Thursday, September 18, 2014

Let It Snow Fairy

     I've done two cards using Lacy Sunshine images this week and this is the first of them.  For those of you still dreading the first snows of winter, take pity on those of us out West who have suffered 6 days of 100+ temperatures, then a cool down to 98 for 2 days, and are now facing yet another 3 days of predicted 100+.  Pant, pant, pant -- we'd love to see some snow right about now!  :-D


I took my colors from the inspiration photo at Creative Colors
where we have to use at least three of the colors plus polka dot paper.
Mine are: 2 shades of blue, white, a touch of green, and brown.


     I colored the image with ProMarkers and added sparkle to the snowflakes and snow with glitter gel ink.  I distressed the edges of image and then framed it with turquoise.  I added another frame made from some old polka dot paper and offset the image in it so that I could add the flourish without covering up too much of the image.

     The flourish is part of a corner die cut (Cheery Lynn) which was left over from another project where I used only part of the flourish.  It was the perfect embellishment for this card !

     Challenges:
613 Avenue Create
Cheery Lynn
Clear It Out
Crafting from the Heart
Crafty Bloggers
Crafty Boots
Cuttlebug Mania
Fan-Tastic Tuesday
Love to Scrap
Not Just Cards
One Stitch at a Time
Outlawz Tuesday
Paper Nest Dolls
Passion for ProMarkers
Sparkles Forum
We Do Doobadoo

     That's all for today and I wish you Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie  

31 comments:

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a gorgeous image, which you have colored superbly. Like the image offset like that to accommodate the flourish.

jimlynn said...

Love that background behind the image! SO pretty and the flourish fits perfectly.
I'm all for letting it snow to cool things down a bit here - although don't think we're as hot as you guys out there right now! Stay cool.
Lynn

*Vicki* said...

This is such a lovely image!! Love the cool soft blue and white! I bet you were thinking "cool thoughts" while you were making it too!! LOL!!

Although it's not so cold it's snowy here, but it's certainly not 100+ either!! Hope it cools down for you soon my friend! HUGS

Lynn's Place said...

Thanks for joining us @ CIO challenge blog...what a sweet project you have shown us...stop by and play with us again <((><

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous, love the image and the beautiful background.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Sandy Hulsart said...

Lovely and very frosty card! Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fab card, the image is coloured so delicately and the design looks great. Thank you for playing along with the Crafty Boots Challenge Anniversary.

Dionne

Liz's creative corner said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at we do doobadoo,

we are going into autumn but the weather has been gorgeous and really warm, well for the UK anyway lol, hugs Liz xx

Teresa Arsenault said...

Wow. This is gorgeous. I love your background too.

Joann Burton said...

Very nice Connie...I love the blues.Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

Marie Ingholt said...

A really Lovely looking card. Very sweet. I love your wonderful colours and sweet design. Thanks for joining my digital challenge over at PFP this weeek.
Love n hugs
Marie
Ps: I love you image on your header for your blog. Super cute and fun! Me being a cat person too. :)

rachel taylor said...

lovely card thanks for sharing with FTT this week Rachel dt

Tereese S said...

Wow, Sweet image. great coloring too. Thanks for joining us over at Creative Color challenge! Good luck. TFS, Tereese (Friday) DT.

Eileen said...

Such a cute image, love all the different shades of blue. Hope we don't get too much snow this year :)
Thanks for playing along with our 'Make it Digital' challenge at Passion for Promarkers this week, and good luck
Eileen x

Mimi said...

Thank you so much again NanaConnie for joining us this fortnight at OSAAT - oh bless you wanting snow, I am in Saudi so appreciate your 100+ temps but the thought of snow - oh no :) Love the pretty die you have used on your artwork hun :) hugs Jane (OSAAT DT) xxxxxxx

Shuly said...

this image is beautiful !!perfect with the flourish you've used!!
thank you so much for entering Love to Scrap!'s "anything goes" challenge!

cheryl said...

This is gorgeous beautiful design, bless you for playing at not just cards this week hugs cheryl xxx

leslie rahye said...

Love your frosty card! Beautiful coloring! Thank you for joining us at cheery Lynn challenges! Good luck!

Zoe said...

Stunning
Thank you for joining this week at Not Just Cards Challenges Good luck and We hope you'll join us again soon.
Also just to let you know we are also having a DT call
Zoe x
Handmade with lots of Love

Irina Gerschuk said...

Oh, such an amazing coloring!!!! Love this project so much))
Thank you for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs!

Sue Bridesmith said...

Gorgeous Design perfect for our challenge over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday thank you for sharing with us, hope to see you again soon...
Hugs
Suzy B Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday
xx

chanya13 said...

Beautiful card, wonderful colour combo. Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka

DonnaMundinger said...

What a breath of fresh air! So pretty! It is finally cooling down a bit, though...phew! Thanks so much for joining us at Lacy Sunshine. xxD

Claudia Rogier said...

Hi,

Very nice card. Love how you used the polka dots. Thanks for joining us at Creative colors challenge and good luck.

hugs
Claudia
DT Creative Colors Challenge

Leah Tees said...

Very sweet card, I am such a fairy fan :) Thanks for sharing it on The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge Blog, good luck!

Annette Reed said...

Great card! I love this image and if memory serves me correctly, I am getting the same one to use in a later challenge at LTSCB. I love how you left her hair mostly white and colored in the background to make it stand out. I have never thought of doing that. Thanks so much for sharing at Love to Scrap.

Tanvi Shah said...

I so love the background you created behind the super cute image. Thank you for playing at CCC# 19. Good Luck.

Kimbo said...

Cute Christmas card - I love the background

Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

Amy A said...

This is so sweet NC! Love the image and your layout showcases it beautifully! Thank you for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges this month and Good Luck. We hope you join us again.

Amy- DT Sparkles Monthly Challenges
{Lil Cutie Creations}

Helen said...

Lovely. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
Hugs Helen P (DT)

Helen said...

Beautiful - a really pretty digi.

Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenge.

Helen x