January 12, 2009

Another Very Twinkly Tuesday - Warm Winter Wishes


This is one little gal who likes to keep adults on their toes! {{LOL}}  Miss Madelynn's Sketch struck me as a bit more tilted than results from simply not using a ruler. When I emailed her mom about the sketches angled edges, she said she thought they were just messy and did her card as if the sides were straight! In case you are new here, Jessica AKA The Whimsical Butterfly has a talented young daughter who presented her with a sketch. Long story short, she now has her own team presenting their interpretation of her clip_image002[10]weekly, hand drawn sketches! I wonder what Madelynn intended, Hmmm. My son is nearly 8 and judging from his drawings and Madelynn's previous work, it sure looked deliberate to me. What do you think??

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warm winter wishes My card uses a CTMH snowman set that has not only a complete snowman with snowflakes and swirls but different hats, arms and scarves as well as facial features. I was confused about the separate facial features until I figured out it was to let you use CS or chipboard circles like I did here! I used Nestabilities to cut out the circles forming his head and body. The warm winter wishes closeup scarf was stamped in not quite navy on baja breeze CS; the card layers and most ink I used are those colours too. I took inspiration from SCS Challenge Try a New Technique TLC 202 when making the not quite navy background. Technique: add red line tape to your project. Reveal some of the lines of tape and adhere one colour glitter, repeat with other colours. I only have glitter in white and gold and since gold wasn't appropriate here, I have only white. I like the look though even with one colour.

This also works for the No Time To Stamp - Stamp Simply Challenge #69 - It's Still Winter. Make a winter themed card! Included was a challenge to make a winter card without snowmen or snowflakes but that is too hard for me!

The ear muffs are stamped in riding hood red on the same colour CS. The edges were meant to look fluffy but it would be impossible to cut realistically around the tiny drawn lines. So I cut them out and used my fingernail to rough up the CS edges and make them look fuzzy. I replaced the very thin drawn lines attaching the muffs with red wire. I used my 2 way glue to add dots of adhesive and added dazzling diamonds glitter.

Enjoy, Rebecca

All Decked Out - CTMH, Snowflakes
Paper: white, baja breeze, not quite navy, riding hood red CS
Ink: baja breeze, not quite navy, riding hood red, Adirondack black
Accessories: foam dots, red line tape 1/4 and 1/8"  - Jody Morrow; snowflake bellies and wire - UK , pumpkin pie marker, dazzling diamonds glitter 
All products by SU! unless otherwise noted.


Jami said...

Great snowman!! LOve those glittery stripes behind him and his cute little ear muffs!!
hugs, Jami

Janna said...

This is just adorable and so wintery!!! I love all the scroll work at the bottom with the pearls in it! That is stunning! great job on this!


Sandra MacLean said...

A wonderful card Rebecca!! Love the swirls and glitter! And yes, it still feels like winter here too!

Christi Flores said...

Oh how cute!!!!!

Bonnie said...

Very cool.....no pun intended! I love those earmuffs!

Anonymous said...

This is adorable

Cassie said...

ahhh-this card gives me the shivers!! totally conveys the cold, crisp winter night air - the best air of winter in my opinion! i love the glitter strips in the background and love.love the swirling snow at the base of your snowman!