Monday, February 16, 2009

Winter Smile

Happy Monday!
I don't usually say that, but I'm on vacation for a week, so HAPPY MONDAY! And, yes I DID enjoy a relaxing TWO cups of coffee this morning! The kids have been playing outside with the neighbors most of the day and I have to say, I really haven't done much of anything! I've checked out my favorite blogs and galleries,and made a card for Beate's weekend sketch~ oh yea- this is a vacation!!
I'm quickly going to share it with you because I really should get SOMETHING done around here!
I love this image from Whiff of Joy, and it's pretty cold up here, so here is 'Winter Smile'. I stamped her in black Archival ink onto water color paper, and colored her with ink pads, a water brush and a blender pen. I added some Fruit Punch Stickles which I wish you could see better. The sentiment is a Heidi Grace rub-on on white cs, punched out with a 1 3/8" circle punch. I inked around the edge and outlined it with more Stickles. I added the MS snowflake punch with a dimensional, Stickled some more, and added a button in the center.
Well, that's it for now, thanks so much for stopping by~ and don't forget to smile a lot today!! :)

Hugs and Smiles~

Stamps: Whiff of Joy
Paper: pretty in pink, choc. chip, white, pink pirouette and water color paper
Ink: black Archival, close to cocoa, choc. chip, pink pirouette, pretty in pink, rose red
Extras: Fiskars circle cutter, circle and snowflake punches, cuttlebug folder, Stickles, button, white gel pen, dimensionas


Cindy Haffner said...

She is darling.

Anonymous said...

Hello Denise, She is sooo adorable. Love the colors and your coloring is fantastic as usual!! Yes it is cold here, burr. I had to laugh, last week you missed the girls at the bus stop. Remember when we had 50 mile per hour winds? Well, MDH was laughing because the girls were afraid they would blow away so they were holding on to the mailbox waiting for the bus. Where is spring??? Can't wait till 2morrow to get together...chocolate, coffee and STAMPS!!!!
Hugs, Pam

Lauri said...

So glad you were able to relax today!! Good for you!!! We all need days where we do nothing but what we want to do!! Too bad that is not every day.....beautiful card!!

Anonymous said...

Denise, I am really starting to fall for these Whiff of Joy stamps, I may have to cave and buy some! You made her look so sweet, love how you worked this sketch!!
Have a fun and relaxing day, girlfriend!

Julie said...

Hello there! This is a beautiful card! Lovely coloring - that stamp is just so sweet. I love your blog!

Silke said...

This is so adorable - Denise!!! Wonderful take on the Sketch!!!

Elizabeth said...

So pretty! I just got this stamp a few weeks ago but haven't used it yet.