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.