Dashing Through the Snow....???


I can't believe I am playing with snowmen and penguins while sitting here in my tank top and shorts!! It's sweltering outside and I'm thinkin' snow........hahaha!! Well, it's all Nancy's fault at Stamp Art!!! She had a great Christmas in July sale last weekend and I HAVE to play with my new stamps, right????

So I did another one of the Dirty Dare challenges on SCS yesterday and this one was just to use chipboard on your card. So I pulled out my new Winter Blast stamp set from My Favorite Things and started stamping out some of those cute little penguins!! I stamped the little sledding penguin on Whisper White cardstock with Archival Versafine Black Onyx ink and I stamped him on sort of an angle. Then I drew in the hill for him to sled on and used a combination of Prismacolor pencils with Odorless Mineral Spirits, my SU markers and my Aquapainter to colour and shade the image. The patterned paper I used is from Basic Grey's Blitzen line and for the main piece I sponged the edges with Mellow Moss and then Old Olive and mounted it on a square white card. I added the trio of antique brass brads in the upper two corners first though. The tag was made by using one of the die cuts with my Cuttlebug, which I don't use nearly enough. I cut one using a thin piece of cardboard and then another out of patterned paper. I stamped the sentiment which is actually all one stamp in a wavy line. I inked up each word or set of words separately and then stamped them on the slider. I pop dotted the slider and added some olive organdy ribbon. The image is backed on Soft Sky cardstock and pop dotted too!! This is a bit of a different style for me, minimal on the stamps and heavy on the distressed look, but I like it!!!

Okay now for the sketch challenge!!! I had some beautiful entries that's for sure!!! There were even a couple that came in at the last minute last night!! Now by random draw, the two winners are...........Monika and Diana!!! Yay!! Congratulations!! Will you please email me with your snail mail address and I can get your prizes out to you later this week!!!

Well, I'm off to prepare my stamping area for the Virtual Scrapbooking Weekend Challenges that will begin at 10 am EST....YAAAAAAAAAY!! If you are a scrapper, you can join in the fun at any time!! There will be challenges all day today and tomorrow!! (Just a hint.....the coolest challenge will be posted at 6 pm EST today.....it's MINE!!! Heeeheeeheee!!! So be sure to take my challenge!!) Have a great Saturday!!!

5 comments:

Flossie's Follies said...

What an adorable card, I love that penguin stamp.

mimihas5 said...

Your card is adorable. I love the little penguin on the sled. How cute is he?

Mary

Colleen Schaan said...

super cute card! Congrats Monika and Dianna...

Quilt Nut said...

love it. those penguins are too cute

Kim said...

This full on ROCKS! I am in love with this card!

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