Thursday, December 18, 2008

Just Because

Just because - it's snowing and very cold - I decided to go with a warm looking design on my card for the SCS card sketch challenge this week.

The back ground was done with distress ink in faded jeans and then spritzed with water. The main image is done in Le Plume II markers to stamp - and a little huffing. The dragonfly is done the same way, cut out and made to fly on the card.

Distress ink in faded blue
Le Plume II markers
Stardust gel pen (wings of dragonfly)
Pink and white card stock
White brads
Stamps - Sentiment from TAC, flowers and dragonfly from Inkadinkado
Palette Noir ink

It's been snowing heavily for two days now! Here are a few pictures I took to show all the pile up.

We actually got a total of 6 inches on Wednesday and another couple inches expected as I'm typing this.

Why do dogs just love to plow their faces into the snow? They get so happy and full of energy when it snows. Just like they do right after a bath! LOL! It's like they have taken a happy pill!

This is the tree in front of my yard. Here in Washington, we normally get just a dusting of snow every year and it melts rather quickly. Now and then we'll get a good dumping (like about every 7 to 10 years) and never right before Christmas. So this is a treat - however it sure is making driving awful! Luckily I can work from home!

Well, where ever you are, I hope that you are warm, safe and busy with last minute Christmas preparations!


kellyrae, angelhood 3 said...

LOVE the card. That spritz and flick technique is fabulous. Isn't it great how a little water takes your project to the next level?

nic_d said...

I love your cheery card! Sounds like you all got quite a snow. A good day for crafting and sipping some hot chocolate!

Tonya Williams said...

Neat card...never thought about spritz with water. I love it! We are getting ice here so I know about the crappy driving in the yall I think we are getting our "bad winter" season this year.

Stampin' Meg said...

Really pretty card,Laurie. Hey- do you know what is up with ASB?
Is Anne going to re-open it?It really just kinda pooped out which is so sad because it was so hopping before.

Sarah said...

Beautiful card! The flowers are or so dainty and pretty and I really like the layout. Your snow pictures are beautiful as well. Stay warm!

Sarah G.

"Jany" said...

I really like your card! It is so fresh not to see another Christmas card. lol. Love what you did with tha stamp set and the background techniche.

PawsN2Stamp said...

Beautiful card and color combo!!!

How are you faring up north of me? The snow this year has been steady. I am glad I don't have to go anywhere in it.