Thursday, February 10, 2011

Snow Much Fun!!

As I watch yet another snow storm drop about five inches on top what we had last week, it just seemed to make sense that I would color another of Sassy Cheryl's fun snowmen.  This image called "Dance In the Snow" is so fun and happy, even though I think many folks around here aren't finding anything fun or happy about another round of snow days and road closings.  (Someone told be back in November that the Farmer's Almanac predicted this to be a mild winter.  Where?  In Hawaii??)  There is good news, though.  The temperatures should reach the 50's here next week.  Woo hoo!

Well, Cheryl's challenge this week is a color challenge that my friend Peggy set before us.  It's a great one!  Here is the picture she used for the colors:

The dp I used is from The Paper Studio and has wonderful coordinating pieces.  I like this one because of all the colors and the patchwork quilt motif.  I also used the new Beaded Circle die from Spellbinders.  It's a great look and works well, on this card, with the snowball embellies.

These happy dancers are colored with Copics.  It looks like they are doing the jitterbug, but with our sub-zero temperatures I would call it the "chatterbug".  Brrrrr!  For more fun be sure to check out the amazing projects by the Sassy Cheryl DT!

I am also putting this card in A Gem of a Challenge because I liked their sketch for this week. It's my first entry there.  After looking at that challenge, I like it, too.  Here is their sketch for this week:

They have a sensational blog hop going on to celebrate A Gem of a Challenge's first birthday, so be sure to hop on over and join in.

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Chrissie said...

Oh what a gorgeous card Barb, I love the patchwork quilt look and those colours are just perfect.
Such a happy image too, wonderful work!
lol Chrissie xx

Stacy said...

Oh this came together so beautifully! The die is perfect! Love the pretty papers and the adorable image!

Mandy said...

Beautiful card...Love the image and papers...Great take on my sketch...Thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge..
Mandy x

Sue said...

What a fun card,its great.sorry to hear you are getting snow again.Soon be spring.
Hugs Sue x

JACKIE M said...

Just beautiful Barb, I love everything about your card especially the snowball embellies.

Thanks for joining us in Sassy Cheryl's challenge.


Katie said...

Wonderful card!
Thanks for playing along with us at A Gem of A Challenge :)

Cheryl of Sassy Cheryl's said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Barb. Lovin' the patchwork style and the embellishments! It's just PERFECT!!!!
Thanks for playing in the challenge this week.

Mina said...

wow I thought our weather was cold enough but yours sounds horrendous Barb...stunning card, Im loving this colour combo so much
Mina xxx

debby4000 said...

Your card is gorgeous, beautiful cute image.

Lynette said...

Fabulous card - love that circle die! That is a great sketch, too, and you did a wonderful card with it!

jkreucher said...

OH! this is fantastic! great inspiration piece.. love it!
so glad you joined us in the Sassy Cheryl Challenge this week!

Carmen O. said...

Oh my Gosh Barb! This is the cutest card!! I just love the fun image that you colored so beautifully and the quilt inspired design is perfect. Beautiful work friend!

Janet said...

This is such a beautiful card.....thank you for joining us at A Gem of a challenge x

Ann English said...

This is fabulous! Love the way you interpreted the inspirational photo!
Thank you for joining us this week for the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge. Hope to see you again!

The Wired Angel said...

So perfect, Barb.. everything about it. You nailed the challenge. Love your coloring. Thanks so much for joining in our fun. Hope to see you again this week. Hugs, Peggy :)