Friday, February 4, 2011

Frosty Snowlady


This card is entered in several challenges, but it started with two in particular:  a Flourishes' Christmas challenge, with a color scheme of red, white and pink.


One requirement of the challenge is that you must use Flourishes stamps.  I used Warm Winter Wishes, which I won back in November.

And the other springboard for me is The Shabby Tea Room's Get Creative challenge:  to make your own designer paper and embellishments.



Over at Jingle Belles, the new challenge is to use scarves, mittens, hats, earmuffs.  And at Off The Wall Craftiness, the color scheme happens to be the same as Flourishes. 



The snowlady is stamped with Stazon Black ink on a Labels Four die from Spellbinders, with the top and bottom tip cut off for a more rounded look.  Behind the label, I'ved used my Martha Stewart String Lace PATP set (snagged for $9.99 after Christmas at Michael's) on four pieces of red cardstock to create the 'medallion' effect. 

I colored the image with Stampin' Up! markers.

I finally got a couple of new Martha snowflake punches, and have used one of them here (Alpine) in addition to my old standby, Arctic.  I liberally sprinkled them with iridescent glitter, which I used on the snowlady and ground as well.

My background card base was stamped with most of the snowflake images from Warm Winter Wishes, in Real Red, Pink Pirhouette, and Pretty in Pink. 

The pink ribbon is a raffia culled from a gift somewhere along the way.

Ooh, I feel like I really rambled on with this one.  Sorry!  Just wanted to include all pertinent info for you.

Have a wonderful weekend!  I'll be busy working at the grocery store.

Colleen

Stamps:  Warm Winter Wishes by Flourishes
Paper:  Real Red, white by PTI
Ink:  Stazon Black, Real Red, Pink Pirhouette, Pretty in Pink
Punches:  String Lace, Arctic and Alpine snowflakes by Martha Stewart
Other:  Big Shot, Labels Four dies by Spellbinders, pink raffia, SU markers, Zig Two Way Glue Pen, dimensionals, iridescent glitter

31 comments:

Marisa said...

Cute little snow lady all dressed in pink and red :) Great use of the red punch for the matting and loving the touches of sparkle.

~Tammy~ said...

Adorable Colleen! I love how you can always pull so many challenges together! You are really making me miss my Big Shot and all my toys! I love all the beautiful red and pink snowflakes! Thanks for playing along with us this week at OTWC and Good Luck! :-)

Ann Schach said...

Adorable, Colleen! Way to rock the challenges!

Stella said...

First of all it's lovely to read how this card got together. And it turned out beautiful!!. The snowman is too cute and I love the glittered snowflakes!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Bev J. said...

Really cute card-like the raffia you used for a different look instead of ribbon.

Nicole said...

Cute card - love the snowflakes and that cute snowman! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

Benzi said...

Wait! I think my heart stopped beating over this one. OMG, you probably know I LOVE snowmen and birds. This is my kind of card. Just as adorable as it gets. I really like the pink raffia and the sparkle...nothing here I don't like. I call this a winner!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW! This snowman is so beautiful--love the sparkle and the color combo! Fab job!

Jeanne said...

Oh wow this is GORGEOUS!! Love the sparkle too!! TFS!

Michelle said...

So adorable, Colleen!

Amy said...

This is just gorgeous! You managed to put together this beauty for so many challenges! Great job! You put glitter in all the right places....it really sparkles! Thanks for playing along with OTWC this week!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so love what you did with this card!!!! Thanks for playing at OTWC this week!!!!

lauren bergold said...

now that is one ♥GORGEOUS♥ frosty snowlady right there! i love the colors...i love the glitter (!!!)...and i especially love the fabulous snuggly hat and scarf! :)

Susan said...

great card...he looks so cozy and warm :)

SmilynStef said...

Your snow lady looks downright classy in these colors ... and I love the layers ... wonderful holiday design ... thanks so much for joining our jingle belles fun.

Linda Callahan said...

Wow amazing how you pulled it all together! So cute!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Oh, I love this card Colleen! Super adorable!! Love that color combo! Thank you so much for joining us this week in the Tea Room! :)

Hugs...
Melissa
TSTR Designer

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Colleen

Gorgeous card love it those snowflake stamps and punches are lovely.... as too is what you've done behind the labels 4 die - nice touch!

Take care

Tina
X

Emily Keaton said...

Wow, what a knockout, Colleen!! You combined these challenges perfectly. I love your handmade DP and embellishments, and the colors are so lovely for a holiday card. Your string lace "medallion" is stunning!! Beautiful job. :)

June Houck said...

This is a BEAUTIFUL card! I love all the white and splash of red...so clean and fresh. Gorgeous :)

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful snowlady! I love her pink & red accessories and the all the sparkle!

Maria said...

What a sweet snowlady, Colleen! Makes me like winter again...hehehe! You colored and dazzled her so pretty! And love the Martha Stewart punch!

Libby Hickson said...

What a super duper CUTE snowman!!! Love it!

cbuswell said...

Wow, fabulous details!! thanks for joining us this week at the Shabby Tea Room!! : )

Paige said...

Colleen, your card is fabulous! Such a clear, crisp card with awesome details!

Lisa - papergrace said...

What beautiful colors! Lovely card and stunning details.

Jinny Newlin said...

I never would've thought to use this color combo on a winter scene; but you've done it, absolutely, beautifully! Such stunning details, and I'm lovin' all that glitter!

Rosemary said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the colors you used - the pink and red really pop and work so well with the white - there's a real freshness to the design and the little touches you've added! BEAUTIFUL!

Jaclyn Miller said...

I love that you've made a Christmas card using the colors this week at OTWC. You have so many pretty details. Thanks for playing along again. :)

Charlene said...

Absolutely beautiful and so creative to use these colors for a warm winter card. We're thinking spring here in the tropics but I love this.

Renlymat's World of Family & Crafts said...

This card just makes me smile! (even though I'm just about done with snow!) I love how you've mounted the snowman and the snow on him is wonderful! I've had a chance to look through your blog. You're very talented! I've added myself as a follower and I have something for you on my blog. http://renlymatsworld.blogspot.com/2011/02/blog-award.html

Have a nice Valentine's Day!

~Renee

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