Saturday, January 19, 2013

My Sheri Crafts Challenge #102: Got Snow?

Our new challenge today @ My Sheri Crafts asks that you include a snowman or snow 'girl' in your project. I chose to use a retired JustRite stamp set (Vintage Christmas) and follow the current Sketch Challenge at JustRite Papercraft, where Sheri is Challenge Hostess.

I stamped the darling snowman in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Markers, adding Stickles to the snow.  Using Spellbinders Standard Circles I die cut Mr. Snowman and another red circle backing. I then stamped the snowflake border from this same set onto a small card cut from Labels Twelve and added more Stickles. A stamped sentiment, border and snowflake from JustRite's Antique Christmas Tags: One were added inside the small card, which I attached to the front of my larger card following Sheri's sketch. I'll stamp inside the large card next Holiday Season when I know who'll receive this. It's only January 19th and my first 2013 Christmas card is done -- YAY!!!

I'm also entering my card at: JustRite Friday Challenge #88: Sketch

While contemplating this challenge, I saw this FUN melting snowman project here. After 5 nights here in the desert SW well below freezing, to see a snowman melting seemed fitting to me -- Hee!  I hate cold weather -- give me 110-degree summers over this any day!!! I used the small rock (plentiful in our 'yard') for his head, but my paint was a bit 'yellow', so I covered it in felt instead by just running a basting stitch around a piece of white felt. Then I grabbed a couple sticks from a bush in our 'frozen' back yard and finished decorating my melting snowman with product from my stash.  Hope he brings you a smile!


Lisa said...

Okay, I can't quit smiling at the melting snowman!! How creative and fabulous!! I love it!! And your card is beautiful!! The design and papers are gorgeous!! Happy Saturday :)

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Charlotte said...

Great card here are cute image. I love the way you designed it and the great colors. Your melting snowmanis adorable!! I have lots of feli and have to make this. The children in my class will love it.

Sandy Palmer said...

Marge, that fits the sketch at JR beautifully! Gorgeous card! That melting snowman happens to be the cutest thing I have ever seen too! It really does put a smile on my face when I look at it! :)
Wonderful job on both of your cards!

Regina Hamilton said...

Beautiful card, my friend. But that melted snowman is soooo darn cute and funny. I love it.

Sue Lelli said...

Your card is FAB, Marge but that melting snowman made me laugh out LOUD! And it's 1am! Let's hope I didn't wake my DH up!

Joann said...

Love what you did with your card Marge! So creative! I agree, your snowman is just adorable! Your cute little snowman would not melt here, it was -15 degrees fahrenheit in our neck of the woods yesterday !

Holly Young said...

too stinkin cute!!!!!! I've always loved those snowmen from JR and that melting snowman is so cute!

1CardCreator said...

Great card Marge, love the sketch and how you interpreted it! Your melting snowman is just too funny!

Mary Jo said...

Have always liked that snowman, he sure looks cute on your card. Love the paper you used too.

Sarah said...

What a happy little snowman! He's adorable! I don't think I've ever seen this style of card. I really like it! Great job!

Raquel said...

Marge! You made two projects! HAH HAH... loving them both. Your JR project is so clever... love how the front part opens up.

Ok, I have to say that my first thought of a project for this theme was a melted snowman. Ask Sandy, and she'll tell you it was! LOL! I absolutely love your melted snowman... it's so cute!

Sue Crease said...

I love your card, great use of the JR sketch too. Your melted snowman, I nearly fell off my chair.

Sheri said...

Your snowman is colored PERFECTLY! One of my FAVORITE sets of originals! Your melting snowman is also ADORABLE! Thanks for joining us at JustRite Inspiration ;-)

P.G. Lamb said...

I love the layering in your card and the snowman image is just too cute! What a fun melted snowman project too!


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