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Sassy Judy is the Sassy Hostess this week and she challenged us to creating a vintage look for Cheryl's images.The challenge to was use creams and whites and. I am not so sure about the vintage part, but I did get the Creams and White in.
NO ONE in the whole wide world draws snowmen as cute as Cheryl Alger. This precious darling is called Winkie's Snowday Wishes and he had the cutest face ever for a snowman. doesn't he look so handsome in in creams and whites?He is just one of those lucky people who look good in anything. You know the type. The ones you always secretly hate LOL. You can add him to your private stash by clicking here.
I had a lot of fun playing with this card. First I colored Winkie with my Copics sticking to 3 colors. I had an idea in my head, but wasn't sure if I could make it happen or not. I let myself experiment with the glitter and the embossing folder and the technique worked. I cut a piece of two sided adhesive sheet from Elizabeth Crafts tomy desired size, peeled back the protective paper on one side and adhered it to a piece of cardstock of the same size. Then I ran it through the Cuttlebug using a SU octagon embossing folder. I peeled back the top protective sheet and covered it with Elizabeth Crafts Micro-Fine Warm Diamond Glitter. I burnished it into the paper with my finger and this is the results. I think it is quite pretty if I do say so myself. I like this particular glitter because it really is fine and gets right down into the paper so it doesn't flake off.
I then cut an oval into the piece to allow my snowman to pop through. I applied foam tape to the back of the sheet and glued it on top of my tan cardstock to which my snowman had been applied. I pulled his scarf through the hole to give the impression of it flying in the wind. Popped on some gold border stickers, also from Elizabeth Crafts to decorate a bit and added a organza and satin ribbon and bow.
I worried that it may be too plain for the traditional vintage look, but I really couldn't think of a way to embellish it without taking away from the look of the card. There have to be some vintage people out there who like CAS. Right? LOL
Well this is my take, on Judy's challenge. If you would like a real treat, click here and you will be taken to the Sassy Cheryl Blog and see what amazing designs my team mates came up with. Now I must warn you. they nailed the vintage look much better than I did. Surprising ourselves Dawn and I chose the same image and colored it almost identically, but tht was where the similarities ended. Go see for yourself. Your will be glad you did.
If you would like to try your hand and the cream and white and vintage look, grab a Sassy Cheryl image and see what you come up with. Remember any image Cheryl Alger has drawn qualifies for these challenges. It doesn't matter where you purchase it. So go ahead give it a try and I will pop in to give you a look/see too.
I thought I would share a little something with you all today:
Oh by the way today is my hubby and my 47th wedding anniversary. Yep, he stuck with me for 47 years. This morning I told him I loved him and was so happy that we made it this long. He told me he was too and that I was a very lucky girl to have him! Yep that's my Kahuna!
Here's a picture of us on our Wedding Day and a more recent one of us. We haven't changed a bit, RIGHT?
|Linda and Jimmy 2011|
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