Warming The Heart

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Good Morning!

I hope you all had a great weekend. I really didn't do much, but that was OK with me. Especially after last weekend's efforts! :) I have a hard time getting myself off the couch lately. I think it's a combination of our deep, comfy couch and the wood stove! But even though I'm 'vegging' out, I still manage to stay somewhat productive. I've been working on another cross stitch, which keeps my hands busy when I'm watching TV. I never just sit still. Just can't do it!

So I didn't get much done over the weekend, but I did work on a card last night. This week, There She Goes is sponsoring the Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge, and I love a good sketch!

Since it's getting colder around these parts, I pulled out the Wonderful Winter Wishes set, some fun patterned paper and whipped up this cozy little card! These colors aren't your typical winter colors, but I thought the season needed a little warming up! Actually, I was inspired by a card I did a long, long, long time ago! Have you ever gone back to look at the cards you did when you first started stamping? I almost shudder at those now, but I love to see how my style has evolved!

I created the base using some paper from Crate Paper's Snow Day Collection. I used the largest Labels 8 Nestie to create the cut out down the right hand side. Then I matted the left hand piece of patterned paper with some white cardstock and used my decorative scissors to create the border. Next I matted the two pieces to some Bitter Chocolate cardstock and machine stitched them together. The horizontal strip was done with a Labels 4 Nestie and the same decorative scissors. The cute little kids from the Wonderful Winter Wishes set were colored with my reinkers and aquapainter brush, then I sponged the edges of the panel with some Antique Linen Distress Ink. Lastly, I added the ribbon and some tiny crystal twinkles to finish it off.

If you'd like to play along with this week's Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge, then head over to their blog for all the details and give it a go!

Thanks so much for stopping in today!

There She Goes
'Wonderful Winter Wishes'
Inks: Staz On 'Jet Black', Distress Inks 'Antique Linen'
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, PTI Kraft Cardstock, Georgia Pacific, Bazzil Basics - Bitter Chocolate, PP - Crate Paper "
Snow Day Collection"
Spellbinders Labels Four Nestie, Spellbinder Labels Eight Nestie, Fiskars Decorative Scissors, Crystal Twinkles , Ribbon, Machine Stitching, Sponges, Dimensionals


Theresa said...

Sandra, you and I had the same thoughts today. I posted the same image!! Course yours is spectacular!! Love the browns. Thank you so much for playing with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Jackie Rockwell said...

Sandra this is fantastic! Your coloring is spectacular!!! LOVE the warm earthy colors!

Cindy Groh said...

Beautiful card.

Dawn said...

Sandra, your card is so pretty. Love this image so much. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is fabulous!!

Melissa Craig said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sandra! You must teach me how to color like this. Dang - what technique!! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Jessica G. said...

Sweet card! Adorable image, beautifully colored, and such rich DPs! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenges!!

wendyp said...

what an adorable image!!! Your coloring is amazing!!!

LORi said...

Love love LOvE this Sandra!! Big Hugs - LORi

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