Sunday, January 5, 2014

613 Avenue Create #53 - Anything Goes-Option Color, Sights & Sounds of Winter

This is the first Sunday of the New Year.  We're off to a very cold start in my neck of the woods. Our new Challenge at 613 Avenue Create has the option of the Colors, Sights and Sounds of Winter.  There's nothing I like more on a freezing Winter morning like this than a nice cup of tea:

The image is by our sponsor SquiggleFly  - "Women Are Like Tea Bags."  You get 3 images, the tea cup, a tea pot and this sentiment which I put inside the card:

I have a thing for tea.  We are tea drinkers, no coffee in our house.  I'll be using the tea pot image soon for sure.  I'm a complete pushover for tea stamps and digi images!

The cardstock is Recollections. I made my own background paper, stamping the dark green CS with snow flakes using CTMH Olive ink. I colored the image with Sharpies and used a Copic Colorless Blender for the very first time.  (It was a Christmas gift.)  It's hard to see that I used my Clear Wink of Stella pen to add sparkle to the tea in the cup, the vapors rising from the cup, and the saucer.  Love that Wink of Stella!

I'm entering these challenges:  Card Makin' Mamas #78 - Anything Goes; Keep It Simple #30 - Anything Goes; and One Crazy Stamper - January Anything Goes.

Stay warm while you create your project for this week's challenge!


  1. A fabulous card Sheila - absolutely LOVE the sentiment!
    Thank you so much for your kind comment - I really appreciate it.
    Have a lovely day - Sylvia x

  2. Awesome card Shelia!! Love that image and your coloring is fabulous!


  3. Hi,this is a beautiful card,I love this green cup!

  4. Hi Shelia..I just love the simplicity of your card. So well done and so classic. It just gives me a warm and calm feeling when i look at it. Great job! Its been great working on the team with you. Go team A!!!!

  5. I really like the three dimensional snowflakes you added - and the coloring of the cup with sharpies and a Copic blender is a first for me! Never knew they would work together! That highlight on the front of the cup with yellows is well done. Also like what you did with the steam Sheila.

  6. Great design for the challenges, Sheila! I love that background paper you made and I totally love what that Wink of Stella does for a card!! I'm not a tea drinker, but my DIL gave me that verse in an 8x10 frame which I love and have hanging on my wall! Enjoy that tea and stay warm!! Hugs, Darnell

  7. Sheila, I have to agree a nice cup of tea is the better choice. My favorite is Chai tea. I like it that you chose to make your own DP. It looks great! I look forward to getting to know you better as we design together at 613 Ave Create. Many blessings prayed for you!

    Melissa M

  8. This is quite lovely, Sheila! I love the coloring and your background stamping! Wish you and your family a happy healthy 2014! Thank you so much for being such an AWESOME blog friend!

  9. Sheila, this is just delightful and how true is that sentiment.
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  10. I love uplifting cards, and this one is wonderful. The snowflake bg turned out great, and is the perfect bg for a hot cup of tea. We`ve had an unusually cold week here, too. Sharing a cup of tea with a friend would be a nice way to add a little warmth around here. :)

  11. So true, isn't it?! Love that you decorated the inside of the card, too. Tea with friends is a wonderful way to warm up...Thanks for sharing with us for the Anything Goes Challenge on the Card Makin' Mamas Challenge Blog!

    Hope to see you again soon!

    Inky hugs,
    CMM DT
    Making Mayhem | Because Life is Messy

  12. Love your card and thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper!!!


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