Saturday, January 16, 2016

Winter Wonderland

The Challenge this week from Art Impressions is "Winter Wonderland". I don't have very much in the way of winter stamps, especially ones that are not Christmas themed. So I decided to transform a non-winter stamp into something more appropriate!

I started with the "Eat Itself Set" from AI. The woman in the image is wearing a birthday hat and holding a cake behind her back. I selectively inked to remove the cake from my stamped image and sketched in a few snowballs! I also trimmed off the hat when I cut her out.


I wanted an inside greeting that went with her hidden stash of snowballs, and I think this hits it nicely.

I used a stitched square frame die from My Favorite Things for the window frame. I also used a couple of MFT stitched rectangle dies to cut the patterned paper. They are from several of their Blueprint die sets. The front sentiment is from Lawn Fawn. I created the inside sentiment with an old alphabet set from Impression Obsession that must be retired (called Scribble) and the Headline Alphabet dies from Papertrey Ink.

I've been meaning to get my Spectrum Noir markers all sorted out into storage trays and play with them more, so this card was the perfect reason. I don't have very much experience with alcohol markers, but I do love to color. I was pretty pleased with how well she turned out. Especially her hair, since hair can be hard to color well.

 Thanks for checking out my card!

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