Saturday, December 26, 2009

Skatin' Around

When I first saw Penny Black's Skatin' Around stamp, I wanted it. I had no idea what I would do with it - after all, I don't ice skate. I don't even know anyone who ice skates. BUT she's adorable, so I couldn't resist purchasing her.

Then, my friend Fay, who is the hostess for this month's Sisterhood of the Traveling Cards swap, asked us to create a winter scene on our cards. I quickly thought of the Skatin' Around stamp. Perfect!

I created the scene by using some snowflake paper in the background and sparkly giltter cardstock to create the frozen ground where she is skating. For the main image, I chose to go with a paper piecing technique, layering two designer papers to create her dress and hat. (Talk about labor intensive! I don't usually do this much tedious cutting.)

I really like the way this one turned out. I hope Fay and my other fellow swappers will like my winter scene.


Image: Penny Black Skatin' Around
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic markers
Embellishments: Metallic Brads

10 comments:

Gael said...

I love this winter scene!! Crossing my fingers that there is one of these in my return package...

Judy McMullen said...

Jeanette, this is just adorable! I love it and Fay will too!! Wow! The paper piecing is exceptional. I'd dearly love to receive this card!!!

~Paola~ said...

aww..I absolutly LOVE it!!!!
I would be sooooooooooooooooooooo veryyy happy to receive this cute lil munchkin....she's too adorable! Love how U layered her up too...and of course..the sentiment...as U know I LOVEEE snow!:o)

Anonymous said...

Jeanette, what an adorable card.. I absolutely love it. Your image is so darn cute and you have put the whole card together beautifully...way to go...

Carol

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh how cute is this! i haven't ice skated in years, but i wanted to be a pro- skater when i was young. been skating since i'm 5 yrs old. of course it's been about 25 years since i've been on skates now, AND i never looked that graceful either, but thanks for the happy memories.

happy new year.

Tanja said...

J - I love it!!!!! And finally I spied a photo of you!!!! You BEAUTIFUL lady - love ya, my friend!!!!

Primitive Paper said...

This is so cute...would love to see a close up of this one!!!

Susan said...

Jeanette, what a sweetly adorable card!! The image is so cute--I am always looking for ice skater stamps! (DD started figure skating at 7 and she's still coaching at 25!) The paper piecing and layout are just super! {hug}

PaperCrafty said...

Too cute Jeanette!! Love the sparkle!!

Vivace said...

I love this beautiful card! So sparkly!