Saturday, October 30, 2010

Winter Wonderland

I wasn't ready to put away those fun papers from Crate Paper's Snow Day Collection, so I've used them again for today's Sketch For You To Try sample. Love the whimsy of the colors and patterns, and found them just perfect for the images in JustRite's Whimsical Christmas set. The image was stamped on Neenah white, colored with Copic markers, and glittered with both Art Institute crystal ultrafine glitter and Frosted Lace Stickles. The accent cluster is made up of May Arts natural burlap string, Papertrey Harvest Gold grosgrain ribbon, a snowflake cut with My Favorite Things' Snowflakes Die-namics die, and more of those rusted jingle bells I used earlier in the week. I've incorporated lots of scallops today -- the focal panel is matted with a Spellbinders Lacy Circle Nestabilities, the vertical brown open scallops were done with MFT's Open Scallop Border Die-namics die, and the white scallops peeking out from above and below the two turquoise panels were done with an older EK Success Scallop Diamond border punch.

Here's the sketch this week:

And be sure to check out all the gorgeous samples this week:

Jen del Muro with guest designer Lesa Smaligo
Amber Hight
Amy Rohl
Carole Burrage
Jenn Diercks (out this week)
Jodi Collins
Kelly Lunceford
Megan Lock
Sonja Christoph
Susan Liles

To play along, link up your creation to Jen's SFYTT post HERE, and use keyword SFYTT when uploading to online galleries!

Thanks for visiting today and have a great weekend!


Stamps: Whimsical Christmas (JustRite)
Paper: Crate Paper Snow Day Collection, Prismatics Dark Suede Brown card stock, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up So Saffron
Accessories: Copic markers, Art Institute crystal ultrafine glitter, liquid applique, Frosted Lace Stickles, Spellbinders Lacy Circle Nestabilities, My Favorite Things Open Scallop and Snowflakes Die-namics dies, Diamond Scallop EK Success border punch, Papertrey ribbon, May Arts burlap string, rusted jingle bells


Nancy Thomas said...

So very pretty - I love that paper pad too and have used it so much more than I ever thought I would.

Danni said...

What a cute image and a beautiful card!

Marisa said...

Adorable, Amy. Love the pop of yellow from the bow. HOpe you get some rest this weekend and get better :)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

OOOH! LOVE this Amy! GORGEOUS colors and papers and I LOVE this snowman!!

Megan said...

There's so much to love about this! The colors, the glittery, the sweet snowflake embellie! Lovely.

Eva said...

WOW...Amy, this is gorgeous, I just adore you coloring and the papers you used on this and that yellow bow is perfect with the snowflake and little cute!!!

Michelle said...

Amy, there are SO MANY awesome elements in this card, beginning with that adorable snowman, the Crate Paper, and the fun colors you chose! You always add just the right touch to make it over the top awesome!

Amber Hight said...

Oh. My. Lanta.

This is so beyond gorgeous Amy! I absolutely love the papers you used and the PERFECT combination and your layering, that FAB bow, and the sweet image:) Just fabulous work!

Leslie Miller said...

It's darling, Amy! I love the rusty jingle bells and, of course, the super cute image!

Angela said...

This is gorgeous! I love the rusty bells...perfect finishing touch!

Paper Punch Scissors! said...

Your composition is always beautiful Amy. I like the use of Liquid Applique on the snowman's hat - nice touch :)

Rose said...

Adorable card, I absolutely love the color combo!!! Your snowman is having so much fun.

Marimer said...

Hola, Amy, como siempre tus trabajos me fascinan, son tan perfectos y creativos que eres una gran guia para mi.

Nicole Verkooijen said...

Hi Amy

Your cards are always STUNNING and one day I would love to own one of your beautiful creations, That would be the bigest honor to me !

Hugs Nicole Verkooijen

the whimsical butterfly said...

This is SOOOO gorgeous, AMy!!! I love your layout and "need" those new lacey circles!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how darling!! I so love your layout and the snowman image!! Gorgeous colors and design Amy!

manicstamper said...

Amy....this is my favourite time of year when you start your Christmas cards. I could never hope to achieve anything like them but I love to look.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful work.

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful Amy. You really have such an eye for layers.. Great image too.. I love snowmen. TFS

Dawn Easton said...

Amy, I just love how you have mixed so many patterns, colours and textures! Beautiful card!!! LOVE that snowman image!!!

dpkennedy said...

Cute Amy! I love this bright fun color combo!

paper said...

Great work! I love watching the photos..

Stampvanwinkle said...

So Cute!!!

Anonymous said...

so super cute amy!