Saturday, 15 August 2015

August's SOTM

It's time for our mid-month reminder for the SOTM challenge at From The Heart Stamps.
Remember, EVERYONE who plays, WINS!

As it is a progressive challenge, if you joined in with the Stamp Of The Month challenge in July, you should have received August's Candy Cane for Snowman via email.

If you make a card/project using this month's SOTM, you will receive next month's image emailed to you for free! :)

If you didn't play last month, you can still join in by buying the image from the FTH shop
If you spend over $10 on other images, you will get Candy Cane for Snowman for free when using the code LETITSNOW.
You have until Monday, August 31st, at 11:59pm CST to submit your entry.
Here's my card...

I chose to focus on the snowman himself, as he looks as though he could be catching a snowflake. So I coloured the image with promarkers, then fussy cut around it, before making a start on the background piece, which is just a sponged background using old 'Rich Regals' SU inks, starting at the bottom with Ballet Blue, then Night of Navy at the top, blending the 2 together using Brocade Blue. These inks are really old, I bought the stampin spots sets about 7 or 8 years ago, and to my surprise the lightest 2 of these 3 colours hadn't been opened!

No patterned papers here, choosing instead to use a Snowflakes embossing folder.
I added 3 diecut snowflakes to the top using the smallest die from the 'Snowflakes Trio' set by Clearly Besotted Stamps. The sheer ribbon was in my stash, then I added clear Wink of Stella to the snowflakes and snowman.

The sentiment is one of four that you get for free with this image...

Candy Cane for Snowman

I'm entering this card at:
MAWTT - Snow in the Summertime
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Extra - anything goes
Christmas cards all year 'round - snowflakes

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  1. I like your take on this snowman catching a flake - your card is gorgeous!

  2. Your coloring is amazing! That sky is GORGEOUS! Wow!

  3. Oh what adorable fabulous Christmas card.

  4. What a fantastic card! Love the snowman, the sky is amazing and the snowflakes and embossing look beautiful :-) Enjoy the rest of your weekend Jo!

  5. Cute, cute card with beautiful Coloring and expertly added details and special touches!! Love this wonderful creation!!! Have a great day!!

  6. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at MAWTT, good luck!!! Amy DT

  7. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for CCAYR August challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team - and thanks for entering this for my CHNC challenge extra for August x

  8. This is so cute and adorable a wonderful card thank you for joining the challenge at CHNC Extra
    lorraine x

  9. This is a wonderful winter card very cute snowman and snowflakes also is a nice detail
    guest designer CCAYR