Tuesday 27 August 2019

Smiling snowmen!

Today, I'm delighted to be Guest Elf for the lovely Jo's Christmas Kickstart challenge! Each fortnight a new challenge launches and this time around we're getting inspired by the challenge blog's header:

Lots of things to work with there - snowman, mittens, hat, scarf, baubles and streamers, the colour scheme, stripes...

I sort of stuck to the overall colour scheme and then chose a jolly snowman, pearly circles inspired by the baubles and a glittter one as the texture made me think of the pompom on the header snowman's hat.

I have a piece of acetate with various circles die cut out of it tucked in to a container on my desk that's really useful for things like this - I just sponged Versamark and brushed on Perfect Pearls in various shades of green and blue. A pearl pen and some sequins added a bit of texture.

Dancing Snowman (Cornish Heritage Farms, no longer with us)
Merry Stamp 'n Cut (Hero Arts)

Bristol board
Glitter card

Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)
Versamark by Tukineko

Perfect Pearls by Ranger (Blue Raspberry, Turquoise, Sour Apple, Mint)
Copic markers
Pearl pen by Viva Decor (Ice White)

We'd love to see you over at Christmas Kickstart - why not add a card or two to your stash?!


Dotty Jo said...

Thanks so much for being my elf for this challenge, Joanne! I love your card, Jo x

Kath said...

I've popped across from the Christmas Kickstart Challenge to see how you made your cute card. I love your cardmaking style and have just become your latest follower.
Kath x

Waverunner said...

He is a happy guy!
I like that tip about the acetate and circle cuts...hmmmmm!
I guess it is about that time...Labor Day comes this weekend which is when we are supposed to stop wearing white and sort of the unofficial end of summer as children return to school.
hugs Margot

Vicky Hayes said...

Loving your beautiful CAS card Joanne. I love the details - the pom pom circle behind the snowman and the other circles as a background with the sequins, the fab sentiment and the cute dancing snowman :)

KT Fit Kitty said...

Such a cute little snowman! Love the retro vibe of this image! Great inspiration for Christmas Kickstart!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

From one Joanne to another, what a fun challenge! Love your CAS snowman with the circle detail behind. So glad I found you - looking forward to playing along again soon!