Monday, September 12, 2016

Snow Time Like You ~ Inspired by a Sandra Caldwell New Release

Hi everyone! it's Monday and that means that Sandra Caldwell has another fabulous group of new releases available in her Etsy shop, Babycakes Digis and Designs. The one I chose to play with this week is called Snowy Storm #1024. I love snowmen and this one is so cute I couldn't resist colouring him up to star in a Christmas or Winter card.

I coloured Snowy with Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils. The spirals around him were outlined with turquoise metallic gel pen to add a bit of sparkle to the background. The image was cut along the frame lines and then the corners were rounded before it was matted with black card stock to let it show against the background. Foam dots were used to adhere it to the card, creating dimension and shadow.

The patterned paper behind our little snowman image was cut into a rectangle slightly smaller than the white card base and then matted with black card stock to frame it. A black snowflake patterned paper was torn into a band to fit across the center of the white snowflake layer. Before it was adhered, two lengths of pink and white washi tape applied to white card stock were adhered to the black band so they peeked out. The edges of the washi tape which showed were darkened with a black brush pen. Snowy Time was layered over that band once it was adhered to the background.

The sentiment was printed onto white card stock and the open letters were filled in with pink marker. The words were cut apart, matted with black, and popped up on foam tape. Two metal snowflakes were affixed to the top right corner with brads and three black gems were placed in the bottom left corner to balance out the design.

Thanks so much for stopping by today to visit with Snowy and me.  When you get a chance, pop by Sandra Caldwell Stamps Fans Facebook group to see the other fabulous new releases she has for us this week. They are wonderfully inspiring and my talented DT teamies will post their delightful creations featuring them throughout the day. To check out the rest of Sandra's awesome images, pop over to her Etsy shop, Babycakes Digis and Designs.  You are sure to find many images that will  nudge your mojo!

Life is good; so is art.

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