Sunday, December 13, 2009

Winter Neighborhood

Winter Neighborhood_Dec 2009

Here’s another cute image  from Eat Cake Graphics. Of course, I didn’t realize how wide it would be. It’s OK, though. I can always use a partial image for smaller cards, and won’t the big image make for a cute gift bag, box, or scrapbook element?

For this card, I stamped the image on White Daisy Textured cardstock and colored it with Prismacolor pencils and OMS. While I considered glittering the snow-covered rooftops, etc., I kept it simple by doing a little shading on the eaves and using Diamond Stickles on the falling snowflakes.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy Textured, White Daisy, and Sorbet cardstock; Jingle paper packet; Black and Juniper ink pads; Eat Cake Graphics Winter Neighborhood stamp and Close To My Heart Card Chatter – Christmas stamp set; Prismacolor colored pencils; Gamsol odorless mineral spirits; Blending stumps; Diamond Stickles.

We had a fun morning with the boys, and this afternoon, I’m working on a little project. So far, I’ve covered the pages of a Close To My Heart My Creations™ All-Sorts Mini Album with cardstock. It killed me that the thing is 6-1/4 by 7-inches, because I could only cover one page per sheet of cardstock. No, it’s not like I was left with scraps I won’t use. It just seemed to me that had it been six inches in height, nothing would have been lost, and it would have been a hair more practical. It bugs me that I’m complaining about it, too. “Practical” is such a “grandma” word. LOL.

As for what I’m going to do with my album, I’m not sure. Have I mentioned my printer died? While I could buy a new one, it doesn’t seem like a practical (there’s that damn word again) purchase right before Christmas. Besides, I’m researching printers, and although I’m 99 percent sure which one I want, I want to do a little more checking. For certain, it’s going to be one that uses pigment ink and prints a 12x12-inch borderless print … just in case I get around to taking up digital scrapbooking.

Well, that’s enough jabber out of me. Hope you are having a great weekend, too. Thanks for stopping by! Later, friends …


Laurel said...

Kathi I really love this!

Sparkle said...

This is just darling! I love the scene and it would be just as cute in parts too.

Deborah Young said...

Oh, this is sooo pretty! You used the perfect paper for this image. How've you been? I've been a lazy blogger...ha! And am I seeing spots....or are there little white dots drifting around on your blog? So much snow that it has invaded your computer????

Sharli said...

I've dreamed of a large format high quality printer for a long time . . . one of these days . . . please share what you decide, and how you like it - as I'm sure you'll get your printer before I do! I'm too "practical" to buy a new one before the old one dies! ;-)

I love your card - what a peaceful neighborhood! Lovely card -

Alanna said...

WOW Kathi. This is stunning. You colored it so pretty. Just wonderful.

As for practical, sometimes that's not a bad thing. :)

Jeanne said...

What a terrific image that is colored to perfection! Love it. You are right, it would be fabulous in parts, too.

I'm sorry to hear your printer died, but excited for you that you may get one that prints 12x12! I hope you DO get into digital scrapbooking so you can document your little guys. Good luck!

As for your project, I'd be annoyed too that I ended up with scraps, even though they can be used. It's always something, huh? I look forward to seeing what beauty you create though!

And finally...I noticed when I clicked over to add a comment that you have little bits of white stuff falling gently down your blog. I've seen it on other blogs too. First, I'm surprised you added something that resembles snow (LOL) and second, how'd you do that?

Have a marvelous Monday my practical and always sweet friend!

Sarah said...

This is gorgeous. The best bit is how amazing you colored it. I thought you had cut a colored image out...!!!

Carolyn Christie said...

Ok i just noticed you have little spots {snowflakes} falling on your page, very cute!! You'll have to clue us in.
Your card is adorable!

Maricar said...

Loving this winter card!