Friday, January 9, 2009

It's Still Winter....Really????

Hmmm...it was 82 here yesterday, already up to 76 this afternoon. I've been running around in capri jeans, short sleeves and barefoot (sandals when I go out). Yet the calendar and Sharon say it's still winter, so we're definitely having some crazy south Texas weather. :) For this week's Stamp Simply Challenge Sharon wants us to make any type of card that says winter. If we can do that without using a snowman or snowflake, all the better! I actually had all these pieces cut and colored since before Christmas, they just never made it any further. Willow sitting in her armchair enjoying some hot chocolate, colored with Prismas/baby oil, attached to a stack of CS then on a background of Winterberry DP. Stamped the Verve sentiment directly on the green CS. Cuttlebug scrolls were put on burgundy CS, and gold vellum cut with MS punch. The buttons in the corners are left over from a suit I made over 15 years ago. Looks wintery to me! : ) This card will also serve as my entry for Whiff of Joy Challenge #13, following the sketch Heather provided.
Stamps: Willow With Hot Chocolate & Willow's Armchair from Whiff of Joy; Verve Artful Elegance.
Paper: The Paper Studio, Memory Box Winterberry, vellum.
Ink: Colorbox Queues.
Accessories: Cuttlebug, MS punch, buttons.

9 comments:

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Love your card, Nancy. Your coloring is beautiful and I like how you put it all together. I have the same image that I will post soon. Carolyn just did this one yesterday, too. It's fun to see the different color schemes and presentations for the same image. I do love this one!

Donalda said...

Wow girl I just love this, you sure have colored her beautiful dear and love the colors you have chosen. So glad you joined us this week dear

Heather said...

Beautiful!! Thanks for joining us!!

LOUISE said...

Fab card Nancy, love the colouring of Melinda, and your papers look great too! Louise x

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Your warm and cozy card is just adorable and I love it!!! I really forget so many are actually enjoying WARM temps!!! LOL!!! So glad you could play!!!!

Susan (rainy) said...

This is beautiful!! Your coloring and blending is perfect!

Bev said...

Beautiful card - the colours and papers are so pretty. Thanks for playing this week

hugs Bev x

Rach said...

a lovley warm looking card, great use of papers. thanks for joining us this week at woj.hugs Rachxxx

Barb said...

She is so pretty! This might not come as too big a surprise, but I have that paper, too! Very nice coordination of colors and great coloring, too!