Monday, May 4, 2009

Is it really Spring?


Every month at Papertrey Ink Nichole issues the design team a challenge and this month the peons get to play along! So this peon is chiming in (or would that be 'inking in?') 
Now, you won't be able to tell from my card, but this was an inspiration challenge to create a Spring card. And all I could think of when I saw Heather's inspiration for the challenge was . . . the Santa from Believe stamped in vellum. I don't know why, maybe it was the fact she mentioned the snow had finally disappeared so I got snow on the brain. But this is the card I created based off of the beautifully muted shades in the quilt she selected in the photo to the left. I've been waiting for Spring as anxiously as anybody, but then winter returned briefly for this card. 

I got to use a selection of three PTI stamp sets to create this, the original Guidelines set, the Life stamp set and Believe. I haven't paired up this particular DP with kraft paper before, I think I really like it. Thanks for looking. 
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Believe, Guidelines, Life
Ink: SU black, PTI Spring Moss, Avocado, Versamark Frost, SU craft white
Cardstock: Confetti white, PTI white, SU kraft, PTI DP, old SU swirly vellum from stash
Other: Waterfall stickles, SU WWC, aquapainter, Irridescent Ice EP, oval punches, ribbon, Fiskars decorative scissors

20 comments:

The Mama Monkey said...

This is just beautiful! I love the Santa in vellum! You did a great job cutting him out!

cadnileb said...

Oh this is so cool! Love the vellum and the effect of the strips!

Elizabeth said...

While I am not quite ready for winter (or Christmas) I love your card. You picked the colours from the inspiration perfectly.

I would not have thought to use these colours for a Christmas card - however it is so elegant. Can you say CASE. TYFS

Val said...

Love the colors. So pretty. Nice job.

Diane said...

This is wonderful, PSUE! I love it...and it's fun to see a beyond-this-season card! Love that background! Love the soft, subtle play with colors. Delightful!

Thanks, too, for all your thoughtful contributions to Women to Women! When I see your name there I always zoom in to see what you have to say!

Hurrying to get ready for a class tonight, but just had to peek in and then say thanks!

Saved By Grace said...

I love the old fashioned Santa...they layout is very pretty, and the coloring is something I wouldn't have thought of but it is terrific. Great card.

Lois Jones said...

Neat!! I love the papers you used on this. And i think you are just getting a head start on Christmas this year, so that's a good thing!!

Diane said...

Such a pretty card and those colors are fantastic together. I really like your nontraditional approach to Christmas cards.

Serendipity said...

Peon my foot! All your cards are great! TFS!

BethieJ said...

Peggysue your card is STUNNING! I LOVE the colors.. Great job on the challenge!

Grace said...

Oh I do love this!!! I love these colors together... so peaceful! I never would have thought of Santa in vellum... love it!

Melissa said...

Beautiful! Those are great winter colors!

IamDerby said...

Love that Santa! What a gorgeous card.

Leah said...

I love this, you captured such a soft, cold feel, just striking!

Gina said...

Absolutely gorgeous! What a great color selection for this image.

IamDerby said...

Hey PeggySue! Cant wait to see what you make with your new tea set!! Trust me your going to love it... even if you dont have the little cup.
PS. Your comment had me literally laughing out loud.

laos348 said...

Very very nice - I like the colors you used for this.

Mara... said...

Gorgeous! I just love the colors!! And Santa is so cute!!

Stephanie said...

why did you do this to me...make me think of Christmas cards..aaahhh :)

Love the vellum and the color scheme!

DaDoodleDiva said...

Very nice! I love winter scenes being I am in the deep south and rarely get the experience of cold weather.