Tuesday, September 21, 2010

365 Cards - Day 206 - Winter Wonderland

Alooooooooha and E Komo Mai (welcome) to another wonderful Wednesday at 365 Cards!! Today's challenge is to create a Winter Wonderland scene. Well, it's been several years since I've seen a "traditional" winter wonderland scene in person so I went with something that I'm more likely to see here in Hawaii! And as I tell my dad almost every time it snows in Missouri..."No, I don't miss it." :0) For today's card, I used the "I'm melting for you" image from Robyn's Fetish and digitally combined it with the palm tree stamp from SU! old "Sunny Season's Greeting" set. To combine the two stamps, I stamps the rubber stamp on a piece of paper, scanned it into my computer, cleaned it up a bit in the Paint program, and flipped one to make a mirror image. I did this both to combine the images easily (no masking) and to change the size of the palm trees as I needed them to be a bit smaller to fit on the 4.25x5.5 card. The images were then printed out and colored with copics. I did mask the image in order to sponge the sand, sea, and sky. Glassy accents were added to the lights to mask them for the coloring of the background.

Here's the inside:
I used a bit of some fab digi paper also from Robyn's Fetish for the background paper on the front as well as the top of the inside. Here's the other challenges I was inspired by for this one:
1. A Spoon Full of Sugar - Anything goes
2.  Catch the Bug - create a card for OWH: that's why I needed it to be 4.25x5.5...hopefully I'll get in the mail to them soon!
3. Creative Inspirations Challenge - 2 or more stamped images: hope digital images are acceptable :)
4. Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge - celebration cards: celebrating the upcoming holiday season
5. Paper Romance - birthday/Christmas card for OWH
6. Stamp Something - use a digi
7. Taylored Expressions - sketch
8. The Corrosive Challenge Blog!! - been awhile since I used the palm tree stamp
9. The Pink Elephant - recipe: color aqua, designer paper, and embellie of choice: got a bit of aqua in the water :)
10. Treehouse Thursday Challenge- sponged background

Thanks for stopping by and can't wait to see all your winter wonderland scenes!
Aloha,

22 comments:

NGCARDS said...

This is a lovely card hun, Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge Blog! xxx

STAMPING SAM said...

Awe - Now I'm in the mood to get those plane tickets! And what a 'techy' you are! Not sure I could have completed all those steps on the computer to put together such a lovely, wintery card! What a creative way to use the melting snowman digi combined with the warm colors of paradise! Have a great day, Love, SAM aka MOM

ps Surely you miss the excitement of the first snow flakes falling, covering the ground in the glistening white and knowing that school is being cancelled?

Lori said...

Oh my gosh Kim, this is SO cute and wow...amazing that you can do all that tech stuff. I was like "huh?" when I was reading your explanation! :) Your card turned out great. I love the cute melted snowman combined with the "warm wishes" sentiment. Too funny. Congrats on combining all of those challenges too! Thanks for making Catch the Bug with Bugaboo one of them! I hope you'll join us for our next challenge this Saturday!
Lori

pinky said...

Ah the poor wee snowman lol. Great card. Thanks for playing along at the Corrosive Blog this week.
Pinky Guest DT

Neva said...

Awe Kim, I love this darling image. Tooo cute. Great job and thanks for playing along with Treehouse Thursday's Sponged background challenge.

Rose said...

LOL I think frosty needs to pick a different vacation spot!!! fab card girl :)

Margo said...

wonderful Background sponging for the Treehouse challenge - and this is one of the cutest Christmas images ever!!

little cardmaker said...

This is just awesome! I too have tried making digis out of my SU stamps, but didn't know the secret to "cleaning them up." Thanks so much for the tip. LOVE everything about this card. Next time I'm in HI, I'm visiting YOU!

Jodie Mackrell said...

lol cute and fun card! thanks for supporting the OWH challenge at Bugaboo stamps!

Annika said...

Such a gorgeous card with amazing details. Thanks for joining us at Stamp Somethins for our Digi Day! :)
Hugs
Annika

Rae Anne said...

OMG - I love tropical-themed Christmas cards, and yours is so freakin' adorable!!! Thanks so much for participating in Catch the Bug's challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! :D MWAH!

Jacki Randolph said...

Love your card!! OMG you've done a beautiful job with the scene. Thanks for joining us in our OWH challenge at Bugaboo Stamps.

Tammy Miller said...

Thank you so much for entering Catch The Bug OWH Christmas Challenge this past week. We appreciate it so much and I love your card. Don’t forget we have a new challenge starting in the am and let’s just say the freebie from today would work out perfectly for the challenge, hope to see you there!
Thanks again. Tammy Miller DT Coordinator

Amy said...

HA, I LOVE IT!!! FABULOUS CARD. THANKS FOR SUPPORTING OWH AND PLAYING WITH US OVER AT CATCH A BUG/BUGABOO.

Jackie said...

This is just so cute! I love this image...it's all about winter fun lol great job! Thank you for participating with the OWH Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!

Gloria Stengel said...

I love it! It's a crack up! And, I don't miss the snow either! The best part of So. Cal. is no snow, no cold, no bugs, no humidity. Happy me!

Scrappy said...

What a cute card! Thanks so much for supporting the OWH challenge at Bugaboo stamps! We hope you'll be back to play along again soon!

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

What a great card....I love this...I love the whole concept behind the card. I live in a hot state so we rarely see snow either.

Rachael said...

gorgeous card, very clever mirroring the image! thanks for joining in this weeks challenge over at creative inspirations. Rach xx

Sharanda said...

So cute!!

Faith S. said...

I have that SU set, so I immediately recognized the palm tress. I LOVE how you combined the images. So cool!

~*Joni said...

Aloha Kim! What an adorable card, this is such a great idea pairing off the images like this. Yay for all your challenges! Great job, thank you so much for joining in on our recipe challenge at The Pink Elephant!
~*Joni TPE DT