Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Favorite Snowman

 
 
I returned from my Thanksgiving trip and had so much to do when I returned that I have not been crafting until I found time to make a card with my favorite snowman....ever.  My sister gave me this snowman stamp several years ago and I love it to pieces.
 
 I'll get around to my blog pals today and leave some comments. I probably won't go back and try to catch up, though, but will get to see the pretty things you've been making while I was away.
 
I masked off the snowman image and sponged around it. The image is colored with Copics and I've added some sparkle (which can't be seen), and added snowflakes with watercolor paint. The trim around the hat is Liquid Applique.
 
I wanted to make a card for the QFTD192 on Splitcoaststampers. It is Beverly aka ruby-heartedmom
and this is what I wanted to case....a snowman. It is nothing like hers but it is celebrating snowmen. :-)
 
 Stampin' Royalty has a challenge (#205) this week that is to incorporate snowflakes. Mine aren't stamped, punched, or die cut but added with watercolor paint.
 
Inky Impressions Challenge Blog-#137--- Winter or Snow---They want to see chilly images, perhaps a few snowflakes, or people dressed for the cold.
 
Recipe:
Stamps-Rubber Cottage/Let it Snow
Paper-Stampin'Up! cherry cobbler (hmmm...looks real red here), Georgia Pacific white cs
Ink-Memento Paris Dusk and Tuxedo Black
Accessories-Copics, Gelly Roll/clear star, Liquid Applique, Winsor & Newton Chinese white watercolor paint
 


29 comments:

Cathy said...

Yea you are back! So happy to see you! Your snowman is awesome! I love the way you colored him! Great card.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Benzi this is precious. Love this snowman image too! He's looking for the star of Bethlehem!!! You colored him beautifully. Just gorgeous.
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Beebeebabs said...

Soooo cute cute cute as always - hope you had a great Thanksgiving tfs!!!

Basslady said...

a fantastic card, dearie! so atmospheric!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Donna Hanley said...

I can see why this is your favorite stamp. I love it also. Outstanding job on your sponging and snow. Great coloring also and I really like the liquid applique on his hat. Hubby is hoping to be able to see some snowmen in our area this winter. I think we might make a snowman ourselves and I'll try to copy this one when/if we do. Hope your trip was nice. Enjoy your day.

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely gorgeous. A snowman with real character.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Carol L said...

WB Brenda, and I hope you had a great time while you were away! This snowman really is cute and I can understand why he's your favorite! Great coloring and I love the pop of red. I thought about you after that Bama/Auburn game and know you must have felt tremendous shock with the outcome!! That was just unimaginable!

Donna Ellis said...

OH OH OH! Benzi, I cannot believe you used this snowman - he is my ALL TIME FAVORITE! Love love LOVE what you have done with him, and yes, I pinned him before even reading your post or examining your artwork. Love all the textured snow and magnificent coloring (thanks for explaining about the sponging) Such rich colors - I thought you used copics, but it looks like water color - wow! GORGEOUS! I also like the use of aqua with the red. LOVE this little guy! hugs, de

Bonnie said...

This is a wonderful snowman, Benzi! I love the way you've given him a snowy sky that seems to make him very happy! So glad you had a good trip and good news!

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely card and a cute snowman.
Gr Elly

MaryH said...

Hi Benzi! I LOVE this guy! At first I thought it was w/colors, until I looked more closely & read the post. What a wonderful background you've achieved with this luscious looking snowman. Loved the snowflakes. I did get a good haul, and it's still in bags in the Coleman cooler we took south full, and since it was empty on the return trip, was a good place to pack stuff. We've been unpacking, still resolving some issues with the 'new door' that was part of the window install, some other matters requiring followup, etc. The days have been very dreary, overcast, and I've just not had the Mo-Jo to go downstairs & make something. (Too much mess to contend with - for one thing!). I take a look round, sit in the recliner and watch Doc Martin!!! Maybe tonight I can get it in gear. TFS & Hugs.

jimlynn said...

Totally precious!!! I can see why you'd love this snowman too. So pretty and he's dolled up to perfection with your coloring. An adorable scene!
Glad you're back and had a great Thanksgiving! Well......except for that football game anyway. Unreal!!
Lynn

Pam~ said...

This is such a unique snowman ... love him. I've never seen one looking upwards. Great job putting this card together!

All I can say is what a game! Looking forward to Saturday and hoping for another big win. Glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Maria said...

Gorgeous snowman! Love the coloring of the sky and snowflakes, so pretty! Thank you for the tip with entering my card over at Inky Impressions. And, glad you had a great time away visiting! I know that you're a big Alabama fan. I certainly was thinking of you! It was unbelievable! Take care, hugs!

Loll Thompson said...

LOVE!! I can see why this is your favorite snowman image - he is fantastic! Loll xx

Davi said...

Brenda This is beautiful! I do love that little guy and the way you sponged the background is so very pretty.Love the way you colored the image also :)

NanaConnie said...

Incredible coloring, Benzi! He'd be my favorite snowman, too, if I had him, and that's saying something since I have a ton of snowmen. Love that beautiful sky and all the snowflakes. Gorgeous!

Stacey Schafer said...

this is amazing!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Good to see you back, Brenda! I can certainly see why this image is your favorite snowman ever! You have given him a magical background to show off his excitement about seeing his fellow snowflake friends drifting through the sky!! Hugs, Darnell

Stamping With Bibiana said...

lovely...card
hugs bibiana

nwilliams6 said...

Benz, this snowman is the best one for sure and your card is outstanding. Wow. I love it! It would look really good on my mantel too! Very good idea you had on this one. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and hope your family is all well. Hugz!

Ajascha said...

Einfach traumhaft, Brenda. Deine Karte spricht für sich allein.
Liebe Grüße, Anja

Joanne (jojot) said...

I can see whay this is a favorite....your coloring and detail work is fabulous on this creation, my friend

JD/ Jill said...

Great image, and you made a wonderful card with it!

Angel 007 said...

Ich kann verstehen, das dieser Schneeman Dein Liebling ist Benzi. Mir gefällt er auch sehr gut. Er ist sooooo süß. Deine Karte ist wunderbar.

Liebe Grüße, Carmen

Emily Keaton said...

This is absolutely adorable, Benzi!! I love how you colored and embellished this sweet image!!!

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh doesn't he look pleased to see the snow! I'm seriously LOVING your fabulous sky!
Glad to hear you had a good trip :)

Sassy Raggedy said...

Oh Benzi this is beautiful. I love snowmen and this one is just wonderful...Hugz, joann

Colleen Dietrich said...

Gorgeous color on this and love that blue sky.

Sounds like you have been busy Christmasing!