Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I'm Baaack!

Sorry I have been MIA for a while folks...life's been a bit crazy around here lately! We've been getting ready for school, which starts Friday, and had some family come, but I'll be back into the swing of things real soon! Thanks for sticking with me. There's a DT call going on with a new challenge site called Southern Girls and this is my entry for that! I was also hoping to get this into Scrap Girls challenge, but it seems I'm a day late. Anyway, I got this idea in my head and came up with this...hopefully it resembles my idea of a snow globe. Ok, well, there's a few pics today, so I'll get on with it!

Here's a close up of Tilda when the card it closed. I liked the idea of a winter scene behind her and thought that DP was perfect...sorry, I'm not sure where it's from, it's pretty old. The paper snow is DCWV glitter paper and the loose snow is some Diamond Dust and some Holiday snow from Hobby lobby. I have put some polar white flower soft on the bench...so some is always there...and also a few bits on her.

Here's Edwin close-up. Isn't he a doll! This is my first Edwin and I
just adore this image. Edwin is sitting on a velvet ribbon and the red beneath him is a flourish imprinted felt that I found at hobby lobby.

Bet you wouldn't have guessed this was an easel card! I really think this looks just awesome standing up...I'm so happy it turned out the way I pictured it! The snowflakes and the sentiment were cut with my cricut...When it's cold and Wild Card cart.

Here's Tilda in full snow globe mode. The bench she's sitting on is from ATS. Doesn't the snow at her feet look fab!

This is what the card looks like when opened. Sorry, I couldn't get it to stand flipped oopen...probably cause there's so much stuff on the globe part. The little flowery things are from the trim I used to put around the globe.

The snowflakes and the sentiment have raised edges which I achieved by using hot glue...this looks really cool in person. I don't think these pics really do the card justice! All that white paper is completely glitterfied...it's so hard to get that glitter to show. I also put glitter on the sentiment and the red part of the snowflakes.

Ok, well that about does it for this project. Sorry for all the pics, but I had a hard time choosing which ones to use. Sorry it took me so long to get to posting something, but I hope you've enjoyed my card today. I've found some other contests to enter and you can find those below. Thanks for stopping by please feel free to ask if you have any questions!
Red: R29,27,24
Brown:E49 &47
Skin: YR00, E000,000, &50; cheeks R00,20
Bench: W7,5,3 and E31
Have a great day!
A Spoon full of Sugar: Christmas in August
MDUC: It takes two (use Tilda and Edwin)
All That Scraps: Anything Magnolia
Creative Card Crew: Sparkle and Shine
TPE: Ribbon and Sparkles
Rosie D's: More than 1 fold
Pile It On: Let's Get In Shape(more than five...snowflakesx4, sentimentx2, acetate circlesx2, card itself...I think I pass, lol)


Rene said...

Oh my gosh this is so cool!!! (And not just because it's a winter card, har har!) I LOVE the "border" and the Magnolias are beautiful! Great job!!! Makes me long for Christmas!

Jennifer said...

Wow...so creative Autumn, what a fabulous card. The snow effect is terrific and so is your coloring.
Good luck in your challenges and DT call.

Angie said...

OMGoodness Autumn! I really wish you had made the deadline because this card is STUNNING!!! The moment I saw it I knew it was a snow globe, so no concerns about that. What a gorgeous idea and so perfectly executed!


Suzanne J Dean said...

Too cute for words Autumn! This is fabulous and wonderful for the holidays--so very cute and love all the elements you added with those cute Mags!


Lori said...

OMG Autumn, stunning! I want it! It's is so creative and I love all the snow and it's gorgeous open and closed, wowzers!

Ulrike*** said...

...what a wonderful idea,...your creation is so beautiful....wish u a nice day...Ulrike

Craftyanny said...

thanks for playing along with Creative Cottage
Anne x

Cor* said...

This is fantastic!!! Totally totally amazing. I love it so much. Great use of the flower soft on the bench, I just wanted to reach out and wipe that 'snow ' off of there!!!! Great snowglobe! Hey I see you like Tilda's....I am going to be having candy at my blog, by weeks end (Friday) , pls come check it out. Keep up the good work!

