Sunday, November 16, 2014

Looking out the window ...

Hello my friends!  Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!
As usual, I'm busy preparing for my end of the year craft fairs but after talking to my friend Diane (Nellie's Nest) I decided to take a break away from craft fair items and play along in a fun challenge she steered me towards.  

The challenge is called 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown and the current challenge is
Yep, it must be Christmas and involve a window.
Diane knows I love creating this type of card so she didn't hesitate to tell be about this fun challenge.  Thanks my friend!!!  Be sure to check out HER POST HERE for the card she created ... it's beautiful!  I told her I thought it was funny that her card is "from the outside looking IN" and mine is "from the inside looking OUT"!!!  LOL ...

Here's what I came up with . . .

  My image is stamped on white vellum then colored on the 'back' side using my Spectrum Noir markers.  I know dye markers are better for this technique but without thinking I just started using my alcohol markers and I think they came together just fine!  
Now of course I couldn't just stop at ONE card!  So, here's another card using the same technique.


Since I am in need of several more holiday cards not only for my craft fairs but for my own personal friends, I decided to create a couple more 'windows' which will be turned into Christmas cards later in the week.
 

Here are a few other challenges I'd like to share in today then I really MUST be getting back to my craft fair projects ...
Alphabet Challenge -  T for Traditional Christmas
Chocolate Coffee Cards - Favorite Holiday (Christmas)
Word Art Wednesday .- Anything Goes 
C.R.A.F.T  Challenge - Christmas
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes 
Craft A Scene Challenge - Trees, trees, trees

OH and by the looks of the radar here in NE Ohio, I just might have this sort of view out my own window come tomorrow morning!  They're calling for 1-3" tonight and another 3-5" tomorrow!  Gee ... guess where you'll find me!!  LOL!
Yep ... tucked away in my cave just crafting my little fingers to the bone!  LOL!

Happy Day and as always . . .

UPDATE:
YEP!  They were right ... here's what I woke up to this morning!
The 1st photo was the view out the side lights of my front door at 6:45 a.m.

This is looking out the back sliding door around 8:00 a.m.
AND, it's still coming down (10 am)
WELCOME WINTER!!!

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