Sunday, January 31, 2016

Skating to a Happy Birthday

My niece (#6 of 6 - no nephews) will be turning 12 in 2 weeks.  She is really into figure skating competitively.  She is on a synchro team, individual and pair skating.  Her mom and dad bring her around the northeast area to competitions.  She does very well, but most importantly she enjoys it.  
This is for her birthday.  
I got this stamp from Your Next Stamp - I think it is retired.  But fear not, they have lots of other little girl ice skater stamps (I may need to place another order - lol, but seriously!).

My niece's favorite colors are teal, pink, and purple.  So when I went to the current Your Next Stamp Challenge, imagine my joy to see the colors match what I want to do, and the sketch is perfect for this stamp set.  

Here is the sketch and color challenge:

The teal/aqua paper is from a Stamping Up pack, and the silver snowflakes (which are embossed and glittery) are from DCWV pack.  I colored the little girl's face and hair with Prima watercolor pencils, and the rest with Zig watercolor pens.  
I used some Aleene's glitter snow for the ear muffs, and added some Crystal effects at the bottom for the "ice". 

I am also putting this into these challenges:
Send A Smile 4 Kids - the challenge is Birthday cards - they have information about donating cards for kids -- I will need to look through my stash and send some.  
I'm also putting this into Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge - which is "Anything Goes" 

The die cut circle actually goes over the edge of the card.   I'll need to cut it to fit the card into an envelope.  But I kind of like it hanging over the edge, so I may just get a bigger padded envelope (or make my own envelope) to fit this card.  Hmmmm - decisions -- what do you think?  

I hope you are having a nice day.  We are warming up here in NY.  And no snow in the immediate forecast -- a definite plus.  
Thank you for looking!


  1. Absolutely darling! Love the colros and details of this cute design!!Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

  2. Fabulous card for your neice x

  3. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Your Next Stamp! Hope you will join us again next time!!

  4. What a wonderful and very personalized card for your talented niece, Carol! She will treasure it and just love those ear muffs! I think it will look just fine with the end trimmed like in the sketch. Hugs, Darnell