BethieJ said...

Your card is WONDERFUL! I love the fun shape and darling images!
Thanks for joining us at PIO!
Have a GREAT day!

Cami said...

Wow Autumn! Your card is beautiful! I love all that snow and glitter and flower soft. Your coloring is awesome and you put so much wonderful details on this. It's pretty on the inside and out! Hugs, Cami

Corinne said...

OMG....your snow globe card is adorable. I love how it looks like a real snow globe. Love the colors you used. Very nicely done.

Nancy said...

Absolutely wonderful! All the techniques - absolutely fabulous. I have always loved snow globes but never thought to try to make a card like one. Fabulous idea, fabulous rendition. Bravo.

Chantelle said...

Wow, look at all that bling - it's really stunning - love your easel card and Tilda and Edwin have teamed up nicely - thanks for playing along at MDUC.

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Wow I love your card what a cute idea ! Awesome coloring

Kylie said...

Oh Autumn! I LOVE what you have done here. Fantastic work. Really well done. These two are a great pair.
Thanks for playing at MDUC this week,

Shirl said...

My jaw just dropped when I saw this card! This is amazingly gorgeous! I'm feeling all Chrismassy just looking at this card....:) Fantabulous job!

paola said...

DROP DEAD FABULOUS! GORGEOUS! what a lot of work on this little masterpiece, and a postively brilliant idea

Mervi said...

Gorgeous card, so beautiful details!
Thanks for sharing this with us
at Rosie D's, good luck,-))Mervi

Ellen said...

This is real christmas spirit, you can almost feel the snow :-) beautiful card Autumn !!
Thanks for joining us at MDUC this week.

Hugs, Ellen

Dena said...

Your snow looks so real! Perfect winter card. Love the Tilda and Edwin together!
Hugs, Dena

Peta's Blog said...

Wow That snow is amazing!!!! Love the scene that you have created, Wow, so much detail. Thanks for sharing with us at MDUC xoxox Peta

Pam S. said...

Fabulous Easel card Autumn! So creative! Love it! Tilda and Edwin are going to take us right into the Christimas/Winter spirit with this card! So glad you joined the first ATS Magnolia Challenge!
Pam Going Postal

Christina C. said...

Your card is phenomenal, Autumn!!
What an amazing scene and all those special details....simply STUNNING!

Vee said...

Such a gorgeous card full of amazing detail. Love the shape and the lovely images.
Thanks for playing with Charisma this week.
xx Vee

Faye said...

Your snow globe card is awesome. The red paper under Edwin looks like a lush velvet and gives the whole gorgeous card a relly rich feel. Love it. xxx
Oooh and thanks for playing at Charisma this week!

Shari said...

I love this!! NIce JOb!

Andrea said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for joining in the Pink Elephant Challenge this week

Tracy said...

Fab entry, thanks for joining Rosie-D’s challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Fran said...

OMG! This is the most fabulous and creative idea for an easel card!! I don't think I have seen anyone do a snow globe before! I love all your embelishments and trim. Thanks for playing alog with us at MDUC!!

cabio's craft corner said...

Amazingly done card :o)

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
Helen x

Nana said...

Absolutely beautiful card! Love it.
Thank you for joining us at "PIO" this week!
hugs Nana

~*Joni said...

Autumn, first of all - YAY Army wives! ;) And now on to your jaw dropping, gorgeous card. I love the idea of your easel - it is so well detailed with the prettiest intricacies! The snow and DP is perfect, how wonderful that you also added Edwin with Tilda, just a beautiful snow globe. Thank you so much for joining us in our Ribbons and Sparkles challenge at TPE this week!
~*Joni TPE DT

Farida Rone said...

OMG!!! Autumn,
This card is stuning!!! Just love it!!! What a wonderful details and coloring. I'm glad you're back.

Andrea said...


The Wired Angel said...

This is darling, Autumn. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew! Peggy x