Saturday, 5 January 2013

Embrace Winter

Good morning....hope you have all recovered from the Christmas rush and ringing in the New Year. 
I have had such a busy week, so glad I had time to play along with a few of the challenges today.  I made this card by masking an oval, stamping the sleigh image from Serendipity Stamps, then sponged on Distress ink.  I coloured the sleigh using Copic markers, then added the piercing to define the scene.  The sentiment is from Penny Black.  By leaving the bkg. neutral, I think the sled really shines through.
I am playing along with the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast; Serendipity Winter Birthday challenge (made this for a friend's birthday coming up) and the CASology 'NEW' challenge (this is a new stamp I got just before Christmas).
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.  Have a great weekend.

Supplies:  stamps; Penny Black, Serendipity Stamps/ Copics/ Distress ink/ Memento black/ twine/ piercing tool

18 comments:

  1. Wow Karen - I agree, this beautiful sled really stands out!! Love the simple frame and paper piercing - beautifully done!
    Hugs,
    Audrey

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  2. I agree, the neutral background makes the sled pop! Great masking job! Thanks for joining in on the fun at CASology this week!

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  3. Karen, wow you really made your sled so beautiful. I love all of the wonderful detail in your card and it makes a sweet birthday for a friend.

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  4. Fantastic framing with the colour and piercing, Karen, and I love that the twine picks up the cord on the sled! Anita :)

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  5. Wow, just gorgeous Karen - love that sled and the way you created the wonderful frame! Thanks so much for joining us for the Serendipity stamps blog challenge :)

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  6. Karen your sled looks so authentic! Beautiful card.

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  7. Gorgeous masking and inking! Thanks for playing along with CAsology this week!

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  8. Karen I love the way you colored the sled and the distressed oval with dots. Great idea to make this a ...thinking of you card! Beautiful ,Karen and thank you for playing in the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog!

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  9. This is so beautiful - I love the rustic looking sled and the colours you chose are perfect for the image. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

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  10. beautiful card, karen... the masking is amazing and really does make the central image shine!! thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  11. Hi Karen - this is one of my favorite SS images - so nostalgic and reminds me of good times as a kid! Your coloring is beautiful and I love the piercing - it really makes this extra special!

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  12. You have made me want to break out my sled stamp Karen! What beautiful shading you have done...and I really like the piercing you did around the oval...absolutely perfectly done! How neat that you could use this beautiful card for three challenges!

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  13. Karen, I had to do a double-take to realize this was done by masking! Such beautiful depth and colors on your card, I love this sweet scene! So glad you got to play with your new stamp this week for CASology's challenge!

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  14. So clean and crisp---- absolutely LOVELY!

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  15. Happy New Year, Karen! I hope 2013 is good to you and your family! I love this beautiful, clean and simple design.

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  16. Karen, congratulations on your beautiful card design - so glad to see your was chosen- it's wonderful!
    Carol Parker

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