Thursday, December 9, 2010

Mo'sChallenge # 61

Winter's Coming!

Winter Wonderland  is the theme for Mo's Challenge this week! We haven't had more than a few flurries so far here in Central  New Hampshire, but I know it's coming! England has been blanketed already, and the snow is several feet deep in California's Sierra Nevada range,so I guess we've been lucky so far.
 My husband took up skiing two years ago, at the age of 67, and he's looking forward to the first major snow of the winter so that he can hit the slopes again. Our youngest son and our grandchildren all ski or snowboard, too.  I can look forward to time alone to color when they all head north!

I used Mo's "Snowman" as my image. There are so many snowman images and stamps out there, but he's one of my favorites! I put him 'inside' a snow globe by merging the two images. (I have no idea where I got the globe even after an extensive web search! If it looks familiar to you, please let me know.).
I covered the globe with VersaMark, sprinkled it with clear embossing powder, and used my heat gun on it. I did it twice to get a smooth finish. By happy accident, there were a few grains of white detail powder mixed in with my last bit of clear powder, so it came out looking like tiny snow flakes all over the image. I don't know how it happened, but I think it looks great!

Images: "Snowman"from Mo's Digital Pencil, Unknown snow globe, Digital sentiment from Lady Bug and Friends. 

Tools: Copics, Prismacolor pencil, Quickcutz swirl die, Circle punches, Martha Stewart Branch and Snowflake border punch, Nellie Snellen Embossing leaf punch set, mounting tape, Clear embossing powder, VersaMark pad.
Papers: SU!  Sage Shadow and Garden Green, PTI Vanilla, Neenah smooth white, Basic Grey DP.

So, get all warm and cozy and create your own Winter Wonderland using one of Mo's images for a chance to win in Mo's Challenge this week.

Primitive Style

Here's a Christmas card with a primitive look. I think this style is so far out that it's coming back in again! This is a free image from Cheryl Seslar. (I can't, for the life of me, find the site again) There were many images of this type....Raggedy dolls, Santas, angels, etc. The word 'chimney' on the image was incorrectly spelled 'chimeny'.... probably on purpose.... but I couldn't use it that way, so I brought it into my PrintMaster  program and fixed it. 
I aged the edges of the image panel by using the direct-to-paper method, rubbing a Caramel ink pad around the edges, then used a small spotted stamp and the same ink to create the look of age spots on the paper.

Image: primitive stocking by Cheryl Seslar, SU! Itty Bitty Backrounds

Tools: Copics, Prismacolor pencil, Corner rounder, SU! Creamy Caramel ink pad

Papers: SU! Old Olive and Marigold Morning, Neenah smooth white, Chatterbox DP

Embellishments: Crocheted flower, Buttons, Natural hemp, Ribbon scraps

Thanks for dropping by!


Dorcas said...

Hi Elaine!
Such a great idea putting the snowman in a snowglobe! Fantastic!

The Wired Angel said...

Great card, Elaine. Very creative and perfect for the challenge this week. Peggy x

Cathy said...

Wow, Elaine, I love this. The white specks in the embossing powder are perfect. Wonderful as always.

jojoscraps said...

What a great way to use the snowman. Your card has such a wintery feel. Nice!

Iulia said...

These are such beautiful cards! They are just perfect for Christmas and also fit perfectly with Mo's challenge. I also love the flower on the second one. Great coloring too!
Hugs, iulia