Saturday, January 18, 2014

Melting Snowman

     A happy Saturday to you and yours.  Another new challenge starts today at Open-Minded Crafting Fun and our theme is "Warmth -- Food or Clothing."  We have five different and fabulous sponsors and I've listed each of them with their badges at the end of this post.  They are:  Digi Darla's, Digital Delights, Digistamps 4 Joy, QKR Stampede, and Sentimental Susan.  Most of them supplied images for the DT members to use and you can find lots of inspiration from the team if you just go visit the Open-Minded blog.

     I'm using a wonderful image from QKR Stampede called "Melting Snowman" (digi #13712.)  It's just such a perfect image for the "Warmth" theme.  Even though he's only wearing a scarf and top hat, he's obviously waaaay too warm!  I'm sure he'd prefer more snow and ice.  Come to think of it, most of us out here in drought-worn California would love to see more snow and ice.  When it melts, it would help fill our rather empty lakes and rivers.  We've had record breaking, warm, January temperatures so we fit right in with this theme. :-D

My sketch is from I {heart} Sketches (reversed)
and I took my colors from the Alcohol Markers challenge at Outlawz.


     The image is colored with ProMarkers, then die cut and matted with another die cut.  The ribbon is sparkly and is part of a whole bunch of ribbon I bought in the after-Christmas sales.  The paper is from Colorbok and the snowflakes were also part of the after-Christmas shopping spree.  Although it's hard to see in the photo, I added sparkle to the snow, the water drips, and the edges of the sentiment.

Crazy Challenge -- Cards for men
Cuttin' and Stampin' -- A/G about Winter
Eureka Stamps -- Bundle up
Everybody Art -- Snow
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations -- Snowman
Kaboodle Doodles -- Winter Wonderland
Stamp and Create -- Winter Wonderland
Without Words -- Spots or stripes

     Here are the badges for all our sponsors this challenge.  Just think, five sponsors means five chances to win!  So, dig out those warm images -- those with clothes or food that just shout warmth and comfort -- and come play along with us.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Desire Fourie said...

This is such a fun design and I love the sparkly snowflakes.
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Karen Howard said...

Oh wow, this is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at From The Heart Stamps this week! Hugs, Karen said...

Hi Connie gorgeous card, I love being part of this team so many wonderful people and images to work with. Love Alison xxx

jimlynn said...

So cute and I love that sparkly ribbon on here. Jazzes it up just great. CUTE image and I probably know how he snow here and actually pretty warm.

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

hee hee hee I would totally exchange our cold and snowy temperature for some warmth... looking forward to melting snowmen myself lol! Just love that great card, fabulous use of the sketch and love the stickles on the sentiment. Thank you for another great creation for our DT

Anonymous said...

Very cute!!- great embellishments and fun all around! Thanks for joining the sketch challenge at From the Heart Stamps this week!

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous, I love the snowman poor thing, Lovely papers and loving the sentiment.

Linda xxx

I hope you are feeling much better now

Linda xxx

Anonymous said...

That is a darling image, NC, and I like how the snowflakes you added seem to flying out behind him. Adorable! Hope you are feeling much better!

Rene said...

Adorable!!! Thank you so much for sharing this cutie with us at Stamp and Create!
Good luck,
Rene :D

Teresa Arsenault said...

So cute, Connie. :)

Zella said...

Very cute!!! I love that snowman...and the colors are fantastic!!! Thanks for joining Eureka Stamps this week!!

Sharla said...

Cute card & image! Love your take on the sketch and the color scheme!

Isobel said...

Great card thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodle and good luck x

Dawn Lancaster said...

Aww, poor little guy! I love your card NanaC. LOve the papers too! xx

Jennifer Swandells said...

Cute card and image Nana, I wish that we had had our snow, we are being lulled into a false sense of security right now. I know it is coming, but it is not coming right now. lol. Hugs, Jen xx
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karalschuknecht said...

NanaConne, this is so cute, love it and the sentiment too. Thanks for joining us this week for "White & Blue."
Good Luck.

Karal DT for QKR Stampede
My Blog: Karals Creative Corner

Berni Cuttino said...

The winter holiday creation, Sweet sentiment and design.

Amy A said...

NC this is just fabulous! Love the blues and layers. I love me some snowmen...and this guy is just adorable!

Glenda Atkins said...

Fabulous, love the image and the cute sentiment! Neat!

Bridget Curnow said...

Wow superb colouring and layout, absolutely stunning creation :)

Thank you so much for joining us at
Without Words Challenge I hope you will try to join us again next Month :)
Have a lovely day
Crafty hugs
Bridget :)