Saturday, December 4, 2010

Winter at Bee Crafty

Good Morning everyone!!  This fortnight's theme over at Bee Crafty is Winter.  How fitting is this?  I've heard that some of our friends are digging out of anywhere between 14" to 36" inches of snow in upstate New York and here in sunny Florida, temps are dipping down to the 30s for the lows.  I actually saw frost on the grass on my way to work yesterday.  Brendan said yesterday as he was heading out to catch the bus, "I hate being cold, that's why we moved here.... and its cold!"  LOL

Alright so this week's theme is to create a winter card - so the obvious is to pick an image that is all about snow, snowflakes, snowmen - that makes it pretty simple, right?  Well, I decided to challenge myself a little further and see if I could create a winter card out of an image that is probably more fitting for Spring/Summer.

So here is Whimsical Girl all dressed in her winter gear holding some flowers.  I embossed the image with the Swiss Dots embossing folder after I colored the image to create the snow falling down.  I highlighted some of the snow that is falling on her with a white gel pen.  I did flatten out the embossing on her face so she didn't look like she had mumps and I really could've flattened other dots randomly so that the snow didn't look so uniform, but I still love how this looks!

Then I set out to find the perfect sentiment.  I chose a quote by J.M. Barrie, the author of Peter Pan.  It says "God gave us our memories so that we might have roses in December."

Card stock:  Neenah Classic Crest, Taken with Teal, Real Red (SU!)
Paper:  Winterime (Echo Park)
Copics:  B00, B000, BG05, BG09, E00, E02, E29, E33, R11, R27, R29
Tools:  Scallop Square Nesties (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots embossing folder, white gel pen, Scallop Border punch (SU!)
Embellishments:  brads (Basic Grey), brown grosgrain ribbon (Offray)

By the way, a word about the layout of the card.  I used a Mojo Monday sketch that is from their 2009 pdf sketch booklet.  I love this and will be referring to it often.

Now head on over to Bee Crafty to play along with us.  And you have got to see Joni's card - it is totally fabulous!  No surprise there, right?  Also, leave a little love for our sweet Deanne who is quite under the weather.  Have a fabulous weekend.... we're off to prepare for the Christmas parade that Hollyanne's dance school is in.

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