Sunday, July 26, 2009

Wintery Igloo

Here's my Christmas card for this week.
I played along with one of the sketch challenges in the Dare to get Dirty challenge forum on Splitcoast. This sketch is created by Cindy Lawrence and you can view the sketch here (but the link will only work if you're a Splitcoast Fan Club Member).

When I saw the sketch I immediately thought of my neglected Elzybells Christmas stamps that I ordered earlier this year. The igloo image couldn't be more perfect for this sketch, IMHO! I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow white and coloured it with copics. I always find it difficult to colour something that's supposed to be white, so I ended up doing more shading around the igloo and just added a few subtle lines to the igloo itself, and I'm happy with how it turned out. The tree and sign are popped for dimension. I added some red Tiny Twinkles to the tree and some dazzling diamonds to the snow. I like how this makes the igloo stand out more 'cause it's the only white element.

The patterned paper is by Pebbles Inc. and I added Not Quite Navy as my solid blue. I used my EK snowflakes border punch on a strip of white then saved the punched out snowflakes and added them as my three accents above the image. I layered up a ghost snowflake for the other embellishment and backed it with a circle of green to make it pop a little.

I know this is a busy looking card with all the patterned paper and snowflakes, but I really like how it turned out...it looks SO wintery!

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

10 comments:

Denise (peanutbee) said...

VERY pretty card! Love the colors and the sparkle!

Dana White said...

Now I need that stamp!! Love your card :)

april said...

Love it!!!!

paulatracy66 said...

ok, I was in a rut with my Christmas stash and nbow I gotta get moving! LOL This is awesome Karen! I love all that glitter!!

Leslie said...

So sweet - you know I love the ghost snowflake and the glitter is a perfect touch!

Emily said...

Wowser! Very coooool Karen! Love the dazzling diamonds for snow. I do the same thing with lots of my border punches...keep the punched out pieces for embellies:)) You are right, the layout fits this image so well. Gotta luv it when that happens:))))

jacque4u2c said...

Just tooooo cute!

Stamp and Smile said...

Fabulous eye candy!!!! LOVE the snowflakes as it's perfect on a HOT SUMMER DAY... Cools me down! Cuteness all the way around... TFS! :)

Karen Wilson said...

Very pretty! LOVE the glitter, really makes the card. Great job!

Emily Leiphart said...

Cute little scene! Love the sparkly snow.