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Friday, 28 November 2014

Baby it's Cold Outside --- A study in purples

You've heard of people being blue with cold, right?  Well, this card is purple with cold.  I'm not entirely sure if that's a step up from being blue with cold or a step down.  Either way, baby---it's cold outside!  Here, outside my snug little crafting room, I look out on the wind whipping snow through the air and, according to the forecast, it's a chilly minus 21 out there (that's minus 6 Fahrenheit for those who don't live in Canada).  I don't care how you measure your temperature, by any standards that's darned cold!

The challenge at Sunday Stamps this week is for a card made using purples.  I decided to marry that challenge up with another one, from SUO, which is for markers.  I thought that using the wonderful Blendabilities alcohol markers for a marbled background technique would be just the right look for a snowstorm.  Along with that I used the adorable snowman from the Best of Snow stamp set and cut him out using the second smallest snowflake framelit from the retired Festive Flurry set.  I coloured his hat, nose and scarf using my Blendabilities as well.

Then I stamped my sentiment from the Project Life Holiday Cheer stamp set using Perfect Plum and cut that out using the smallest framelit from the Festive Flurry set.  I sponged the sentiment snowflake using Wisteria Wonder ink and the image snowflake using Perfect Plum ink.  After attaching both snowflakes to my marbled background, I used Snail adhesive to attach it to the base card.  My base is Wisteria Wonder followed by a layer of Perfect Plum.

It's a simple card but definitely gives me the impression of what I'm seeing from my window---swirls of snow.  I'm glad I'm inside.


For more cards using markers and marker techniques, check out the SUO challenges.

For more cards that feature purples, check out the Sunday Stamps challenge.

10 comments:

  1. Awesome card Heidi! Great technique! The colors look great! Thanks for creating with us at Sunday Stamps! Hope you will join us again.

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    1. Thank you so much, Kathya. I enjoyed playing with the plum shades.

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  2. great work with the marbling Heidi - it looks great behind the little snowman! Thanks for joining the challenge at SUO

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    1. Thanks so much, Julia. Sad to say that marbling effect actually looked like the world outside my window with all the snow swirling. It was fun putting the card together.

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  3. Love your Alcohol Marbling Technique- the colors look fantastic together with your cute snowman! Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges :-)

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    1. Thanks to one of your previous cards, I got interested in that alcohol marbling technique, Julie, and love it.

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  4. Very fun card, I love Frosty! I'll need to try that alcohol marbling techique...gives a very cool look to your background! Thanks for playing along with the Marker Fun SUO Challenge this time!

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    1. Thank you very much, Connie. I've barely dipped my toes into the ocean of varieties one could get with this technique. I'm glad Julie used it on her card some weeks back and got me interested in trying it.

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  5. So cute! I haven't seen that snowman in a LONNNG time!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Karen. He's from the Best of Snow that came out last year.

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