Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Call of the Wild

     Can anyone believe it's already November?  Well, since it is the first day of November, we at Crafts Galore Encore have a new challenge starting and our theme is "Anything Goes."  We're sponsored by the Fantasy Art of Nikki Burdette and she has some delightfully superb stamps!  This one is called "Wolf" and I think it's spectacular.  It reminds me of something right out of the book "Call of the Wild."

I started with sketch #228 from Sketch Saturday.
I left off the horizontal strip because it just made my particular card
look way too busy.  Maybe it was the fancy die cut frame I used.
Or maybe I just already had more than enough layers.

     I colored the image with my ProMarkers and added the snowflakes to it with a white gel pen.  I cut it with a simple square die from Spellbinders and then punched the corners with a Fiskars punch.  The dark blue frame is also cut with a Spellbinders die.

     I used one of my Snowflake embossing folders to do the wide, vertical strip in the middle and the background is glittered CS.  I added snowflake embellies and one snowflake button and called it finished.  Notice that I reversed the position of three snowflakes from the upper corner to the lower left corner and I used the button in place of the sentiment, also reversed in position.  The whole design is really sparkly IRL but it just doesn't show up in the photo.

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     I hope we're going to see you playing along this month.  Afterall, it's an "Anything Goes" theme and you have practically all of November (depending on when you see this post :-D ) to create something to enter.  See you there.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Donna Ellis said...

Such gorgeously bright colors, Connie, and beautifully shaded and colored! I love your snowflake theme, and the gently falling snow on your image. Perhaps I misread your post, but could not see how you made the snow on your image? The sentiment is perfect (as always) for your gorgeous card, Connie! hugs, de

Anne Temple said...

Wonderful card and great color of the image.

Linda Simpson said...

Hi Connie, I can't believe where this year has gone. A simply beautiful image and gorgeous card too.
Linda xxx

Jackie T said...

Hi this is a stunning card I love how you have framed the beautiful image. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Carole J said...

Beautiful winter card, Connie. Super image and lovely colouring. x

Catie Cuddles said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft your passion challenges. Have a great week.
Happy crafting!
Catherine X DT

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Yes, call of the wild. I'm ready for just a little snow and then give me Spring. I love blue these days so your card was very calming. I think I used that exact snow element on my card I will be posting tomorrow morning.

Jane Savage said...

Beautiful card, lovely colours!
Thank you for joining us at The Pencil Case! Jane (DT) xxx

*Vicki* said...

Oh Connie, your design is amazing! I really love that image with your elegant frame and embossed snowflakes in the background! Beautifully done! HUGS :)

Pamela said...

Beautiful Connie, thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

Pam x

Cass said...

Fab card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
Cass xx

Andree said...

A fabulous card Connie. A wonderful design and a gorgeous image xx

Bev said...

This is lovely. I do love icy blue. Thank you for joining in with us at The Pencil Case.

Cara said...

A stunning card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'. Cara DT x

Kandy's Krafts said...

Lovely card with such a gorgeous image. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafting From The Heart.

Glenda Atkins said...

I am playing catch up again, please forgive me. Very appropriate title for this post, love that image and your colouring, a wonderful winter card!

I do so hope you are Ok and your elbow is healing, losing the use of an arm, even for a little while must be sooo frustrating.
big hugs