Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Ice Skating Fun

German Phrase of the Day: Ich war gestern in Munchen. = I went to Munich yesterday. Maybe that's where you all are...in Munich! Or else no one likes my VSN cards. Ok...so today I'll show you something different!

I checked the color challenge this morning on SCS and thought, I LOVE those colors. I'm big into the blues lately, and adding just a touch of red helps liven them up a bit. I also wanted to use Jen Del Muro's Sketch For You To Try (SFYTT) from Saturday. She really does awesome sketches!! Thus, Glideabella was created.

Glideabella was stamped with Palette Noir on watercolor paper, then watercolored with ink pads and WWC (I have to use the ink pads for the blues because they are "In Colors" but for all else I use the WWC - and for the red I again mix Real Red and Ruby Red to get closer to a true red.) For the blades on her skates, I picked up some ink from my Encore Silver ink pad with my aquapainter. I love how it keeps it's silver/sparkly tone. After coloring her in and mounting her on red cs, I stamped some snowflakes from Snow Fluries onto whisper white cardstock and punched them out with my 1/2" circle punch. I put them into the Build a Brads (these things are so awesome!) then adhered the ribbon to the standard size Soft Sky card, stuck Bella on with some dimensionals, then but my brads in right at the edge of Bella's layer. Lastly, I stamped the greeting with Real Red ink (altho if I had stamped it earlier I would have a little more space for it because I could have moved Bella over some!) The greeting is from GinaK's Sandy Claws set. I love this sentiment and think it works for so many different things.

So this weekend while dh and dd were in Frankfurt, she went ice skating for the very first time. My husband actually remembered to bring a camera with him (it helps that I handed it to him and said "pack this now please!") and even better, he remembered to take pictures! I'm kinda bummed that I missed her first skating adventure, but I'm glad he got to be there for it (and he even took video!) So, I will leave you today with a short video of Julia's first time on skates!

Supplies: (all supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Glideabella by StampingBella, Sandy Claws by GinaK, Snow Fluries
CS: Watercolor, Soft Sky, Real Red
Ink: Palette Noir,
Soft Sky, blue bayou
Acc: sponge, aquapainter, WWC, 1/2" circle punch,build a brads, double stitched blue bayou ribbon



  1. You're too funny. I love this card, and this bella too. I'll trade you some Funs for some bellas!

    Yesterday was a slow day for traffic for me too but it was MLK day yesterday so I think everyone was home sleeping still - and all the kids were home again yesterday.

    You know I luv ya! J's rule!

  2. This is adorable! Love the way you used the ribbons and build a brads...so cute!

  3. Love the card, but love that precious video even more!!!! Thanks so much for sharing it! Julia's smile is so beautiful! Miss you guys!


  4. Fantabulous!!! Love everything about this...Super!!!

    Lisa Banks <><

  5. So, so cute, Jana! LOVE your card and that color combo!


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