Sunday, January 3, 2010

January Kit Cat Challenge

Well, it's the first Sunday of the month, and you know what that means?  Yep!  Time for another Kit Cat Challenge.  Our January Kit came from my sweet friend Jeanette, and was a loaded with wonderful goodies to play and create with!  I cut this scalloped card with my Cricut Expression using my new Wild Card cartridge.  The image was of course colored with SU inks and an aquapainter, and I had such a hard time deciding which wonderful paper and embellishment to use, so after much deliberation, I decided to use them all!  I actually got everything in except a larger button like the pretty glittery one shown here.  That's it!  I used all the rest of the goodies Jeanette included in the kit for this card.

Now, can I tell you about the snow?  The snow is actually styrofoam.  Can you believe it?  Jeanette took two styrofoam balls and rubbed them together to make the snowfall! How clever is that?  I was so impressed, and thought it was such a fun element to add texture and interest to a card or scrapbook page.

Thanks for stopping by today, and be sure to check out the blogs of Jeanette, Kelly, Susan, Catherine, and Michelle, to see how what they've created with their kits.  Have fun, and happy hopping!

Love ya,

20 comments:

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh my, Lorie, your card is AMAZING! What a fun fun shape. And the coloring is OUTSTANDING! I am always so excited to see how you've colored images, because that is one of your many strengths. I love the way you used the snow and other goodies, too. Love love LOVE your card... love you, too, my friend!

Michelle said...

Oh I love it! He's perfect and I love your coloring. I have so much to learn yet - I mean, styrofoam snow - LOL....

I love the shape - round like our sweet snowman. Awesome card as always, Lorie. Hugs!

Dawn B. said...

Lorie this is beautiful. What a wonderful creation. Your coloring is amazing..

Stampin Mindy said...

This is beautiful, love the colors and your beautiful coloring!

KathyJ Peachy Keen Stamps said...

Lorie.. YOU ARE SO VERY TALENTED!! This is such a true image of what beautiful work you do! :)I'm so glad you are on our team! We are so lucky to have you!! :)Beautiful job!! Lots of Love and Hugs! Your friend, Kathy

MiamiKel said...

Oh Miss Lorie, this is just dazzling! Especially with the snow falling on your blog - it's just so fitting and wonderful! You coloring is truly one of the best I have ever seen and it's always like looking at a work of art :) But paired with this darling shape, intrique design and all the yumminess, well, this just stands right out in a crowd! LOVE IT! Hugs!

KathyJ Peachy Keen Stamps said...

AND I HAVE to try the styrofoam! VERY CLEVER!! :)Hugs, Kathy

Sandra said...

Very, very pretty!!!

Becky said...

This is just gorgeous, the coloring is fabulous, and I just love this image

Kim said...

Simply amazing creation! The image, all the layers, colors...truly a beautiful card!

Grenouille Greetings said...

A lovely card - beautifully coloured and executed! Thank you for sharing! Happy New Year to you! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Nancy said...

Oh Lorie,
This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!
By the way, you can actually die the styrofoam flakes with reinkers to make Faux Flower Soft.
HUGS,
Nancy

Catherine said...

Totally cute, Lorie! This looks totally fab! Love, love, love the colors and your wonderful coloring on this! And the layers are just TDF!

Brandi said...

This is gorgeous Lorie... love, love, love it! :)

Jackie said...

What a gorgeous card :o)
Jackie xx

Ceal said...

Lorie!
I love, love, LOVE this card! your snowman is just adorable! I love snowmen :) I will have to give that snow trick a try

kadie said...

Gorgeous gorgeous! You always have the BEST ideas, Lorie!! Wow! You do know that I come here for inspiration before I start my card each night, don't you? Your creativity and the heart you put into your posts inspire me daily!
I love the layers of this, the shape, the GORGEOUS coloring and the snow!! I need more adjectives to describe your works of art! HUGS and happy happy 2010 to you and your family! xoxo

Kathy said...

This is just gorgeous as well!!! Love this image and all your embellies are adorable!! Makes a beautiful card!
:)kathy

Susan said...

Wow, wow, triple wow! Lorie this is absolutely fantastic! I'm always inspired by your creations! I just love the layers--the more the merrier!--and am bowing to your magical watercoloring! And way to go for using *everything* from Jeanette's wonderful kit! Just gorgeous! Love ya! {hug}

Deedee Anderson said...

What an adorable snowman! You colored him so beautifully (as ALWAYS!). That styrofoam technique is really neat, and what a fun layout, too!!

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