We took the kids to play outside this weekend, and the only sane one was Maia, who just stood there in her full snow-suit, crying, because it was so cold. 10 minutes later, I scooped her up and we stayed inside watching the other weirdos climb the mounds of snow and shoot white stuff at each other for the better part of an hour. I think it was something like -22 degrees (celcius). Now that is cold.
Only fitting, then, that Lawnscaping should post a "winter wonderland" challenge. And only right that I should jump on that, since I'm currently living inside a snow-globe.
I grabbed a piece of PTI guidelines grid cardstock and ran it through my die-cutter with their "take 3" die. It left me 3 little openings into which I could stamp those adorable penguins (from Lawn Fawn's "critters in the snow".) I did have to mask off around the squares so that the penguins didn't overlap into their neighbors' squares. Didn't want to cause an icy riot, you know. I then masked off the penguins as well and stamped a layer of polka dots (PTI's polka dots basics II) in a light blue ink. I outlined the penguins with a light grey copic marker, to make them stand out a little more.
On the white mat, I stamped the igloo from the same set, outlined it with a light blue copic marker, and sponged the edges with tumbled glass distress ink. Then, I sprayed it with a healthy layer of Mister Huey's calico white spray. Looks like the igloo was caught in a blizzard, non?
The sentiment was white-heat-embossed onto a light blue banner, and the whole mat was mounted with foam squares onto the kraft card-base.
Thanks for peeking!