Thursday, December 18, 2008

Home Sweet....Somebody Else's Home!


This is where I want to be right now because at our house we are buried in 2 1/2 feet of snow that doesn't look like it's going to melt anytime soon! Normally I don't complain about our wonderful snowfalls as we don't get as much snow compared to most Canadian cities, however it is starting to hinder my last minute Christmas shopping! ...I might be a bit of a last minute shopper... but I'm not saying for sure *wink*



Earlier today while I sat here watching my husband shovel the driveway *snicker* I felt the need to create something bright and cheerful that felt like the beginning of Spring. This is what I came up with :) I used one of the new releases from Whipper Snapper Designs called Hello Neighbor and masked some of the images to create a fun little "forest" of trees behind the house. I pulled out my much loved Martha Stewart Fence punch and created a picket fence with some puffy white clouds and bright green blades of grass (most of which I ended up covering up!) Apparently it's all in the details for me even if you can't see them! lol



I tried to show you the Crystal Effects on the windows in this photo, but I didn't quite capture the shine as I had hoped...use your imagination :) Some of you know that this particular set of label's dies from Spellbinders doesn't come with a nesting set that has a smaller border. I created the chocolate chip border by eyeballing it and hoping for the best! lol

All of my images are watercoloured with an Aqua Painter and Stampin' Up! Re-Inkers that I specifically chose colours that would coordinate with the designer papers. I know...you probably recognize these papers from my last post, but I can't help it...honest! They were sitting next to me on my desk staring at me and silently whispering..."use me" *grin*

Just to reiterate that I would like to be in this card right now....



because this is what I am in for if I go outside! We have had another 18 inches of snow since this picture was taken! Brrr!


Card Recipe:

Stamps: Whipper Snapper Designs - Hello Neighbor
Paper: PTI White, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Scenic Route DP, Watercolour
Ink: Basic Black, Versa Mark, Always Artichoke, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Various Re-Inkers for Watercolouring
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Brads, Ribbon, Sponges, Dimensionals, Aqua Painter, Decorative Scissors, Cloud Stencil, Martha Stewart Fence Punch, Mat Pack, Piercing Tool, Embossing Powder, Crystal Effects

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14 comments:

Tracey said...

That is a lot of snow!! Yikes!!

I love your card!!

Shannan Teubner said...

Just gorgeous!

Ann said...

Hey, be thankful you have snow. We have a ton of ice right now (thankfully we still have power).

Beautiful card! I love your coloring and the dimension. :D

LLB said...

Hi Kim!
Love your card and all the beautiful details, but I have to say that snow is nasty! Here, in Maryland we're dealing with just rain...and I am sooo glad of that!

Sally said...

Love the card and the pictures of your snow is beautiful. We live in Northern Ohio so we get lots of snow too, but so far not much this year. Las night we had about 4 inches of ice. I'd rather have snow anyday.

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Kim, this is just beautiful!!!! Great coloring and dimension. WOW!!!! I would love to see some snow, but not that much. Yikes!!!!! Stay warm!!! Blessings to you!!!!

Sandra MacLean said...

Oh my gosh I love this card!!! It's fabulous Kim! Have a wonderful white Christmas! :D

Kay's Creative Corner said...

That's a lot of snow!! Your card is gorgeous!!!

Michelle said...

LOL ~ I posted that exact same picture on my blog!! Well, maybe not EXACTLY the same, but just as white :)

Jenny said...

Very cute card!! Love the wonderful coloring job you did on it. WOW... I guess since you have so much snow, you will get some time to stamp.

Shirley said...

Love your dimensions on this card and the beautiful artwork too! Lovely painting. I hear you on the snow scene, although it is lovely!

Jaspere said...

Beautifully colored and fantastic design

Amy said...

I seriously cant get past how wonderful your card is!

Laurie in MN said...

With -18 degrees in our area, can I visit you in the red house? I'll bring chocolate.