Saturday, October 29, 2011

Using Acetate!


I'm going to start off by saying these photographs aren't the best, but that's because we are in the process of getting about a foot of the white fluffery stuff here in New England! I LOVE snow, but this is cutting my Autumn a little bit short...ugh! Oh well. At least the snow gave me the inspiration that I needed for this card.

I'm not happy when I miss one of The Cat's Pajamas Challenges and that's what happened last week. (I'm taking a night class for school and it is really cutting into my stamping time...lol!) So I wanted to be sure to play along with this week's challenge. Julie is the Hostess with the Mostess this week and she wants us to use acetate. You can find the details to play along over on Alma's Blog. I have never used acetate before so this was a great challenge for me. I immediately thought of a window, and with all of this snow outside my window, my thoughts went to my three penguin friends from the TCP Round the Chimney set. When I saw this week's CPS Sketch, I decided to go with a round window, and I'm thrilled with the way that it all turned out. I used my Nesties for the circles. The image is colored up with Copic Markers (C1, C3, C5, C7, E23, E57, E59, R39, YG63, YG67, and YR16) and I paper pieced the carpet in front of the fireplace. All of the papers are from The Merry Days of Christmas collection from My Mind's Eye. The Kraft card stock (embossed with the Seeing Spots embossing folder) and button are from Papertrey Ink. I added some Divine Twine to the button to accent the sentiment which is also from the Round the Chimney set. Here's a shot of the inside of the card.

I'm now completely without my voice thanks to this crazy cold and laryngitis. I'm so thankful for the computer...I love to talk...lol! Thanks so much for visiting with me. Have a wonderful weekend..Toodles! :D

7 comments:

Nancy Thomas said...

Beautiful Kimberly - love the window card and it's perfect for the current weather situation in your neck of he woods. I had a friend call me from PA to tell me it was snowing there. Yikes! Hope you feel better soon.

Linda Monroe said...

This is really nice. Love the window with this image and the rug is perfect..

Michele Boyer said...

Oh my gosh! That window! This is AMAZING!! And OH SO cute!!

Lori said...

This is fabulous! Love the look of the little fireplace scene through the window.

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

Kimberly - this is totally adorable! Your coloring is amazing. I love the window and those cute little penguins inside. AWESOME card. I hope you are feeling better!!! :-)

Shirley said...

Absolutely too too cute! Love the little guys and your window too! Hope your throat is feeling better too!

alma said...

So cute! The window idea is great! I love the idea of looking in on these little guys.