Thursday, November 6, 2008

Charlie and his Snowman




I don't own many Snowman stamps, I really never needed any. You know here in Texas it just isn't a normal thing... snow that it is. But I love this Whiff of Joy image - Charlie building Snowman - and I do love adding the stickles for the icy effect!
Today's Card is for this weeks Whiff of Joy Challenge and

this week is a sketch brought to you by their DT member Heather, she really rocks... love her stuff. And loved this sketch. What was perfect timing is that my order from Ellen Hutson came yesterday afternoon, and in it was a paper collection by Memory Box called Winterberry. Oh love this collection for these winter cards! Look how cute the snowman paper is! All of these pattern papers are from that collection and work great together.

I stamped Charlie and the Snowman and colored them with my Copics and white gel pen, then cut them out with my Fiskars fingertip Kraft Knife. I chose 5 pattern papers from the set to fill all the areas of the sketch this week. I LOVE how the one pattern paper looks like a scene behind Charlie! How cool is that? All the pieces were cut to size and then sewed down. I stamped out the Whiff of Joy sentiment "Sending Winter Wishes" and matted it on a scrap from the darkest pattern paper. Then I pop dotted the image and the sentiment to the front of the card, and then pop dotted Charlie and the snowman to that so he would look like he is standing out in front of the hills in the background. And as I said in the beginning... the snow man is then stickled for that brrrrrrr cold look. I love this one, the papers and the image just all came together perfectly and that does not happen often for me!
Sorry that was so rushed and brief, but I am running sooooooo late today! It is my scrapbook buddy Amy's Birthday... (HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMY!!!) I am meeting her one other great friend, and my sister for lunch and shopping at the new Super JoAnn's... and where ever else we end up! I'll be back later today for some surfing and blog viewing! Have a great Thursday, and get inky!
HUGS and-

20 comments:

Claudia Rosa said...

oh my gosh.. michelle this is absolutely adorable.
i love this card.
fabulous coloring!!!
love
claudia

catt871 said...

Very cute!!!! That Charlie reminds me of Tiny Tim in the Christmas Carol!!! Your card is gorgeous as always, my friend!!!! :)

ribenaruby said...

Fab design! Papers in the background really go well with this snowman image.Brilliant creation.

Suzanne said...

Oh this is gorgeous I just love your papers. We don't get much snow these days either but it's nice to dream!!! Sue :o)

ink'n'rubba said...

Hi Michelle, I love how you cut out the image and 3d it on this card and it looks fabulous over those gorgeous papers. hugs, annie x

dawnmarieg said...

Hi, gorgeous card. I love how you colour, I hope to be as good one day.x

Jo said...

Wonderful card Michelle and lovin the paper you used. That image is so cute!

Heidi said...

Wow Michelle this is sooooo cute. And I just love the paper you have used on this card.And your coloring is stunning.A very beautiful christmas card my friend.

Hugs from
heidi

CraftyC said...

A stunning caqrd and a great background.
Clairex

Heidi said...

This paper is scrumptious! And I love how you made those 5 papers work I struggle with that. Beautiful job as always Michelle.

Donalda's Blog said...

This is just so cute dear. So love the colors you used on Charlie and the stickles are awesome there. Thanks for joining us this week dear

cats whiskers said...

really stunning card Michelle, beautifully coloured as usual, and I so agree those backing papers are stunning.
Hugs Jacqui x

Happy Crafter said...

Wow fab card love the image and great colouring Michelle i remember making a for real snowman just like that when i was little many many moons ago lol.
Val xxx

Fink said...

Just love everything about it!

Cynde said...

Michelle your card is so darling. I too love all the colors and how you put it all together. Those new papers are very pretty! ( I may have to visit Ellens store again) LoL... Your coloring is just so very Smooth.......love it!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Stunning card Michelle, love the cute image and the wondeful background. Hope you have a great weekend. Hugs Nikki x

Valoudesbois said...

magnifique, l'image est belle, les couleurs super bien choisies, j'adore

COCO said...

wo very beautiful and very stunning card !!!! I love your card !!!!

Michele said...

Oh wow this card is GOR-GE-OUS. Love the 3d effect. Those papers are very yummy also. Michele x

Heather said...

Super adorable!! Thanks for giving my sketch a try!!!