Saturday, November 15, 2014

Mittens Winter Card

It's mitten wearing weather, these days! Challenge #242 over at High Hopes Rubber Stamps is "Winter Mittens". High Hopes have A LOT of winter themed characters, many with mittens! There are all kinds of images to choose from.

I used Snowlady Surprise. From what I've seen, High Hopes is a trend setter in having so many snow people of the female persuasion. (Yeah!) They have a whole line of snow people - even a cowboy! I really like this particular snow lady image though because of the dress coat. I love those kinds of jackets!

Even though the snow lady is wearing mittens, I added a die cut pair too with some twine. This shape is one of my old Quickcutz shapes that I haven't used in forever (mostly because I forgot it had it). I love how challenges help me to rifle through my stuff and use up those oldies-but-goodies.

The background is another patchwork scrap paper mat, the full size of the card. (Yep, I'm still going strong with my scraps!  I really like the randomness of the look!) I added some twine and the mittens to the background. I coloured Snowlady Surprise in alcohol markers: both Copic and Letraset Tria markers. The mittens were entirely Trias - three shades of cool grey.

There's still time to enter the challenge yourselves! I'd love to see more participation in the High Hopes challenges. They have so many great images and they are a family-owned small business. I admit, their stamps tend to be on the bigger side, but that just makes them great focal images (and a touch easier to colour)! The size of this snow lady works for cards, but it also large enough to work on a scrapbook page. Check them out!

1 comment:

  1. Cute card! I like mittens, but am already tired of the cold weather and it's barely started. ^.^


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