Saturday, September 26, 2009

Jolly Snowman



This cute snowman image from JustRite's Old Fashioned Christmas set is such a perfect fit for the fun patterns and colors of Cosmo Cricket's Jolly By Golly paper collection. I stamped the little fella in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Neenah Classic Crest Solar White card stock and colored with a combination of Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils. I accented the mouth and eyes with tiny black Kaiser Craft pearls, added some liquid applique to the furry parts of the Santa hat, and sprinkled on some glitter to the snowman's face.

The layout is mostly this week's Sketch For You to Try. I say mostly because that top circle panel is actually not included in the sketch, just the rectangle behind it. The image just looked so much better framed by the circle that I made that "adjustment." To see the real SFYTT, visit Jen at i{heart}2stamp, where you'll see the sketch, her sample, and guest designer Gretchen Belknap's sample. Carole is still on break, but the rest of the crew is on hand this week with more inspiration: Amy Rohl, Kelly Lunceford, and Susan Liles. We love when you play along - link up your sketch project to Jen's post and remember to use keyword SFYTT when uploading to SCS or PCP.

Here's a look at the inside, where I added the sentiment (from Christmas Joy by JustRite) and a little bit of decorating:



So glad you stopped by! Have a great weekend!



Stamps: Old Fashioned Christmas and Christmas Joy (JustRite Stamps)
Paper: Prismatics Yellow (Dark), Stampin' Up Real Red, Neenah Solar White Classic Crest, Cosmo Cricket Jolly By Golly 6x6 Mini Deck
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Accessories: Copic markers, Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, blending stumps, liquid applique, black Kaiser Craft pearls, Sakura quickie glue pen, ultrafine crystal glitter, foam adhesive, Martha Stewart snowflake punch, Angel Wings Shimmerz, Papertrey button, May Arts natural burlap string, Spellbinders Curved Rectangle Mega Nestabilites, classic and scalloped circle Nestabilities, Fancy Scalloped Border Piercabilities, D'Vine Swirls Cuttlebug folder, Stampin Up ribbon, sewing machine

47 comments:

Meahni said...

Such a beautiful card! But then so are all your cards :-)

Jackie Pedro said...

Beautiful and fun at the same time! LOVE the DP and I can't wait to try this sketch!!! Have a great weekend!!

Marimer said...

Precioso, los papeles son increibles, todos los detalles y el stamp, me encantan, este card lo tendré en cuenta cuando haga mis felicitaciones de Navidad, desde luego no copiar porque ademas no tengo esos bellisimos papeles ni el stamp, pero la composicion esta genial. Bss

Marimer said...

He vuelto a verlo nuevamente y el stamp que queria decirlo antes, lo has bordado, está de película, lo blanco del gorrito no sé que es, pero ha quedado increible. El coloreado ya es que me supera. Bss

Allison said...

This is so beautiful! I love the pearls and applique - makes it almost life-like!

Kelly Lunceford said...

I love that little guy! YOu did an amazing job coloring him and adding all of the details! I am especially in love with the touch of glitter...so perfect. I am going to have to remember that one when I use my snowmen images! Amazing!!!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

How absolutely charming is this card Amy!! I LOVE how you colored the scarf!! And the inside details are just as fabulous as the outside!! So clever to have just a hint of embossing on the upper half of the card. And then the piercing too. FABULOUS!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Lovin this Amy!!

Danielle said...

Just gorgeous Amy! The snowman is gorgeous with these papers and I love that ribbon! Great job finishing it off on the inside!
Hugs, Danielle

Nanda said...

Hi Amy,

I look often at your blog and I like your cards alot! You make beautiful cards. I don't know how you do it but the cards look so warm, so finished.

Have a nice day.

Nanda

2stampis2b said...

Absolutely gorgeous Amy! HOW do you get such nice fluffy bow with the tails going one up and one down?!!!!!

the whimsical butterfly said...

This is GORGEOUS Amy! Love that CC DP-it's one of my faves this season!

Debra Johnson-King said...

Your cards are just THE best!

Marcie S. said...

Gorgeous!! I love seeing that Jolly by Golly paper and getting ideas on how to use it!

