January 10, 2010

New ROP / BNW Challenge: Fun in the Snow!

Happy Monday Friends! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I had a great one even if it was veeeery cold here in Florida, very unusual! We actually had freezing temps here and I am afraid my oranges and lemons didn't like that too much...will see if I lost my crop this season. I got everything down what was ripe though.

And a perfect fit for that weather is our new challenge at the Roses on Paper & Belles 'n Whistles combined challenge blog. Jodi is the host this time and she says:

Show us WINTER!

We want to you to create cards/projects with a wintery or snowy theme!

And please do keep in mind if you are joining our challenge you have to use a Belles 'n Whistles, Magnolia, Bildmalarna, Alota or Stamp from the Greeting Farm in order to qualify for the prize drawing!

I hope you'll join us and get the chance to win a great prize! You have until Sunday 17th January to enter!

For my card I chose a Magnolia image which I have not used yet: Edwin on Sled. I think it is just the perfect image for the theme :-) And also the trees in the background are from Magnolia. I used the masking technique to create this wintery scene.
I colored the image using my Copics. After I finished coloring I masked all the images and airbrushed the background using a light blue and some light grey to obtain a snowy looking skye. Unfortunately the effect does not show very good on the pictures. Around the edges I sponged a little using Antique Linen distress inks. I also added some polar white Flowersoft to the trees and Carara Marble Glitter on the bottom for a snowy effect and some dimension. Diamond Stickles was used for the track in the background. The sketch is from Midnight Madness Challenge Blog MMSC35 and this card my entry for that challenge. For embellishing I used a Martha Stewart Border Punch, some ribbon, half-pearls and a snowflake charm. The sentiment is a stamp from SU! The DP is from Graphic 45 and My Minds Eye, CS is from DCWV. I distressed all layers of DP and CS with distress inks Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy.

For a lists of copics used scroll down please!


Happy Montag liebe Bastelfreunde! Na hattet ihr alle ein schoenes Wochenende? Meins war wunderbar trotz der eisigen Kaelte, jaaaaaa, auch hier in Florida! Wir hatten wirklich reichlich Frost und ich weiss noch nicht wie meine Orangen und Zitronen das ueberstanden haben und ob ich evtl meine Ernte verloren habe dies Jahr. Naja zumindest habe ich soweit alles reife geerntet und frostsicher gelagert.

Passend fuer dieses frostige Wetter ist die aktuelle Challenge auf unserem Roses on Paper & Belles 'n Whistles kombinierten Challenge Blog. Jodi ist unser Host diesesmal und sie sagt:

Lasst den WINTER sehen auf Euren Creationen!

Wir moechten das ihr eine Karte/Projekt macht mit dem Thema Winter oder Schnee!

Und bitte denkt dran, wenn ihr bei unserer Challenge mitmacht, dass ihr ausschliesslich Stempel von Belles 'n Whistles, Magnolia, Bildmalarna, Alota or The Greeting Farm verwendet Alles andere kann nicht akzeptiert werden und ist nicht qualifiziert fuer die Preisziehung!

Ich hoffe ihr macht mit bei unserer Challenge und habt damit die Chance auf einen tollen Preis!

Fuer meine Karte habe ich Edwin on Sled verwendet von Magnolia. Der perfekte Stempel fuer das Thema wie ich finde. Die Baeume im HG sind auch von Magnolia. Ich habe mit Copics coloriert. Den HG habe ich , nach dem Colorieren des Motives, geairbrushed mit einem helleren blau und hellerem grau um einen Scdhneehimmel anzudeuten. Leider kommt der Effekt aufden Photos nicht so rueber. Die Schlittenspur im HG habe ich mit Diamond Stickles etwas hervorgehoben. Auf den Baumen habe ich polar white Flowersoft verwendet und Carara Marble Glitter am Boden fuer Schnee. Dekoriert habe ich mit einem Band, einem Border Punch von Martha Stewart, Halbperlen, Stickles und einem Schneeflocken Charm. Der Textstempel ist von SU! Das DP ist von Graphic 45 und My Minds Eye, CS ist von DCWV. Ich habe alle Schichten des DP und CS mit Distress Ink Antique Linen und Brushed Corduroy distressed.

Fuer eine Liste mit allen benutzten Copics bitte nach unten scrollen.

Copics used:

Skin: E0000, E000, E01, E11, R20, R000
Hair: E31, E25, E29
Pants & Hat: B91, B93, B95, B97, B99
Jacket: E30, E31, E34, E37
Shoes & Gloves: E53, E25, E59, E49
Trees: G20, G21, G24, G28, G29
Sled: E50, E51, E53, E55 / W00, W3, W5
Background airbrushed: B41 & W0

I recently won the Sketch Saturday challenge and have received my price now :-) Yay! A super cute WOJ stamp illustrated by super talented Elisabeth Bell came flying in from Switzerland on Saturday! I like to thank the Sketch Saturday Team particularly Jeannette, who hosted the challenge I won and Katharina from WOJ who sponsored the prize!

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Wow Iris,hast du wieder traumhafte Karten gemacht!
    Jede ist wieder wunderschön gestalltet und coloriert,einfach Wahnsinn!

    Ich hoffe sehr es geht dir und deiner Familie gut! ;-)

    LG Manu! ;-)

  2. Wow this is exceptional...we are so thrilled you came to play with us this week because this card is a beauty. What a lovely take on the sketch. Your attention to detail is remarkable. Wowzer :) Thank you for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge this week and be sure to check out our new sneak peek feature.
    MMSC Hostess

  3. Hello Iris - it is great to have you play along this week with the MMSC - and what a fabulous card! I love that Edwin and the gorgeous wintery scene you have created. Great colours and perfect embellishing!! Thanks for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week Iris, we would love to see you play along next week - there is a Sneak Peek on the top right hand of the Blog!!
    Linda MMSC Design Team

  4. Iris, this is fabulous and so much fun!!I love your awesome coloring and creative scene!! Super cute!!
    Jodi =)

  5. Oh this is just precious!!! I LOVE the image and your coloring is beyond perfect! What a great winter card!!! Thanks for playing along with the MMSC!

  6. Iris-What an adorable and heartwarming card you have created. I love the snow on the trees. Your coloring is beautiful. Simply a sensational card!!! Thanks for giving the Midnight Madness Sketch a whirl this week. Hope to see you play again...you are always welcomed and appreciated. Have a Very Happy Creative New Year!!

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}
    Midnight Madness Design Team

  7. Wow!! This is a stunning take on the sketch!! I wish I could read the details but I can't see the writing for some reason. The light yellow and green are not showing up on my white screen at all.

    I love your image, coloring and the dp. Stunning take on the sketch!! Thanks for playing with the MMSC@

  8. Iris, I love seeing your MMSC Card. You have such a beautiful way to putting everything together! This wonderful Edwin is delightful. Stunning creation with the snowflake charm too! Love, Love, Love it. Thanks for joining us this week, xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT

  9. Beautiful coloring on Edwin and lovely layout of the sketch. That's a fun winter scene you created for him Iris!

  10. wow what else can I say hun this is totally stunning wonderful hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

  11. Iris, die Karte ist der Hammer! Mit Deiner perfekten Art zu colorieren schaut die Karte so lebhaft aus - ich kann direkt den Fahrtwind in meinem Gesicht spüren! Und der Flowersoft schaut wahnsinnig echt aus.

    Kathrin aka Kruemel


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