Saturday, 28 August 2010
Snowman blues (and greens !)
Good morning to you - the sun is shining here (at last) so the washing machine is going full pelt and I just have time to post a card that I made last night and tell you about the gorgeous candy up for grabs at Cupcake at the moment.
Look at this lovely little lot ! To be in with a chance all you have to do is be or become a follower at Cupcake craft challenges, post the candy on your blog and enter a challenge - simples !
I wanted to enter this weeks challenge, which is to make a project using blue and green, using this gorgeous backing paper from my new pink petticoat fairy lights kits (a huge kit which is on sale at the mo).
I felt that this paper was crying out for a snowman so I went on the hunt for a cute digi stamp and found this little gem at designed 2 delight digital stamps - he was a joy to colour - don't you think he is a handsome chap ?!
I coloured him using my copics. I have a very limited range of copics (10 actually) and this is only the second image I have used them on.
So with such a limited colour range I had to resort to using my forgotten peel off pens (I haven't used a peel-off for years!) on his scarf, nose and holly sprig.
I coloured his heart in pink but I didn't like it so I paper peiced over it with another paper from the fairy lights kit which I reduced in size in works word processor to make the pattern tiny - perfect for my snowmans heart.
I'm so glad I made this mistake - as I love the paper peiced element the most !
After I cropped him with my nesties and chalked the background I layered up my card with my patterned paper, some glitter card, which I punched with my Martha Stewart border and corner punches, and added a bow with a snowflake and glitter brad and a sentiment (HOTP).
I also added some stickles to my image for some added sparkle.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Blue & green
Simon Says Stamp - Paper peicing
One Stitch At A Time - Say it with shapes
The Crazy Challenge - Never too early for christmas cards
Creative Card Crew - Sparkle and shine
I hope you like it - have a great weekend x
((hugs)) Suzie xx