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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Frostina

I'd decided a couple of weeks ago I didn't want to do any weekly challenges because it was too quick of a turn around for me. I wasn't sure I could keep up with it. Wellllll... here I am on the heels of a win! ;) I won the DTBST #158 Challenge with my Breakfast at Tiffany's card. I was so freaking excited I went and made a card for the DTBST #159 Challenge! lol 

The theme to the current challenge is "Let it Snow"... brrrrr... I don't think so! I lived in Connecticut, Colorado and New Hampshire. It's beautiful to see... breath-taking to experience... but the only way I'd want to live somewhere it snowed again is if I was retired, didn't have to drive anywhere and had a never ending supply of crafting supplies. :) lol I think I can do a card for "Let it Snow" though... so long as it doesn't really...

I did use a Sassy Studio Designs image. It was a freebie a couple of weeks ago, Frostina. She's gonna be discontinued so if you like her, get to getting over there and get her! ;) lol 


I purchased some Copic markers recently from my pal, Bridgette. These are Ciaos and she's hooked on the Sketch. Well, I can see why! lol I didn't think the number and color on the ends would really make a difference... but guess what!?! They do! Either way, I was able to use new colors and I was just so happy about that! :) These are the colors I used for this image:


Blues: BG10, BG15
Hair: E31, E33, E35, E15
Skin tone and eyes: E00, E11, R20 and E31, E35

Here she is put all together:


I added some Stickles in Icicle to her skirt, scarf and band around the hat to give it some shimmer. I cut the frame with a template from HOTP out of card stock... TWICE! I thought I was gonna cry! :( I was terrifed I would cut way too crooked it would be noticeable and I'd have to start all over... but no tears were actually shed and here she is. :) I did maneuver and alter the frame a bit. The larger size was too big for the card and the smaller size was too small for the image... which is probably why it added to the tear potential! :-O lol I used rhinestones from Michael's $1 bins and flocked snow flakes paper from a package of specialty scraps from Hobby Lobby. 

I'm sitting here shivering in my craft room with the thermostat set at 72 degrees Fahrenheit and wish I were brave enough to crank it up some more ssooo... when I look at her, I kinda want to throw a coat on! lol ;) 

Since I made the decision to return to school, my son, Jay... handsome young man to the top right of the blog... who offered and is supporting his mother through nursing school... is responsible for paying all the bills. He did tell me to set it at a temperature I was comfortable at... he didn't want me to be cold... but... I don't want to get scared with an electric bill. It's our first winter in this house... the central heat kicks on A LOT! I want to see what kind of electric bill we are gonna see before I go all crazy! :)


Thanks for stopping by! I hope it's warm where you are! Please leave a comment so I'll know you were here! :)

6 comments:

  1. This is absolutely fabulous, love the image colours and layout. Congratulations on your win

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  2. Fabulous card, great image. Congrats on your win!
    xx

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  3. Hi Ema, This is absolutely stunning!!! I love the image, colours and embellishments you've used chick.
    huge hugs from your teamie, Lorraine xx

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  4. Congrats on your well-deserved win! LOVE this new card. The icy blues are just so gorgeous!! The glitter is the perfect touch. Beautiful! Thanks for playing along with Sassy Studio Designs!

    xx Star (SSD DT)

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