12.09.2014

The Snowman

Have you ever read the book, The Snowman by Raymond Briggs? It is an absolutely wonderful story of the adventures of a snowman and a little boy. This was a favorite of mine when I was little and I still love it today. It has no words in it. The adventure is displayed in stunning illustrations. When I saw this die that was included in the Crafter's Companion magazine I was BEYOND excited! It arrived yesterday and I had to use it straight away!

The Snowman


I was inspired by this awesome photo from The Cure for the Monday Blues Challenge.



I loved the white and the wood tree, so I used those as my starting point. I stamped snowflakes from the Stamp It! Twinkle collection on white cardstock and then layered vellum over that to soften the background and give it a dreamy feel. I then used patterned paper to create a 'tree' and mounted my colored die cut over that. I stamped and embossed the sentiment (which also came with the magazine) on the vellum.

The Snowman (detail)


I used Spectrum Noir pens to color the accents. This was one of those moments where I was VERY grateful for an easy to control fine bullet nibs on my markers! I collect children's literature, so, seriously, you guys.. this one makes me smile. It's just happy making.

Have a Happy!


8 comments:

  1. This is one of my favorite Christmas stories, so gentle and sweet. I love your interpretation of it!

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  2. That die is what convinced me to buy the magazine too! I'm hoping to find my shrinky dinks so I can make some earrings for someone who adores the snowman : ). Great card!

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  3. So fun Jennifer. I love your background.

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  4. This card makes me so super happy. Over here the animated tale of this story is shown on TV and it's literally something I grew up with. I love this card so so much. <3

    Thanks so much for playing to find a Cure For The Monday Blues!

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