Saturday, December 15, 2012

Winter Travel

December 15th and time for another duel with the Dueling Darlings.   The DD's are a group of paper crafting gals composed of two teams, the Divas (my team) and the the Dazzlers.  Every month a member from each team consult one another, decide the theme for their hosting month and send out a card kit to each of their team members.  This month of December our hosts, Barb for the Diva's and Michelle for the Dazzlers, chose the theme "Winter Travel".  Here's the card I created from the awesome kit I received from Barb:

I used the following items from the kit:
Patterned papers: Little Yellow Bicycle's Winter Plaid/Mocha Java Sweater and Snowy Window/Ski Sweater
Stamped Image: Whipper Snapper's Downhill Snowman (Chase Snowflake sentiment on the inside)
Ink: image stamped with Momento Tuxedo Black, colored with Copic Markers (B00, BG09, BG10, E25, E29, C1, C5, YR19, YR68)
Ribbon: white satin snowflake
Brads: Silver, white colored with Copic Marker BG09
The base of the card is Stampin' Up cardstock in Early Espresso, as is the matting on some of the panels.  The white glitter paper panel was embossed with Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder.  Stamped image was cut out and mounted with dimensionals and the ball on the end of the cap is has Frosted Lace Stickles as do the drops of snow.

Here is the inside:
The sentiment panel was punched with a Martha Stewart snowflake punch.  The small panel at the bottom was scalloped die cut, and the strip of patterned paper has a strip of chocolate brown ribbon from the kit.  Blue paper is from Bazzill.
I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch here:
In addition to the creating a card from the kit we were asked to tell a story related to "Winter Travel".
Today I live in the Arizona desert and the most severe winter travel might be in a rainstorm.  Most of my years I spent in NW Washington state.  Even there we don't always get a lot of snow but there was one memorable "Winter Travel" I made from Bellingham which is near the Canadian border to a town about 25 miles south of Seattle, a trip that was a little over 100 miles in one of the worst snowstorms I ever saw in NW Washington.  Sometimes I marvel that I made it home in one piece!  At times the snow was coming down so hard and wet that snowflakes were clumping together and hitting my windshield the size of baseballs!  One of the hairiest parts of the drive was crossing the Ship Canal bridge along I-5 that takes you from north Seattle into city central.  The snow was so deep on the bridge that the ruts were at least a foot deep and you had to get in one of the rut paths and just stay there.  This all happened the day after Christmas!
Please check out the Diva's creations here:
And the Dazzlers here:
Thanks for stopping by!