Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Winter Cheer for Mojo Monday

Today is a gray, snowy day where we live. With all the bad roads and icy conditions my friend who's had lots of knee pain lately had to drive quite a way to see a doctor.  She found out she'll have surgery in a few days. She called me when she made it home. She's never had surgery before and naturally feels some apprehension in not knowing what to expect. I shared with her that I felt that way before major surgery. My pastor's wife encouraged me to calm my fears with scripture songs. She said the scripture ministers to your spirit and the music ministers to your soul (your mind, will, and emotions). I took a hymnal to the hospital with me and she was definitely right. I've found it to work for me for the last 36 years and a number of surgeries and injuries.

I decided to make more cards for winter encouragement. I made this card today thinking about the gray day and my friend that I'm praying for. The color challenge at Color My Heart Color Dare #176 was to use White Daisy, Whisper, Slate, and Black.  I also used the Mojo Monday sketch for this week.


 I embossed the background, some designer paper from retired CTMH Nevermore paper pack using the 5" x 7" dots embossing folder. Then I lightly rubbed the raised dots with white pigment ink. The scalloped circles were  cut using Cricut Art Philosophy. The white doily behind the large Whisper gray circle was cut with Cricut Artiste. (I don't remember where the snowflake came from since I use Explore.) The deer was stamped with Slate along with White Daisy pigment snowflakes. The sentiment was stamped twice with Black ink on white, once on Whisper, then cut and layered. All of the stamps came from D1613 Best Christmas.  I used retired gray sparkles on the snowflake and in the corner. The white strip on the right is glitter paper from the Gold Glitter paper pack.  It shows up better here with the whisper thick twine:

I printed a verse I wrote using the word processor. I like to write handwritten messages that are more personal, more detailed, so I kept it short with room for my additional message.

Thank you for visiting. May God keep you warm and blessed during these cold winter months!

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
A Snowflake's Promise Challenge #14 - anything goes -winter theme
Cards and More #150 - woodland animals
Clear It Out - Winter theme - stash item: snowflake
Color My Heart Color Dare #176
The Paper Girls Challenge #96 - Forest Friends
Fantabulous Cricut #268 - Snow + Cricut cuts (this has 4 Cricut cuts)
Incy Wincy Designs - Tic Tac Toe (top row across: embossing, sentiment, rhinestones)

Mojo Monday #431 - sketch
The Paper Girls Challenge #96 - Forest Friends
Try It on Tuesday - Silhouette


Suzanne Reynolds said...

Very pretty card, love all the die-cuts and embellishments you used. The embossing on design paper looks pretty unique, I never think of that but it looks great. Thanks for joining us at Color Dare...be sure to come back next week with our next color challenge and your inspiration.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Love the soft, quiet feeling of winter this beautiful card evokes. Just lovely! Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday!

Unknown said...

Nice card love the colours
thanks for joining incy wincy

Creative Heart Designs said...

Very pretty card. Love the deer!

Creative Heart Designs

Donna said...

Beautiful card! Love all the textures and what a great sketch to play along with. Thank you for inspiring us at Color My Heart Challenge Blog.

Karla Yungwirth said...

This is a beautiful card! Love how you used the Cricut cuts! Thanks so much for joining us for the FCCB challenge this week! Hugs, DT Karla

GregT said...

Beautiful card. Love the monochromatic warm greys. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy this time.

Margik said...

A lovely card! Love the embellishments and the fantastic silhuette.
Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.
Mar DT x

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Fabulous card, Vickie! I love the background texture you created and the snowflake cuts. You did a great job combining the sketch challenge and the color challenge. Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at Color My Heart Color Dare this week. Please join us again soon!
:) Marie

P.G. Lamb said...

Your card is pure eye candy! It has so many lovely details! Thanks for joining us at Color My heart Color Dare!

pearshapedcrafting said...

This is beautiful Vickie, such calming colours! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

Cynthia said...

Such a beautiful card and a wonderful message!

Tanja said...

love your monochromatic card - thanks for sharing your project at the Cards und More Challenge

Stempelomi said...

fantastique monochrom card! Thanks for joining us at cards and more and good luck! Hugs,Beate