Friday, January 9, 2015

No Cold Shoulders

     Friday morning and another new challenge at QKR Stampede.  Our theme this week is "Baby, It's cold outside" which, in many parts of the US and Canada at least, is a totally true statement!   I used this darling snowman digi (Digi 23701 "Snowman Scene") and the sentiment "Cold Shoulder" Digi 10801.

My sketch came from the Wednesday Sketch Challenge at The Outlawz.

     The image is colored with ProMarkers and I added bits of glitter to the overall scene for snowflakes and to the snowman for a bit of sparkle.  I know that pale blues are the traditional colors for snowy winter cards, but I wanted to see if I could make green look cold and icy.  What do you think?  Both the image and the sentiment are hand cut.

     I heat embossed the card front with white EP from Sparkle n Sprinkle before layering on the image piece.  I added green sequins.  The sheer ribbon has been hiding in my stash and I added a scrap of narrow, dark-green ribbon before I tied the bow.

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      That's it for me today.  I hope your weekend means staying inside where it's warm and doing some fun and enriching crafting, just to recharge your soul.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Donna Hanley said...

I love this image and yes you did make the green look icy. Fantastic coloring job, Connie. Have a fun day.

Linda Simpson said...

Love the sentiment Connie, the snowman well what a cutie.
Linda xxx

Chana said...

Cute creation and nice take on the sketch!
Thanks for playng along with us this week at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana Malkah, Owner

Chasing the Dream said...

OMG, this is a fantastic image with awesome coloring, that lime green is popping in the cold storm. Have a Fab day my friend

*Vicki* said...

CUTE snowman!! Love that fun sentiment to go with him and that ribbon looks fabulous with your design NC!! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
My Blog: Stamp Smiles

Craftyanny said...

Cute as a button Connie.
It's cold here in Scotland too at the moment but no snow thankfully
Anne x

jimlynn said...

Cute sentiment, cute image, and an absolutely wonderful card! Lovin' all that green on here too!

Mamma Mia said...

Beautiful card Connie - and yes the green does look cold and chilly!!! Love your background heat embossing.
Helen x

Janine said...

Sweet scene. Nice colours

Anne Temple said...

This is adorable! Love how you colored this cute image. It's definitely been cold here in TN.

Anne Temple said...

I'm back to say how glad I am that you shared this with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge. (Be sure to link us in your list above :-). )

Patricia St Martin said...

Connie, this image is just adorable I love the colors especially the greens, love how you did the background and added all of the sparkle. The sentiment is just darling and I love the Green box.
Hugs, to Pat/♥

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love this sweet image- the little bird is such a cute part of the image. Lovely coloring and love the cute sentiment! I have had a heck of a week and staying in tonight- got stuck in a snowstorm taking Stephi back to school- BOTH WAYS! I should go make a card-warm and fun like yours!

Shell B. said...

Super cute card, wonderfully colored!
So glad that you could join us for the challenge at Come And Get It…..hope to see you back soon!

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Shell in Alaska ~ CAGI DT ~

Mynn xx said...

OH so darling, Connie! I LOVE this sweet image and I adore the sentiment--just perfect! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS and happy weekend! :) Mynn xx

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bellaelysiumcrafts said...

This is such a lovely creation! Love that cute image and the sentiments! Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays Challenge! -Esther

everything with said...

Lovely card, such a cute snowman, love the colours, thanks for sharing at Glitter n Sparkle Chris DT x

Helen said...

A really great card, beautifully coloured and I love that sentiment too!

Thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart - hope you'll join us again soon.

Helen x

karalschuknecht said...

Beautiful snowman card and I love it done in this green. Thanks for joining us this week at Eureka for our Snowman or Snowflakes Challenge.
Karal DT

Davi said...

Love this one NC!! The image is tooo cute and your coloring is Great! So glad you joined us at FOSTV :)

Teresa Arsenault said...

Adorable. I love that paper and your pretty bow.

Ravengirl said...

Gorgeous card! I love the coloring and the fun snowman! Thanks for playing along with the Friends of Speedy TV!

Jane said...

Adorable card!!!
Thanks for joining us this week at FOSTV.

MaryH said...

Adorable card, and I'm loving this frosty, cute snowy. Liked the way you did the background DP as well. Pretty ribbon trim. Thanks for becoming a new follower at my blog. TFS & Hugs.

Stampsnob. said...

Really cute card Happy to see you playing on MFP///.....Lis

Heike said...

the image is so nice!! Love this stamp.


Faith A said...

Fabulous, love the colours and digi and sentiment.

Alma said...

Wow! I love your winter creation so much! This snowman is so cute! Best wishes! Alma

Pat (mspfd) said...

Fun image, with wonderful colors and coloring! Great card, NC!

Sassy Raggedy said...

Connie this is beautiful. I love the coloring and colors. Hugs, joann

Asha said...

Oooooh! Another fun winter card. That sentiment is fabulous. Great colouring too, my friend. Hope you are well.
hugs, Asha

Evie said...

Adorable card. Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Challenges.

honey_bunny said...

Beautiful card, Connie! I like your coloring and especially love the sentiment! :) <3 Thanks for showing you sweet project at Card Mania. See you again soon! xx