Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Ice Blue #17

Welcome back.  I hope this post finds everyone safe and healthy.  It's Wednesday! and to most folks it's 'hump day', meaning the week is half over.  And, I am no different.  But, it also helps me measure the week.  With the seemingly thousands of items to complete in week, it lets me know how much I have accomplished (and how much I have left to do).  So, lets see what I have been doing...
The ladies over @ Stampin' Queens Sketch Challenge have a very 'user-friendly' sketch for us to work with.  Remember, the shapes are interchange-able.  Don't be stuck with a snowflake.  Use a circle, heart, tag, star.  Also, don't think that you are limited to a rectangle/square piece.  Those can easily be changed to.  Work with what you have.  And you'll be amazed as to how clever and creative you are!  But, most of all, have fun, challenge yourself if you want.  Be creative!


And  the wonderful folks over @ The Ribbon Reel, have this beautiful inspiration photo:




I have to admit, I really loved the blue and white in this sketch and the inspiration photo.  You see, it has been snowing at my house for the second day in a row.  So, all I see outside the window is white and grey.  Not very pretty.  But very isolating.  This type of weather, makes me 'hide' in my craft room.  (Not that that is a bad thing.)
I'm pretty happy with my creation.  I used one of my favorite card stocks for the card base: soft suede.  I had a scrap piece of tempting turquoise DSP, but I'm not sure where the majority of that paper went.  Anyways, I used an all time favorite holiday stamp set: Winter Post.  For my rectangle piece, I tore a piece off a card board box.  Rubbed some white craft re-inker on it.  Sponged the edges with soft suede classic ink and then sprayed it with vanilla smooch.  I used my glue pad to hold the turquoise glitter onto the card stock.  The jingle bells are the little cuties you can purchase from stamping' up.  I used some of the extra white craft re-inker to 'paint' them, and then while they were still wet, I rolled them around in a tub of dazzling diamonds.


Not too crazy with a thousand techniques.  Just very fun to make.  I encourage you to play along in a challenge.  Any challenge.  You will be amazed at how much fun it really is!  ANd you just might win!

4 comments:

Pauline said...

Wonderful! Lovely vintage image, and a perfect take on our colours this week! Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this week!

Janetcraft said...

Thanks for the comments and visit.
Your card looks lovely and do match to the sketch and the colors. Way to go!!

Janetcraft said...

Thanks for the comments and visit.
Your card looks lovely and do match to the sketch and the colors. Way to go!!

Keilly said...

Gorgeous card, I love all the glitter and those cute little jingle bells! Thanks for sharing with us at The Ribbon Reel this fortnight.