Thursday, September 26, 2013

Summer's End

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.



  1. What a wonderful snowman, Brenda! He reminds me of a children's Christmas book I had as a child. Beautiful coloring! Thanks for bringing him over to Merry Monday!

  2. Both of these are adorable! The snowman image is so sweet...and that birthday card is so CUTE inside! Love it! Thanks for sharing this with us this week at the Paper Players as well as the Merry Monday challenge!

  3. Both cards are super sweet! We actually had some sunshine today after a few days of rain. Thanks for joining us at the Merry Monday Christmas Card Club Challenge!

  4. Both cards are adorable. Love your water colored snowman . The cupcake is a great touch for the inside of a card.
    In California we don't have to shut down the pool but we have to keep the filter going everyday : no snow like you. Enjoy!

  5. Both cards are adorable... Im in agreement with everyone else. However, I am totally in love with that beautiful bird and the inside of the card is such a wonderful surprise. So glad you joined the Paper Players this week

  6. Your recessed window looks great to me and I love your snowman and friends gazing at the Star...great card! :0)

  7. These cards are great Brenda, I love the wintery scene you have created. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

  8. Love the scene you've created with the recessed window! Cute snowman image too! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays ! :)

  9. Brenda love the snowman scene you created. I have the other stamp too! Must get it our more often! Your pop-up inside is adorable!