Thursday, December 6, 2012

Entering a Couple of Challenges!

Hi Everyone!

Hope your week is going well! The weather here this week has finally gotten colder but we are still without any snow. I'm not complaining though - the less shoveling the better!

 I've got a card to share today, and I'm entering it into a couple of challenges. The first one is the Play Date Cafe challenge.


Don't ya just love these colors?! I've been playing with them all morning. Here's the first card I came up with.


I used all three snowflakes from the Hero Arts, Stamp and Cut Christmas Snowflakes set. I first spritz some Perfect Pearl water onto watercolor paper, then stamped the Snowflakes with Distress Inks, in Antique Linen, Tumbled Glass and Faded Jeans. The die-cut one was created by heavily inking a piece of the same watercolor paper with Faded Jeans ink, then spritzing the snowflake stamp with only the Perfect Pearl water and stamping it into the ink. Love the effect it gives when the water removes the ink!


And since I added so many snowflakes on this card, I'm also entering it into the Simon Says Stamp challenge.


That's it for me today. I've been enjoying my time off work this week and getting lots of things done. I still need to make more Christmas cards and am so happy I found some mojo today - it's been missing all week! 

Thanks for the visit and have a great weekend! :) 

36 comments:

CinnamonSally said...

Such a pretty card Barb love the soft colours!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love how you used the colors Barb!

Donna Bowman said...

Such a gorgeous card Barb! I love to read about your process! Thanks so much for playing at The Play Date Cafe this week!

Jeanette M. said...

Gorgeous card, Barb! Love the colours.

walchowDesign said...

Such a pretty card and love how you used the color challenges on the card, Barb!

Nancy K said...

oh wow, I love what you've done with this color palette, Barb! Those snowflakes look so elegant.
I love the festive look of your blog!

paula said...

Barb your card is stunning. I love everything about it. So glad you are enjoying your time off & that Mr Mojo has come back.

Cindy C. said...

Such beautiful card Barb! So fun to see how the themes of each challenge plays into the creation process!

Sue said...


Hello Barb
Your muted tones are a mix of warm and cool shades; grayed-down and exhibit a low key, yet natural complexity, this palette and card is beautiful.
Smiles:)
Sue

Rachel W K said...

your card is beaaaaaaautiful, i love all the liquid pearls and embossing. its so soft and peaceful :) Thanks for playing in the play date cafe!
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Martha said...

OH, Barb, I agree! Those are some lovely colors, and you've used them SO beautifully on your gorgeous card!

Enjoy your snow-free days!
We've been having some lovely weather...in the 70s and 80s.

HUGS!

Martha said...

Barb, I meant to also say, I love your festive blog header! :-)

-♥-

joy said...

Hi, Barb! These are the kind of snowflakes I love to see - on a card instead of on my driveway or the roads! :*) I do like to see the trees and ground covered when it first comes down.

I love he soft colors and the way you used the distress inks/mists for your card. So pretty!! Good luck in the challenges.

Lin said...

These colors are wonderful together, Barb - your card shows them off beautifully!

Maureen Morton said...

You found mojo and MORE! You used these colors beautifully for a unique holiday card, Barb. So glad that you get some time off before the Christmas crunch. Hugs!

Sue McRae said...

The snowflakes are so pretty in these colours Barb and I love the subtle shimmer.

Virginia L. said...

BEAUTIFUL take on the color challenge! I love love how you stamped the snowflakes! AWESOME job, Barb!

Elizabeth Allan said...

These snowflakes dance with colorful happiness!

Lynn said...

I love the soft color palette...perfect for your design Barb! Hope you are off through the weekend too!!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Love those soft colors and your snowflake is beautiful Barb!

Karen B. said...

Be still my heart. This card is drop dead gorgeous!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your snowflake card, Barb! Such pretty colors!! And now we have some real snowflakes falling to make it :) Hope you have a crafty weekend - we have our chorus holiday show but I hope to get some cards made too. Happy holidays if I don't get to talk to you!

Judy1223 said...

Such lovely colors, such pretty snowflakes!

Lisa Carroll said...

Barb, this is beaUUUtiful! That color scheme really lends itself well to snowflakes, I LOVE it! Such a fab design, too. :) Thanks for paticipating in our "Snowflakes" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog! xx

Greta said...

I love snowflake cards & boy is this one beautiful! Glad you've had a good time off, Barb!

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE this....Such Great Colors together!! I'm working on a card right now with the Blue and Kraft but added a little red...now I wish I had kept it to Blue and Kraft!! xo

Mary Ann Potter said...

A beautiful card! You have such inspiring work here.

Dawn said...

this is simply fabulous Barb. Love the colours of your snowflakes.

Jackie Rockwell said...

So soft and PRETTY, love this color combo for a wintery feel!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous, Barb! I love these colours for a Christmas card - wintery, but warm at the same time. :-)

Bernadet Rodakowski said...

Great technique - the whole composition is really nice!

Bernadet
bernadetscraftblog.blogspot.com

donna mikasa said...

Love the non traditional colors for Christmas! So beautiful and soothing! I'm trying to find the matching snowflake for that die--thanks for sharing!

Brenda said...

I am in love with these colours Barb and I adore your snowflake filled card! I wish I could find some time to play with this challenge this week but time is just used up with so many other things! Sending you hugs!

mypapercraftworld said...

Wow, the Perfect Pearl water is fabulous and what inspiration to use it to stamp into the inked die cut ... love it! Anita in France :)

Jocelyn Olson said...

So beautiful! The background stamping is gorgeous, and the Perfect Pearls stamping--whoa. I love it!

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful card, just love the blue palette!

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