Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Paper Sweeties January Challenge

Hi Friends!  Happy New Year! Wow!  I have two posts today!!! Lots going on and fun places to play for you to start off the new year right!!    Today begins the latest challenge at the Paper Sweeties blog!    I've stepped down from the design team for 2014 but will continue to play along with the monthly challenges as an "alumni" designer!  

So how do you like this inspiration photo?  Some good things here right?  You can choose whatever inspires you from the photo - the colors, the image of the sweet little girl dressed up in her snow man princess costume (yes I did make that up just now), or certain elements that grab you. For me it was all about the snowman costume, which of course got me thinking about snowmen.   I haven't pulled this one out in a while and thought he's been ignored long enough!  The snowman and snowflakes are from the "Snow Friends" set that was released last winter. To create the background  I stamped the snowflakes randomly with versamark ink on white paper.   Next I  embossed them with clear embossing powder.  I blended blue and purple distress ink and then topped the snowflakes with gems.  The wavy snow mounds are hand cut and dipped in glitter.   Hey and check out my fringes on the scarf!  I made it with bits of twine attached to the back of the stamped image.
Want to see more Paper Sweeties projects? Here's a list of all the DT members (past and present) who are playing along today!

  Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Paper Sweeties
January Guest Designer:  Jill Norwood

We're all looking forward to seeing what you make for the challenge!  To health and happiness in 2014!

Cheers!








Supplies Used: Finished Size:  4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps:  Paper Sweeties Snow Friends, Friendship Warms the Heart, Wagon Add Ons 2
Card Stock:  PTI White
Ink:  Copic Markers, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Broken China, Dusty Concord, Clear Embossing Powder
Glitter, Glossy Accents, Gems, Twinery Maraschino

14 comments:

Marybeth said...

Jeanne this is too cute! I love what you did with this adorable little set. I am sure Debbie is happy to have you back each month. Your cards are too cute.

Jill Norwood said...

Jeanne this is precious! I love the background you created and the tassels on the scarf are so sweet! You always wow me my dear!!!!
Happy New Year!!!!
Hugs,
Jill

Annette Allen said...

so totally adorable.. Happy New Year

Charlene said...

Adorable Jeanne!!!!

Maria said...

Gorgeous background and embossed snowflakes! Love that snowman and the pops of red! What a beautiful wintery card...love it! Take care and Happy New Year to you and family!

Amber Kroening said...

This is amazing! Nice work!

artful-notions said...

Jeanne, he's a darling! Bright and frosty! Your snowy bank is perfect!

~Tammy~ said...

Oh my goodness! For reals this is just too cute! I love love that snowman too! I used him for the inspiration challenge too. I love your background!

Deborah said...

Awe I love snowmen and this one is so cute. I also love the touch of sparkly snow

Larissa Heskett said...

Such aSWEET card design!! THANKS so much for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

Annette Witherspoon ♥ said...

Hi Jeanne. Your snowman is adorable. I love how you used the twine to create fringe on the snowman's scarf! Brilliant idea!!

Lisa said...

Well now this is just adorable Jeanne!! I love the sparkle and the cute scene you created!!

Debbie said...

This little snowman couldn't be any sweeter, Jeanne -- all ready for some fun on a chilly winter day with his bright red sled!!!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, so sweet, Jeanne! LOVE that inky background and your glitter-topped hills! Adorable!