Friday, January 20, 2017

Let's Go Skating!

I made this cute tag for one of the Outlawz Festive Friday themes.  Naturally I got it in just under the wire (new themes started today) but I HAD to do this one, for sure.  There are always 4 themes to choose from each week and the first I decided to do was "Let's Go Skating".  The adorable image is #957 Ice Skating Girly by Sandra Caldwell. The background is from the Let it Snow Jewel It set from Gecko Galz on which I've digitally added a skating rink from a photo I'd cropped and tweaked  to fit my background.  Then I used Flower Soft snow to blur the crop and better integrate it into the design.  The gorgeous crinkle ribbon is from a combo of Steel Blue from the Blues Bundle and  Silvery Hues Sea from the Mermaids Tale Second edition from DL.Art.  I've also added little skates from Tim Holtz, attached with a tiny paper clip.

Here's a closeup of Ice Skating Girly.  I removed the background from her in the Lunapic photo program and added her the the digital background in my Printmaster Platinum program before printing the scene.  Then I colored her with Copics, cut a pom pom in two and glued the fluff to her earmuffs with Fabric Tack.

Ice skating is dear to my heart because I took lessons from the time I was 5 until age 12.  It was a special Daddy and daughter time.  Here's a picture at an outdoor rink when I was just starting to skate (circa 1959 or early 1960).  I still have the sweater he's wearing and it actually fits me now.  LOL  My Dad was a fabulous skater, an ice dancer actually, and I always felt so special skating with him.  He even built a rink in our backyard for me to practice on for years when the weather permitted.  Very fond memories but I better stop now.  Getting kind of teary eyed.  Once a Daddy's Girls ALWAYS a Daddy's Girl.  xxx

I'm adding this to the DL.Art Thankful Thursday Winter Challenge, the Craft Rocket Challenge Add a Bow, Simon Says Wednesday Anything but a Card, and the Sisterhood of Crafters Celebrating January.


  1. Great tag, what a fun image !
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

  2. WOW what a creative piece of art you have created! LOVE the photo of you & your Dad too ... what wonderful memories! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Celebrate January’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

  3. I love it. That is such an adorable little ice skater andI just adore the picute of you and your dad, what a sweet memorie
    Thank you for entering the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY challenge #196-“WINTER or Thank you” for this challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  4. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket, Claire DT x


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