Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Snowmen

This card is quite appropriate for today. Although the snow isn't really deep here in Chicago, it has covered everything outside. It's the time that snowmen start to appear.
It's also the time of year where many challenges want to see something "new" for the New Year. Since I didn't receive any new art products over the holidays, I decided to take this opportunity to try out a couple of my never-before-used products (ie. new to me). The background panel was done on a gelli plate. Not too long ago I ordered the smallest gelli plates, but I never got a chance to use them. For this card I used the 5"x 7" plate. I love the fact that it fits nicely in the tiny space I have on my table for working. The other new item is the snowflake border die (Cheery Lynn). There's also a little something old on the card. The snowflakes on the background were stenciled with Ranger's metallic pearl dabber paint. That's been around (and unused) for quite a while. The snowman stamp (Tim Holtz) and the sentiment stamp (can't remember) have been in my collection for a long time.
My card layout is based on the sketch challenge from Mojo Monday. I am also entering my card in these challenges: Kraft Journal--take your pick (die cut, white, snowman); Simon Says Wednesday -- something new; Frilly & Funkie -- anything goes; Dies R Us -- something new; Artistic Stamper -- new beginnings; Great Impressions -- snow friends; Mixed Media -- something new for the New Year; V's Sweet Ideas -- something new; Ink on My Fingers -- anything goes; Cheery Lynn Designs -- snowflakes.

19 comments:

Mynn xx said...

Barbara, this is so wintry and fun! LOVE the colors you used, the fun die, and the beautiful sentiment. This is awesome! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! Hope you join us there again soon! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Barbara said...

Beautiful card, Barbara! Thank you for participating in our challenge from Dies R Us!

Barbara
Dies R Us Challenge Blog DT
http://carterie-creative.blogspot.fr

Nicole Wright said...

What a pretty card and I love the colour you've used! I'm such a sucker for snowmen! Better the snowflakes on your card than in your yard! We have just come off 2 weeks below -20C! Thanks so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

SO pretty Barbara! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘ANYTHING GOES with a *NEW* TWIST’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Sue C said...

Lovely card, Barbara! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

Juliz Design Post said...

What a beautiful saying on your card Barbara and the snowflake border looks great mounted on Kraft card. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck.
Julie x

Marsha said...

Look at all those fun things you used. (Some I have never tried.) It turned out lovely. Thanks for entering your card in the Kraft Journal challenge.

Leah said...

Lovely card and I adore the colors you used. What a fun sentiment too! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions!

Hels Sheridan said...

Aww, a snowman isn't just for Christmas! Love your Mr Frosty and the ssentiment is just so perfect... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Sandy Hulsart said...

Love these colors, Barbara, you are right it is the time for snowmen! Love that background you created. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

Bonnie said...

What a fun card! Thanks so much for participating in the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge this week. I am now your newest follower and would love it if you visited my Make Time To Craft Blog and became a follower too.

Donna B. said...

Such a great card. I love the techniques you used! Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Debbie's Time Out said...

Barbara great design. Love the color combo. Thanks for joining us in the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge. Best of luck to you

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

How cute! Love that snowman. Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hello, Barbara!
This is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us in this month's Something New Challenge.
Blessings,
Karen
V's Sweet Ideas

Karen Crossen said...

Beautiful card!! I love the background that you made on the gelli plate!! I love making backgrounds on mine too!! Thank you so much for playing with us at the Monthly Mixed Media Challenge!

Rachel said...

great card! i love the snowflakes floating all over the card. Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!
-Rachel
rwkrafts.com

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Gorgeous! Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Creative challenge this month :)

butterfly said...

Just love your snowy snowman, and the delicate white diecuts are so cool against the kraft. Thanks so much for playing along at The Artistic Stamper Creative Challenge.
Alison x