Monday, 5 November 2012

A Skinny Armed Snowman

Greetings traveller. With the ground covered in a fresh blanket of white snow everyone’s minds have jumped ahead to the coming Christmas holiday. As such we have seen an influx of holiday quest requests coming through the Guild Hall. Today I completed one such quest for a young lass from the village who wanted a skinny armed snowman slain. I could see why she'd want the adorable snowman's image transferred onto a Christmas card, but I still felt a little bad felling the chap. 

I stamped the snowman image by Whipper Snapper Designs on watercolour paper and coloured him using Distress Markers and the fabled Hydra Brush I was finally able to procure after many quests. I earned +300 exp points for colouring another project with Distress Markers which, according to my stats sheet, allowed me to level up that skill! The sentiment was stamped from the My Pink Stamper “Christmas Wishes“ set. I cut the snowflake using the Art Philosophy cartridge and ran it and that background strip through the Cuttlebug. I then used a sanding block to distress the embossing part and make it “white” so it stands out better.
The inside sentiment came from the My Pink Stamper “Biggie Christmas Sentiments” set. That snowflake was cut out from the Art Philosophy cartridge as well (I actually cut that one first for the front of the card and decided it was too small, so used it for the inside – teehee).
I stamped the star do-dad from the Tim Holtz “Christmas Memories” set on the envelope to make it all matchy and stuff.

I will be entering this chilly card into the following challenges:
Divas By Design Challenge #59: Feeling Festive?
One Crazy Stamper November Challenge: Anything Goes
Card Crafter’s Circle Challenge #47: Patterned Paper
Christmas Stampin’ All Year Long Challenge #35: Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz Challenge #43: Cooking Up a Recipe!
Creative Craft Challenges2: Special Occasion – Not Birthday
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge #25: Stripes
Hooked On Craft Challenge #26: Christmas – No Red/Green
Sparkles Christmas Challenge #22: Contemporary Colour Combo
52 Christmas Card Throwdown November Sketch Challenge

 
With that quest done, it’s on to the next one. The ravens and owls have not stopped bringing in the requests and the house gnomes are having trouble gathering all the post from the rookery. It certainly IS the most wonderful time of the year *sigh*.


~ Guild Master Crystal ~

16 comments:

Fabiola said...

hello, what a sweet christmas card, i love this lovely snowman, thanks to play with us at CSAYL this week, hope to see you next time, biz

Rebekah said...

This is so so cute! Thanks for playing at Divas by design this wk hugs Rebekah xx

Trish and Treasure said...

Hi Crystal,
Thanks for playing in our Patterned Paper Challenge this week at Card Crafters Circle. Love all your layers,embellishments and the card colour combination,wonderful card!I love snowmen!!!!
Hugs Trish xx

Mynnette said...

This is so cute! LOVE your tall snowman--how fun! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

Carrie said...

Beautiful card!

Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week!

Danielle Vincent said...

Oh man.... is this ever cute and I am such a sucker for a darling snowman - even a skinny one with big feet! Great card and wonderful use of our sketch - thanks for playing along this week at 52CCT!

* Shaz * said...

A brilliant creation!

Thank you for sharing at Sparkles Christmas Challenges this time
Good luck in the draw

Shaz x

Crazystamper said...

Thank you for sharing your inspiration on the One Crazy Stamper challenge this month. Cheers, Lora Sinkler-Lake One Crazy Stamper

Jacqueline said...

A lovely fun Christmas card - thanks for joining in this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

Ruth M said...

What a lovely card and such beautiful watercolouring on that sweet snowman image! Extra points for a decorated inside and matching envelope too! : )
Thanks so much for sharing your lovely card with us at 52 {C}CT! Ruth x

NancyD said...

This is a great card! Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Craft Challenges. NancyD

Patty Gorka said...

Your embossed panel is perfect and I really like the envelope too! Thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT!

Joanne said...

Really CUTE image! Love the coloring and the colors that you used! Really nice card! Happy to have you play along with us at CC&CC. Aloha, Joanne

Tammy Ortiz said...

What a wonderful Creation. This is so awesome.
We would like to thank you for Entering Chocolate, Coffee, & Cards Challenge.
Hugs from Tammy Ortiz - DT Digi Team for Chocolate, Coffee & Cards.

Debbie said...

What a quirky and cute snowman card.Love it.Thanks for joining in with us over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge.Good luck.Hugs Debs x

jonim52 said...

Cute image, fab coloring. Thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper.

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