Monday, November 21, 2011

Life's an adventure

Brrr!  It's been raining and it's cold (50 degrees), I know I shouldn't be complaining, but I think this qualifies as ok.  I mean it's 50 degrees in California!  Well at least there will be snow on the mountains, that's always something to look forward to. 

Let's get to today's challenge over at Lollipop Crafts.  This week both the A & T teams are teaming up for an Anything Goes challenge!  Woo Hoo!!  Now how can you not want to play?  Please jump on over to the Lollipop Crafts blog to see what the rest of the teams have to share.

In anticipation of the snow on the mountain as well as a tribute to the many snowboarders, skiiers and snow lovers I wanted to share a card I made with one of the newest and cutest images from La-La Land Crafts.  He's an adventurer at heart and doesn't mind being up in the clouds.  Especially when he's trying to get to that fresh powder.  Who am I talking about?  Why, Snowboard Luka that's who.  He was available for a very short time last week along with Snowboard Marci in the La-La Land store, so if you didn't get a chance to grab him, you'll have to wait til December. 

Carving his way down the mountain he's riding a custom made board (by me) and having the time of his life.  Wouldn't you be if you had your own custom made board and all that fresh snow on the ground?  hehe
I wanted to keep this card simple and have Luka be the main attraction.  By adding the clouds it looks like he's high up on the mountain.  It had been a while since I pulled out my cloud stencil to do the background, I think it definitely makes for a little bit of drama.  I used a Tim Holtz "Fades" embossing folder to create the effect in the snow.  It was perfect because it fit right around Luka's board. 

If you haven't guessed yet, this scene is all on one piece of white cs!  Yep!  Been having fun with the CAS layout, and making the image the main focus.  Using a woodgrain image, I stamped it onto some kraft cs using Vintage photo Distress ink.  This I made into the base of the card.  The next layer in is blue cs and on top of that is the colored up image.  I distressed the card base around the edges using the same Vintage photo ink.  Thought it would be fun to add some snowflakes so I punched two out of the scraps of kraft cs using one of my favorite Martha Stewart snowflake punches and added them on each side of Luka.  I also distressed the snowflakes using the same colored Distress ink.

I was debating on whether to put a sentiment in the snow, something like Kowabunga! or some other fun eclamation, but I was looking through my go to AmyR stamps and found this one (see left image).  I thought it was the perfect choice.  I stamped it on kraft cardstock then using the Vintage photo ink I distressed the edges.  Mounted it on a piece of the wood grain scraps I had left over from the base of the card and used dimensional mounting tape to lift it up. 

Well my friends, that's all I have for you today.  I hope you all get a chance to visit the Lollipop Crafts blog to see what fun and amazing projects the A&T teams have come up with.  Then I hope you get to link up with us with your Anything Goes project(s).  Have a great week and stay warm!!


PS - It's been a while, but I'm going to submit this one to a few challenges:
La-La Land Customer Gallery
Mad 4 Markers - Anything Goes

Card recipe:
Snowboard Luka - Digi La-La Land Crafts online store (limited edition)
AmyR Sentiment - Mixed Messages C.C. Designs for All That Scraps
Woodgrain stamp - All Night Media 
Kraft cs - Recollections
White cs - Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
Blue cs - Bazzil Great Lakes 12x12
Broken China & Vintage photo Distress inks - Tim Holtz
Rich Cocoa ink - Tsukineko Memento
Martha Stewart snowflake punch
Cloud stencil - handmade
Skin: E000, 50,51,01, 11, R81
Beanie: E70, 71, 74, W3
Goggles: N0, 1, 2, 0, B06, 04, 02
Cap: B41
Shirt/Sweatshirt: B02, N0, B41, E70, 71, N1
Gloves: B06, 04, 02
Pants: E70, 71, 74, 77, 79
Shoes: B06, 04, N1, 2
Board: 100, N4, 2, 1, 0, black multiliner


Kate said...

Wow this is so Awesome. I just love it. It really does look like he is snowboarding.


Donna Moore said...

Hi Leanne, I just had to see all the views of this little guy! This is a masterpiece of talent, I am in awe of you being about to accomplish so much with one piece of card stock! Beautiful job!!
Thank you for visiting my blog and for your lovely comments!!

Nady said...

Ta carte est superbe! j'adore ce que tu as fais avec l'embossage pour la neige!
Bravo hugs
nadyne xx

Amy said...

This is amazing Leanne, I can hear the swoosh, swoosh as he flies by! Those clouds really do add some drama, looks like a big storm and more snow are coming! Uber fantastic!
50 degrees sounds cold for CA, so we will let you complain a bit about it! ;)

Cyndi said...

aww love this winter card! it's getting pretty cold in vegas too! haha, i shouldn't be complaining either! love the scene and he is so cute!

Stephanie aka Nerdette said...

Awesome job. I wouldn't have known the main image was all one piece. Love the embossed snow. What a fun look it gives.

Alicia said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks for joining in our Anything Goes Challenge. Make sure you vote for your project this Saturday (Oz time) at our challenge blog. Alicia xx

Susan said...

Fabulous Leanne! Luka looks so cool on his custom board. Thanks for joining in at Mad for Markers.
Susan xxox

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is just stunningly gorgeous x x x x