Wednesday, November 23, 2011

In The Meadow...

I tried to just lay low today as this has been a very stressful few weeks.  I had hoped to spend Thanksgiving with my oldest daughter, but that didn’t work out.  We just found a car for her after hers was totaled but we were not able to get all the paperwork taken care of in time to actually get the car to take to her.  We really didn’t want to make two trips so she is spending tomorrow with her boyfriend’s family and we will stay at home.  My youngest daughter’s boyfriend will join us so it will be a relaxed, fun afternoon.

Saturday a bunch of my stampin’ buddies got together at Scrapbook Creations and we spent the whole day together.  We had a wonderful time.  My friend, Cheryl, came from Charlotte, NC and since she had recently had a birthday, we decided to surprise her with a birthday cookie.  When she walked in we all started singing Happy Birthday and everyone else at the store joined in.  She was very surprised.  We had ice cream with the cookie at the great little restaurant that is attached to the store.

Several of us brought a bunch of the large 6” background stamps from Impression Obsession to play with and Bonnie showed us this awesome background technique.  I went to play in my room tonight and decided to use this technique to make my card for the Impression Obsession Challenge to use stamps only – no patterned paper.

I used the Flourishes Cover A Card Background and a white paint dauber from Ranger to add white acrylic paint to white cardstock to create a resist design.  I dried it with the heat tool and  sponged different blue distress inks over it, then took a paper towel and buffed over the image which really made the white pop.   I have to give Bonnie credit for this exact background because this is what she showed us, but it was so lovely I just had to copy it.  I cut it into rectangles and layered it on dark blue.

The snowman is from IO’s Snowman Set.  I stamped the different parts, cut them out, and popped them up on another layered piece of the paint background.  The sentiment is also from this set and I cut it out with a Spellbinders’ label die and added some cute snowflake buttons in the top corner.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving,

E. Marie

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Impression Obsession Challenge - Stamps Only/No Patterned Paper
Totally Gorjuss Challenge #107 – Swirly Whirly (Swirls, Whirls, Flourishes, etc.)
CES Challenge #62 – Snowflakes
CRAFTYCATZ Challenge #109 – Snowflakes
Delightful Sketches Weekly Challenge – Bingo (Buttons, Dimension, Patterned Paper – I created with stamps)
Ellephantastic Challenge #29 – Weather Related
Everybody Art Challenge #169 – Christmas
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #94 – Baby It’s Cold Outside
Random Fun Challenge In The Moxie Fab World – Create a paper crafted card that incorporates a button(s).
One Stop Craft Challenge Week #158 – Color Challenge/BLUE
Phindy's Place Challenge #82 - Christmas Cards
Totally Stampalicious Challenge – Combine Your Stamp Sets
Sketch Saturday Challenge Week #182 – Sketch


Shirley said...

Wow, Marie, I really love your cutie pie snowman and the way you did your background is wonderful too! The snowflakes are a wonderful add! Beautiful and fun at the same time. Thanks for playing and good luck in the drawing too.

Amanda R said...

Neat background Marie! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Karen C said...

Very pretty! Thanks for playing with us this week at Whoopsi Daisy - remember if you use a Whoopsi Daisy image you can be entered into the top three challenge for a special prize! Hope you enjoyed the blog hop!
Karen C

Donna Ellis said...

Marie, it's a beautiful card! Love the backgrounds, and how you put them into panels for visual interest! Did the final panel run through the embossing folder without hurting the white acrylic paint? Wonderfully colored... thanks for sharing!

Janette said...

Oh such a fab card, thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz this week.x

NancyD said...

Super cute card. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges this week for our Bingo challenge. NancyD

Teresa Arsenault said...

Marie, this is spectacular. What a great technique.

Thanks for playing at Ellephantastic Challenges this month.


karen said...

Oh this is gorgeous, love your design, thanks for joining us at CES this week, karenx

Ellephantastic said...

lovely card thank you for joining our last challenge. Helen x

Sandra said...

Hi Maria, beautiful card :) Sandra H

Cheryl said...

What a lovely card. Thanks for taking this week's challenge at Kaboodle Doodles!

Love crafts forever said...

Thanks for playing at Whoopsi Daisy with your gorgeous creation.
Hugs Nataliya

Daisychain said...

A great Christmas creation, love the design and colours. Thanks for sharing it with us at Whoopsi Daisy, hope you enjoyed the Christmas Blog Hop. Hugs Christine x

Mona Eidhammer said...

Oh this is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at WhoopsiDaisy. Hugs...Mona

debby4000 said...

Oh what wonderful, adorable Christmas card.
Thanks for joining us at Everybody Art Challenge.

Cath said...

Hey Marie! Thanks for linking this up to the Random Fun Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)