Saturday, January 16, 2016

Weekly Inpiration 2- "Let it Snow"

Hello Crafty Friends!

Last week I shared the first weekly inspiration project.  This week my inspiration was snow as we had some beautiful snow on Wednesday and a wee bit on Thursday.  The snow was a perfect excuse to use Brett Weldele (of Stampers Anonymous) stamp set, Blizzy the Happy Snowman.  

Just like last week's project, I started with a large playing card.  
It was covered with two layers of white gesso and Faber-Castell's blue Gelatos was applied. Blizzy was stamped using Ranger's Archival ink in Jet Black:
Blizzy was colored using more Gelatos.  Next, Let It Snow was stamped and Faber-Castell's Big White Brush Pen was used to create small snowflakes all over the card:
Tim Holtz' Snowflakes stencil and Ranger's texture paste was used to add three large snowflakes.  The finishing touch was a dash-dot-dash frame using a fine tip black marker.
It will be interesting to go through all of the altered playing cards at the end of the year.  It is a fun project thus far as I can find inspiration from the week or from how I feel at the moment or whatever!  If you decide to do the project, please drop me a line as I would love to see your weekly creations, too!

Thank you for stopping by and have a happy crafty weekend!
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

This card is entered into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create, AG
Word Art Wednesday, AG
Simon Says Stamp Monday, Stencil
Crafty Sentiments, Baby It's Cold Outside
Creative Fingers, AG
That's Crafty, Winter but not Christmas
Addicted to Stamps, AG
Little Red Wagon, Build a Snowman


  1. So cute! Love the image and what you did with it and a playing card! Awesome job.

  2. Very cool project. Love that snowman stamp. Maybe at the end of the year, you could do a post showing all of them together :-).

  3. It's so absolutely adorable!! I just love the snowman!! How creative to use the playing cards!! This is fabulous my friend!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Oh this is so unbelievably cool! Very inspiring, I love the use of a playing card and that snowman melts my heart, he is so cute!

  5. Adorable card Kathy. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  6. Wonderful! I love that snowman and the doodling is cool. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  7. What a very cool idea, just love how you created this, such wonderful texture. Love your style, just started following you x

  8. Another great wee card as it were. How is the downsizing going. I am still drinking diet Pepsi but have started getting new homes fo 15 things. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 217th- FF AG challenge! Our first challenge in 2016. Praying you will have a Blessed, Prosperous, Peaceful and Creative 2016, Carole

  9. You did an amazing job with your playing card, Kathy Jo...WOW! Fabulous coloring on the snowman, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

  10. I really love the happy attitude of this charming card! You've done an amazing job of building up a textural background that pairs so perfectly with the whimsical snowman. I like how he has some different colors that really pop against all of those lovely shades of blue. The soft black edging detail is also just right. This card came together beautifully and I'm so glad you shared your skills with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  11. What a cute snowman! He sure brought snow to my area!

  12. I love this!!! The textured snowflakes really add a lot to the already fabulous project :) I also love the idea of altering cards, then looking back on them at the end of the year!! Thanks so much for joining us at ATSM this time :)
    Susan DT

  13. I love this!!! The textured snowflakes really add a lot to the already fabulous project :) I also love the idea of altering cards, then looking back on them at the end of the year!! Thanks so much for joining us at ATSM this time :)
    Susan DT

  14. So glad I came back to check out another creation - this is fabulous! I feel so inspired! Hugz

  15. Aww, this is so cool! Love the inking! We are so blessed you joined our Challenge weeks ago and would love for you to join our new Challenge still ongoing at Word Art Wednesday. Want to leave you with the inspiration of the Scripture in 1 Corinthians 2:9-10 which says, "But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”— these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. " Have a lovely week.

    JO ANN


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