Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Lulu's Snowman

As I write this post the rain is now turning into snow, and it's thundering out - how strange & how fitting that I inked up Stamping Bella's Lulu's Snowman

I played along with Jen's Deconstructed sketch from Thursday (73) It's been a long time since I've played along, and I only slightly tweaked the sketch; I made my card square to work with the larger image.

Lulu's Snowman is stamped on bella's bestest white cs and coloured with copics.  The shading on the image is done with pencils and gamsol.  The snowflakes are done with enamel essentials, the fur on the hats are done with liquid appliqué and glitter.  Here's a tip I learnt - don't put the enamel on before the liquid appliqué.  When I heated the liquid appliqué the enamel kind of popped so I had to re-due the enamel dots.  The shading around the image is done with Tim Holtz distress ink in evergreen bough.

The ds paper is an old one in my stash of 6x6 pads - Crate Papers Snow Day.  For the background banner I used MFT's Fishtail flags Stax and I finished off the card with some pearls. I carried the fishtail  flag stax onto the inside.

You still have time to play along with this weeks Bellariffic Fridays Sketch challenge - email your card to Em by Friday to be included on Bloggabella and you could win some bella bucks!

Thanks for stopping by



Leslie said...

CUTE! Love the bright colours and thanks for that tip! Your sponging is perfect and your shading is awesome...pencils and gamsol?! FAB!!

Pauline said...

Dana, beautiful card. Love your colouring, the colours are so bright and cheery. Great job on the shading around the image, just the right amount!

Jodi Collins said...

She is CUTE! LOVE all the "snow" and her purple jacket!

Karen Motz said...

LOVE her purple coat and hat and all that liquid applique!!!

Jen Shults said...

Oooh This is fun! I love the puffy had and snowman hat! Adorable! Thanks for joining us at the Deconstructed Sketch!

Crafty Cath said...

Festive, fun Holiday card! I love the puffy fur...I've never been able to make this work and you use it so successfully every year! Hmpf! Fun layout and paper combo too!

Anonymous said...

Love this one, the fur rocks honey!