Wednesday, January 13

CSS Alumni Inspiration blog hop

It's time for another GinaK CenterStage Spotlight Team Blog Hop!

Each artist was asked to design their project by drawing inspiration from these photos of the AMAZING Christmas Cookie Bouquet the CSS Team sent to Gina's DT Coordinator Jessica Fick:

Click on these links to see what the participating Designers have prepared for us tonight:

Jen Charboneau,
Joan Ervin,
Vicki Dutcher,
Lori McAree,
Cheri Weston,
Melissa Cash,
Carla Suto,
Giovana Smith,
JenMarie Taylor,
Sue Morris,
Carolina Buchting,
Sharri Seffens,
Brenda Turner,
Kay Simmons,
Peggy Wainman,
Sue Van deVusse,
Shannon Bracken,
Tina Gilliland,
Deb Felts,
Jennie Harper,
Geri Utterback,
Selma Stevenson,
Melissa Shultz,
Linda Payne,
Joy Hadden,
Karen Knegten,
Melanie Muenchinger,
Nina Brackett

Everyone's projects will be added to the StampTV gallery and Idea Center over the next few days. You can search for them by using this tag: cssjf4

My card for the challenge started out much different and quickly took on a mind of it's own! My original thought was to stamp the snowman from Warm Winter Wishes and instead of having him hold a heart, I was going to stick his arms out and have him wear mittens. Well I opened one of my craft drawers and saw the flower soft globe and that was the end of the snowman wearing mittens and the being of the snow globe mitten! lol!
I sketched the mitten on a piece of scrap paper, cut it out and traced it twice on a thin piece of chipboard. (I needed the card sturdy enough to hold the flower soft globe).

I traced the mitten template 4 times on the blue cs and glued the blue cs to both sides of the back chipboard mitten and the front side of the front chipboard mitten. I cut an oval in the front chipboard mitten. This is the opening for the globe. The inside of the globe is a little scene I made using the stamps from Warm Winter Wishes and Holiday Cheer. The snowman is colored with copics and the snow on the trees are liquid applique puffed up. I tore the edged of white cs and popped up pieces to create the layered snow. I added tinsel glitter to the heart and the edges of the torn paper. The sky was brayered using Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue and Night of Navy. I used score tape to adhere the background scene to the snow globe but before I complete adhered it, I added some Polar White Flower soft, Glitter and Ice Clear Roxs for the snow. I slipped the globe through the oval opening in the front mitten and glued the last blue paper mitten to cover the back of the globe.
I stamped snowflakes on the mitten and added the cuff which is cut from velvet paper then embossed with the distress stripes cuttlebug embossing folder.

I can not wait to see the inspiration the rest of the girls have to share tonight!

Mitten Card Supplies:
Stamps Holiday Hospitality, Holiday Cheer, Warm Winter Wishes
Ink: Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue, Night of Navy, Tuxedo Black, Craft Whisper White, Copics
Paper: DCWV - Blue, Rose colored Velevet Paper, White PL, MS Tinsel Glitter, Rhinestones, Liquid Applique, Polar White Flower soft, Flower soft Globe, Glitter Rocs


joy said...

What a neat idea -- the snowman has his own little snow world. Beautiful job!!

tlgirl353 said...

Adorable project, Sharri! The snowman looks so cute in the globe!

Betty Neville said...

Wow! Really well done!

Melissa Cash said...


TexasGrammy said...

What a FUN globe card! So clever to use a mitten shape!


vdutchr said...

WOW! This turned out fabulous!! I love snow globes and this card is just excellent!

Giovana said...

What a great mitten card! It's awesome.

Carolina said...

What an adorable idea and such a neat take on the inspiration piece!

Lagene said...

What a teriffic mitten snowglobe!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Sharri, this is wonderful! I love your snowglobe with all of it's details on that adorable mitten.

Deb said...

Heheh! I am so glad no one is here to see me as I gawk at your card! *Well, shut my mouth!* is hangin' open, this is so gorgeous! WOWEEE Sharri! LOVE this!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

What an amazingly cute project, Sharri! Such a creative design! I love the snowglobe on the mitten! Wonderful details!

Selma said...

Fantastic Sharri. This is so creative and a fabulous take from the Inspiration challenge.

Cheri said...

I don't know where to begin commenting on this card. It's just spectacular. I've got to try this.

Theresa Momber said...

Absolutely stunning, Sharri! Loving the sparkle!

Lori said...

Sharri this is fabulous, I love everything about it!!!

Jessica said...

Oh how pretty, Sharri! I LOVE your snowglobe card - it's such a great idea!

Joan Ervin said...

How cute is sure did capture the essence of the bouquet with your little mitten/snowglobe/snowman card...sooo creative!!!!

lisa808 said...

Oh my gosh Sharri, this is exceptional!

redwasher1 said...

I love always love all you do and this is gorgeous!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi sharri! WOW! this is so awesome!!! I've never seen anything like this. Very COOL!

buggin2stamp said...

That mitten card is so cool! I love the snow globe center. Fabulous!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

wow, this is amazing, great job with the inspiration....have a fabulous weekend!

enjoy *~*

Brenda said...

Wowza Sharri this is awesome!! I love the wonderful scene you have created in the snow globe.

Tina Gilliland said...

I sooooo love this!!!!