Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Hambo Stamps Skater Girl

I feel a little slow getting back into my groove after the Thanksgiving holiday.  The kids are back in school so it's time for Mom to get back to creating fun stuff before they get home!

My card today is for the Splitcoast Stampers Clean & Simple challenge 198, "Inspired by a quote".
The quote is from Galileo - "I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night".

I looked at the design team and CAS198 gallery for inspiration and loved design team member Kelly Collins card so I C.A.S.E.d it using Hambo Stamps Skater Girl and Hambo Stamps Whee Wish You... rubber stamps.  I hope she's flattered!

I colored Skater Girl with Copic markers:
Dress/Hat - YR04, YR16, R17, R27, R0000
Skin - E000, E00, E01, E11
Scarf/Gloves - E42, E43, B23
Skates - B0000, C1

I had fun combining the Copic Yellow/Reds with the Red Copic markers for her dress and hat.  The idea for the color combination came from my color wheel - one of my favorite color combinations is this blue and orange but I wanted her to be a little more the color of Christmas.

I have a couple of old color wheels and I especially like this one because it has different color combinations using coordinating & complimentary colors.  

Here's a close up for you, the top color is Ballet Blue.

So my paper choices are Mohawk Bright White, Discount Card Stock's Royal Blue, Stampin' Up! Brushed Gold & Copic X Press It.  The embossing folder is by The Paper Studio, the gold star is a punch and I dug out my Stampin' Up! Night of Navy stamp pad for the sentiment.  Oh, the white ice skating "pond" is made from a Spellbinders Mega Ovals die and trimmed to fit the front panel. 

Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Splitcoast Stampers CAS198 - Inspired by a Quote
Addicted to Stamps - Christmas Time
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
The Corosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday - Winter Bliss


Sarah said...

This is adorable! I love it and that embossing folder for the background-- awesome :)

dawnmercedes said...

ooh,..love this simple card...super pretty...

Pia S said...

What a cute ice skating lady! The star embossed pattern works great as the sky, and love how you've created the snow too.

Liz's creative corner said...

Aw cute card, fab texture and brill image, thanks for sharing with us at ATSC, hugs Liz xx

Anonymous said...

This is really great. I love the stars and the skater is just so fun. It so cool to see how many ways she can be represented.

Sol said...

This stamp is AWESOME.. I love it.. And love that you have kept the rest of it Clean and Simple..
Beautiful.. :o)
Thank you for joining us at ATSC!! Hugs Sol :o)

Stampalicious said...

great embossing, cute card, thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday, hugs, martina

Sandy said...

Thats a clever color use with the color wheel looks great.. Thanks for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody.. Good luck! Sandy :)