Sunday, January 11, 2009

I Love Snowmen!

We had more snow last night and today so I decided yesterday to start a snowman card! This guy is so cute and I have to thank my friend Pia for letting me stamp this image when a lot of my dear friends, my sister and I went on a stamping weekend in Vermont a couple of months ago.

The card took me alot longer to make than I expected because I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it at first. I finished around lunchtime today after I slept on a few ideas that I had for it. I am happy with the way it came out though if I do it again I would change a few minor things. You can't tell from the picture and I am not good enough with my camera yet to show you but the backround of the snowman is shimmery. I painted sky blue Shimmerz on the sky and angel wings on the snow and the saying and punched snowflakes. I was hoping to make the snowman pop from the backround . The snowman was painted with Copics and the sky was colored with Prisma pencils and Gamsol. I used a Signo white pen on the flakes after everything dried. I tried to make the card pink and purple to get away from using blue but I ended up using blue instead of purple anyway because it looked the best!


Stamps: Whipper Snapper and Rubber Stamp Tapestry-snowflake
Paper: SU cs-Brilliant blue, Pixie pink, GP white, White shimmer paper, DP-Dream Street
Ink: SU Bliss Blue, Verafine black
Coloring: Copics, Prisma colored pencils with gamsol, Shimmerz and Signo white pen
Accessories: punched snowflake, felt snowflake and Prima snowflake, Michaels snowflake ribbon, misc. brads, cuttlebug folder-snowflakes

I am on a snowman roll so if you like snowmen check back I'll have another cute one tomorrow!
Thanks for looking.


mamichelle said...

Mary, that's gorgeous! I can't wait until my Label nesties come in.

Love the color combo and everything about it. Angel wings is my favorite for snow.

Kerry D-C said...

This is too stinkin' CUTE! Aren't you ALWAYS on a snowman roll?! hahahaha! I can hardly wait until we go back to Vermont again!

Peggy said...

Wow! I love this card Mary! Great Job!

Kristen said...

GORGEOUS>>GORGEOUS...You did a great job here and I am really impressed with the sky. I am yet to try to do a sky (it scares me).Nice job. I am enjoying your snowmen.