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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Snow Day

Good Sunday morning all,

Today is supposedly the start of a really HOT week here in southern California. So far, it's not too bad, but it's only 9:00 am too. I think the weather report said that Tuesday was going to be the warmest. Not too surprising as Sept and Oct are our two warmest months of the year usually. There shouldn't be too much impact to me other than maybe warmer daily beach walks after work.

Last night I had some stamping time and I got a couple cards made. Today's card uses Jen Shults' Deconstructed Sketch 71 for the layout. I used some patterned papers from Simple Stories called Handmade Holiday and a Pure Innocence set called Snow Day.

I paper pieced most of the image, using Copics to color the face, hair, mittens, tights and snowballs. I sponged some Distressed green ink around the edges. After coloring the snow, I applied some Diamond Stickles and I used some white Liquid Applique for the fur trim on the hat and the boots. The wooden snowflake button is from my stash of buttons. Then, just a little sewing wrapped it all up.

Here's a look at the inside:

Stamps: Pure Innocence Snow Day set and Christmas/Winter Greetings set both by My Favorite Things
Paper: SU Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla card stock and Simple Stories Handmade Holiday patterned papers
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Copics, SU Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler, and Tim Holtz Forrest Moss Distress Ink
Other: Stickles, Liquid Applique, sewing machine, SU 1" round punch, wood snowflake button, SU linen thread, Die-namics dies (outside and inside) the Big Shot, and dimensionals

Have a fabulous Sunday. Thanks for looking in,

1 comment:

  1. Colleen, this is a masterpiece! The paper piecing and details are perfection, right down to the sweet wooden snowflake button!!


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