It’s Watercooler Wednesday Challenge time again – and this is the last challenge of 2015. We’re all taking a week off for the holidays, but challenges will be back on January 6, 2016. That means, of course, that you have two weeks to complete the challenge!
This one is an “Anything Goes” challenge. The only twist is you have to include snow somehow in your project. Here’s Heidi’s inspiration photo.
Do you see the snow? I’ve been pining for more Christmas weather, until we actually got it. Brrrrr! We haven’t had snow (unless you count about 10 flakes), but it’s been really chilly here in Virginia. It’s probably not that cold to my friends in the North, but after 70 degree F temps last week, 38 degrees is cold. Especially when the day starts much warmer and then drops 15 degrees. I wasn’t dressed properly at all. So – I decided to keep my snow subtle and scarce. There are just a few little flakes on the pine cones. I used my uni-ball Signo Gel Pen for the snow. I also wanted to jazz up the berries on the greenery, so I used Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details on them.
I wanted to add another image from the set, but couldn’t decide which; they’re all so sweet. I finally decided on the ice skates. There’s a story, of course. When I was in high school, my brothers and I went ice skating at a friend’s house. I loved it – and immediately bought a pair of skates. Sadly, our pond never froze thick enough to use them. Ever. I finally sold them at a yard sale about 10 years later.
These ice skates were stamped in Basic Black Archival ink and fussy cut. I added a tiny bit of Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details on the blades, then layered them to the card.
Give the challenge a try. You can make anything you want – a card, a scrapbook page, a 3-D project – anything. Just be sure to add a little snow. If your project is chosen as the favorite, you’ll get to put our badge on your blog or web site.
You can see lots of inspiration from the other designers here. Be sure to add your link by noon MT Monday, January 4, 2016.
If you follow the challenges, you’ll notice that I’ll be participating in the challenges after today instead of designing. As much as I’ve loved working with the design team, I’m just overwhelmed right now with life. I’ve agreed to design a Craft Project Central project each month, and that takes quite a bit of time. Plus, Wesley goes back on night shift the Monday after Christmas, so I’ll have Miss Amelia Monday through Friday for two months. On Wesley’s days off, he’ll be with her most of the day, but he’ll still be sleeping when Steph goes to work, so I’ll get to play with her for a few hours each morning. I’m looking forward to my daily visits. She’s such a cutie – and so much fun. I love watching her learn new things and seeing her personality emerge. Believe me, she has a huge personality!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!