Friday, December 28, 2012

Calendar Girls ~ Winter Wonderland

It is the 28th, so I am here to welcome you to another round with the Calendar Girls!

Who are the Calendar Girls? We are a group of bloggers who want to have a place where friendships blossom, creativity abounds, and encouragement prevails! In keeping with that dream, this blog group has been created so we will have a place to interact and enjoy being fellow bloggers. 

This is the challenge this month, brought to us by Kelly.
This is what she wrote:  Since we post the 28th of the month, Santa will have returned to the North Pole by then and it will be a wee bit shy for the New Year.   Growing up in Europe where winters where filled with the beauty of snow and all the splendors of ice, I am filled with joy when I see all things snow. While some of you may long for sunshine and warmth, here in Miami I miss all of that during the holiday season.   So for this month, let's live vicariously in your creations of a WINTER WONDERLAND! 

Picture snow-filled winter trees, snow nestled on park benches, fountains and tree branches ... ponds frozen over, icicles in the pine forests ... there is snow-filled glory all around us in the winter.   I would love for you to use blue and silver on your cards and a snowflake(s) somewhere on your card via paper, design, brad, etc! Here is a lovely photo for your inspiration piece!
I hope you have snow much fun creating!
I thought this was a great challenge—I have quite a few Northwoods Stamps and many have great snowy images.  I bought this stamp last year at a stamp show and had not inked it up yet.  I thought this was the perfect window into the snowy winter wonderland!  I have the blue and the silver in the paper and cardstock and with the snowflake brads!

I added some “snow” on the pine trees with a white gel pen.  I also used a clear Copic Spica pen over the snowman to give him some shimmer and added some over the snow on the trees.

Image/Sentiment—Northwood Stamps—no name listed

Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin’ Up Brushed Silver; Navy Shimmer Cardstock (unknown company); Paper Pizazz Blue Snowflakes and Swirls Designer Paper

Ink—Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories—Copic Markers; White Twine; White Button with Blue floss; White, Blue and Silver Snowflake Brads; White Gel Pen, Clear Copic Spica Pen

Please check out the blogs of all of the Calendar Girls—there are 9 of us, so it might take you a bit.   I am sure you will enjoy all of the winter wonderland creations! All of the blogs are listed on my left sidebar. Thanks for joining us!!!!!!!


MiamiKel said...

Oh Barb! What a beauty! Your stamp is amazing ..what a gorgeous stamp scene to play with! You colored it marvelously and its perfect for the challenge :) blessings, dear friend!

Carol W said...

Oh Barb!!! I love this...I've been going to make a window card but haven't gotten to it yet...Yours sure gives me inspiration to make an attempt...I love this card and it is perfect for this challenge...well done my friend...hugs...

April said...

That is a single stamp? Wow! So cool! Love your coloring!

I am sure you are also in a winter wonderland at the moment, so be safe out there!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Wow, what a stamp! You colored the image so well. I really like the little pine cone at the bottom as well. This is a great card, Barb!

Darlene said...

What a stunning card! I just love the scenes-through-a-window stamps and this one is wonderful! Your coloring is perfect and must have taken a while, given how complicated the scene is. Every minute spent was well worth it! Such a beauty - a Keeper for certain!

~Paola~ said...

holeeeeeeeeeeeeee...wowwww! this is a stunning stamp U used!! And what a GREAT card you created with it! Love all the details, your coloring and all the color combos in this card...the window scene just pops!! *fabulous!*♥

jimlynn said...

Barb, this is wonderful!!! It's just like looking at a winter scene through a window. Love the little animals in it too!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Barb, I love your card - so clever to look out the window at the snowy scene and to see that cute snowman. I love it!!!

Terry Ladwig said...

Love the snowy card Barb! That snowman "outside" is very cute!

Great job on Kelly's challenge! You met the requirements and made a great card!!