Thursday, 18 August 2011

Winter Wonder

It's been a busy week this week with DT samples and magazine articles so today I thought I would join in a couple of challenges and make a quick card, well it was supposed to be quick but did not quite work out like that, all the best plans and all that!!
Thought I would use one of my new stamps I received from Simon Says, Tim's Silhouettes, I love the background on this stamp set and thought it was perfect used in conjunction with the snowman die, Winter Wonder. I am entering this card into the Grungy Monday challenge where Linda is asking us to use Distress Stickles in our artwork.  I have used Distress Stickles on my snowflakes for this creation.
I have embossed the background with clear embossing and sponged over the top with Distress Ink Broken China with highlights of Faded Jeans, and as my background and snowman are white I would also like to enter into a second challenge, Sunday Stamper with Hels who challenges us to use WHITE in our artwork this week. I have also used Tim's techniques HERE, along with using packaging from one of my Alterations dies, which I have embossed with Tim's Snow Flurries Texture Fade and added over the top of my snowman, which adds great texture and dimension.
Thats another Christmas card off the list, only a 100 to go PHEW!!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.  Tracy x x


26 comments:

Lori said...

Gorgeous Tracy! Love the embossing, and the stamping on the snowman, it looks fab!

Sandy said...

Really gorgeous Tracy.
Love Mr. Snowman.

sasa said...

There is no such thing as a quick card in our world...I have more breakdowns over my cards than big DT stuff at times. You must be a busy lady indeed with all your Dt work - bit do what you lov can be your motto! That blue is just fab with the Tim stamp and love the script on the snowman... take it easy inbetween the chaos!

sasa said...

Sorry ... DO what you love... sausage fingers here too...

Gabrielle said...

Love this! Looks like one Tim made! Bet you're shattered with all your commitments but it doesn't show!

Helen said...

I love this, especially the snowman!

Gerri Herbst said...

Just back from our vaction and just had to see what you were up to. Just love todays winter scene. It was 95 degrees all week, very hot! I will look at more of your older posts too. Thanks for stopping by during my vacation. I do appreciate it. take care, gerri

Hels Sheridan said...

Wow! Gorgeous... LOVE that new background...erm... I am so gonna have to get that now lol Thanks for joining in with the Sunday sTamper x

flutterbycrafter said...

OMG love this, particularly the embossing and the text on the snowman xx

Barb Cady said...

Love this one Tracy, you are certainly giving me lots of ideas for christmas! I must dust off my old snowman die I think! xx

Kim Dellow said...

Fabby Tracy! Great Snowy make. Kim

Netty said...

Terrific card Tracy and loving that background stamp. x

Willy said...

Fabulous card, Tracy!

lynne said...

There's just never enough hours in day, is there Tracy?
This is such a joyful card.
Wishes
Lynne

Kaz said...

And breathe...... gorgeous as always tracy!

Kazx

Cheryl said...

oh this is just brilliant love that background stamp hugs cherylxxxxx

Suzanne C said...

Wonderful design. Love the layered snowman and the techniques! Beautiful!

hazel said...

This is fabulous - I love the snowman.
xxx Hazel.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful winter card. Love the snowman die.

Gillian .... said...

Love those new stamps Tracy, great card, thank you for joining in the Distress Stickles fun this week. x

Lynn Stevens said...

ohhh cooled me off just seeing it! Sweet!!!!
I think I had better get a jump on those Christmas cards myself! LOL
hugs Lynn

JeanFB said...

This is Fabulous! Wonderful textures, layers, colors, sparkle... just perfect.

Emma said...

Love...love...LOVE this card!! I really can't say anymore because everything about it is simply stunning!!
Hope you're having a good and relaxing weekend, so far!
Love Emma xxx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Tracy, Brilliant card, love the snowman, I've always thought he needed something on his base and you've done him proud with the text, he now looks complete, it's a great card, I love it, Gay xxx

Sam said...

I LOVE this card! I am with Hels - I NEED these stamps!! Now?!!!

The Craft Cupboard Under the Stairs said...

Really nicely done Tracy. I sure wish I was on your Christmas card list!