Friday, November 12, 2010

Inkspirations Challenge #48 - Snowglobe

Wow, what an exciting week it has been with the launch of the new Inkspirations Challenge site here!

This week Makeesha has set a colour challenge with these great colours:-

Well, these colours just screamed "Christmas" to me, so a Christmas card is what I have made.  :)

This card certainly took off in a whole different direction from where I started & I am really happy with the end result.  I have made a shadow-box style card, which folds flat for posting & is then popped open to create a little 3D scene.  (You can see some of my other shadow-box cards here, here & here).

I wanted to try embossing acetate & I added white gel pen dots to the dimples on the reverse side.  This created a great "falling snow" effect, so the snowglobe idea was born from there.

The snowman is a digital image from Michelle Perkett & he has been printed on watercolour paper & coloured with stamp pad inks & an aquapainter.  He has been fussy cut & popped up on dimensionals.  I die cut the border of the snowglobe & the card opening on my Robo.

Here is a close up of the little fellow:-

I did learn an important lesson from this card - "it's really tricky to photograph acetate with dots on it!"  LOL

Come check out the other Design Team members' projects & play along here:-

Inkspirations Challenges Site Makeesha Brandi Carrie Cindy Helen Ilina Kirsty Lee-Anne Marisa Renée
Thanks for looking!

Card Components:
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Old Olive, Real Red, Crumb Cake (Kraft) & Watercolour Paper
Stamps:  Digital Snowman by Michelle Perkett, SU Heard from the Heart & Snow Swirled
Inks:  Old Olive, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Kraft White, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie
Other:  Clear Acetate, White Gel Pen, Clear Glaze Pen (Hearts), Spica Black Glitter Pen (Hat Band), Dazzling Diamonds, Dimensionals