Sunday, December 8, 2013

A Sweet Sunday on a COLD Sunday

Actually we are finally starting to warm up - no more -40C nights (which is about -40F) nights for us! Yes this is very good news.   This is a photo of the steam rising off the river as we drove by on Saturday - yes it's warmer then the air outside!!

Karen had a fabulous sketch for us this week (SSSC199), and since it's been awhile since I flipped I sketch I thought this weeks would be perfect flipped

For my card I inked up one of Stamping Bella's images that's retiring - it's on sale now at Stamping Bella but once it's gone its gone.

Santa's birdhouse is stamped with memento's tuxedo black ink onto bella's bestest white card stock and coloured with copics.  I used a gelly roll pen along the lines of the smoke from the chimney. On the lights I used a red atyou spica pen then a clear glaze pen.  For the tree ornaments I added sparkle with Xmas red stickles.  For the trim on the santa hats I used white liquid appliqué and for the sparkle on the bottom I used Decor arts glistening snow writer.  I stitched around the layers and coloured some clear rhinestones red.  I was going to use brads, but that adds volume on shipping and since I still need to ship some holiday cards I kept it a little flatter.   The DP is basic greys Aspen Frost

If you play along with the sketch this week remember to link your card on Karen's blog and please stop by the rest of the Sweet Sunday Stampers Blogs to see their creations

Thanks for stopping by!



Tracy said...

I feel a shopping spree coming on. Dana this image is too cute. I love it and how you used it in this weeks sketch. It put a warm smile on my face this cold morning. :)

Vicki Burdick said...

So sweet, love that adorable image!!

Lisa H. said...

brrrrr, that's cold!!! but your card is smokin' hot! love the pretty image and the touch of glitter.

Karen Motz said...

LOVE this!! All the things you used to add sparkle and shine really make the image come to life!!

Lori said...

So sweet! Love the special pens you've used on the image to add extra detail.

Lynn Put said...

This is darling! Love your sweet Christmas bird house with blue birds!