Sunday, December 20, 2009

Clothesline...runaway snowman ;-)

I had fun with this. It was done for the stamping boutique how do you show snow challenge, but never finished in time. I adhered it to a box I painted and filled with stamping stuff for my sister. Coloured with copics and I hope you can see the stickles and glitter on the card.

Saturday, December 19, 2009


I loved the ornament a fellow TJ'er made, so chased the links to find directions to make my own. You can see Kathys's here and the directions arefound here. If you scan through the post you will find them. The post previous to this shows another ornament
as well. Try it, it's easier than you think ;^) Ummm, I should have rotated that photo,lol

Monday, December 14, 2009

Copic Junkies Challenge #4-SnowPeople

Check out my challenge for the copic junkies here. It showcases my two projects, lots of links and other peoples work on snow.....Enjoy and have a CREATIVE day! Connie

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Snow, Snow, Snow

I have a confession to make. Shhh, don't tell......I love snow, I love playing in it, building with it, skiing on it, snowshoeing or winter bonfires. But I do love snow. And now, I love creating snowy art! This was fun!! So, thanks again Mel for the inspiration! I made a little box to hold an ornament and created this front for it. So, broken down into small parts :^)The box template is found in the following link too.
The hills template can be found here.
I used a download from Mel for the christmas text and gesso'd over it for the 1st and 3rd layer. The middle layer was gesso'd and imprinted with one of CTMH Jingle border stamps. I then took my glue pen and edged the hills and sprinkled them with glitter.
I used the All Decked Out set from CTMH for the snow flurries and clear embossed them on the front hill and on the sky. I punched holes and stitched the flurries with silver thread on the hill and used a white ink on the sky.
The rest is easy! I silver embossed the tree from Warm Memories (CTMH), adhered my hills, embossed my hat from All Decked Out and coloured it with Copics T6, T8 and T10 and R49 and R43 on the band.
The snow dust in the background is embossing powder in white and clear sprinkled on and heated from beneath to look like fine snow (so it doesn't just blow away).
That cute little bear and snowman is from ILDI stamps. I will add the link when I find where I put it. For the Christmas text too. the snowman is approx 1 1/4 inches high (digital, I love it, any size you want for the project at hand!) Coloured with copics....
Snowman - BG10, hat T8 T10, R59 for the band
Bear - E33 and E37
Cut out and tuck in where they look best.
The background is faux blanket stitched to the box (see the link to Mel for that one!)
Whew, This was so much fun and looks so good when done! I will probably use it on a scrapbook page in the future! Let me know if you try this, I would love to see what you create. Have a wonderfully creative week and join us on our Copic Challenge this week....Snow People!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Beading, Snowmen and Cool Techniques

Wow, this took me longer than I thought! I wanted to try something a la Mel ;^) from Mel Stampz fame. And I wanted to learn to bead. So here is the result.....a little gift basket with beads and fringes. I will walk through what I have done and give you the link to Mel's far more beautiful version.
The snowy hill is made from white cardstock with CTMH December Word Puzzle collaged and embossed in white in the background. I highlighted the Merry Christmas with YG21 copic and beaded around the edges (thanks Mel for the hints and help. I then sewed the edges of the hill for more texture.
I then cut out a toboggan shape and coloured a white ribbon with the YG21 to match, added a bead and glued it down.
The lime green background is white cardstock stamped with an old stampin up alphabet block and coloured with that same marker.

My snowman is from a CTMH build a snowman set, embossed and cut out. The top two balls are raised up for extra dimension. I also used my C1 gray marker to create some shading on the edges. His scarf is from that same set only I cut the fringes off and used double sided tape to add a yarn fringe.
If you follow Mels tutorial here, she poked holes through the background, so I tried that, but it doesn't show up in the picture.