Tuesday, January 13, 2015

All That Glitters Is Snow



Hello Friends

Have you ever seen a stamp that you just absolutely love?? Well I did with this one. The minute I set eyes on this winter girl with her mittens and hot drink I knew I had to have her. She comes as part of one of the kit of the month's at Unity. I am not a member but they usually have a one time purchase of the kit of the month's so I jumped on it. Well actually my husband did, he bought me this one for my birthday which was right before we left for Scotland. This kit is called Warmth of Winter  and is the 12/14 KOM.

I finally got around to using her over the weekend. I had a million ideas for her when I ordered her but now I was stumped with what to do with her. I started off  just putting her down on paper. I heat embossed her with black embossing powder and painted her with my Peerless Watercolors. I absolutely love the way the colours of these paints all blend together. They are almost effortless for a novice like me :) I really want to take a paint class this year it is one of my goals for 2015.

 Once she was painted she sat on my counter for 2 days as I was stuck with what to do with her. Then I got the idea to put the trees behind her in white using white embossing powder. The trees are from the same stamp set which is really useful :)   I covered her up and stamped around her then when the trees were set I water coloured them. I wanted to finish off the card with some snow I wanted to use chunky glitter to make it really pop at the bottom. But I could not find my white chunky glitter anywhere so I had to make a quick trip to the craft shop for some.  I put some on the bottom then dotted some around the background of the card. I was really happy with the way it turned out the glitter really makes the card pop. I am just loving the chunky glitter look lately.

 I them remembered I had bought a Crafter's Companion magazine while I was home and It came with a free stamp set. This is one of the sentiments I used from it  -  All that glitters is snow.  I just love it! It did happen to snow here yesterday so it was a perfect fit for my card. I stamped it on to a wee bit of vellum and heat embossed it with white embossing powder just to finish off my card.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I hope you love my card as much as I do :)

Stay tuned to my blog in the coming weeks. I am going to be having a wee giveaway on here for all of my readers. I bought way too many craft things over the last few months so I thought I would share some of them with you guys n girls :)

Mandi xox

Supplies - Unity Stamp Company KOM Warmth of Winter, Crafters Companion Free Stamps, VersaMark Ink, Black and White embossing powder, Vellum, Peerless Watercolors , Glitter Card & White card base.

Challenges I would like to enter
Craft Stamper Take it Make It  - Take a Stamp
Unity Be Inspired Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wed Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday - Inky Background
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes
That's Crafty Challenge Blog  - Blue
Crafting By Designs  - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations  - New (stamp)
Eureka Stamps - Baby It's Cold Outside
Friends With Flair

38 comments:

  1. Vibrant beautiful colors. I hope you will be back again really soon. Thank you so much for taking time to post your lovely art with us.
    Blessings
    Carole
    Word Art Wednesday

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  2. WOW! Gorgeous coloroing, Beautiful card!

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  3. Beautiful card, I love the bright colors! Thank you so much for joining us at Eureka, stay warm!

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  4. love the bright image against the snowy background. Thank you for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps. Mary DT

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  5. This is beautiful! So vibrant and happy! Thanks so much for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

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  6. Beautiful card, nice range of techniques used too x

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  7. Gorgeous card ..... love the bright colours! Thansk for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge ..... good luck! Linda xx

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  8. I love this image too and they way you've colored it up and added the trees in the background is just stunning!

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  9. Love the white trees on the blue background. Beautiful card!

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  10. Gorgeous card Mandi, what a lovely stamp. Thanks for joining in the Craft Stamper challenge. Elizabeth x

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  11. This card is incredible! Thanks for joining us at the CS Take It Make It Challenge. Wishing you the best. Off to Pin this beauty!

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  12. Stunning card Mandi. This is one of my favourite images too. I haven't inked her yet . Thanks for listingthe techniques.

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  13. I saw you on Unity FWF
    This is so nice, I love the image of the girl with the hot drink and your colors are amazing
    Have a Blessed day, DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

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  14. This is gorgeous! My favorite ciloring of her I've seen yet!

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  15. THIS is stunning. Like jaw-dropping stunning! You are an artist in true sense. That whole scene you created is breathtaking and I also love that the sentiment is stamped on vellum. Perfect! I am your newest follower :)
    Beth
    Beth's Beauties

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  16. I DO love your card!!! Love how you painted the image and the background is fabulous!! Love the sentiment, too, and stamped on vellum was a brilliant finisher for this wonderful card!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  17. Gorgeous card!! Makes me dream of a snow day!

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  18. She looks beautiful with all of the snow and pretty background Mandi. Lovely creation. :)

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  19. This is such a stunning design ... gorgeous!

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  20. This is just beautiful! I love the bright, vibrant colors and the wonderful scene you have created. Gorgeous work!

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  21. Gorgeous card! The coloring is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Really gorgeous card and I adore the colour palette you've used on that wonderful stamped image! Thank you so much for sharing your project and for joining us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! :)

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  23. Beautiful card, great job painting her and I love the tree background too. Thanks for joining us this week for our Baby its Cold Outside Challenge at Eureka Stamps.
    Karal

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  24. Mandi so eye catching! Saw on FB. Love how you used these stamps!

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  25. Absolutely stunning!! I love the background and that sentiment. Oh my, Mandi. Love your work lady.

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  26. Great card! The background is just stunning!!! Thanks for joining us at Eureka for our "Baby, It's Cold Outside" challenge! Hope to see you again soon!!!

    Kathy - Eureka DT

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  27. She is just amazing! When I saw the tree line in the kit, I just squealed. They had asked a bit ago on FB what we would like to see, and a tree line was one of my requests. Love this stamp!

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  28. I love the bright colours on your card!
    I'm sorry to be late on commenting for Artistic Inspirations. I'd like to thank you to joining us.
    Hugs, Maja DT

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  29. Mmmmm...love Mandi, adore your cards ...so happy you joined in at Craft Stampers Take it, Make it challenge xoxo

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  30. wow...love this. the colors and background are amazing. Thanks for playing along♥

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  31. Wow , gorgeous card, loving the background and your colouring.. Now I want a warm drink! ❤️

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  32. So pretty! Love that kit - didn't get it, but drooled over it enough:)

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