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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Winter cardinals

I hope everyone had a 'Happy Halloween' yesterday.  Weather was absolutely terrible here for the trick or treaters - rain, rain, windy, cold - I'm so glad my kids are grown up and I was able to stay inside where it was warm and hand out treats.  In past years we have seen 40 - 50 kids, last night we only had 15, so needless to say lots of goodies left, not so good for the WW diet - so I will be taking the rest to work on Monday, I don't need that temptation at home.  I'm 9lbs from my goal weight to become a life time member, but I must say these last 10 lbs or so have been the hardest.  I have such a sweet tooth, and with Christmas coming - OMG I need to stay focused to reach my goal by then if I can.  Okay enough about that, lets get on with my card.

I know I said I was going to post another Power Poppy card, but I haven't taken the picture yet, but I have this one to share instead.  I don't think you will be disappointed.

This image is from Northwoods Rubber stamps Inc, I came across is in my Christmas stamp collection- I think I bought this over 3 years ago at a rubber stamp convention.  I haven't been to one for 3 years so I know it's older than that.  See that's what happens when you have too much, you forget what you have!

I stamped the image using black memento onto some cougar 110lb white c/s.  I coloured the image using prismacolour pencils and blended with gamsol,  then sponged around the image using SU soft sky, once I cut out the image leaving the die in place.  I then layered this onto a piece of gold mirri paper, then onto some bazzill seafoam c/s. My background paper is from Memory Box - not sure what collection this is from.

I finished off with a couple of strips of gold peel offs along the bottom, glitter, a piece of gold metallic ribbon just tied in a single knot and held in place with a red glittered enamel dot.  I don't know how well you can see, but the pine cones have some texture added to them.  It's called Barbara Trombley's Elements - Nut brown - it looks like finely chopped cork with an added smell of nutmeg - oh it smells so nice!

I will get my powerpoppy card photgraphed for my next post.... until then... enjoy your day, whatever you are up to,



Leslie said...

Pauline, you have the most amazing knack of being able to pair the perfect paper with your beautiful image! It was raining here too last night and right now it is snowing ever so lightly…but it's still snowing!

Tracy said...

Congrats to you GF on almost hitting your mark. I did WW a couple of years ago and did so well. Unfortunately I fell off the wagon. :-( You think YOU have a sweet tooth. LOL The card is beautiful. Such a pretty scene. Hugs!

Leslie Miller said...

You're darn right I'm not disappointed! A beautiful image and you treated it very kindly with your wonderful coloring and the glittered snow. The paper sure is pretty, too. I love that shade of red. I thought at first your ribbon was a lightweight burlap, but metallic -- how pretty! I really like how you attached it. Gorgeousness, Pauline! Congrats on nearly reaching your WW goal, too! Way to go!

Shirley T. said...

Hi Pauline,

Such a lovely card, love everything about it. Wish I was only that far off the weight I should be!!!! Hey ho. Perhaps I will start my diet tomorrow, not.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Vintage beauty! I have not seen this stamp before, very elegant. Your coloring rocks!! Oh my is this beautiful!