Sunday, October 11, 2015

Snowman Pile! HH October 2015 Challenge

Hi Everyone!
There has been a flurry of challenges to kick start my creativity lately. Both my sister and I picked up some snow themed stamps by High Hopes Rubber Stamps at Scrapfest Richmond Hill from One Crazy Stamper's booth.

My version is Snowman Pile! I really wanted to colour it with pastel shades, but I don't have that many. So, to get this look, I combined Copic Markers, Bic Mark It Markers AND Letraset Tria Markers! Just like what's depicted in the image, it was really a group effort!

(Click photo for larger view.)
Also at Scrapfest, we did some water-colouring at a Make'n'Take. Water colours are not my strong suit, but I always wanted to try the random watercolour background effect, so that's what I did on this card. I smashed 3 different blues on to my Ranger non-stick craft mat, one at a time, spritzed with water and then smooshed my water colour paper into it, drying with my heat tool in between smooshes.

It was actually quite fun! This is a big card - 5x7 inches. The glitter paper is POW! glitter paper. I found it at Dollar Tree of all places! I'm rather impressed with it. It has a very soft finish - the same effect as burnished velvet. NO other glitter paper on the market that I've tried feels like this one. (Yes, I went back for more!)

Here's a closer look at the colouring (and some of that glitter shine!):

This artist has really cute images. I love how well it captures movement with the big smiles and flapping jackets. What a cute image!

I'm entering this into High Hopes Rubber Stamps October 2015 Challenge for Christmas/Halloween/Fall as well as Virginia's View Colouring Challenge. Virginia's View always has mega amounts of participation and I always find great designers and blogs through that site.

My sister has entered the High Hopes Challenge too. Her snow people version is from the High Hopes newest release. The stamp image is called Snowy Couple.
She water coloured her image and also embossed her card (the white part). She partly fussy cut the embossed portion to tuck the snowman couple in it.

I'm keeping my card for my personal holiday stash - yes it's time we got started on that! Have you started prepping your Handmade Christmas things?


  1. Awesome card Lisa!!! Thank you for playing along with us on this month challenge at High Hopes Stamps!

  2. Super cute! Thanks for playing along with us over at High Hopes Stamps!

  3. Love the water colour and glitter background! Your "group" effort turned out beautifully! Thank you for playing along with our challenge at High Hopes Stamps and for visiting us at Scrapfest!


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