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Saturday, July 14, 2012

"Ice Nymph" Third Coast Creative Coterie card

Happy Saturday Everyone!
First I want to say welcome to all my new followers, I'm so pleased you guys enjoy my art :0)

added note:  Ice Nymph made Top 3 at Divas by Design..Woohoo!

Here's my 2nd Christmas card project for the week and this one was made as inspiration for the Third Coast Creative Challenge Blog I'm coordinating on behalf of Third Coast Rubber Stamps!

Do you remember the birthday card I made for my sister a few weeks ago using one of Third Coast's newest images called Spring's Muse?

 My sister absolutely loved her card and I love this rubber stamp so much I had to use it again but this time I transformed Spring into an Ice Nymph ;0)  There is a Winter's Muse stamp available but I don't have that one...yet ;0)...so I decided to winterize the same image just by using a wintery colour scheme and embellishments!  I LOVE how it turned out and I think you just might see some more of my favourite Muse in a rainbow of colours in the
future ;0)  You can check out my post for the card above here!

Here's a close up of Spring's Muse (LS-010-V) in disguise as an Ice Nymph!

Stamp her with Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto Neenah Solar White cardstock and colour with a range of Blue-Green and Blue-Violet Copic markers and add highlights with a white gel pen.

For the card cut a mat from lavender floral paper and adhere the stamped panel to it with craft glue.  Then cut a mat from white cardstock and emboss it with a Cuttlebug Paper Lace 2 embossing folder and distress the edges with Tim's Distress tool.  Cut a piece of decorative Christmas ribbon and adhere it to the left side of the embossed mat with the ends wrapped over the edges and taped to the back.
Cut another mat from the same lavender floral paper and layer and adhere everything to a top folded card made from ice blue cardstock with craft glue.  Add Star Dust Stickles Glitter glue to areas of the stamped image and edge every single layer including the folded card so the whole card sparkles with icy glints from every angle.  Embellish with snowflake buttons in various sizes for the finishing touch.

Don't forget to stop by the new Third Coast Creative Challenge Blog and join our launch party!

In celebration we are throwing a month long Christmas in July contest with one grand prize up for grabs, a $50 gift certificate to Third Coast Rubber Stamps, Woohoo, and some surprise prizes to be had along the way too!

The theme for the contest is "Deck our Blog with Boughs of Holly" so we're looking for Christmas and Winter themed entries!  All forms of art and styles are welcome!  We would love to see paper projects, altered art, jewelry and even scrapbook layouts!

So get stamping, enter the contest and become a follower coz you just never know...you might win a surprise giveaway prize!

I've entered Ice Nymph into the following challenges:
 Crafty Creations Challenge #178 - Free for All
Divas by Design Challenge #43 - Christmas in July
 Little Red Wagon Challenge #141 - Christmas in July
Crafty Sentiments - Christmas in July
Crafty Bloggers Network Monday Challenge 1 - Anything Goes

Happy Stamping!
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  1. This is stunning, love the style, gorgeous colours and beautiful image. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck x

  2. What a transformation, it's amazing how a colour change can make such an amazing difference. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week :)

  3. Beautiful card, I love the frosty blues!
    Merry Christmas from the Diva's this week and good luck with the challenge.
    Hugs Laurie x

  4. This is gorgeous, Leigh! This stamp is obviously very versatile! :)

  5. Hi Leigh,
    These look lovely. I love the image & gorgeous colour schemes. Thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week.
    Andie xx

  6. Amazing...Thanks for joining us over at LRW!

  7. WOW! What a beautiful work of art. Loved how you used it in two different seasons and made it work so wonderful...


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