Sunday, January 2, 2011

Sending warm fuzzies...

Good morning!

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! Talk about needing some warm fuzzies, it hasn't gotten over 20 degrees here the last few days and the rest of the week isn't looking to get much better. It's all about layers, layers, layers just so we don't freeze! Hopefully things are warmer in your neck of the woods. :)

Well, sometimes I feel that my card layouts kinda start falling into a rut and that is the perfect time to venture out and find a great sketch to shake things up a bit. So that is exactly what I did with today's card... I decided to play along with this week's CA&Friends Saturday sketch challenge for a fun change of pace. And my image is an alteration that I've been dying to do ever since I spotted Fuzzy Wuzzy Oliver's fantastic hat! I head swapped digi Wild Sprout Audrey's head (fingers crossed we see her in rubber someday soon... nudge, nudge, wink, wink!) with digi Wild Sprout Camille's body. Then I plunked Oliver's hat (doesn't it remind you of Cousin Eddie's from the Christmas Vacation movie? LOL) on her to finish off the ensemble. With her little tongue sticking out she totally makes me think of a kid trying to catch snowflakes during a snow fall. Anywho, I really love how this one came together. :)

Alrighty, before I head off for the day I just want to remind you that there is still time to get entered into the Sweet November Princess candies below and I will be announcing all of the winners in tomorrow's post!
Good luck!

Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Cosmo Cricket (Mitten Weather)
digi stamps- The Greeting Farm (WS Audrey, WS Camille)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Fuzzy Wuzzy Oliver), Hero Arts (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox dark brown and creamy brown chalk ink
Martha Stewart snowflake punches
ribbon
Kaiser Craft gems
Sakura clear glaze pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- E44, E47, E49
clothes- V05, V06, V09, E40, E41, E42, 0, G00, BG11, G12, E43, W5, W7, W9

40 comments:

KOLOROWY ptak said...

beautiful! very subtle and delicate! allowances and wonderful composition!

Happy New Year!

Marley said...

Beautiful Amy! Love the colours and the design papers.. Love how you created this image, she is amazing!! Gotta love that hat lol.. xx Marley

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

So sweet! I love the colours and the altered image is just too adorable.

Tonje said...

Beautiful card, Amy. Love the colours on this one.

Maria Therese said...

Oh my this is so cute!!

Linda said...

what a sweet card
hugs linda

♥Rach♥ said...

I just LOVE the colors, how pretty and soft this is! Your alterations are just perfect, the combo of the three came out soooo cute :0) Love the sentiment too!

Carisa said...

omgosh, so cute!! now i'm going to want to be putting this adorable hat on all the cute little images! i love your card and color combo and of course coloring as always! hope you stay warm.

Renkata said...

Such a cutie!
Very pretty DP.

Nancy Thomas said...

I do admire your altering abilities on images. Such a pretty color scheme. I know what you mean about l/o's. Sometimes I feel like I'm just creating the same card over and over again - just changing up the paper and image. Stay warm.

donna mikasa said...

Fantastic altering--Audrey looks so cozy warm! Hope to see her rubberized one day, too! Keep warm, Amy!

Berenice R. said...

Super cute card! TFS :)

Shaela said...

this is darling! did you just cut out the hat? I think I may totally case this alteration, hehehe

Kimberly S said...

awww...how cute! Burrr is right!...I'll keep my 80's here thanks. Stay warm! :)

Stamping Cafe said...

Super duper sweet card, Amy! Awesome altering, love everything about it! Have a wonderful Sunday and stay warm, Amy!

Tracey said...

This is so pretty Amy! I love the soft colours!!

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Beautiful work amy. Love the sentiment too.
Happy New Year.

sweet craf-tea chick said...

you are the queen of altering images, amy! amazing! love her hat and her tongue sticking out, too cute! love the soft colors and pretty papers. thanks for sharing and hope things warm up. happy new year :)! *hugs* steph :)

Danni said...

Another super cute and super fun card! You amaze me with the way you alter images!

Jennifer Shults said...

Oh wow Amy! gorgeous card. Your alterations are always just PERFECT! Love that hat on her. Thanks for joining us this week!

gobeagirl said...

Amy she is so darn adorable with this hat on. I love it! I agree with the warm fuzzies being needed. We are pretty much like you guys this week. They are saying more snow for the end of the week and I tell you if it gets that temp over the 20 mark I am all for it. :O) Have a great day. Hugs, Lisa

Rhonda Miller said...

What a cute card. I need all the warm inspiration I can get. It's cold here. TFS.

Dora said...

Awww this is beautiful and so sweet, love the colours. Hugs xxx

Mrs Weyremaster said...

Awesome alteration, love this little character you've created. Beautiful colouring as always.
Suzi
xxx

angelique (anlou) said...

oh my sweetie
this image is so cute
i just love her
your card is amazingly gorgeous hunni
hugs angelique

Heidi Brawley said...

omg this is soooooo cute!!! I love how you took 3 different images and combined them. she looks totally adorable!!!!
Hugs, heidi brawley

Aussie Loz said...

way hot down here... being that it's summer and all - I guess it's to be expected! Though todays super cool breeze has made me want a hat just like that!! I love how you use TGF's like paper dolls, the possilities are endless!! She's gorgeous and I just love the pale DPs ♥

WickedPixie said...

Okay, this is about the cutest alteration EVER!! I said "awww" out loud when I saw it! Let's hope with that cold weather you are having that she is just trying to catch snowflakes and is not thinking of sticking her tongue to any poles (before Christmas break I had to deal with 4 different cases of that the last week of school!) :-)Traci

Kim Y. said...

Adorable!!

Juls said...

this is just gorgeous!!! Love it!! Hugs Juls

faithnme said...

Amy I love your skills to Alter your images.. sooo gorgeous ( any thing Purple:0)

Gorgeous
xoxoxo

Sharon said...

Super cute card, Amy

Mimi said...

She's adorable Amy! You are the master of alterations! and love the colors too! Stay warm! ;)

itsabrt said...

Oh Amy this is perfect love the sketch you searched out!

montygonza said...

This is a great "mash UP!". I really love the DP it reallyp pops.
Amanda

SannaS said...

LOVE it!!!! Brilliant card!!!! =)

Crafty Jenn said...

Hee hee! This alteration makes me giggle! I love it and the soft color combo.

Layer it up Girl! Not much warmer on this side of the state.

<3 Jenn

Craftdee said...

This is the cutest card, I love the Christmas Vacation reference: it is "our" Christmas movie, my (adult) kids still come home every year for a viewing. Regarding your weather; careful what you wish for, we (in Western Australia) have been sweltering in close to 40 Celcius (that's over 100 Farenheit) since Christmas Eve. I long to cover my aging body, layers is just a distant dream, lol. Thanks for sharing your lovely creations, Dee

Alice Wertz said...

cute cute cute! love love how you altered these images! i need to get that OA set so that i can do this, too! fab card, Amy!!

RiNNE said...

Audrey looks great with Oliver's hat...love it!!! And the colors are so fantastic!