Thursday, September 12, 2013

Freezin' For You

Perhaps this card was somehow inspired by our recent heatwave.  I guess, I'm dreaming of a little freezing right now.

This card is actually a result of this week's crazy challenge over on the DRS Designs Blog, called "That's Unexpected".  Basically it means to incorporate something totally unexpected on your card.  I decided to put this Hula Pig in a snow storm.  You've heard of the Polar Club before, now there's the Porker Club, LOL!

I made this card by creating the background first.  On Georgia Pacific white cardstock, I place a torn Post-It note to create a mask for the snow-covered ground.  Using a brayer, I applied SeaShells Cloudy Blue dye ink and ColorBox Ice Blue chalk ink to create a basecoat.  I then sponged on Adirondack Sailboat Blue and Distress Ink Faded Jeans dye inks around the edges of the scene.  I painted the snowflakes with Copic Opaque White and removed the mask.

Then, on scraps of X-Press It cardstock, I stamped the DRS Designs image of "Hula Pig" with Memento Tuxedo dye.  I colored her with Copic markers and cut with my detailed scissors.  I also stamped the DRS Designs image of "Palm Tree" onto a scrap of X-Press cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black.  I colored it with Copics as well and cut with my detailed scissors.  I added both to the snow scene, and added some more snowflakes with Copic Opaque White directly on top of the pig and tree.  A little shadow work on the ground was done with a Copic markers.

I stamped a portion of the DRS Designs sentiment of "Melt For You Greeting" with a Memento Tuxedo Black marker.  I wrote in the word "Freeze".

I framed the scene with black and light blue cardstock.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today.  Sometimes, you never know what to expect.

1 comment:

Sue from Oregon said...

You are just the best Kecia! Your creations never cease to make me smile and stare in awe...Wonderful creation girl!!!


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