Wednesday, November 7, 2007


I totally think that FROSTY must be feeling a little bit out of his comfort zone, but I don't care. I like him like this. This is a CASE of Rox71 who is the sketch challenge moderator at SCS. Her card is of a snowman and snowflakes too!
So it took me about 4 hours to make!!! In between toilet training, which involves asking my little ds if he needs to go to the toilet, insisting he goes, putting his wet panties in the laundry, taking the wash out of the dryer,...etc. etc.
IMO this card could go for yesterday's color challenge too! The colors were Wasabi Green, Sky Blue and Ruby Red. My colors are Mellow Moss, Bashful Blue and Ruby Red. The DP is from the '06 SU Winter Mini. I did several steps to make the image. First, I used a Choc. Marker to color the arms of FROSTY, and the versamark pen to draw the snow he is standing on. I stamped this onto Bashful Blue and quickly stamped the swirl images with versamark, covered it with white embossing powder and embossed. Then I stamped Frosty on Whisper White and cut him out. I colored him with water color crayons and inkpad/blender pen. Then I glued him onto the bashful blue. I was not quite happy with the embossing of the snow on the bottom, so I added some white liquid aplique. The snowflakes on the side are also both white embossed.
So I put it all on paper and thought I was done and took a picture. Then I looked at it again, and said to myself: "I'm sure that some of these awesome stampers out there would know how to add some embellishment to make it look even better!" So, I thought for a little while and I decided to add a photo corner. I found a stamp that says MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS, but I didn't like the LITTLE, don't know what's so little about Christmas. So I used my choc. chip marker to ink the words Merry Christmas, and made a tag to hang from the photocorner. I rounded the tag with the circle punch.
So, here is my story about FROSTY and I'll stick with it! (I think this toilet training has made me kind of weird, but it's working so I'll stick with it too!)
Thank you for looking! Feel free to leave a comment!


Alana said...

You're so brave to try stamping while potty training! Cute card. Good luck with the potty stuff!

Lorraine said...

very pretty card. i've added you to my sisterhood blog roll. looking forward to seeing more of you!

Laurie Unger said...

That was a fun sketch, wasn't it. I haven't posted my card on my blog yet, but will later! Great job on the sketch!

Lori J said...

This is a great card of Frosty. I like the color scheme you used.

Tracy said...

Super job! Frosty is my most favorite snowman even though I don't own the set. I use it at my gf's. This was a great challenge. I need to share my card someday! lol

BTW: I love, love, love the tag on your Blog...As for me and my blog we will serve the lord! It is my most favorite saying (the house, family version). I have several plaques in my home.

Niki said...

This is such a cute card! I love that snowman!