Sunday, September 9, 2012

Skating Through For Merry Monday

I've got a lovely treat this week....I was asked to be a guest designer for today's Merry Monday challenge, as Lesley chose my snowman card as last weeks winner. I love Christmas cards and this challenge, so of course I am super excited!

Lesley has a great sketch for us this week and as soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to use the ice skates image from the 'Winter Memories" set. I just love this set and hadn't inked up this particular image yet. I've also got snow on the brain, since the mountains that surround the valley I live in just got their first dusting of the white stuff and Denali Natl Park, 150 miles north of me, got a couple of inches over the weekend! Therefore I decided to just use the same snowflake DSP for all the elements of this sketch. I did change the 2nd strip across the middle by moving it to the right and making it a small strand of silver stretch cord instead of paper. I added some Dazzling Details and Stickles to help give the image a little 'pop'.

Make sure you head over to the Merry Monday challenge over at Always Playing With Paper and check out the rest of the great cards from the design team, and then make sure you play along. Christmas is only 105 days away! :)

Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Winter Memories,  snowflakes from Jolly Old Saint Nick
Paper: Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Snow Festival DSP
Ink: Black StazOn, Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand, Gumball Green
Accessories: Dazzling Details-Cherry Cobbler, Silver Stickles, Silver Stretch Cord, Coluzzle, Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots EF, Blender Pen, Watercolor Pencils, sponge, dimensionals



  1. Lisa, these skates remind me of winters in New England when I was a kid! What fun we had ice skating! And all these snowflakes are the perfect accompaniment! Even the embossing looks like snowfall.

  2. Hi again. I forgot to say congratulations on your win last week. It's a pleasure to see your card in the DT lineup.

  3. Oh Lisa I love this card. The pattern paper and that skate image that you colored just perfectly. Congrats on being this weeks Guest Designer.

  4. Very pretty! I love the sparkle and the snow paper and ice skates.


    Terry (FD)

  5. Congrats Lisa on being our Guest Designer this week! Your card is beautiful! Love those skates and your pretty snowflake paper!

  6. Congratulations on your Guest Designer spot Lisa. Your card is beautiful. The DSP goes so well with the skates.

  7. This is just gorgeous - love those skates and your use of DSP! Congrats on being this weeks Guest Designer Lisa!

  8. Beautiful card Lisa, the image is fantastic. Congrats on being GD.

  9. I don't know how I missed commenting on this, I am so sorry! It is BEAUTIFUL! I love this image and this is my favorite blue! You've created a winter masterpiece!

  10. Oh Lisa, this card is so beautiful and so wintery! Love it.


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