Thursday, December 17, 2009

Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland...

Today at Pals Paper Arts, we are hosting a theme challenge. Can you guess the theme? Winter, of course! Well Winter Wonderland to be exact. When I saw the name of the theme I couldn't help but start singing the song. "In the meadow we can build a snowman...". That was it. I had to make a snowman.

Here are some tips for this card:
  • The snowman from Simple Seasonal Thanks is more versatile than you might think. I used a Basic Black marker to ink up the image. This allowed me to omit the writing inside.
  • The entire backdrop "glistens" (click photo to enlarge). To create this look, I used a sticky page to cover a piece of Whisper White, cut it to size and covered it with Dazzling Diamonds glitter.
  • The snowy hill was made using Whisper White Craft ink. More Dazzling Diamonds glitter was applied before it dried.
  • After color was applied to the snowman using SU Markers, I covered the entire thing with Versamark and clear embossed it. 2 build-a-brads were used to create buttons.
Play along at PPA! If you have half as much fun as I do with glitter and snowy scenes, than you will LOVE this challenge!

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Recipe:
Stamps: Season of Joy (110384), Simple Seasonal Thanks (111548)
Ink: Basic Black (101179), Bashful Blue (105209), Certainly Celery (105217), Pretty in Pink (101301), White Craft Ink (101731), Versamark (102283)
Paper: Whisper White (100730), Bashful Blue (105120), Certainly Celery (105125)
Accessories: Elastic Silver Cord (109866), Whisper White Organza Ribbon (114319), Pewter Build-a-brad (109128), 1/2" Circle Punch (104390), Modern Label Punch (116630), Jumbo Snowflake Punch (116628), Sticky Pages (114300), Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (102023), Clear Embossing Powder (109130)

9 comments:

Kim said...

LOVE it Carrie. He is adorable!

Mary Fish said...

Those build a brads rock the house. I love how you layered the snowflake with the sentiment. Hugs, M

Carla Bazhenow said...

He is soooo cute, love your card. *smile* Hugs,

Ann Schach said...

So cute, Carrie! I love the colors! The brads are the perfect touch.

Patti MacLeith said...

Your card makes me smile!

Cards by Gina said...

Absolutely adorable, Carrie! I love it! I went for the blue and white as well this week.

Debbie Henderson said...

I just love this snowman. Makes me want to go out and buy him! What a wonderful card.

Mary Davidson said...

Love all the sparkle on your snowman card! Very cute! I immediately thought of Frosty when I saw it.

Margaret Moody said...

Love your cute snowman, Carrie! Love the brads, too! Great card and great job with the challenge!