Sunday, December 6, 2009

Sweet Sunday Snowman

It's time for this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch, SSSC47. You'll find the sketch on Karen Giron's blog, The Sweetest Thing.
As I type this we're smack dab in the middle of the first winter storm of the season. There are already a few inches of wet snow accumulated on the ground, and it has completely covered the trees...they look SO pretty!!! So I think this card is absolutely perfect for our first winter storm. Not to mention, my willpower finally ran out and I recently ordered a few of the adorable snowmen from Whipper Snapper. I've been wanting them for so long...I had a wee bit too much free surfing time on our recent vacation to Vermont, and these guys magically appeared in my mailbox this week! grin! :)

I stamped Just Chill'n Snowman with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White and coloured it with copics. I turned him into a Snowgirl though with the pink hat! I paper pieced the bucket with one of the patterns from my Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses 6x6 pad. Then I added the red heart and gave it two coats with my clear Glaze pen for some shine. I finished the image with some white liquid applique and sprinkled on some glitter before I heated it. I tried to get a close-up of the shimmery glitter because it's quite pretty IRL. Photos never really do a card justice IMO.

Snowgirl is layered onto Prism Blush Red Dark. Then I stitched the same patterned paper to some Baja Breeze before layering it onto the Prism Frosted Pink. The ribbon is Baja Breeze and if you look real close you'll see the ghost snowflake I tied to the bow with a button.

I think that with all the snow that's falling, I'll be Just Chill'n on Sunday...I feel a Lulu and hoody day coming on...perfect for stamping, or addressing all my Christmas cards...ugh! You already know I got them done early this year, but that doesn't mean they'll be mailed early (or even on time)! LOL!!!
Let's go see what the other Sweet Sunday Stampers came up with for this sketch.

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

19 comments:

jbuffan said...

WOW! I had to comment on this cutie, Love everything about it. you went all out , love the glittery snow, the paper piecing and your coloring. Dang girl, this is so good. Saved your blog to my fav's so I can come back for more.

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

So totally cute! Love all the dimension with the liquid applique and glaze pen! The snowflake over the ribbon is so perfect! Love it!

Joanne B. said...

Totally adorable!! Doesn't it look SO pretty oustide today? We haven't even had breakfast yet and the boys are DYING to get out in that snow!

Leslie said...

You've done it again - I LOVE it! What else can I say? LOVE it! Send some of that snow here, DH is itching to get his new snowblower out! :)

GCgirl said...

Really, REALLY cute! Love all the pretty details and soft colors!

Brandi said...

Oh my goodness... super duper cute! :)

Vicki said...

This is absolutely adorable Karen!! I love that sweet little snowman image!! I too might have to go shopping for some of them!!

Lynn said...

What an adorable snowman card! You've made this image as cute as he can be with the paper pieced bucket and snowy liquid applique!
Great work!

Wendy said...

Super cute and adding glitter to the applique, very smart!

KanataNewf said...

Just love this snowman and your choice of dp.

Dana White said...

He's so cute - LOVE this snowman!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Ahhh! LOVE this K!! This snowman is ADORABLE and I LOVE the bow/ribbon/twine combo and the liquid applique!!!

Karen Giron said...

This is just too cute! I love the sparkle on the applique and all the ribbon goodness! Oh, and I'm totally having Apron Lace envy with all of these cards too - gotta find it!! Fantastic card - it's adorable!!

Helen Dooley said...

How Cute!!!

Stampin Mindy said...

OMG!!! This is SO CUTE! I love snowmen and he is ADORABLE! I love his saying too! Great Blog you have here.

Laura.K said...

Very nice card. I love your snowgirl. And that snow is so real.

Lynsay said...

Hi Karen!

This card is adorable. I'm such a sucker for snowmen (or snowgirls!).

paula said...

I LOVE snowmen of all kinds and this is sooo cute! I love the texture..

Jen Tapler said...

This turned out soooo cute! Your coloring is FANTASTIC as always!