Saturday, October 17, 2009

Bless You

I had so much fun creating this card - it took me most of a day, with lots of interruptions. I worked off of two challenges:

1. Friday Sketchers sketch challenge #74 (Thanks, Carole, for the great sketch!)

2. Peachy Keen Stamps challenge #13 - Use Blue and Purple ; Use a stamped image; Must include at least 3 snowflakes (can be more); Must include a Greeting. I love these multi challenges...!

All stamps are from Heartfelt Creations - this is Chickadee Surprise and God Bless border (full sentiment is God Bless You on your Birthday...but...I cut it in half, and then only used part of it!)

I colored my little girl with Neopiko markers - didn't anticipate how they would work on a semi-glossy tag, and wasn't really happy with the streaking, but a little pencil shading and texturing with their blender pen made it better. Her hood is covered with Ivory Flower-Soft. I masked some hills of snow with a torn paper edge, and then went along the lines with glitter to highlight the snow.

For the snowflake trails I pierced along a flourish template (really technical...I printed it on the computer, traced onto a clear envelope, then pierced holes along the lines) and connected the dots with hand-stitching. I think the dimensional snowflake was from Jolee's...not sure. The falling snow is just small dots of acrylic paint, applied with a small stylus.

This was one of the backgrounds I made the other night with the ladies, which didn't make it onto a card that night. It turned out to be a perfect fit for both challenges, so I'm glad I saved it! I ran it through my Zip-e-Mate with a Fiskars texture plate, and lightly sanded the raised swirls.
Hope you have a great weekend!
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  1. This is really beautiful, and I just love the soft layered look! The hand stitched snowflake flourish is so pretty!

  2. Hi Dini... this card looks soooo beutiful. I like the white "fur" on the hat. How did you make it? Fit perfectly on it...

  3. I love this adorable card!


  4. I love, love, love this card, Dini! The swirling snow is perfect!

  5. This card is so soft and pretty. I love it.

  6. So sweet and soft -- so many elements all blended together perfectly!

  7. WHOA... girlfriend! This card is stunning. It is one of the most beautiful cards I have ever laid my eyes on! THANK YOU so much for playing along with us at Peachy Keen Stamps!! Come play with us again!! Hugs to you, KathyJ

  8. This is a very beautiful card.

  9. Dina I just LOVE this card! All the different layers and techniques really add a lot of uniqueness to this piece. Beautiful!