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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Twisted Thursday--Wire

What a great lazy Saturday morning I am having! When I came upstairs, Kip had already made coffee so I made breakfast and then we have just been hanging out this morning. I love these kind of days. The Twisted Thursday Challenge this week was to use the sketch provided and the twist was to use wire. I started with this Snow Woman image from Shirley's 2 Girls and then filled in the entire snow woman with glitter glue. After that dried, I went back and colored everything else with Copic and Prisma markers and then added some hi-lights with a white gel pen. I decided to try something a little different with my white pen. A lot of the time I will add a shadow around the image, but I wanted to see what it would look like to hi-light around my snow woman with the white gel pen. Since I was finished with everything else, I am glad I liked the way it looks so I didn't have to start over! For my twist, I made a little garland with beading wire and some snowflake buttons.  Supplies used: Snow Woman from S2G, DCWV paper and card stock, snowflake buttons from Dress Up Buttons, micro glass beads (on the holly), glitter glue, white gel pen, Copic and Prisma markers, Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder, beading wire.

Only one more week until my vacation! I am getting very excited about traveling to South Carolina for my Copic Certification class. Kip and I are going to my parent's house on Friday I think and then my mom and I will be heading to South Carolina on our own. My poor mom, she has gone to Indiana with me twice to take classes and is now going to be driving with me to Columbia, SC. She's getting a really nice Christmas gift! After we get back we will be hanging out there until Thanksgiving and then will head back here. I have the whole week off and Kip can work anywhere that he has an internet connection. I can't wait!

I mentioned the other day about my rather odd sense of humor. I thought I would share this conversation I had with my mom to show where it came from.
Me: So I guess after we get back from South Carolina, Kip and I will just hang out there until Thanksgiving.
Mom: Really?
Me: If that's okay and you can stand us that long.
Mom: I'll think about it.
Me: Well I guess we can find a shelter or somewhere to eat. I'm sure if we volunteer, they will give us a plate of turkey and dressing.
Mom: Well there is one on Wildwood Avenue.
Of course she was kidding, I think, but just shows you a little of where I get it from! 

22 comments:

Anne said...

Fab card Gina, love the image and your colouring is just brilliant - not to mention your inspired metal twist, it all works together so well!

Thanks for joining us at Twisted Thursday, hope you're joining us at the SNRCardiverse group for Shirleys2Girls for the free digi image tonight :)

Maggie said...

What a cute use of wire on those snowflakes! Great card!

my5bratz said...

I LOVE this card, I MUST emboss more..lol

Loretta Rodger said...

Beautiful card Gina. I especially love the blue sceme and the wire is the perfect touch!

Grace said...

This is adorable Gina! I love snowmen and this one is too cute. Love the sparkle and the twisted wire is genius! I loved the story about your conversation with your Mom too! Have fun at the class! Wish I could get in! I need it and only live about 3 hours or less from Columbia! I'll be anxious to see what you learn! You have a great Mom!

MiamiKel said...

How adorable! The wire was the perfect touch and these colors together are spot on!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh what fun your card is I love that cute snowman.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh wow!! This is just adorable Gina!! I love those fun string of snowflakes!! :) Such gorgeous coloring too!! HUGS

Cindy said...

Gina, what an absolutely fabulous card!! I love the colors, and that twisted wire is fantastic!!!

Vicki said...

Gina, your card is terrific! How clever! And I would love to know your Mom!! What a hoot it must be when you two get together!! Have a safe and Happy Holiday and congrats on the class! Blessings to you!

Kay said...

Gina, it was thanks to you I found S2G! I love their images and have a few of the freebies saved on my computer, just need to find the time to do something with them. Love your card - too cute!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

I love days like this. Pat and I have quite a few of these as well. :)
What a beautiful card! I love how the blue really makes the image stand out and your coloring is wonderful!! Have a great time too at your Copic certification class! HOW exciting! I'm just getting into the Copics. I'm getting mine around Christmas and we have a local workshop coming here to sarasota that I have submitted an application for. I hope I get accepted b/c I'm more of a hands on learner more than anything.

Angela S. said...

Gina, I have been a bad blog visiter this weekend. Sorry!! Gina this little snowman is just too cute. I love waht you did with the wire. What a great card. I hope you have a wonderful time on your trip and your visit with your family..

The Wired Angel said...

Lovely card Gina!! And copic certification class.. how lucky are you! I'm hoping to get into one in February in our area. We sure could use more in the Mid-West. Enjoy your day.. and I can't wait to hear about your class. Hugs, Peggy

Kim Orr said...

What a cute card! I just love snowmen! It was nice meeting you at Karen's crop.. KIM

Dell said...

I just love this snowman card and how you tied it together with the wires. So cleverly creative!

Pat (mspfd) said...

OMG, what a perfect holiday card. Love your wire twist!!

Stephanie said...

I think you should get a bumper sticker that reads, "Have Copics. Will travel." I love it!! You're so lucky that your mom travels all over with you!

LOVE LOVE LOVE this card - the colors are beautiful and the wire is so fun!!

Shirleys2Girls said...

GINA...this is absolutely WONDERFUL!
you girl ROCKED this TT Challenge...I just adore what you did! thanks so much for playing with us again...it's always nice to see your work! DEIDRE

Diane said...

Very cute card. I'm behind a bit, so I'll have to stay awhile and catch up. Three more to see. This one is totally cute.

Debbie said...

Gina - THis is amazing! I love snowmen and adore what you did with this one! What a great card! Thanks for playing with us over at shirleys2girls Twisted Thursday and hope you play with us again this week!

The Mama Monkey said...

Great idea and use of the wire! Man, I have not used that in ages. How sad...I have some in my drawer and just don't think to get it out. It looks so pretty, too!