Friends.
Liebe Grüße
Katharina

** Line** said...

Such a lovely winter card!
Thanks for joining us at " Hanna& Friends"
Wish you good luck!
Hugs Line

Tip Top said...

Wonderful card! Thanks so much for joining in at Crimbo Crackers and hope to see you again soon!