Well, it's official at our house. Summer is over. We closed the pool yesterday. It was sad watching the water drain out and putting the cover on. Even though I didn't use it a lot this summer, I will miss it, mostly because I know what comes next.
I know, I know. Don't rush things. Autumn is first. But I needed a good lead in for the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge over at Always Playing With Paper. Snowmen!
So I went digging through my stash to see what snowman stamps I had, and came up with one I bought on ebay a couple months ago. Here is what I came up with.
I made a recessed window using a tutorial over at splitcoast stampers. I did it from memory, but I probably should have gone and looked again because I struggled with it a little. It's colored in with prismacolor pencils and gamsol blending solution, and the backgroud sky is inked using a sponge dauber. I don't think it shows up well in the picture, but I put liquid pearls on the stars.
There was a sketch challengeover at Paper Players that I did too. Here is the card I made for that one.
I love these stamps from Inky Antics. When you open them up they have honeyconb paper inside that just adds a nice touch. I think they would be great for a kids birthday.
|photos by Bekah Joan|
Thanks for stopping by today.