This one focuses on glitter (!) and an oh-so-appropriate frozen mood board:
I have to admit, I always find it funny to stamp snowmen after christmas (hee). I'm ready to move on to valentine's day and warmer-weathered themes, even though we're all icy and counting snowflakes for another few months in Montreal. It's brutal.
Having said that, another round with my favorite winter lawn fawn set isn't a bad thing. I tried to do something a little different:
What do you think? Recognize him?
Here's what I did to stretch my stamps:
The snowman stamp (on the left) has a face. I inked it up, but used a baby wipe to carefully rid him of his features.
Then, using a pencil, I sketched a new face, longer twiggy arms, and a top hat that works with his up-turned gaze. Once I was satisfied with the sketch, I used a copic multiliner pen to trace my work and I erased the pencil lines.
Stamp a few birds and a scarf and he's ready to come to life with some simple coloring. (Don't worry about the scarf - some careful paper-piecing will hide those intersecting lines.)
When all was colored and done, I masked all of the elements to be able to sponge some light grey ink all around. I then stamped some snow in an aqua ink, and accented a few flakes using a two-way glue pen and some distress glitter. A strip of glitter tape at the bottom was to make sure I was challenge-worthy, ha ha.
So, stay cool! and don't be afraid to try new things and experiment with your stamped images.
Join us for the challenge! As always, SSS will be giving away a 50$ voucher to their store.
Until next time,