Thursday, January 5, 2012

[DYSU] Challenge #53 - Let It Snow

Good morning DYSU fans! If you're new, let me tell you we have an exciting year ahead of us at DYSU, because I got to peek at the challenge list for 2012 and the sponsors. Oooo la la!  Now that the rush is over with Christmas and New Years and I am back from my travels, I can hit the reset button. Just kidding ;) I am full blast underway with my Project 30, and am already planning my Project 30 Kick-off Party for January 14. For those of you afar, I still invite you heartily to participate. If you haven't heard about it this, you can read all about it here.

In the meanwhile, you're dying to start the year off with some creativity right? This week we're al about Let it Snow. It's perfect, because the temperatures has been unbearably frigid in New Jersey. The kind that stings the face when there is a hint of a little wind. I keep asking myself "Where is the snow?"

Here's a card made with a Meljen's Design. One of my first projects for a DT that I had applied to, actually was with a Meljen's Designs. So I am quite familiar with Melissa's work and products. I love how easy they are to print off and use!

Happy Day
Stamps: (Cozy Star) Meljen's Designs; (Join Us) Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper: (Paper Basics Card Stock - Spring Rain) Papertrey Ink; (Boxer) Basic Grey; (Red card stock) Scraps
Ink: (Versamark) Tsukineko; (Perfect Match Pigment Ink - Fresh Snow) Papertrey Ink
Embellishments: (Border Punch - Upper Crust) Fiskars; (Artists' Color Acrylic Series - Brilliant White) Utrecht; (Soft-core Color Pencils) Prismacolor; (Sharpie Pen - Fine Point) Sharpie; (Stella Rose Gertie Collection - "Little One" Label Stickers) My Mind's Eye; (Stickers - rund, schwarz, tr, gelb) Artoz

The card base has snowflakes stamped on with Versamark, then a thin layer of acrylic paint over it. I find that acrylic paint adds dimension without adding physical layers to the card. A neat trick that I am starting to grow more fond. The beautiful Cozy Star is colored with my good old Primacolors and traced over with a black Sharpie to make it look crisper.

Happy Day

I find it quite adorable like this. I tried to find a "Twinkle Twinkle" sentiment, but no luck. Instead I stumbled into this fun little Stella Rose label, which I thought fit the card's overall look. It's a fun, round yellow hue with a lovely cheery sentiment. And who doesn't like some bling, right?

Well, there you go. I hope you liked this little fella. Check out the rest of the DTs samples. They will knock your winter woolly socks right off! You have until next Wednesday to enter, and I hope a card by you :) In the meantime, happy new year and lots of creative mojo wishes to you ...

And our sponsors this week:

Meljen's Designs
Winner Choice of 4 Images

Robyn's Fetish
Winner's Choice of either 5 digital stamps or
4 digital stamps and 1 paper pack

The Crafter's Companion
The Boxer and Envelobox Creator Bundle with Advanced Techniques DVD


Denise and Louise said...

Love this card Ren-Yi. That little star is so cute.
Denise xx

WencheP said...

This is a wonderful card, the little star is so cute.....


Pauline said...

This is adorable, I love the colouring on this star, and the little sentiment is perfect.

Keilly said...

I love this super cute image, beautifully coloured - thanks for the tip about using a black sharpie! x

Mary Jo said...

The star is adorable! Love the frosty look you edged the red with! Beautiful card!

Marcy said...

You are right...who doesn't love bling! Your card is adorable.

Tracy said...

Hey Ren-Yi! That little star is just precious on your card! :-) I love experimenting with different mediums on my projects too.
Thanks so much for the warm DYSU welcome as guest designer this week. I really appreciate how supportive you guys are to your GD's.
Have a wonderful week!

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