Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Stylish Snowman

As mentioned in my post yesterday, I'm so excited to share that Lesley Croghan of Always Playing with Paper fame has asked me to join the design team at Merry Monday!  And today is my first contribution.

The inspiration picture is this beautiful, serene living area:




And here is the card I made using the theme of Green and White with Woodgrain.



I snapped up Stylin' Snowfolk when it went on the retiring list and this is my first chance to use it, which qualifies it as NBUS according to Darnell.  I decided to go with a distinguished looking professor look, but I think he ended up looking a bit surprised :)

I used Lucky Limeade as my green and dug out the beautiful Candlelight Christmas DSP from last year.  I stamped the sentiment before running a layer of Whisper White cardstock through the Big Shot using the Woodgrain EF.  I did have to deviate slightly from the inspiration photo in order to give the Prof a nose, which was stamped using Tangerine Tango ink.  It's hard to see in the photo but I gave him a bit of shading with my Soft Sky marker.

I used this week's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, which is a very versatile sketch.


Thanks for visiting and go check out the other DT cards using the inspiration photo and have a go yourself - then you'll be one Christmas card closer to Christmas!

Products used:

Stamps:  Stylin' Snowfolk; Joyous Celebration
Cardstock:  Whisper White; Candlelight Christmas DSP
Ink:  Basic Black; Lucky Limeade; Tangerine Tango
Accessories:  Woodgrain EF; Lucky Limeade marker; Soft Sky marker; Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine

16 comments:

Bonnie said...

This guy makes me smile! Love how you added the mustache and that beautiful paper he's sitting on!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Karren. Your snowman is adorable!!! Love the pretty patterned paper and the white embossed woodgrain backdrop. Your twine is perfect ... you should check out the other challenge on Lesley's blog about using twine!! :) Welcome to the Merry Monday team!! Loll xx

SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

Such a fun snowman, Karren! I love the surprised look he has.

Karen D said...

Hi Karren, thanks for stopping by my blog. I adore your snowman, he really made me smile. The moustache just makes him so original. The twine wraps everything together perfectly. Happy creating :-)

wienerhoneymooners said...

Lovely, that snowman resembles my husband LOL!!! I will have to show him!!!
GREAT card!! Love it!

Lesley said...

I love that snowman! His expression is priceless! I know you will be a wonderful addition to our team!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

So cute love the embossed Background!!!

JoAnn said...

Adorable snowman. Love the woodgrain embossing.

Christine Blain said...

This is pretty darn cute, Karren! I laughed out loud at your description of the snowman looking surprised. LOVE the DSP, and all that white space. HUGE congrats to you, love, on joining the Merry Monday DT - you will be a huge asset to the team!! xx

Notes by Nina said...

Very cute card, your snowman is adorable and I love his little moustache.

LeAnne said...

LOL, surprised or smart, your little professor snowman is a cutie! Welcome to the team, I look forward to seeing lots more of your creations!

Carole said...

The mustache is so amusing with the carrot nose it just makes me giggle. So cute.

Susan Joyce said...

Welcome to the Design Team Karren, nice to have you with us. Your Snowman is very well dressed, the surprised look is adorable, fantastic card.

the primitive country bug said...

Love your card! That snowman is just darling!!

Wendy Coffman said...

Your snowman is cracking me up!

Margaret Moody said...

Your snowman is too cute, Karren! He looks so smart against the gorgeous green paper and the embossed background!