Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A Happy Snowman, Colour Create Challenge 31

Anyone that knows me knows that there are three things that I absolutely love the color blue (I think the whole world should be in shades of blue) and snowmen of all shapes and kinds and glitter, I love to make things sparkle! These three things surround me all year long and make me very happy! When my sister Peggy, Colorful Designs, told me about a challenge that was made for me over on Colour Create Challenge Blog, Challenge 31 I laughed because she was right. The challenge this week is to create a card that's blue, silver and white and has a winter theme that includes glitter, how perfect. This is the card I created for it.

This snowman is new this year and I just love him. I colored around him with Copics and then glittered around him to make him stand out a bit from the back round that I colored with my Copics also. I tried to show a close-up of how the card sparkles all over. The back round isn't quite as solid as it looks in the picture I took my blender to it to give a winter sky look sort of. The snowflake paper on the back round glitter CS I made using my Rubber Stamp Tapestry peg stamps. I couldn't find DP that looked good so I thought why not just make my own! I stickled the flakes after I stamped it. I was lucky enough to find a piece of the silver mirror paper from a project years ago. The only bad thing was if you look a my photo you can see it does act like a mirror and my sweater reflected in the bottom at the icicles when I took the picture. I really had a lot of fun creating this card and I hope it inspires you to pull out a snowman, bring it to life and put a smile on some one's face!
Stamps: Great Impressions, Rubber Stamp Tapestry, Savvy Stamps
Paper: CTMH White Textured CS, Glitter Cs and Silver Mirror CS, Papertrey White, and DP Art Impressions
Ink: Copics, SU Ink Ass't blues, Memento Black
Accessories: Nesties, MS Icicle Punch, MS Snowflake Punch, EK Success Snowflake Punches, Hero Arts Jewels, Recollections Sticker Pearls, A-muse Sticker Pearls, Stickles, SU Glitter, Flower Soft, Michaels Ribbon and Snowflake charm(unknown)

Thank you for stopping by today to see what I created. If you would like to leave a comment I would really appreciate it. I can't thank everyone enough for all their kind words about my cards.
Happy Creating,


Peggy said...

I love what you did with the outline. It does make it POP! Too funny about the reflection. I didn't notice it until you said it. Great card!

scrappyjan said...

Oh Mary, this is just plain CUTE!!! Love your little card... This is my first visit to your blog and what a treat it is..
Thank you for joining us at Colour Create.. hugs, janny

Shirl said...

Just checked your sisters blog and her card is stunning as is yours - both very talented ladies.

mamichelle said...

Mary, this is amazing!!! Love what you did with the mirror paper, the stickles, snow, pearls, etc. It's really pretty!

Julie said...

A really lovely card, love the icicles and beautifully coloured.

Dena said...

What a show stopper this is!!! I love everything about it. Gorgeous snowflakes, and I really like the icicle punch. Wonderful work! Thanks for joining Colour Create this week! Hugs, Dena

Mina said...

gorgeous card Mary, the snowman is just stunning...thanks for joining in with the Colour Create challenge
Mina xxx