Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Paper Smooches Guest Designer: there's snow one like you shaker!



post 1 of 2 for today...click HERE for my Chickaniddy Crafts project!




It's week 3 of my time as the Guest Designer for Paper Smooches!



I'm sharing one of my cards that I made for this week:



Gah, that little snowgirl is so cute!  She is from the Cool Dudes set and she makes me smile everytime I see her!

So, I love this whole mixed media stuff but I generally don't do much in that style.  This is as mixed media as I get.  I really am more of a clean & simple designer {you can still achieve clean & simple with layers, colors & patterns, right?!}.  

I'm a big fan of using Strathmore watercolor paper.   That's what my base is.  I loaded it up with water and used my Fireworks inks in Bahama Blue & Bamboo.  

Do you see the white 'snowballs'?!


I used the circular shapes in the Cute Fruit set!

They've been stamped and heat embossed in white on top of the inky goodness.

I stamped the snowgirl and the sentiment on a vellum panel and heat embossed in black.  The girl has been colored with copics on the opposite side of the vellum.  

I tossed in some super sweet heart sequins that magically coordinated with the snowgirl!

Can you tell that I used gold thread to stitch on the vellum panel and create a fun shaker card?

Whaddya think?!

I'd love for you to pop over to the Paper Smooches blog to see my other card that I created...it's very much clean & crisp!

Thanks so much for stoppin' by!



27 comments:

Lynn said...

I'm right there with you on being a clean and simple girl...your cas mixed media is fabulous Amy!

Annette Allen said...

I really really really love this card.. so totally CUTE.. that snowman just makes me happy..

Vanessa said...

So so cute, Amy!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

so clever.. and love that you're not going to have any run away sequins :)

Lee-Anne said...

Oh my, this is simply adorable...right down to those sweet heart sequins, Amy!

Deepti said...

Congratulations on ur GD, ur card looks so beautiful and soft. Its a candy to my eye :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

So freakin adorable! That font is total fun!

Shelly said...

Absolutely, ADORABLE!!! LOOOOOVE it!

Audrey Pettit said...

OMGosh, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Adorable, Amy! Absolutely adorable!

I Card Everyone said...

I love your designs Amy... no mixed media in my craftroom either. I do admire others' work, but wouldn't know where to begin! This is adorable.. we could certainly build a snowman here today! Yikes, about 12 inches on the ground - and rising!!
=] Michele

Rubeena I. said...

this is so cute!!!! look at you being quite busy ;)

Yuki said...

Super cute card! Love the vellum shaker element and the little snowgirl :)

Laura Norris said...

WOW! This is so awesome. Great idea to turn it into a shaker. Love the colors!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Oh my gosh! This is the sweetest card, Amy! I love everything about it. :)

Anonymous said...

So cute! Love the background!!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, so cute! I love this!

wendipooh13 said...

sooo pretty love the hearts and colors!!

donna mikasa said...

Cute, cute, love, love!

Tiziana Biagioli said...

I love so much ....beautiful colors
stupenda
XOXO

Ashley Horton said...

So cute Amy! Love that your card has a fun Bokeh effect!

Melissa said...

Congratulations on your GD spot!!! These cards are fantastic, Amy! :) I'm really loving that shaker card...something I STILL need to attempt! ;)

jessica said...

This is ADORABLE!!!!

Celeste Goff said...

Amy, this shaker card is just too adorable! Congrats on the guest spot!

Shona Chambers said...

Well done stepping out of your comfort zone!! This is super gorgeous and love that little snowgirl. LOVE the gold thread you used (you can never have enough gold...) and that you used vellum for a shaker card. I've never tried this idea, must give it a go when I can work out where my sewing machine is hiding.....

Jessi Fogan said...

That snowgal is just too cute! I love the watercolouring - the vellum layer over top just accents it so perfectly - and the hearts? Squee!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Super cute card!!!

Kim S said...

Your venture into mixed media is wonderful! Such a soft background for the little snowgirl.