Friday, July 25, 2014

Snow Dance

     Gasp!  Can you believe it?  A Christmas card!  I'm horribly bad about putting off my Christmas card making til the season is upon us. So what prompted me to create this one?...last weeks Stamping Bella photo inspiration.

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     I've used Stamping Bella's "Frostier".  There has been so much buzz in the crafting world over water coloring lately I decided to give it a try on this image.  I really like how it turned out.  I used Distress inks to color with.
     This is my first time using the poinsettia die.  It's hard to see in the photo but I covered the holly berries with Glossy Accents.

     Hope you enjoyed the card.  You can find those of my team mates over at Blogabella.
     Here's the challenge for next week's Bellarific Friday.

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I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments--Christmas in July
Crafting For All Seasons--Christmas
Little Red Wagon--Christmas
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations--Christmas in July
Craft Your Passion--Christmas in July
Christmas Card Challenges--Christmas with option of Photo inspiration
Come and Get It--Christmas in July
The Corrosive Challenge--Christmas in July

     Have a wonderful weekend!

Paper--Making Memories "Believe", Bazzill, Recollections, Strathmore 140 lb. watercolor paper
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Frostier", sentiment from Hero Arts
Ink--Jet Black Stazon, Versamark, Distress inks, Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Tools--Stampin' Up Ticket Corner punch, Martha Stewart holly punch, Poppystamps Small Blooming Poinsettia die
Miscellaneous--Glossy Accents, Yellow Stickles, Ranger Bridal Embossing Tinsel, music paper clip from Staples


Lisa Lara said...

AHmazing watercoloring Tracy.

Lisa Minckler said...

It has taken me forever to leave a comment because I can't stop going back to your card and looking and unfortunately I am the worst at multitasking! The water coloring on this is gorgeous. The shadowing looks wonderful and your poinsettia is beautiful. I can definitely see the gloss. What a terrific Christmas card Hick!!

Cindy H. said...

Wow, this is an awesome Christmas card! Watercoloring?...amazing!!

Geri said...

Oh, I LOVE the results of your water coloring here, Tracy! It really looks beautiful...I love the natural variations of it. It's an absolutely gorgeous card! That image is one of the sweetest Christmas images I've seen! Adore it all my dear!

KimCreate said...

Oh, this came out so beautiful! LOVE the water coloring and that poinsettia die! Gorgeous papers, that red stripe pops!~

Sarah said...

Oh my, the watercoloring is amazing! So perfect for a wintery card. Love those beautiful papers and the image is so sweet!

Sue said...

This is stunning Tracy. Your water colouring of that cute image is wonderful. I love the papers and beautiful poinsettia too.
Hugs Sue xx

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Beautiful colouring fabulous card . Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

Jinny Newlin said...

So, so sweet! Gosh, this is just the kind of "cool" we need on this scorching hot day. Love your palette, and that little treble clef clip is the perfect finishing touch!

Bunny said...

Hey, Tracey. This is a great image. I love the bird holding the snowman's hands. You did a great job watercoloring. Your layout and DP is perfect with the treble clef embellishment. Nice job. Thank you for joining Come And Get It challenge. Bunny-DT

JanR said...

Wonderful card! Such a sweet image and I love the papers and design. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Chrissy said...

Fantatic water colouring Tracey..I love your snowman an his birdie friend..what an awesome Christmas card.


Helena (Gvendalen) said...

So lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenges. hugs, Helena

Julie Temple said...

Adorable Image and I love the layout! THe Treble Clef is a great accent! Thanks for joining the Christmas in July at Come and Get It this week!

scrappymo! said...

This card is part of the buzz now as that is such beautiful watercolouring!
Wonderful image and card!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Two great cards today and this snowman looks so cuddly and friendly. Love the papers.

La Papera Gialla said...

Oh! That's lovely! Your watercoloring is superb!
Thanks for entering our Christmas Card Challenges this week!
Monica - CCC DT

Meighan Wheller said...

A fabulous Christmas image and love the colouring! Wonderful work Tracy. Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It and we hope you will join us again. Meighan DT

Unknown said...

Awesome card Tracy! Love how you watercoloured your adorable snowman. I'd say, keep them coming, your Christmas cards! ;-) Hugs, Ira
Ira’s Crea Corner

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow this is just coloured and designed so wonderfully. The snow on the snowman looks so real.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

wendipooh13 said...

great layers and love the poinsettias!!! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

Dilyana said...

This is just amazing, Tracy! Your water coloring is perfect and this adorable image makes me dream of Christmas right in the middle of summer :)

Ros Crawford said...

Love love love your water colouring! Such a gorgeous card!!

Becky said...

Awesome card and awesome coloring

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful card.Love the layout and traditional colours.Your water colouring turned out beautifully.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x

Stamping With Bibiana said...

great card
Hugs from California

debby4000 said...

Wonderful snowman card.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

so cute!!!!

Heidi said...

Gorgeous card!
Your colouring is beautiful:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Unknown said...

Beautiful, thank you for joining our current challenge over at
Sandie (Aud Sentiments DT)

Gale said...

Beautiful Christmas card Tracy. Love the image and your water coloring is great. Thanks for playing along with us at Going Grey With Scrap-Creations in our "Christmas in July Challenge" and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

Audrey Pettit said...

That image is just the sweetest, and your layering is absolutely amazing here, Tracy! LOVE your water coloring, too. I am such a sucker for snowmen! This guy is melting my heart! :)

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Well done for getting a festive card done!! Love the watercolour effect from the Distress Inks - looks fab, makes me want to practice more with mine now :)

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! This is amazing, and your first time with that one, wholly molly!!!!

Jani said...

Adorable card and great coloring!
Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
Jani x

Kim said...

such a gorgeous card Tracy and your watercolouring looks amazing! fabulous.
Kim x