Monday, January 6, 2014

Snow Angel - Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue!

I had already submitted a card for the color challenge at Color My Heart, but I wasn't very happy with how the colors played out for the challenge.  Well as fate had it, I was snowed in all day and was able to create another card following the color scheme much more closely!  So, inspired by the incredible snowstorm yesterday,  the color challenge at Color My Heart, the FCCB Use a Sentiment Challenge and the New Beginnings challenge at Heart 2 Heart, a little snow angel was created!

Here in the midwest we are getting hit hard with snow and frigid weather.  I'm sure our creative friends in Minnesota and Wisconsin are wondering what the fuss is all about throughout Illinois, Indiana and Ohio; but believe me, for us these are blizzard conditions!  Our windchill is negative 35!  Yee gads!  All animals are secured in their stalls with lots to eat and heated water buckets.  Hopefully, with full bellies and warm water they will do ok in the barn.

Ah, and yet again in posting, I have digressed!

Back to the card...I first embossed Sky Blue cardstock with a Cuttlebug folder.  It is difficult to tell, but the snow is in three different layers of Colonial White stamped in Colonial White pigment ink and heat embossed with white powder.  I stamped with the words from the Universal Backgrounds.  I stamped slanting up and then down to try to get the effect of a hill.  (A new technique for me!)

I cut the little angel from A Child's Year in Pacifica.  I glittered her wings and star.  Her shadow is cut from Slate cardstock. I double-popped her off the card to give the piece lots of dimension.  I did not glue down her wings.  The glue/glitter made them slightly curl outward.  I liked the effect and decided to leave it!  She is waving her little snow crystals everywhere!  The snowflake on her wings was a leftover cut from my snowy horse card In the Barn with Red; it is from Artbooking.  The trees and hearts are cut from Art Philosophy.

I used the Adorable Backgrounds stamp (retired) to stamp the trees in Lagoon.  I sponged the trees with some ink and then dipped the edges in Colonial White.  After sprinkling with white embossing powder, I heat embossed the edges.  The large tree is popped off the card with 3-D tape.

My sentiment is from CTMH Flakey Friends stamp set.  The little gems were all left over from my daughter's wedding.                                                    
In this 2nd picture I wanted to show how from a distance the stamping on the tree really does look like evergreen trees with snow.  I noticed this when I was looking at the card across the room.

Here's the scoop:

Something Old - The idea of a snow angel is old for me.  As you might have seen in my bio, I'm a musician by trade.  Years ago, I wrote a song and titled it Snow Angels.  If you're interested in hearing it, you can click the arrow.


Something New - I've never double popped anything from a card before.  I single-popped the large tree; therefore, I had to double-pop my angel!  I also have never heat embossed to create texture before.  I think it gives my snow an interesting look.  Lastly, I used my new light box for the first photo. The light box was my Christmas gift from my wonderful husband! Oh yeah, and very lastly, I didn't use a Mocha Gem!  (Those who follow my blog know I love those gems and use them on EVERYTHING!)

Something Borrowed - I had to borrow Lagoon ink from my daughter.

Something Blue - Ok, I won't state the obvious!  hahaha

Wishing you all a safe and warm week!

17 comments:

  1. The trees are beautiful and I love all the gems. Thank you for joining FCCB for the challenge this week. Faith

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  2. Love your creative design and how you used the background stamp. Beautiful card! Thank you for participating at the FCCB this week. Have a blessed day!

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  3. What an awesome card, I really love all the details on it. Great job. Thanks for playing along with us at Heart 2 Heart challenge.

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  4. Oh this is just lovely, I really like the shades of blue and the pretty sparkle!!

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  5. I love your card and your song! Thanks for playing again at Color My Heart this week!

    Sarah

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  6. I love the way the embossed swirls in the sky and the text in the snow gives a feeling of winds blowing through the image. Thanks for joining the Color Dare this week!

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  7. This is so pretty! I love all the stamping and the shimmer. Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!

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  8. Lovely! Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB this week!

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  9. Very pretty! Thanks for playing along with FCCB this week!

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  10. Beautiful little snow angel, and I loved hearing all about how (and why) the various layers were created. Thanks for submitting another card over at Color My Heart. We enjoy seeing how one challenge inspires multiple ideas.

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  11. So pretty. I love how it sparkles and makes me smile. Thanks for taking the Color Dare!

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  12. I love the colors of your card and all the texture. Thank you for joining us at FCCB!

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  13. Lovely card. Love how you added the borrowed and blue to your title. Thanks for playing with FCCB

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  14. Wondeful angel. The colors are work so well with the theme. Thanks for joining us this week a FCCB. Kim

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  15. One of my favorite songs! Is that oboe I hear in the distance??

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  16. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at H2H

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