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9/27/2015

September Rudolph Day Snow Couple

Good evening. We had a quiet, but rather rainy & cool weekend. Finished up a card for the September Rudolph Day, while doing some other things that are in progress. Here is the Rudy Day card:


- Impression Obsession Cling G7683, colored with copics; Spica pens (on the scarf fringes) and WoS.
Stickles Star Dust was spread around the base of the couple for the snow. Die cut prior to coloring with a Sue Wilson die from the Noble Collection.  The falling snow was from some bits of silver circles that were found in a Starform trim.

- HLS Mixed Christmas Sentiment set inked with versamark, heat embossed with Judikins Aegean Silver which created a glistening look. Used a class-leftover Starform Sticker to add a skinny border on the tag. Should have had the snow couple up just a tad, as the sentiment had to be tucked under - doesn't show quite as well as I'd like.

-  Canson Mixed Media weight paper card front; inked several sizes of snowflake stamps and heat embossed with Ranger's Snowflake EP. (this did not give a silvery look, so when time to do the sentiment, changed to the Aegean Silver, which is very pretty). Sprayed Tattered Angels spray (found in our local Tuesday Morning for $2.49 - a good buy) had no name on it. The liquid is a pale blue, but if shaken, has a pretty silvery-blue shine. Oversprayed with BoBunny Frost, a bit of a darker blue, then resprayed the Tattered Angels again. Since it was 'on sale', I half expected the nozzle to be clogged, but it worked ok. Then while the piece was still wet, sprinkled some Cobalt Blue Brusho crystals over it, and used the Ranger Spritzer tool to move the puddles around. Liked the contrast of the darker background with the paler focal piece.

Why not add one more Christmas Card to your stash, and join in the fun over at September's Rudolph Day Challenge. There is a sparkling Memory Box snowflake for some lucky entry. Oops-- my mistake. There are TWO prizes this month!

We are heading to Florida on Tuesday, if we can get our ducks in a row tomorrow. Were not sure until the last minute if we'd make the trip. Thanks for joining me this evening, and have a great week.
Hugs.

55 comments:

KT Fit Kitty said...

Such a sweet Rudolph Day card, Mary! I love snowmen! Your background looks amazing!

jimlynn said...

So cute! Love, love, love that blue Brusho background! The image is so cute and your coloring is wonderful. Really like the way the sentiment is tucked under the framework too.
Lynn

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wonderful card Mary, love the soft colouring very tastefully made. Great you see you encouraging us to join in too, dear friend,
hugs Shaz in Oz.x

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dutchess said...

What a pair of cute snowmen Mary....love your fabulous background you really are the queen of colour!....have a great break away and have a good rest! Xxxxxx

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW this is adorable
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Jenelle said...

Just gorgeous! I love the background and the snowmen are beautifully colored! The little birds are so cute!

Jane Willis said...

Lovely card - beautiful colouring and a gorgeous background
Jane

scrappymo! said...

Oh Mary
This looks fabulous! That background is brilliant...both in colour and in construction! Thanks for the tips on how to get that brilliance of colourburst.
Your image is adorable and I really liked the way you added the silver peel off strip under the sentiment.

Thanks for taking part in the September Rudolph Days Challenge.

Maxine D said...

Mary this is gorgeous - love all the sparkle :-)
Blessings
Maxine

LesleyG said...

Cute snowcouple and bluebirds, go so well with the fab background, and I like the tucked under sentiment :) xxx

Sue said...

Fab card.

Hope you make it to Florida. Sue

Sammy said...

Oh how sweet! Such a stunning background, and those snowpeople are simply adorable! Such beautiful colours too.

Kath said...

A lovely card - your snow couple are so cute!
Kath x

Dr Sonia S V said...

Just dropping by once again to say I dropped in via the Rudolph Challenge
Cheers
Dr Sonia
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KandA said...

Fabulous card. Super background and I love those snowmen xx

Pat said...

An adorable snow couple Mary and so beautifully coloured and sitting on a pretty shaped die cut mat. I love those gorgeous sparkly snowflakes on that wonderful blue background too. I hope you manage to get to Florida. x

Shona Erlenborn said...

Oooh! What a smashing little image for sure - beautifully colored Mary! Super die cut too, and your stunning background, really makes this cute couple pop!

Hazel said...

Mary, another sweet cute card. It's inlike you not to be looking forward to your trip to see family. Hazel x

Whisper said...

