Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Winter Theme Flutter By Challenge

This week challenge is very fitting for me as Old Man Winter finally hit Kansas - and in a big way too! We've got the cold (single digits with wind chills in the negative double digits) along with snow and ice!! The only place I want to be is next to my heater and snuggled under a blanket watching tv and sipping hot cocoa!!

I did manage to go downstairs into my craft room and create a card for FBW this week. The challenge is to do a winter theme creation using a butterfly, fairy or angel. Once you create your card, stop by Danni's blog to link it using Mr. Linky. That way we can all see your fabulous creation!

For my card I used Mercy's Tuesday sketch MTSC51. It worked perfectly for my image. Now about my image - well it's not exactly how I planned it. There are a few add-ons I ended up doing. Here is my card:

I really like the sketch and will most definitely be using it again! I added ribbon and a tag with sentiment but I think it works really well with the other elements. I colored Digi Snowflake Fairy Lily using my Copics. Now let me explain what I was visioning - do you watch ABCFamily? Well it's the 25 days of Christmas and a lot of the Rankin/Bass shows are on (WHICH I LOVE!!!). There's a new shower called Miser Brothers Christmas. In that show is a guy who plays the Northern Wind. His hair is grey/purple/blueish. It's cool - and it represents cold, to me anyway! So I picked out my paper (BG Eskimo Kisses) and saw there wasn't any purple - so I went with all blue. I mean she is a snowflake fairy, lol! Then I colored the snowflake using a different blue. I used shimmerz on the snowflake and hair. When I got done I hated the snowflake color. SO I colored another snowflake, cut it out and adhered with pop dots to the original. I think you can see it better in the next photo:

Yes, it was a pain to cut out but it looks good :o) I really like the addition of bling on the snowflake! I used Icicle Stickles for the wings - I have to say I don't like that Stickles near as much as my Crystal one. Oh well it suits this fairy just fine though!

I hope you find some time to play along. Be sure to stop by the other design team members blogs to see their creations this week. Also, don't forget about the new Flutter By Blog coming in January - have YOU became a follower yet? Whatcha waiting for - go HERE now!!

Thanks for stopping by!!


Nancy said...

Michelle, this is so awesome!! I just love how these stamps can be transformed!! Lovely card!

Karen Wilson said...

This is super cute! I love the colors you chose! Her blue hair is perfect!!

Unknown said...

I am loving the DP and that sentiment! So darling!


Stef H said...

oh this is gorgeous. your cutting out of that snowflake is just wonderful and i absolutely love, love, love those papers.

hope you enjoy your blanket & cocoa!


Barb said...

This is so cute, Michelle! LOVE all of the glitteriness and bling... not to mention the blue hair ;)
BTW... I LOVE Icicle Stickles over Crystal... I just finished off a bottle ;)

kris said...

Very magical!! cute image to use this week!! love the papers and colors! and that sentiment is so darling and sweet! great takt on the sketch too... Stay warm!!! hugs, Kris

Patti J said...

Very pretty! I love her shiny little wings! Great card - someone will be very lucky to receive this one! And your new blog look is gorgeous - love the gold brads on the sides! So festive!

Heather Schlatter said...


Wow I love how you used the winter fairy Lily super job girl!!! Your coloring is so pretty!!!!

You totally rocked the Winter Theme here!!!!


Unknown said...

Such a pretty card! I love all the bling.

Christine said...

Wow, this is just beautiful!!! I love the icickle fairy!


Danni said...

First...I miss you!! We haven't talked in a while..sigh.
Next, enjoy some of the snow for my kiddos!
And finally, awesome, awesome card!! Love it!!
I'm working on a card with this sketch too...such a fun one!

Kimberly S said...

What a cute card, and the time it took cutting out the snowflake (sheesh!) totally paid looks fabulous! :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

sorry I am so late commenting...crazy day!! Gorgeous creation Michelle!! I love your cut detail on the snowflake. The icicle fairy is so sweet! Beautiful creation!!
big hugs,

Unknown said...

michelle...this is wonderful! lily looks spectacular with those colors, the papers, and and shimmer! love the ribbon/tag treatment, too!

thanks for playing along with my sketch for this did a fantastic job! :)


Tina said...

So very cute Michelle, 'course you can't go wrong with Lily.

Cassie said...

this looks incredible girl! and i am in awe of your fussy cutting skills!

Cassie said...

this looks incredible girl! and i am in awe of your fussy cutting skills!

Lynn Put said...

Too stinkin' cute! Love the 3D snowflake and all the glitter!

Pam Varnell said...

OMG Michelle I love this image. I have it and have not even inked it yet. Loving all the sparkle you put on this card. This is just a beauty of a card. Thanks for playing along with us on Mercy's sketch this week. too. Hugs!!

Jodi said...

Very cute card for the challenge! Love the blue hair you gave her and all of the added embellishments!
Jodi =)

Anna said...

Adorable! Love teh bling, the colors, and the blue hair!