Monday, December 13, 2010

tiddly inks challenge #31


this challenge was to make a card inspired by my favorite christmas song. my favorite is Let It Snow. i love snow for christmas. it doesn't feel like christmas without the white fluffy stuff on the ground. so here is my card.
i used a lot of different techniques here. i made a slider with a snowflake. i used acetate & embossed it with my cuttlebug snowflake folder & covered some mme papers & the harmony at home digi image which i colored with my tim holtz distress inks & some perfect pearls. then i used the home sweet home image & used more tim holtz inks & perfect pearls to color it. i used my copic to color the door & window frames. i cut out the windows & used some liquid pearls to bring in a different feel to the house. then i used picket fence stickles to create snow on the tree & ground. i used a cotton ball for smoke for the chimney. & finally i used a facet to put in the words "oh the weather outside is frightful". i am hoping that i was able to give you a feel of a cold wintry day.

i had to also add the next line inside the card because i love cozying up next to the fireplace after being outside in the cold weather. i made the fireplace using the texture fade brick wall & some distress inks by tim holtz. the cats are tiddly images. i made the rug from k & company christmas paper. i used stickles for the fire. i used flower soft for the mantel shrubbery & a star punch & martha stewart glitter for the stars.

i will probably use this card as a cover for a memory album for my christmas visit to my parents' house. i try my hardest to capture all my visits with my parents to make sure that these days will be remembered.  i know that everyone does the same, but for me it is especially important since my mother has alzheimer's & in so many years she won't remember these days & i need something to show to my kids the fun times they had with her. maybe i will post what the finished album will look like.

6 comments:

jenlynnie said...

on the snowflake it says "Let it snow!"

Nancy said...

You totally rocked this card...I sooooooo love all of the techniques you used...I'm a technique junkie myself, so I can really appreciate all of the hard work you've done....AWESOME card!!!!

Hugs
Nancy

mforquer said...

Oh I love the Tiddly house and the twirling snowflake!!! So fabulous - thanks for playing this week at Tiddly Inks!
hugs
M

Christy/Tiddly Inks Digitals said...

Oh, wow...now that is a lot of work and they both turned out lovely. :)

DonnaMundinger said...

OMg!!!! I ADORE THIS! You've used such a great combination of images to tell the story. Thanks for joining the Tiddly Inkers this week. xxD

P.S. You're so right to capture the memories. My Dad died of Alzheimer's so I know what you're going through. Cherish every one! Big hugs!

Stamping Cafe said...

OMG... what an awesome card, love all the amazing details!! Thanks for joining the Tiddly Inkers!

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