Monday, July 26, 2010

A Winter Birthday


This is one of the very first Mo images I bought - my daughter has been figure skating for over 6 years, and there's not many skaters in Melbourne! Until recently we only had ONE 3/4 size ice rink for the ENTIRE city!!!! So of course anything ice skating related was hard to find here - but this image came to my rescue! It's called "Skating" and can be found in Mo's store HERE.

Now Bella and Bronte have been designed as Christmas images - but I've used them for a birthday card for a member of Melbourne's small skating community! I used some Kaisercraft DP which had a lovely silver swirl because it reminded me of the ice surface at the rink - as well as the cold Winter winds blowing at this time of year! The layout is fairly simple - I like to think of it as elegant - like the sport itself - LOL. I've used my silver spica pen on the blades for a metallic glimmer and have used liquid applique on her ear muff for some texture - before sparkling up her hat, earmuff and muff with glitter. I've also added some glitter to the "ice".

It's great to see how versatile some stamps are when you look at them in a different light!

xXx

10 comments:

Melodie said...

Wow, this is so cute, and wonderful colours.
Hugs
Melodie

Kylie said...

Oh Debbie - this is just too, too CUTE!! I love the image and gorgeous card!
Hugs
Kylie

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so gorgeous Debbie, beautiful colours and sweet image.
luv
Debby

Marlene said...

Love how you have that cute little skater skating right off the card! Adorable!

Christine Henderson said...

Beautiful card Debbie and perfectly suited to these icy mornings we are having at the moment!

Barb said...

Great card, Debbie! LOVE the coloring and Bronte is so cute... hanging on for dear life :)

Sammi @ Mad for Markers said...

Such a sweet card Debbie!!
xxx

Carolyn said...

Debbie, this is darling. I love the image. If you're looking for a cute skater image, Susana Dean has one on her site. I'm sure they'd deliver there. Here is the link http://www.susanascustomartandcarddesign.com/products.php?cat=119

You should check out the 3D card she did, it will knock your socks off. Where did you find a square doily? It's beautiful.
Hugs xx
Carolyn

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Man! That silver swirl DSP is simply divine!!! Gorgeous, Debbie. (Again!!!) hugs xxaxx

Sue said...

Very clever, missy, makes a great birthday card for a skater. Beautiful coloring and papers too.

I picked up a digi the other day of a skater and thought maybe you would like to get it free
http://gingerloft.blogspot.com/2010/07/new-freebie_18.html
Hope this works for you, if not let me know and I will email you a copy of the skater, it's a girl and it's very nice.

Hugs
Sue