Saturday, February 9, 2008

Baby, It's Still Cold Outside

This week's challenge over at Artzy Girls Challenge Blog is 'Frames' so you could use cardstock to make a frame, do a stitched frame, a buttoned frame, alter a frame, doodle a frame.
Since we got some more snow just yesterday i thought it is a great reason to use one of my images i got from Tammi. I hope we will have soon spring weather and than i cant use her for a very long time anymore. Tilda was colored a while ago... she is very cute i love all the details on her sweater and her pants.
Now for the card. I first used my snowflake CB embossing folder to emboss the white CS, than i cut a oval with my Coluzzle template (Stampin up) inside the center. Next i cut a smaller oval in bashful blue cs and distressed the inner side of the oval with Tim Holz Tonic Paper Distresser. Stampin up's "Lovely as a Tree" was stamped with brown Versafine onto white CS, i added some birds with pencil in the background (because i love how Sophia does that). Than i covered the entire piece of cs with spray adhesive and glued a dryer sheet (used and ironed before used on card) over it. While the glue is still wet i used a brush and slightly dabbed Dazzeling Diamond Dust over the entire piece. I love this technique - it is soooo pretty in real live. Almost like a cold winter day when the snow falls down and it's kind of foggy outside. Thats the illusion you will achive. Glued all the layers together and stamped on the white panel behind the Real Red some swirls (Rhonna Farrer) with Grey ink. Finishing touches are some silver brads and blue Stampin up Taffeta Ribbon.

19 comments:

Julie said...

Oh WOW this card is absolutely STUNNING!!!!

Love the snowflake embossing....love the stampin up trees and love how professionally you've coloured Tilda... a FAB card!

.......... and look at all that snow WOW wrap up warm ;)

Thanks for joining in with Arty Girlz :) xx

Katharina said...

Eigentlich bin ich, auf Grund unserer milden Temperaturen, schon fast wieder in Frühlingsstimmung, aber mit der Karte wünsche ich mich doch glatt in den Tiefschnee zurück! Eine fabelhafte Szene!

Stempelchaotin said...

Sandy ist mal wieder auf der Suche nach den richtigen Worten. Mir fallen bei Deinen Kreationen keine Worte mehr ein. Wunderwunderschön.

Andrea, said...

Fantastic card Claudia, love the glitter and you've coloured Tilda perfectly

ink'n'rubba said...

Fabulous, as always! love the dryer sheet effect and Tilda is a bright addition to the card.

Donalda's Blog said...

As always your card is gorgeous !!!
And your daughter is BEAUTIFUL !!!
I bet she had a blast in the snow.
We have been lucky so far here in Indiana we haven't had more than a couple inches at a time. I am so ready for spring though

Marlou said...

beautiful card Claudia!!! love the glitter, works well with the snow!! :) x

Kristina said...

Ich liebe Deine Karten, sie sind alle wunderschön. Und die Bäume hab ich ja jetzt auch, eigentlich müsste ich mich inspirieren lassen. Aber bei uns ist es heute wie im Frühling, obwohl ich gerne mal wieder ein bissel Schnee gehabt hätte...

crissi said...

stunning card Claudia love how you cut the circle and stamped the trees love the embossing and tilda.

Thanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz challenge.

sophia landry said...

I love this card ( as usual with your work)! And thanks so much for the compliment. Your hand added elements look lovely ( i love how it only takes a couple strokes of the pencil to make it special). Great coloring and layout, That window looks awsome, especailly with the glitter :).

Jo said...

Oh Claudia this card is beautiful and so is your daughter!! Sunshine and quite warm here in the UK!!

Monika said...

Wieder mal eine wunder wunder schöne Karte.

Paula said...

totally fabulous card, I love it!!!

Suzanne said...

This is just so beautiful your work just gets better and better!! Oh and who is the cutie in the lovely snow? We haven't seen any this year!! Sue :o)

leann said...

This is stunning Claudia!
& all that snow ~ looks like somebody had fun!
x x x

Janine said...

This is an awesome card.

Tammi said...

Such a cutie you have!

Love your card and the technique you used, looks beautiful!

Stay warm! x

bastelkueken said...

Bin echt sprachlos wenn ich mir deine karten so anschaue.. hier scheint die sonne und bei euch ist tiefster Winter

Terrie B x said...

Wowthis is just gorgeous Claudia...Looks like someones having fun in all that snow:)x