Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Giving is such a part of living...Oh, I wish it could be Christmas all year long...

Morning, y'all!! Happy Wednesday! I have something fun to share with you today...the Serendipity Stamps team is celebrating Christmas in July! I could use a little cooling off...it's been over 90 in the evenings around here. YUCK!

I fell in love with the Snowman with Birdhouse image the second I saw it, so I knew that's what I wanted to use.


Whatcha think? Isn't he the CUTEST?? Sidenote: I have to say (if you can't tell) that this entire card was inspired by Anna Wight...she's a rock star!

Ok, anyway, I stamped Frosty in Black Stazon on Hot Press Watercolor Paper. It's so nice and smooth, so you get a great stamped image, which is important with images like this one. Then I watercolored him with reinkers and a waterbrush, and a hint of Blender pen in tiny spots. I decided to make him a little bit of a "Texas Snowman"...if you've never seen one, they're always a little brown from mud, since we never get enough snow to make a real one. *grin* Once he was colored, I distressed and sponged the edges, and added some Liquid Applique as snow accents. Then I matted the image with Chocolate Chip and stitched around the edges.

After sponging the edges of my Kraft card base, I layered some Bo Bunny Double Dot paper with crazy stitching around the edges. The main image was popped up on dimensionals. Following Anna's tutorial, I created a glittery crystal snowflake from a Maya Road Chipboard snowflake, and adhered it to the card with dimensionals. Then I wrapped some twine around the yellow layer, and secured it by threading it through the snowflake and a button and tying a knot.

I hope you've enjoyed my little bit of Christmas in July...I know I did! Make sure you check out the other samples from the Serendipity team.

Amy Cokley
Jennifer Woodward
Kathie Bailey
Kelli Richardson
Lynda Benden
Sue Eldred
Yvonne Hagane

Also, Mary mentioned that there will be a Christmas in July sale very soon! So make sure you sign up for the newsletter here to be updated as details are released. Have a fabulous day!

18 comments:

Kathie Bailey said...

Shannan, this is just as cute as it can be! Love this little snowman!

Deborah March said...

Absolutely FABULOUS vintage card! WOW!!

so A"MUSE"D said...

Ahh he's adorable, and you did a fantastic job coloring him! Love the large snowflake wrapped around!

Laurie Schmidlin said...

Ummmm...Shannan, YOU'RE a rock star!!!! This is over the top amazing! Love your coloring!!

Yvonne said...

Shannan, this is TOTALLY stunning!!Your coloring and the colors you have used are truly amazing. Awesome work!

Bethany Paull said...

Stunning! An awesome look how the majority of the card is that big, beautifully colored image.

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Oh my goodness is this the cutest!!!! I ADORE snowmen...collect them even...and this guy is just too, too cute!! And your coloring...my, oh my!! What a showcase of a card!! Charming!! Absolutely CHARMING!!!

LindaH said...

WOW! you really need to watercolor more ofter because they are FANTASTIC.

Lynda Benden said...

This is AWESOME Shannan!!! I LOVE the colors you chose and the snowflake, twine & button are perfect!

Jennifer said...

Shannon, this is spectacular. Truly! Your coloring is always perfection and this image is fantastic in your creative hands. What a super card!

Gena said...

Wow! He is just the cutest thing ever! Beautiful job...

Brandi said...

WOW... yep that's all I have to say!

Smiles,

Brandi

Melissa Sauls said...

Holy cow that is THE most fantastic snowman ever!! What beautiful watercoloring work. I just can't stop looking! Just knock-out gorgeous.

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

Awwww, how cute! And I think you're a rock star, too... *wink* =)

Anya said...

Shannan, I love everything about this! I love the non-traditional colors and your fabulous glittered snowflake! Great job! :)

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

This has got to be the cutest Frosty ever.....love love love it. I am a birdhouse lover so that really sold me on this one.

Becky said...

WOW. You get your coloring on girl!!

Sandi Clarkson said...

Just adore this snowman. He's kind of Texan I think!

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