Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Chill Out ~ Inspired by a Sandra Caldwell image

Hi everyone! Today I have another Christmas card featuring one of Sandra Caldwell's delightful snowmen. This guy is called 64 Snow Guy and I just love him to bits. It could be the look on his face, It might be his slouchy top hat or his dapper vest...or it could be every single detail :)

I coloured Snow Guy with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils before fussy cutting him leaving my usual white border. He was matted with black card stock and fussy cut again. Foam tape was attached to the back of him to pop him up from the background.

Two designer papers were cut on the diagonal to fit the black mat which was slightly smaller than the white card base. This left a black border around the edges as well as one separating the two papers. Tiny white die cut snowflakes were adhered along that center black dividing line. Black faux stitching was doodled around the outside edges of the paper.

The sentiment was printed onto white card stock and cut into two sections. Both were matted with black card stock and adhered flat to the card front above and below Snow Guy. Red enamel holly berries were used to fill in the O in each section and then holly leaves were adhered sprouting from the berries.

Thanks for visiting Snow Guy and me today. We hope you find time to take his advice over the next 6 weeks.  It's sometimes a challenge to remember to take some down time when the holidays are approaching. To see more of Sandra Caldwell's sweet snowmen, as well as her other fabulous images for all or no occasions, be sure to visit her Etsy shop. There is a feast for the eyes there!

Life is good; so is art.

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