Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Warm & Cozy

Happy Hump Day! I hope you all are warm and cozy, especially if you're on the east coast. We were in the path of the big snow storm. We only get a decent accumulation if it comes from the south. The mountains always seem to block it coming from the west. We got around 3.5 inches. It sure was pretty coming down. Schools were closed for two days. The card I have to share today, believe it or not, follows five challenges. Yup, five! That's definitely a record for me.

The layout of the card was inspired by Taylored Expressions' Cupcake Challenge #57 sketch. The dry embossing completed Janette's RP Challenge SNSEC22709 and the use of nestabilities worked with Flourishes Newsletter's Timeless Tuesday challenge FTTC5. Since I used Prismacolor pencils and odorless mineral spirits to color my image, stampTV's challenge STVTC3 was completed as well. And finally - the theme of the card. Stamp Something's challenge this week was to make something that reminded us of the cold, winter wind and I think this stamp does just that! Woo - that's a lot, but somehow they all worked. I'm happy with the end result.

This sweet little bird as well as the cute sentiment is from a Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps set titled Cozy Feathered Friends. It's an adorable set and is perfect for the winter season. All of the patterned paper is from DCWV's 2008 Christmas stack. It may be hard to tell from the picture but the blue, embossed paper is from the stack. It has faint snowflakes as a background. It was embossed using my Cuttlebug and their Snowflakes folder. The flowers are from Prima and blue skittles/dew drops were also used as an embellisment. I used Stickles on the birds scarf and stocking cap, which didn't photograph well, and also in the center of the flowers under the skittle/dew drop. I believe that all takes care of the card's recipe and I will end this post with that. Ciao!


Anonymous said...

Loved this when I saw it on SCS! So cute!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Amanda, this is too cute!!! Great colors and textures!!!! Thanks so much for playing FTTC!!!

Karen said...

super cute - love the color combo!!

Myra B. said...

What an adorable card! Love the detail.

scrapnnMO said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! :)