Friday, July 19, 2013

Decoupage Snowman.

This is my 2nd card for the current challenge over at Lady Anne's which is to use this digi image supplied by Digi Stamp 4 Joy.  I pondered quite a while over this one and finally saw the light so to speak!! Why not decoupage the little snowman I thought, so set about doing just that.
The camera has decided to make the front cardstock look a pink colour when in fact it is a red shade to match the candle. I used an oval XCut  Nestie to cut the red card and the card itself  for the aperture and adhered the digi image to the inside of the card. Snowman has been layered up on foam pads and the candle flame too. The holly on the front of card was left from printing several snowman to cut for the decoupage effect. Coloured using Promarkers and pastel chalks. Berries were given a covering of Glossy accents. Sentiment cut using Britannia word dies.

Side view showing the decoupage .

Entering into the following challenges:
Lady Anne's Progressive challenge #6: Use image by DS4J
Pixies Crafty Workshop #81: Use up your snippets. (green snippet used for the sentiment).
Eureka Stamps challenge #48: Christmas in July.
Platypus Creek #36: Christmas in July.
Crimbo Crackers #46: Anything goes.
Crafty Hazelnuts Extra #7: Anything goes.
Sweet Stampin Christmas #8: Snowmen or women.
Cut it Up Challenge #23: Christmas in July.
Fairy Tale challenges #72: Christmas in July.
Great Impressions #17:: Anything goes.



scrappymo! said...

Wonderful job on the have so many layers...such patience...oh my!

So I have been seeing Di showcasing all the bargains from Newbury! Those reddish pinky cards you found are fabulous for the price.

Karen Petitt said...

Wow Mrs A - you have fab decoupage skills! No way could I manage that these days. A really pretty Christmas card with a very cute snowman!
Have a good weekend Karen x

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Hi Mrs A - love your decoupage snowman [& flame] - very nice touch to an already lovely card... cheers Mxx

Hettie said...

Exactly how many snowballs has that snowman had? He looks pickled!
Great card there Mrs A. You have some patience. Too much effort that decoopage (as someone famous pronounces it) for me!
Are you sure you have ALL your marbles?
Have you seen my teddy? I threw it out last night when the gates were shut! If you see it please let me know!

Sandra H said...

Morning Mrs A.......l love this and the decoupage is stunning strange how the colour changes the front of the card but you know how it looks still annoying though! love how you have coloured the candle and added glossy accents to the berries adds a lovely finsh another of your stunning makes have a lovely weekend xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Lovely decoupaged snowman card here Mrs A. xxx

Di said...

Morning Mrs A - this is my second attempt at commenting, sigh. Think the heat is getting to t'internet or summick!

LOVE this card, such a sweet little chap with those long eyelashes, aw. Fabby decoupage too - you must have immense patience, in this heat too!

Sorry about the muck up in Playground times - agaaaain :( Open for business for another hour.

Hugs, Di xx

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

Wow, that's a lot of cutting there, to cut out all those snowmen! I like the layered effect. Looks like he sticks out of the card's window a bit.

Thank you for joining us at Cut it Up Challenges Christmas in July challenge!


Donna said...

Fabulous Christmas card Mrs A, love the window aperture and sweet little snowman inside. He looks like I feel lol! :) Donna ♥ x

Sparkly Engineer said...

Your decoupage snowman is darling and I like the way you inset him on the card.

Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

Mynnette said...

Absolutely darling! LOVE the fabulous dimension! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! :)

Creative M said...

You did an AMAZING job!!Beautiful!! Love it!
Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
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Createology said...

Sweet Little Snowman. Love the layering to add depth. Happy Creative Hearts...

Hazel said...

Another delightful card for my CHNC challenge extra for July x

Bianca said...

Your card is so very beautifull. Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge! xx Bianca

Zue said...

I wish I could build a real snowman right now. Roll on winter, I say.
Sue xxxx

Zue said...

I wish I could build a real snowman right now. Roll on winter, I say.
Sue xxxx

MaryH said...

Gosh, you've done wonders with this digi image. Love all the layering and coloring. Bet it shows to perfection through your oval cutout. Will be a lovely card to send to your chosen recipient. Lotta work involved in this one it looks like. TFS & Hugs

Uta said...

Your card is so pretty. Thanks for joining us at the Fairytale Challenge.
Hugs, Uta

mixamatoasties said...

What a lovely card.

Thanks for sharing at CaSS this time.

Susan x

Tracey T said...

Love your decoupaged snowman, Mrs A. Thank you for playing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' this month. Tracey x

Dr Sonia S V said...

I do love 3 D decoupage and your snowman looks fabulous all popped up!!
and Thank you so much for the kind words on my Foam roses tutorial

craftymrs said...

Wow! I've never seen shadowing/layering done this way before! Thanks for sharing and crafting with us at Cut it up!

craftymrs said...

Wow! I've never seen shadowing/layering done this way before! Thanks for sharing and crafting with us at Cut it up!

ScrappyHappyMommy said...

how cute is this! Thanks for joining us for our Christmas in July challenge at CIU.

Denise said...

Much talent,so pretty :)

Denise said...

Much talent,so pretty :)