Sunday, February 15, 2015

This Calls for a Celebration!

Well -  we're stuck inside with a little blizzard happening outside - AGAIN!  So I went over to Split Coast Stampers for some crafty inspiration!   Today is the Featured Stamper challenge, so I took a stroll through Cathy's (corysnana1) gallery.  I was inspired by the 2nd card I came to in her gallery Light Bulb Moment  and created this card with some Wendy Vecchi Stamp sets - A Passion for Art and Say it With Art.
I used Cathy's colors and card design - with different stamps, stenciling the background with Wendy Vecchi's Check Mate Stencil rather than using an embossed frame and a stamped cut out edge along the bottom instead of DP.  The white piece is cut with Tim's Cameo Frame die but I cut off the right side to better fit the card!
 I embossed the metal flower pieces from Idea-ology Foliage with Wendy's Orange Blossom and Buttercup embossing powders and inks, layered them and attached it to the ladies hair where there was a stamped flower. I colored her face with Copics and added a Tiny Twinkle earring.   I LOVE the rippled curtain stamp I used here along the bottom!
I'd also like to remind you that the Mixed Media Card Challenge is still open until Feb 25th-

I'm also linking my card to Addicted to Stamps -  Anything Goes

Here are a couple of photos of how it looks outside our house today.  This is our driveway from the side door.
Our 2 cats are indoor cats - but Boo was curious to see what this white stuff was -  she reached out her paw and put it in the snow - and quickly pulled it back shaking it off!
Here's our deck and back door from the downstairs bathroom window!  We have been shoveling a narrow path from this door across the backyard to the bird
feeders but it's all filled in again!
 Here's our shed and the bird feeders are to the right between the two small trees.  We have a heated birdbath out there as well - the birds have been happy for that this snowy winter!
This is all you can see of our 4ft fence on the side of the house.  That's a street between the 2 trees!
Happy Sunday Everyone!

Stamps: Say It With Art, A Passion for Art - Wendy Vecchi/Stampers Anonymous
Paper: white - PTI
Paper Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Ink: Wendy Vecchi Archival Watering Can, Orange Blossom and Buttercup, Archival Jet Black
Accessories: Wendy Vecchi Embossing powders Orange Blossom and Buttercup, Cameo frame die - Tim Holtz, Idea-ology Foliage, tiny twinkles - Taylored Expressions, enamel dots - home made, foam dots, Copics: E35, R29, E00, R20, foam dots, Glossy accents,


Kim said...

Love your card...I recognize Megan from Wendy's blog and she looks beautiful. I know you must be getting tired of snow, but here in NC, I am getting excited we may see a flake or two. Congrats on your Valentine blogworthy link over at Tim's blog.

Pamellia said...

Wonderful card Julia, I love the bling in her hair!

I am one of those rare people that loves winter time, so I have to say how gorgeous those photos are! It's like a winter wonderland, so Narnia! hugs :)

Julie B said...

I love the snow when you haven't got to get out and about and it goes quickly!
Love the stenciling and the daisy in her hair!
Thanks for sharing with ATSM this week.:)

*Vicki* said...

Such an adorable image!! Love the flower in her hair! Hope you stay warm and safe with all of that snow Julia! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Addicted to Stamps & More! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

Annette Allen said...

now that's a lot of snow.. love your card and how you added the flower..

Deb Riddell said...

Love your card and oh my gosh that is a lot of snow! Stay safe and warm and have fun cozied up in your studio!

Neets B said...

Loving that flower, and the pops of orange look great. Wow, that's a lot of snow, stay safe and warm. Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM this week, Anita x

Mona Pendleton said...

Fantastic card Julia! Wow! That's too much snow! Sending warm sunny thoughts from Phoenix!

Deepti said...

I love the addition of flower on the hair :) beautiful card

Betty Wright said...

The card is great! Love the mixed media elements and details. I must say,though, I was blown away by the snow pictures. Goodness! That is A LOT of WHITE STUFF! Take care and keep warm! I am out of school again today with snow. Of course, here in NC any snow is a lot! Especially so when it is mostly ice!

Jenny Marples said...

LOVE this card Julia, particularly the adornment in her hair. I'm guessing the snow will be losing it's novelty so I'm sending warm thoughts your way. Roll on Spring! Jenny x

My Paper Epiphany said...

Gorgeous card Julia! While you are snowed in, we are sweltering in the heat - both good excuses to stay indoors and craft!

butterfly said...

Lovely card - the dimension is fabulous, and I love the sunshine flowers in her hair. Hope you are staying safe and warm - the snow is beautiful, but must be getting wearing now.
Alison xx