Happy Tuesday!  I meant to have this post ready for early this morning, BUT last night I wasn’t happy with the photo and decided to redo everything.  I had worked on this card all day yesterday (and the day before), and decided I needed to wait until this morning after my pot of coffee to finish it. 

I have so many snowman images and last year wasn’t able to find the time to work with them.  I’ve decided this year, that I will make the time and color each and every one.  It’s been a long time since I worked with some of these images and for the fun of it all, want to revisit them.

I just went rooting through my gallery on Splitcoaststampers and found the last card I made with today’s image and it was on November 21, 2006.  Wow that’s been a few years!

Snowman and Friends

I water colored the image with Ranger Distress Re-Inkers, and had paper all picked out for the image.  The only problem was I couldn’t find the right ribbon, etc., to go with it so I spent most of the day trying to come up with a layout and paper.  I finally decided to hang it up and try the Wrinkle Free Distress technique for the background.  Using the three dominate colors (blue, purple and green) and watercolor paper, I made my background.  To add some glitter to the background, I covered the entire piece of paper with Ranger Rock Candy Distress Stickles.  I’ve tried to get a close-up so that you can see how it looks  . . . and don’t you dare look at my out of the line coloring! 

Snowman and Friends closeup

I ended up adding the snowflake as an embellishment.  To color the watercolor paper, I misted some extra ink with more water and while the paper was still in the die, I ran it through the inky water.  It was a nice effect but it was just a little too light, so I added more ink to the edges and covered the snowflakes with Rock Candy Stickles.

All said and done, not bad for taking so much time.

  • Stamps:  Snowman and Friends from Penny Black; Believe from Papertrey 
  • Paper:  Arches Watercolor; Papertrey Plum Pudding and Ripe Avocado
  • Ink:  Ranger Mustard Seed, Broken China, Fired Brick, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo, Frayed Burlap, Tattered Rose, Black Soot and Dusty Concord Distress
  • Accessories:  Spellbinders™ S4-222 Create A Flake 1 and S3-030 Tag Shape 3; Papertrey Buttons and Ripe Avocado Ribbon; Watercolor Brushes; Gold Cord; Ranger Rock Candy Stickles, Non-Stick Craft Sheet and Mini Mister

I hope you have a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by!

10 Responses to “Snowman One!”

  1. Terrific card Sherry. What a fabulous snowman stamp! You aren’t giving your stamps enough lovin’. 2006?????? Sheesh! If you ever want to find a home for them………………. :-)

  2. Beautiful, Sherry! I love your sparkly background. What lines??

  3. This is a cute one! I totally know what you mean about neglected stamps…I don’t DARE let my DH come into my Stamp Castle as I call it and see box after box of stamps…while I still buy new ones regularly! I need to challenge myself to use some older ones too. TFS Sherry!!!

  4. I love snowmen. This print looks like a figurine that Lenox put out around the holiday! So sweet with the birds!

  5. Love your beatiful background!! Fantastic job coloring this cool snowman image!!

  6. What an awesome snowman! Beautiful job on a great card!

  7. Your background is gorgeous and the focal point is so charming. I love snowmen they just melt your heart. TFS!!! Your coloring is nicely done. The water coloring just softens the look.

  8. Very cute (and who says you have to stay in the lines?!! That is “in the box”…..and I’m trying to think “outside the box” more…so what the heck! color outside the lines!!

  9. Hi Sherry

    A superb card, love the colours, the images and how you put it all together.

    Awesome background, bet its even better in real life, it so hard to get a photo of shimmery isn’t it.

    Well done and thanks for sharing

    Best wishes

    Billie :)

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