Thursday, November 17, 2011

New Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge

Yeah, it is time for another SPARKS challenge. I am so glad Kim started these, I am always up for a challenge of some kind.
 This is the newest inspiration piece.  Be sure to check out Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge page for all of the details.  This runs from November 17th to November 30th and there are prizes to be won!
 Here is my take on the challenge.  I was inspired by the colors but also the placement of the elements in the photo.  I knew I wanted a wonderful turquoise background and I knew that I needed at least one larger size bright green piece.  I decided to go with snowflakes in rather unconventional colors because I really wanted to be able to have my card be winter/Christmas in theme and I wanted to use this cutie of a snowman. I just received this cute set from Paper Smooches and I want to use it a whole lot during the season.
Since I wanted snowflakes, I knew exactly where to go to get a variety of sizes.  I pulled out my Art Philosophy Close to My Heart Cricut cartridge.  This cartridge includes several snowflake shapes so I was set.  If you notice, my little snowman has some Aleene's Paper Glaze added to his little scarf for some additional interest. 
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)
Be sure to check out the other cards by the team members because you will be amazed at the great variety of looks and give this challenge a try yourself!

12 comments:

Margie H said...

OMGOSH, Linda, I am in love with your take on the challenge!!!! WOW! Definitely a winner in my book :) Have a great THU!!

Annette said...

very very cute...love it..

sue said...

I love the snowman, and it works so well with the colours.

dstandard said...

Adorable card! Love it!

Audrey Pettit said...

Oooh, how darn adorable, Linda! I just love your take on that photo. The snowflakes are brilliant. I totally adore the non-traditional colors. Makes this card truly pop. And how cute is that snowman! LOVE!

Erin Smetak said...

I love your take on the inspiration! Those snowflakes are really awesome! I also love your color combo! Non traditional Christmas/Winter cards rock!!!
And thanks for visiting my blog the other day!!! That was so sweet of you!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

I am just luvin' this, thanks for the big smile!

cnelson said...

Sooooo CUTE!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHHH! FAB Christmas card! I LOVE that snowman--he is just toooo cute:) LOVE your snowflakes!! YOU ROCK!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooooooo cute cute cute! I loveeeeeeeee the snowflakes and that ADORABLE snowman! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Kary said...

Wow, Linda, so many gorgeous cards!! I Love the typewriter with the cute coloured keys. Your snowman card is fabulous, love the snowflakes. Great job!!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is gorgeous, Linda! I love your take on the inspiration photo. Those snowflakes are perfect!