Monday, July 19, 2010

Lost My Hat!

This cute little snowman lost his hat in the winter wind, but he doesn't look too bummed about it.  Maybe I could take a cue from his optimistic point of view!

When I was coloring his scarf, the red and green stripes reminded me of Freddy Krueger, the villain in the Nightmare On Elm Street movies.  Yikes.  I didn't mean to do that to the little fellow.



You'll be proud of me:  I have managed to pull together FOUR challenges for this card.  Whoo boy!  It takes me a long time to do it, but I can do it.  I still need more practice, though.

Challenges:
Splitcoaststampers' Free For All #21 - Snowflakes and Pearls (whoops, forgot the pearls)
Splitcoaststampers' Clean and Simple #76 - use ravengirl's sketch
Ooh La La Creations Challenge Blog #58 - Christmas in July
Fab n' Funky Challenges #31 - "It's....Christmas in July"

I could've easily added another challenge on there...an SCS one called "Show Us What You Got", last week's challenge, but I could seriously use that one on almost every card I make!  I have waaaaay more supplies than I can use (we all do, right?  RIGHT?). 

In my last post, I shared what I picked up at a terrific Stampin' Up! sale, plus I had a shopping trip with my mom when she was visiting last week.  Some of my stamping friends said I'd better get to gettin' with my new stuff.  So on this card, these are the new things:
  • Scalloped Square Nestabilities by Spellbinders
  • Snow Buddies stamp set by Stampin' Up!
  • Snowflake punch
  • and though it's hard to see on the card base, the Polka Dot background stamp by SU!
See the sparkly snow and the crazy wind?

Well, this card took entirely too long to make today. I want to go swimming with my girls now. When I get a card idea in my mind and then sketch it, it looks like it'll take no time at all. WRONG. It usually takes me the better part of a day (add in some laundry, feeding the kids, petting the cat, general house stuff in between). I MUST try a quicker card next time!

Thanks for joining me today!  I appreciate it so much.

Happy Stamping,
Colleen

Stamps:  Snow Buddies, Perfect Presentation, Polka Dot Background, Heard From The Heart
Paper:  Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Ink:  Basic Black, Always Artichoke, Real Red
Punches:  snowflake, 1" and 1/2" circles
Other:  dimensionals, heat gun, white embossing powder, SU markers, iridescent glitter

5 comments:

Bonnie said...

Oh, Colleen! I love this snowman with his hat blowing in the wind. And it looks like he's reaching for it. A masterpiece for sure. As hot as it is, I'm surprised he didn't melt before you finished him, hee hee! Thanks for making me smile.

Emily Keaton said...

It usually takes me longer to make a card than I want to, too. But sometimes creativity just can't be rushed! (And you *know* you wouldn't be happy with a slapdash job.) This card is just adorable and you are ROCKIN' with combining the challenges. Way to go!! Oh, and thanks for listing some of your new stuff. That Spellbinders die is really cool :) I . . . am . . . trying . . . to . . . resist . . . the . . . siren . . . call . . . of . . . a . . . die . . . cutting . . . machine (Do you see how hard it is to resist?)

Wendi said...

What an absolutley gorgeous card such fun and I love all the swirls
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week I hope we see you again
Wendi

Sally Atkins said...

Fortunately I haven't seen the Freddy Kreuger films so I can just enjoy your cute snowman image! Well done on combining the challenges, this is a gorgeous card x

Jennifer said...

Oh wow!...really gorgeous! Clean simple but effective design...love it!Thanks for joinig us at Fab'n'Funky! xx Jenny xx

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