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Saturday, January 22, 2011

January ~SOTC

Sisterhood Of The Travelling Cards monthly swap:

January is the month been hosted by Maryann (aka mastuff on SCS)
She challenged us sistahs to make cards showing how was the weather,where we live, on New Year Day.
 From her own words, it goes like this : "....When you wake up on January 1st, look outside. What is the weather like where you live? Is it raining, snowing, sunshine, windy? Make a card with your current weather in it. Example: raining, put an umbrella somewhere on the card; sunshine, maybe flowers growing; snowing, sledding, snowman; windy, make me think of fall leaves. Have fun with this and it will be interesting to see what type of weather, everyone had on the first day of the new year...."

*click on each picture if U wish to enlarge*
 FUN theme eh?? :o)  
Well, when I woke up on January first I noticed right away that it was a GORGEOUS day indeed!
We still had snow on the ground and the sun was shimmering and reflecting on it making everywhere I look appear so clean and pristine, sooo beautiful! When I looked out my upstairs windows I saw huge pine trees with some snow clinging still
on their heavily extended branches, and that is the image I wanted to create on my cards giving it also a 3-D effect inside my brand new beaded oval nesties which I LOVEEE! :o)


For these cards ,I stamped images using
a very old  Stamping Up set called
Sensational Scenery (1997) still inside its original pkg.cell. I love this set and will never part with it!

Card Deets:
Stamp: Sensational Scenery (SU)
Ink: Mellow Moss,Old Olive,Crushed Curry
Card Stock: Always Artichokes, Not Quite Navy
Designer Paper: Sweet Dreams/Holiday Adventure
                          (from My Mind Eyes)
Accessories: Spellbinders Label 8, Beaded Ovals,
Blue buttons from 'Forever in Time', thinner two toned ribbon from Michaels & organza ribbons from SU, Aleene's Glitter Snow, Stickles, Glue Dots,Light blue color chalk,hairspray,
CB snowflakes folder.
Tecnique: CB dry embossing, Distressing,Layering

I hope you like my interpretation of this fun
'Weather Challenge'....Thank you for visiting,
please do come again! :o)

God Bless!~~*


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh my, Sweet P... this card is absolutely stunning! I love everything about it! Gorgeous!!!

Michelle said...

Beautiful, Sweet P! Absolutely love it.

Imke said...

Paola, this is really beautiful. Love the background and all the glitter.

Rosetta said...

No mandarmi l'indirizzo del tuo blog vero ??? l'ho saputo dal blog di Nonna Ivana.
Ti ho visto e ho visto il mio Ciano ... sempre giovanili e pimpanti.
Ho trovato bene anche la tua mamma.
Un bacione

Rosetta said...

Fai dei bellissimi lavori, ma le tue buonissime ricette dove le hai lasciate ?
Non apri un blog apposito ???
Un abbraccione stritoloso mandi

Lorie said...

This is GORGEOUS, Sweet P.! Love that die!!!!!

Bren. said...

Paola ~ this is so pretty!
A sunny day in a winter~wonderland!
I love it.

*Susan* said...

OH TEMPTRESS! This is gorgeous! The dimensional sparkle snow is perfect! I admire all the special touches you add to your cards - they make them works of art! Hope one of these finds its way to me! {HUG}

Carol W said...

Wow....what a great interpretation. This is an absolutely stunning card. You are so good with this. I love your nestie as well...(One I don't have Great job on this card...I would love to see one in my return envie...((hugs ♥))

Barb said...

beautiful card Paola--I love the image and this is a set that I have never seen. I love trees, so I will be on the lookout for it. I hope I get one in the swap!

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! This card is awesome, Sweet P!! You captured your Jan.1st weather perfectly with this gorgeous card!!! Sure hope I'm blessed to get one of these. ;)

Nancy said...

Just beautiful! I love that sun and all the texture going on :)

Silver MLM said...

The texture is great, It's so gorgeous!
Kenneth Copeland

kadie said...

This is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G, P!! The way you've combined all those stamps and elements to make this scene is outstanding. I'm so inpired. Normally, if it doesn't come in a set together, I can't figure out how to use it. lol. Beautiful, beautiful card...and it perfectly captures the day you're sharing with us.

Silver MLM said...

This card is so cute! I love the design.
Silver MLM