Friday, September 24, 2010

Time for a Cool Down - Winter Wonderland Card

It is still getting into the 90's here in Texas and I could really do with a cool down. As the weather channel don't seem to be sending me one I thought I may make my own with a Christmas Card! LOL
This is my 1st Christmas card this year and I really like how it turned out.
The April stamp was actually a Valentines stamp but with a little careful cutting and a Winter color theme I think she works well for this card too.

Challenges:
365 Cards Day 206 - Winter Wonderland Scene
Raise the Bar - Bundle Up
ABC Christmas - T is for Tree
2 Sisters - Christmas
Sew Many Challenges - Christmas
Aimees - Christmas Wishes
Creative Inspirations - 2 of More Stamped Images
Fresh Brewed - Paper Piecing
Sketch and Stash - Sketch
Christmas Card Challenge - Distressing
ABC - D for Distressing
Let's Ink It Up - Favorite Stamp and a Charm
Belli - B themed embellishments, Bow and Brads
The Pink Elephant - Aqua, DP and any Embellishment
AI Factory - Anything Goes
Charisma - Anything Goes
Moving Along with the Times - To Do List: 2 dps, glitter (in the paper), embossing (I heat embossed the puffy paint)


Card Recipe:
Images - Winter Window and April With Hearts
Paper - My Minds Eye and Basic Grey
Medium - Copic Markers and Airbrush System
Snowflake charms - Making Memories
Puffy Paint - Tulip



I managed to get it to work this morning :)
You can see that I paper pieced Aprils bow and dress and colored the rest of her and the image with Copic's. I airbrushed with W3 and E40 to give a (hopefully) dusk feeling to the image. Then finally I added Puffy Paint to certain areas of the the snow and heated it to pop it up.
I don't know whether April is peeking in at Santa's workshop, going to start caroling but whatever she is doing I think she looks cute and hope you do too.


31 comments:

Janette said...

Well I love your card and it's 'coolness'....as for cooling down...trust me we are cool enough here in UK, and Blackpool, where I am is REALLY chilly......enjoy your sunny day...lol...xx

Lisa Jane said...

what a wonderful card , lovely little scene . Love the paper piecing and the snow!
Thanks for joining in with our to do list challenge this week at MAWTT
Lisa ;)
ps here in Yorkshore i have put the heating on!

Pat Garvin said...

This is absolutely adorable. Thanks for playing with Lets Ink It Up.

Sue said...

fabulous card and a great image coloured beautifully,thank you for joining us at sketch and stash

sue
xx

Tanya R said...

Your coloring is fab Katie, this is just gorgeous.
Hugs
Tanya

joy said...

Great colors - love your bow. Thanks for participating in the Creative Belli Challenge.

Claire said...

Stunning card Katie, I love the colours you've used and all the details make a really beautiful scene! Thanks for joining us at LIIU, good luck and hope to see you again soon
Claire xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is super, I love the colours and the image is great. Thanks for joining in with us on MAWTT this week Hazelxoxo

SuzanneK said...

Hi Katie, lovely to see you back. Your card is absolutley delish, love your little scene. Thanks for playing along at LIIU. Good luck Suzanne

Brenda Brown said...

What a lovely card Katie, the image is really sweet and the puffed paint adds a fab dimension.
Thankyou for joining in with my 'To Do List' challenge at MAWTT this week and good luck.
Luv Brenda xxx

StephC said...

Wow, great job combining all of those challenges! Your card is fabulous, and the image is just darling. So glad you joined us for this weeks Christmas Card challenge!

ona_i_ja said...

Your Card is stunning. I love your charm.
Great Job!!!

Thank you for playing with us on the LET'S INK IT UP challenge. Good Luck!

Hugs,
Agnieszka

racinggrandma61 said...

WOW your project is wonderful. TYSVM for joining us at AiFactory challenge and please be sure to come back and play with us again.

Laralee DT

kim.mom said...

STUNNING!! Love the colors you chose and the paper piecing!! TFS with us at SMC!

tampatha said...

another fabulous card katie! thanks for playing again at AiFactory
-Tammy DT Lead

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Awwwwwwwwwwww.... this card is so SEW sweet! Love everything about it! Simply precious!!!

Thank you for participating in this week's Christmas Themed Sew Many Challenges!

Donna said...

Such a cute card, and wonderful colours too. Thanks for joining us at ABC this time.
Donna x

Kim Mc said...

Gorgeous creation, Katie. Love all the details and your coloring is perfect! I say she's looking in Santa's workshop but I hope he doesn't catch her! (think that would put her on the naughty list?!?) Thanks for playing with us this week at 365 Cards and can't wait to see what you come up with next!

Aloha, Kim
365 Cards Design Team member
Check out the DAILY challenges!

Mona Evy said...

Awesome card. I love the images and the layout. Thanks for joining this week at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge!

Pam said...

That is such a lovely image, and a beautiful card!

Sharanda said...

Cute!!

Heather said...

This is such a sweet little card. I love the adorable paper pieced dress.
Thanks so much for playing along at Freshly Brewed Challenges

Samantha said...

lovely cute card Katie, just perfect for our challenge, thanks for joining in with us at ABC Christmas challenge, Samantha :0)

~*Joni said...

Aww Katie, this little curious girl is so cute! Love the paper piecing and your attention to detail. Thank you so much for joining us at RTB this week with our Bundle Up challenge!
~*Joni RTB DT

kelli said...

cute card!! Thanks for joining us at MAWTT! x

Leah the Orange said...

totally gorgeous, Katie! love the yummy greens and teal (that bow is HOT!). thanks for sharing it with the Charisma Gals this week! :D

Lacey Stephens said...

Great card! I love it! Such a cute image!! Great use of the "Tree" challenge!! Thanks for playing along with the ABC Christmas Challenge this week!!
~Lacey
www.stampandcreate.com
ABC Christmas Challenge DT

Lacey Stephens said...

Great card! I love it! Such a cute image!! Great use of the "Tree" challenge!! Thanks for playing along with the ABC Christmas Challenge this week!!
~Lacey
www.stampandcreate.com
ABC Christmas Challenge DT

Helen said...

Gorgeous card - love all the green tones!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Stacy Walker said...

What a wonderful card. Thank you for joining us at the 2 Sisters Challenge.

Kendra said...

I love that you hve modified your image to make it Christmasy! Great job! Thanks for playing at Let's Ink It Up!