Aaaah i have such a soft spot for snowmen and these two are just so cute and a fabby layout too, Luv Sam x

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, wow wow!!! I like so much your snowmen and their colours, the sparkling frame and the sentiment, but above all I LOVE your background!!! It's just wonderful!! The embossed snowflakes pop out so gorgous from the blue tones of the base!! The Cobalt Blue is really fabulous!! This background gives a stunning look to your card!!
You have made a lot of work for it, but you have an excellent result!
Hugs, my friend, have a sweet Monday!

Linby said...

What a great background, must try mixing my brushos with other mediums too. A lovely cute card.
Linby x

Donna Hanley said...

I can't decide if I like the background or the image best, so I'm just going to say the entire card is scrumptious. Love everything about it.

Pippa said...

Love your snow people Mary! Have a great trip.

Gail said...

wonderful card! Have a great time in Florida!

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous card Mary!
Thank You~

Sandy said...

Oh Mary - this is wonderful - I love snow people - you know that old song. "there are no people like snow people they smile even when they melt. No where will you get that special feeling than when your feeling his frosty face ---"

I collect snowmen stamps - wouldn't ya know!
Sandy xx

Faith A said...

What friendly happy snowmen, love the background so much movement, lovely colours. The sentiment is fine as it is.

Barb said...

Mary I love your card. That background is stunning and what a super cute image. Sorry I've been absent for a while and glad to be catching up again. Barbxx

Jacee said...

I'm lovin' this image Mary, aren't they the cutest! the background is gorgeous, such a lovely colour, a really fabulous festive card.
hugs Jacee
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rachel said...

wonderful work mary ... great card!!!! hugs rachel xx

Bonnie said...

Not only is the snow couple gorgeous, but the background is too! Love those snowflakes with the sprayed background and as always your coloring is impeccable!

Veerle said...

Gorgeous card Mary, love that background.
Hugs, Veerle x

Sarah said...

Love this gorgeous card Mary, such cute snowy peeps!! Have a safe journey xx

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card, fabulous image and brilliant background.

Kath x

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
what a wonderful Rudolf card.
I love that fab cute image, and it's coloured so perfectly too.
I spy one of your very super crafted backgrounds too, and the colour is fab, and so vibrant.
Super design as always.
Hope you enjoy your time away, and you have a safe journey.
Love and biggest hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Pia S said...

You've certainly obtained a great effect with your mists and brusho, the colors blend beautifully and make a beautiful night sky background for your cute snowmen. I really like the shape of the image and the silver shine from the sentiment and stamped snowflakes.

pam said...

wonderful snow people Mary on a fantastic background, love the colour.
Hugs Pam x

Jean said...

I love your cute snow couple Mary, and the blue snowflake background looks gorgeous. You are right about the contrast.
Hope you have a safe journey tomorrow and enjoy your visit.
Jean x

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card!!

Kim Heggins said...

ADORRRR-able!!!! Just love your sweet snow couple, they are as sweet as can be! And your coloring is shear perfection and what an amazing background! Just love this card!

Carol L said...

I don't know if the snowmen are the cutest, or if it's those adorable blue birds, but it's all looking adorable! And on my goodness, that background looks amazing!!! Beautiful card!

SARN said...

That's a fab festive make Mary. Love the inky background and the cute snowmen image.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

cotnob said...

Such a fabulous Christmas card Mary, an adorable snow couple and beautiful blues.
Pauline
x

Stampsnob. said...

I really like these images they are so loving your card is very nice the colors perfect......Lis

crafty-stamper said...

cute image and love the brushos background-I have just bought some but my first attempt was a bit heavy handed lol
Carol x

Hettie said...

Awwwww. Gorgeous card there Mary. These snowpeople are so cute.
Have a great trip.
Hugs
xx

Liz said...

Just gorgeous, Mary! I love those adorable snowmen and the background is stunning. xx

nwilliams6 said...

Soooo cute!!! Great coloring and spraying and everything - you really did a wonderful job on this!! Hugz

Mrs A. said...

This is a sweet image and love the colours you have chosen for it. Beautifully coloured. hugs Mrs A.

Loll said...

Sweet! LOVE the background with the bright blue and pretty embossed snowflakes. ADORABLE snow couple ... perfectly coloured as always, Mary! :) xx

JennyH said...

Lovely card Mary, such a sweet image : )

Charlene said...

What a beautiful snowman card! Snowmen are my absolute favorite!!! I hope all is well with you Mary! The weather here is finally cooling off...and that means 90 degrees lol! I still haven't had surgery, but have lost 70 pounds in 6 months!

Anita in France said...

Wht an adorable couple, Mary ... and so beautifully coloured ... so sweet! Hope you're having a great trip! Hugs, Anita :)

~Tammy~ said...

Beautifully colored! Love the sweet image!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Such a sweet card. That snow couple looks so cozy there.