Amy said...

Absolutely the sweetest snowman I've seen this year, Amy! Your coloring is gorgeous, and the extra on his hat tops the cake!

Only by His Grace said...

I love your card and all the elements. the spotty ribbons just ties it all together.
Hugs Marion

Chriss Blagrave said...

I love that little guy too! Your colour theme is oh so perfect for this card. Love the scarf!

Betty Wright said...

So adorable and beautifully done, Amy!!! Wonderful colors, patterns, sewing, and layout. Love the sparkle and fluff detailing!!! Wonderfully done!!! Blessings!!!

leenda said...

2 thumbs up! Loads of creative mojo in this beauty!!

Cynde said...

Amy I have to say that this card is just absolutely adorable! IT is so beautifully done, wouldn't change a thing....Love it! Anyone would be very lucky and delighted I'm sure to receive. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration! Hugs Cynde

Jennifer Love said...

Just gorgeous! I so admire your work. :)

Beth Norman said...

OMG, this is so adorable! I clicked on it to make it bigger, followed every link, stared some more, clicked again, and now my coffee is done. Need to go refill and come back. No matter how much I study your work, I still cannot understand how you manage to put together such top notch work day after day. Your cards are so unique and different from each other. That's quite a talent. I'd love to hear your thought process when you start out. After all that, I forgot to say, this is so darn cute!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Amy, this is fabulous!!! LOVE the richness of your colors and every little detail is perfect!!! And thanks so much for the heads up on that Moxie challenge yesterday!!! You're the best!!!

Sue a/k/a MOUSEMOM40 said...

OMGoodness - this card is STUNNING! I love the brilliant colors and that snowman image is just FAB! TFS!

Alissa said...

Amy! You continue to amaze me with how you put your projects together. I'm inspired to go see if I can make a 8 layered card! LOL. Seriously, this is just beautiful.
-Alissa

Pat said...

This card is absolutely beautiful!

Conniecrafter said...

I love snowmen and what you have done with this guy, great detailing!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Amazing...that is the most beautiful snowman I've ever seen!! The way you pull so many layers and details into one card is mind boggling!! Just stunning!!

Kim said...

Amy, every creation you make is so wonderful! This one is exquisite!!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous, Amy! That snowman is adorable & I love those papers! I saw them at my LSS the other day & for the life of me I can't remember WHY I didn't buy them!

Silke Ledlow said...

FABULOUS card - Amy!!! The snowman is super duper adorable!!!Love the liquide with the glitter!!! Hugs ~S~

dougnat said...

You are amazing!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love the way you colored the snowman, and all those fun colors together..YUM!

deconstructingjen said...

This is stunning! I love the subtle repetition of the circles and the embossing on the inside. Lovely work!

Lisa Phillippi said...

I visit often but don't comment enough on how Amazing all your work is! Thanks for keeping me inspired!

Marley said...

Beautifull card and such a sweet image! Lovely colours xxx Marley

Dawn Easton said...

Adorable snowman image, Amy! He is coloured BEAUTIFULLY!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

WOW! Beautiful bright colours and your colouring is amazing! Beautiful shading and halos, and the liquid applique is perfect! Love ths Amy!

Barbara said...

OMGosh! How stinkin' cute is this!? Love that image and your coloring is fabulous, Amy!!

jhet said...

What a darling card, Amy! And that snowman is the most gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing. :)

zcdl said...

Absolutely gorgeous card!!! :)

June Houck said...

Oh, Amy, that snowman is gorgeous!

dpkennedy said...

He's so cute! I love the colors and combo of papers you used!

www.amazingpapergrace.com said...

Amy this is stunning, your coloring is superb girl!
--Hugs Becca

Jessie/knightrone said...

LOVE this!!

Anonymous said...

Been on vacation so I'm catching up on your wonderful creations. I LOVE this bow. Is there a tutorial anywhere on how to tie it?

Thanks.

alienanessa said...

I am seriously running out of things to say about your work!! I just can't get over how perfect your layers are, and your paper choices, and your coloring of images! What would we emulators do without you?!

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