Friday, November 04, 2016

Love Peace Joy - FFFC #176 'Ice and/or Snow'


We're starting a new challenge at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.  The lovely Judy is our hostess for this challenge and she has chosen 'Ice and/or Snow, with lots of textures and sparkles' as her theme.  This challenge is being sponsored by Live and Love Crafts.  Please hop over to the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge for complete details of the challenge.  Don't forget to check out the fabulous cards that my teammates have created to inspire you to play along with us.

Here's the card I've created for the challenge. 

For added texture, I've dabbed some gesso to the die-cut pine branches and pinecones to create snow.  I've also added glitter to the die-cut and punched snowflakes.  Glitter was also added to the patches of snow on the image. 

(If you're interested, you can find the tutorial on how to make the pinecones, HERE.)

A closer look at the image being featured. 

This oh-so-adorable image designed by Sylvia Zet of Wee Stamps is called 'Lullaby.'
You can find this and others from Sylvia's digital-image collection HERE and HERE
If you prefer them in rubber-stamp version, they are available from Whimsy Stamps HERE.  

Challenges for this card:
A Gem of a Challenge - Challenge #181 Snowflakes
A Snowflakes Promise Challenge #32 - The Seasons
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #218 - Holiday
Aud Sentiments Challenge #167 - Cute + A Sentiment
Crafting with an Attitude Challenge #21 - Anything Goes 
Crafty Girls Creations Challenge #29 - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges #143 - One for the Girls
Passion for Promarkers Week #370 - Tweetmas Wishes
Sketch Saturday Week #436 - Sketch #218
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Inspired by a Book/Film/Song (song:  Moon Lullaby) 

That's all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is always very much appreciated.  Enjoy your day and have a fabulous weekend! 

Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:   Recollections from Michaels
Dies:  Lifestyle Craft Designs Nesting Circles; Dee's Dinstinctively IME-096 Panderosa Pine Sprig; Memory Box 98187 Woodland Branch and 98615 Rizza Snowflake; Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Circles (for the pinecones)
Punches:  Martha Stewart snowflakes
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pad Walnut Stain; gesso, glitter and pearls from my stash

Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias; coloured pencils to help with the shading
- face and skin:  blush, coral, soft peach, vanilla--for the cheeks:  oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair:  umber, khaki, grey squirrel, pastel beige
- blue shades:  midnight blue, 652-T, cornflower blue
- yellow shades:  raw sienna, mustard, vanilla
- little birdie:  caramel, sandstone, march hare  
- branch:  olive green, 617-T 
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 1-T
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T  


As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Beautiful card .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥
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Christine Dol said... did it have made a perfect Christmas card!!!!

Julie P said...

This is gorgeous, I love the colour palette and your pinecones are so cute, nice work Norma xo julie P

Janie Printz said...

Absolutely beautiful Norma, your cards are simply out of this world. You use the sweetest images & always add the perfect embellishments. The pine cone tutorial & adding a little gesso was the most realistic touch. Simply amazing creation ...
hugs, Janie

N-Eva said...

This is absolutely stunning! Gorgeous card, lovely image and colouring. Great backing paper and fab design. Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley Challenges!
Neva DT

Lin said...

This is completely stunning from the fabulous dimensional diecuts, to the beautifully coloured image.

As soon as I have finished my round of commenting I am off for a read of your pinecone tutorial.

Thanks for sharing in our 'One for the Girls' challenge

Dream Valley

Margo said...

This is just adorable !

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Norma, this is beyond beautiful! Utterly LOVE this!! Fab image. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Sweet Stamping this week for our 'Inspired by a Book/Film/Song' challenge. Hugs, Wends xoxo Sweet Stamping DT

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh My Goodness this is amazing, what a stunning card, I love everything about it. The image is adorable, what a cutie. Im off to work out how to make the pine cones now!! Thanks for joining in with my themed challenge on Passion for Promarkers this week, Hazel xx

Kuni said...

What a wonderful card.
my new challenge blog start on the 10th november and i hope to see you.

Candy said...

Breath taking, Norma!
You always know exactly what to use to finish your cards so beautifully.
Love this image that you have coloured perfectly.
Big Hugs,

Peanut said...

WOW! Absolutely gorgeous holiday card, Norma. Your colouring is flawless. Thanks for joining us at ATSM.
x Asha

The Crafty Den said...

A beautiful work of art as always Norma. The image is so sweet and your colouring is amazing. Your pinecones look fantastic. Thanks for sharing with us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Julie said...

This is stunning Norma, your colouring is perfect and I love the pine cone embellishment. Thanks for playing along with us at PFP this week, good luck! Juliex

Patricia St Martin said...

Just stunning!! Thank you for always sharing your tutorial.
Thanks Pat

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