Sunday, 7 October 2012

My Favourite Snowman

He comes out every year, my Serendipity Snowman.  This time he's emerged without any sparkly snow .. .. I had to sit on my hands and firmly put the Stickles back in the box!  I have a couple of customers that like to send cards to members of the Armed Forces and they sometimes have rules about glitter .. .. there mustn't be any. The background is the redone piece I was telling you about yesterday.  In the end I've simply stamped the snowflakes with Brilliance Pearlescent Ice Blue, also  I dragged the edge of my image and the background with the same ink before mounting onto silver card.  It's a simple card, with the image panel 3d mounted for a little added interest - but nothing else! 

I coloured him with my Copics, BG70, 72 & BG90 for the snowman himself, RV63, 66 & 69 for the pink touches, B93, 95 & 97 for the blues, G20, 24, 28 & 29 for the greens, E70, 71, 74 & 77 for the browns, and then shadow with B60.  I had the Less Is More challenge in mind when I started, but I don't think I have enough white space for them - mine got snowflakes stamped all over it!  Instead, I'll enter the Totally Gorgeous anything goes challenge, hopefully they wont mind the lack of sparkle!  And, the Fab 'n' Funky challenge is for no patterned paper this week - so I can enter with them too!

15 comments:

  1. ooh i can see why he is your favourite .. he is gorgeous .. love the card
    Hope you are well
    Lisa x

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  2. It's really a brillantly, exquisite card. The snowman is perfect colored. The papers finished it so fantastic. Gorgeous !
    Hugs Helga

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  3. this is so gorgeous Annie, he is a great snowman and I love that he is the main focus on the card, the silver finishes it off perfectly!
    Debxx

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  4. Hunny, this is just gorgeous! Hugs Sxx

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  5. I can see why he's your favourite....he absolutely gorgeous. I love the simplicity of your card and well done on restraining yourself with the glitter......not sure if I could have resisted!

    Sharon x

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  6. Gorgeous card Annie. Love the background, it really works well. Great snowman, he's a proper snowman. I love him too.

    Kat xx

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  7. This is such a gorgeous card Annie.
    HUGZ Fleur xXx

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  8. I can see why he comes out every year he sure is cute!! Chanelle xxx

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  9. Great to see him again & I love him unsparklified too. The silver mounting is so effective with the Ice Blue silvery touches.
    Paula (PEP)

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  10. Love your gorgeous card, love your adorable snowman.
    luv
    Debby

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  11. Hi, Annie. Lovely card you are sharing today. I can understand why he is your favourite snowman.
    hugs Dorte

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  12. Wow... this is an amazing image and I love it! I like the way you've coloured it and the how you've kept the card clean and without embellishments. It really makes the snowman the focal point and I like this card a lot!

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  13. ohhh I'm still so loving this snowman you are a tease keep showing him but I can't blame you he is the best snowman I've seen
    ......lush card hun
    hugs

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  14. Super card, great image and colours. Thanks for sharing at Fab'n'Funky this week. Good Luck.

    Pat xx

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  15. This is a great card. I love the clean simple layout and that snowman is fabulous. I ran across this picture looking for a particular stamp, clicked here, clicked there and found myself on a Pinterest site..which I don't know much about. OMGosh this card is the one that I positively loved. Love purple, so this little snowman is definitely getting an A+ in my book! Looking through your other cards...love your house, shed and garden. I'm in the US, in a desert area, and although you probably hate the rain, I love it. :) Hugs, Gail

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