Thursday, 12 October 2017

Snowpals

Edited to Add:  This card has been added to Ksenija's Chasing Holiday Mojo event.

Hi and welcome to a new sketch from the team at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our hostess this week is the very-talented Rita Wright.


And here is my card.  The observant among you will notice it's missing an element of the sketch...


Yep, don't do what I did!  I had every intention of using a polaroid die for the centre element in the sketch, but my polaroid dies were all too small, so I put it aside and kept on creating - completely forgetting it was a key part of the sketch.  Doh!  If I want to fool myself, I can say the stitched lines both inside and outside the rectangular panel would work for the extra rectangle.  Does that sound convincing? 😄


Anyway, I used the snow drifts for the horizontal panel and painted the edges with a snow marker after lightly sponging some Salty Ocea ink onto the edges.  I then heat-set the snow marker so it fluffed up a bit.  The images were stamped, colored and die-cut and the background was stenciled over after being ink-blended with Distress Oxide inks.  

So despite missing a layer on the sketch, I think this turned out okay - those little snowmen are adorable - they are part of a Stamptember set designed by Gina K Designs. 


Thanks for visiting!  Head on over and check out the rest of the design team's work - it's fabulous as always.  

I'm linking this up to The Merry Christmas Challenge, Addicted to Stamps and More and Muse:  Christmas Visions where I was inspired by the blue background, falling snow and little pops of color.

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Products used:

Stamps:  Warmer With You (SSS), Christmas Essentials (SSS)
Ink:  Intense Black, Versamark, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans Distress Oxide
Cardstock:  White, X-Press It, Bristol Smooth, Summer Splash (MFT)
Dies:  Inside/Out Stitched Rectangles, Landscape Trio, Basic Stitch Lines (MFT)
Accessories:  Copics, White EP, Embossing Paste, Falling Snow Stencil (SSS), Snow Marker

Cheers
Karren


Edited to Add:  This card got a shout out at Muse Christmas Visions


23 comments:

Susanne Vargas said...

This is a fabulous and adorable card! Love how the snowy scene continues outside the center panel!

I Card Everyone said...

LOve that snow pen... now why don't I have one of my own?
Such a darling snowy scene, Karren!
=]

Barb Ghig said...

Yes, it does sound convincing! Your sky is gorgeous and I love how you showcased Mr & Mrs Snowman with your beautiful Copic coloring! I also love how you included the snowy hill on the raised panel...Very striking and fabulous take on the sketch, Karren!

Linda Callahan said...

I love that beautiful snowy background......snow pen??? Who knew?? Adorable card.....and check out my Fusion card for this week....I forgot something as well....hope the boss doesn't mind! ;0)

Jacquie Southas said...

I think this is an awesome take on the sketch, Karren! Love the way you layered the scene.

cm said...

Key element missing? Nope: this is perfect exactly as it is! Love your wintry wonderland, complete with darling snowmen and fluffy snow!
~carol

Susi K. said...

I'm convinced ... convinced that this is one wonderful card and a super take on the sketch challenge!

Ameera Crafts said...

Fabulous. Gorgeous colurs!
Thank you for joining us at The Merry Christmas Challenge... and best of luck with your entry.

Mary DT The Merry Christmas Challenge...

Ina G said...

Simply gorgeous! Love your layout and cute little snowmen. Thanks for sharing with us at Addicted to Stamps & More.

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Yep! I'm convinced :-)
Love this. The snowy background is gorgeous and I love how it cuts across your stitched rectangle. Very striking.
xxx

Ardyth said...

Adorable scene and definitely close enough to the sketch for my eagle eyes! lol! Thanks so much for linking up at MCV!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Too cute, your little snowman couple! Thank for playing along with us at MCV!

Robyn Oliver said...

Great take on the Muse challenge Karren... love your card

Lyndal said...

Super cute Karren!

Marie said...

Super cute and lovely, love the fabby design. Thanks for joining us over at the Merry Christmas Challenges this week.
Love n hugs
Marie

Julie B said...

Love how you popped up the panel here, looks fab.
Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week. :)

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

That's an adorable snow scene and I completely believe your story of the stitched lines. It's very convincing to me!

Jen Brum said...

This is such an amazing card Karren! Love those little snowmen and that gorgeous background! You are so creative! Just love it!

Amy O said...

I was too busy admiring that gorgeous background and the cute snowmen to even notice that you'd left out a layer of the sketch. A fun Christmas card, Karren!

Rita Wright said...

I didn't even notice the missing layer. I think it's perfect as is!

Kim S said...

LOVE your creative use of the sketch!! Absolutely charming!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Absolutely love this card! Love the layering of the snow dunes and the little Christmas-y scene you've created!

Ksenija said...

Karren, what a wonderful Holiday scene you created! I am so glad to see your card in the gallery for CASEing at Chasing Holiday Mojo. We have been missing inspiration with snowmen, that is exactly what was needed! Thank you so much! And btw, you are welcome to share your card at AAA Cards, this week game is about ink blending. - Sweet Kobylkin