Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Get your Skates On.

This is my first card for the challenge this month over at Lady Anne's  which is to use this digi by Priscilla Styles. Details of her site can be found here.
As soon as I saw this image I knew I wanted to put her onto a skating ring outside in the woods. I have coloured her up using Promarkers and then fussy cut round the edge and mounted on 3d pads for a raised effect. The card base is a ready made shaped one  which I added a border to using the same red Promarker. The skating ring is made from an oval Xcut Nestie. Trees are a stamp from Stampscapes which I inked up with a Versamark watermark stamp pad and then coated with white  Wow Embossing powder. The edge of the ring has embossing powder on too. (Her blades have been silver embossed).  A quick blast with my heat gun and I have a lovely snow scene. The sentiment is cut from an old Christmas card which was already covered in glitter so I just cut a smaller Nestie. Gems are from my stash.

Entering into the following challenges:
Lady Anne's #4: Use image by Priscilla Styles.
Sweet Stampin Christmas: Winter Sports.
Anything Goes: Shaped not  square.
Alphabet Challenge: Glitter & Gems.
Jelly Park  Friends: Girly theme.
All Sorts: Any sport.
One Stop Craft Challenge:  Add some glitter.
613 Avenue Create: Shaped Card.
Dream Valley: No squares allowed.
Lacy Sunshine: Anything but Square. I(mage must be hand coloured).
Pixie's Crafty Workshop: Use your snippets. (sentiment).



scrappymo! said...

Oh gosh...you have brought me some fond memories. So many Canadian kids learned to skate outside.
DH's Dad would wall off their cement patio and flood it with a layer of water which would freeze and then repeat the process till they had a deep enough outdoor "rink" as we call them. His older sister went on from that little outdoor rink to skate for a living with the Ice Capades show. She traveled all over the world with them.

I learned on a depression of land on our farm which my Dad flooded the same way...We had the odd weed poking through and down we would tumble!

You have done a marvelous job of this card. your scene looks so realistic. The skater is a sweetie...maybe she will go on to the Ice Show as well...We could create a whole life for her!!! ahaha

MaryH said...

Big WOW on those embossed SScape trees. Really like how you used them to create such a winter-y feel on this skating scene. Your skating rink maneuver was a great added touch with the embossing too. Beautiful card, wonderful feel to it. TFS

Chana said...

Beautifully done! I love the trees, they add texture and depth to your project! Thanks for stopping by our house at 613 Avenue Create!

Penny said...

What a wonderful winter scene! Love the pretty colors you chose, especially for the border! You used a really pretty image, love the trees, and all the fabulous embossing you did on this. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Jellypark Friends. Hope to see you here again soon! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Di said...

Absolutely fabulous Mrs A - you gave your imagination free rein and came up with a really super card. I do love it!

Mo's comments were fascinating - what a great way to learn to skate.

Email will be on the way - good luck with the treatment hun!!

Hugs, Di xx

Wendy L said...

Great card, great design, and lovely to see an ice skater too, thanks for joining in at my challenge at Allsorts this week. xxx

Tracey Murphy said...

Such a beautiful, wintry card Mrs A - absolutely love the gorgeous embossed trees and the lovely scene you've created!
Thank you for sharing with us at Lacy Sunshine Challenge and Good Luck!
Hugs, Tracey x

Pat said...

Lovely card with a great image and super design. Thanks for playing along with us at Alphabet Challenge.

Pat xx

brenda said...

Great how you have created the scene with the trees behind the pond and perfect for our theme this week.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts.

B x

Sandra H said...

Fabulous card Mrs A with great scenes gorgeous cut out image and beautiful style card x

Kathleen said...

This is fabulous, love love the scene and those embossed trees.

Kath x

crafty-stamper said...

love the shaped card and image,and love the frosty looking trees-thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
Carol DT x

Mynnette said...

I LOVE the fabulous shine from the embossing--what a gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

Zue said...

Skating in the woods is a lovely concept. I wish I could balance on skates.
Lovely creation, Val.
xxx Zue

Tammy said...

Gorgeous card! I love the scene you've created, the trees are beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
Tammy x

Sherry said...

What a gorgeous card Mrs A, the embossed trees look great in the background x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Mrs A,
What a great card, love your idea of her skating off into the woods.
Thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge.
Avril x

Lexie said...

This is fab. Just love the icy setting.

Thank you for joining us over at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge. Good luck.

xxcalamityxx said...

This is such a beautiful image, thank you so much for sharing your lovely card with us over at Anything Goes for our anything but a square challenge xhugsx Nikki

Deborah Frings said...

I do like the shaped card, and lovely image! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

Marlene Atkinson said...

A beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley Challenge. Marlene DT

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Love that you put her on a skating ring and I adore the background winter scene. How splendid!

Lisa D.

Lady Anne said...

Oh my goodness you have created the perfect card for this image and some lucky person will be receiving this come Christmas.
Love ~ Lady Anne
The Lady Anne

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Mrs A. the skating scene is fabulous, love her glittery skates and the embossed trees.:) Cathy x

Ann said...

Gorgeous card Mrs A!! Many thabks for visiting my blog too :D Hugs, Ann xx

Danielle Vincent said...

What a nice scene you've created on this card. LOVE the sparkly trees in the background. Thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT!

Laurian said...

Stunning card, wonderful use of the image!
Thanks for joining us at the Christmas Progressive Challenge at Lady Annes and I can't wait to see what you make next month!

ladyjanet_56 said...

Ho Mrs A I love looking at you're cards, this is a beautiful card do you know I lost over an hour looking at you beautiful work, thank you for sharing it with us at OSCC. Janet

Nathalie said...

Very pretty card. I love papers and effects are so cute. Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley challenge.

Dawn said...

So beautiful! You've created a gorgeous scene. Love the embossing :) Thanks so much for joining in at Christmas at Sweet Stampin.

Hugs, Dawn

Meredith said...

What a beautiful card.. I just love the embossed tree's.. Gorgeous!

Thank you for joining us over at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge... Good luck!!

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

I really like this card. I love the white space to reflect the snow, so subtle tress look great and the pop of colour from the skaters top is ace! X

Fiona said...

fab card mrs A...love those embossed trees and the image is just perfect!!

Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin.


Tip Top said...

Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers