08 November 2010

cardinal snow



This card holds a bit of a special place in my heart... it might actually become the Christmas cards we give out to our family this year, but the one below is part of a set of them I made for an upcoming craft fair...

Growing up, our backyard was a small forest. I love how the bright red cardinals stand out against the white snow in the winter :) Brings back fond memories! I think I'm finally starting to find my "style" as a card maker, and CAS is definitely it! Hehe- this card is probably a perfect example of that!

I started out with the great JustRite stamp, did a little coloring with good ol' colored pencils and some markers and gems for the berries, topped it off with a little embossing powder that I left dry to act as soft glittery snow :) <-- click on the photo, you can see the snow much better!

.: Challenges :.
Pile It On #44- winter animals {cardinal}
MMSC78- sketch {on the page, the sketch to the right}
SSCC#64- weather {snow on the roof}

.:. materials :. {paper} Georgia-Pacific, {stamp} JustRite, {ink} Stazon, {coloring} Crayola colored pencils, Staedtler marker, {embellies} Recollections gems, Stampendous embossing powder

4 comments:

  1. Hello Shawna - this is gorgeous, that image is so adorable! I am loving this - it is great to see you play along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - we would love to see you again next week! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda MMSC Design Team

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  2. Shawna, what a beautiful image! Your clean and simple look is just stunning with your cardinal. Thanks so much for joining us for this Midnight Madness's Sketch Challenge and we hope you join us again next week!
    Hugs,
    Marsha
    MMDT-GD

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  3. This is CAS and simply beautiful! I love this image and your CAS approach is just lovely!!! Glad to know you like that style.... be sure to come back Sun. for a challenge right up your alley! :) Thanks so much for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

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  4. Hello again Shawna - Love it! Thanks you for joining is at the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge this week!! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda SSIC Design Team

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God bless- Shauna