Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Snow Funny Peachy Keen Challenge

Hello, and good morning to you! It's a beautiful day!! It's time for another Peachy Keen Challenge, and this week our challenge is to use purple, blue, three snowflakes and a sentiment. I think I managed to accomplish all of that here, however I had quite a time, because purple would be a color that I have very little of in my stash of paper. Note to self: MORE PURPLE PAPER! I did find this K& Co. paper in my collection, which has a faint strip of Pale Plum in the plaid. I love, love this paper.
This What's Snow Funny image PK-19 has to be my all time favorite image EVER! I have tole painted this little guy from Kathy's Paint On A Happy Face books for years. I actually found a wooden sled the other day, where I had started painting this little guy, and never finished it. That's on my list of things to do before Christmas. I'll have to share it with you when I'm all done. I will need to find my tole painting books, first, though, since those are all packed away. I haven't tole painted for probably 5 years. I hope I haven't forgotten how to use acrylics!! I colored this funny fella up with my SU inks and an aquapainter. There's a whole lot of sponging going on along the edges, and a good dose of bing too. Oh, how I love my bling!!! This was a great challenge, and I'm starting to get a good start on holiday/winter cards with the challenges lately. Please be sure to play along with us at the Peachy Keen Challenge Blog. There are always drawings for great prizes if you play along! Let's see where this creative challenge leads you!! Also, be sure to check out the wonderful samples from the rest of the Design Team girls. Their talent will knock your socks off!
Thanks for stopping by today! As always, it's a pleasure to have you visit. I hope you've found some inspiration, and that you'll find time to play with us. I wish you a day filled with family, friends, fun, and of course, happy stamping!! May you be showered with blessings today and always!
Love Ya!
Supply List
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Pale Plum, K&Co. DP, Canson Watercolor Paper
Ink: Various SU inks for watercoloring, Jet Black Stazon
Stamps: What's Snow Funny from Peachy Keen Stamps
Accessories: Martha Steward snowflake punch, Rhinestone swirls, Rhinestone singles, Crystal Effects, Glitter, 2 Way Glue Pen, Ivory Taffeta Ribbon, White Gel Pen, Micron Fine Tip Marker

20 comments:

sugar n spice said...

Beautiful card, love this image, so.. cute. Popped over the challenge blog, but the challenge isn't listed yet. Will pop back later.
Suzi xx

Catherine said...

Love, love, LOVE this card, Lorie! You are by far the best watercolorists (evah!), and I just love how you laid out this snowy scene! I can't wait to see the sled and some of your sure-to-be fabulous tole painting! Love all the sponging on this, especially the snowflakes - perfect touch! And of course, the bling is fab! It's blingerific! :D

kadie said...

How do you do it?? Homerun every time. Omgosh! This is amazing!! The background of your scene is incredible. Teach me teach me!

Sandra MacLean said...

This is just stunning Lorie!! Really, really beautiful! Catherine is right: You are the best watercolorist EVAH!! :D

Viv said...

Wow Lorie! Your card is absolutely fabulous! Your colouring makes me SO envious. I really DO want to be you! LOL
Big hugs Viv xxx

Jackie said...

What a gorgeous card, I must go and hunt out some purple now :o)
Jackie xx

Kim said...

Wow, this is stunning! You are such an artist! I agree with every single comment left here, and I want to be you too!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Mary(OhioMary) said...

Absolutely stunning! This is scene and your coloring is just soooo breath takingly beautfil Lorie!

Anonymous said...

OMGoodness - I got the biggest laugh out of this card - its absolutely great!!! Only a snowman could love snow that much!!! I love coming to your blog -- I am always entertained, enlightened and empowered to go stamp!!! Thanks!!! Cheryl

Seoulscrappin' said...

Purple is my favoritist color ... I love this card and 'ditto' on Catherine and Kadie's remarks. You are one terrific mentor in the water coloring department.

MiamiKel said...

GO LORIE!!!!! This is such a terrific holiday card and such a subtle little hint of purple, it does a smash up job! And gaaaaaaaaaah on your coloring!! You are truly an artist working one masterpiece after the next! Such a gift you share with all of us! Blessings!

KathyJ Peachy Keen Stamps said...

Dear Lorie.. I can't even find words to describe how good you make me feel with your posts! You can paint circles around me, my friend! Really - this card is SIMPLY AMAZING!!! That paper is beautiful btw.. the bling is perfect. I just imagine that you have this cute little magic bag that you pull the perfect embellishments out of every time! HA HA... Thank you, Lorie! You are a blessing in SO many ways!
Big Hugs,
Kathy

karen said...

What a cute card! I just love these little faces & little snowmen! So cute!

I just wish I could color as well as you do!

My Creative Time said...

Wow!! your card is toooo perfect! I wish I had you & Kathy's coloring talents!!~ That is one thing I am lacking!! I need help in that department!:) Love your card:)
xx
Emma")

*Alison* said...

This is ADORABLE... and you coloring is breath taking.. Hugs www.stretchnbubbles.blogspot.com

Dawn B. said...

This is incredible Lorie. Your coloring and sponging just bring this image to life.. Really great job.. I have never tole painted and would love to learn.. Super sweet card..

Lisa B said...

Oh girlfriend....Watch out Picasso! I thought I was ready to put my order in for some new stamps until I saw this card....Now that I saw this I gotta buy this stamp! But my gosh...mine won't look anything like this treasure...I think I was to get on your christmas list!
Hugs,
Lisa

Lisa Hjulberg said...

I LOVE this image and your beautiful card. You rock Lorie. I love everything you do!!!

Katarina said...

Magnificent colouring and I love the card!

Heike said...

beautiful!! Poor snowman, but the coloring is a dream.

Hugs, Heike

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