Friday, August 29, 2014

Cold Days and Warm Memories

My card today shows that you can follow Tim Holtz techniques and use Tim Holtz products, stamps, and dies without going the grunge route. Now don't get me wrong; I am a big, big fan of grunge. This card just went along a slightly different direction.
This week the Compendium of Curiosities 3 challenge is stamps and framelits from page 63 of Tim's book Compendium of Curiosities 3. To get all of Tim's ideas you need to check out his wonderful book. This week the challenge is sponsored by the generous Inspiration Emporium.
In the background are three trees from the tree blueprint framelit set. The first and third trees are dimensional. The center is a simple stamp and die cut. Mr. Snowman is from the Snowman Blueprint framelit set and uses all of the individual pieces. Added to this adorable fella are three black buttons to add to his outfit. The ground snow is torn white paper. The sentiment is from Great Impressions. The falling snow and the snow on the trees is Stickles.
Today's Bloggers Challenge worked perfectly with this card. The theme is buttons. No snowman is complete without his buttons. The Sunday challenge at Ink on my Fingers is depth and 3D. Both the trees and the snowman are dimensional thanks to layers and pop dots.
I am also entering my card into the anything goes challenges at  the Tuesday Throwdown challenge and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.

7 comments:

Candy C said...

Barbara...what a great use of the snowman and pine trees framelits! I love your design. Your little snowman is so cute popped on top of the also popped trees. Love the dimension! :) I also like your falling snowflakes! I can't believe how close we are to that time of year again!!! Thanks for joining us at CC3C. <3 Candy

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

Great card I love that snowman to pieces <3

Marjie Kemper said...

You're absolutely right, and we love getting entries in all styles at CC3C. Your wintery scene is FAB! Love the scarf for the snowman. Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C, Barbara!

Anita Houston said...

LOVE the winter scene!!! Bright and festive! Thanks so much for playing along with us on this Stamps & Framelits challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

Lin said...

What a fun little scene you've made, Barbara! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Hels Sheridan said...

Love your little snow scene Barbara, those trees look so frosty and pretty... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday STamper.... and... Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge... hope to see you again soon x

*Vicki* said...

Fabulous card!! Love this snowman stamp from TH!! Brilliant job! Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown Hugs - *Vicki*-DT member