Monday, November 21, 2016

I can See Clearly Now for The East Wind Facebook Contest

Yup, it's time for a new FB contest at The East Wind with the theme of "I Can See Clearly Now."  Huh?  Not so hard, unless you have glasses like mine,  LOL. No really, we just want to see something clear or transparent on your project. Could be acetate, vellum, Glossy Accents, you get the picture.  Anyway, I made a little winter scene using the adorable Aurora 'Kitty Trand'.  

I've made a shaped card using Spellbinders Grand Regular and Decorative Labels One.  The frosty window she's looking out of is vellum I've embossed with a Darice folder under acetate with the "frostless" area cut with a Spellbinders Deckle Oval.  The little kitty sitting on the sill is an Impression Obsession die.  The sentiment is one of Tim Holtz's new little Christmas Sticker sayings.  (LOVE!)

Here's a closeup of Aurora 'Kitty Trand'.  (No, I have no idea what that name means.  Is it because I'm old?  No matter, I think she's just adorable, don't you?)  I used the no background png version atop digital paper from Gecko Galz and colored her entirely with Copics with no dramatic shading.  I just wanted a soft sweet image.  

Here's the dimensional view.  I considered making this a shaker, but I would have had to add another layer of acetate since the frost was supposed to be on the inside of the window and I was running out of time.  I also would have run the risk of having whatever I put in to shake having a bunch of static and clouding the image so I blew off that idea.  I actually cut the turquoise fun foam that's between the layers with my dies in so it made a lovely clean edge.  Got some more clear or sheer stuff going on with the acrylic icicles, combo vellum and clear glitter snowflakes and some sheer organdy ribbon.  Guess I got it covered.

Hope you come join us in the TEW FB Group for this fun new challenge which runs through December 17th and don't forget our current Blog Challenge which runs though November 25th.  

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  1. I love it Donna! You went ALL OUT with the theme and it's perfect!! (I don't know what Kitty Trand is either, but I adore this image too). xx

  2. Donna this is gorgeous! lovely design and gorgeous coloring!
    xoxo Olga

  3. Your shaped card is absolutely stunning! Gorgeous card design - the embossed frosty window looks amazing, as does your colouring! Love all the snowflakes and icicles too!

  4. A really frosty looking design. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers

  5. Absolutely gorgeous, Donna! Love the design, especially the frosty window and icicles. x

  6. lovely card thanks for sharing with creatalicious Rachel DT

  7. Absolutely gorgeous Donna. Coloured her beautifully. So many lovely elements to gaze over. Thanks for popping it over at Crafty Cardmakers.

  8. Super,frosty gourgous image,just lovely

  9. Thank you for joining in with my challenge at crafty cardmakers this time - what a lovely card! The embossed vellum is a great touch.


  10. Your design is so beautifully delicate and frosty, and full of such lovely details with the embossed acetate and pretty snowflakes :-)
    Thanks for joining in our challenge at The Ribbon Girl!
    Kat x

  11. LOL, I guess you DO have it covered! I love your frosty window...and I think I have that folder, too! Thanks for adding this wonderful card to the CHNC Extra gallery! :)

    ~Marie B -DT

  12. Beautiful card Donna. Love your soft colouring of the image.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Winter Wonderland.
    Lou DT xo

  13. A wonderful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional use a sentiment” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)


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