Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Three months from today - Christimas 2010 will be over with. I wonder did I get my holiday cards made, did I get my house cleaned and did the weather cooperate so we (my family) could all have Christmas together. Only time will tell. I am not looking forward to snow and cold,especially the snow.
Today's post I am sharing a Snowman frame I have made for the holidays. Moxie Fab is celebrating the release of their Cards and More holiday issue and and they have a challenge to create Decor to Make the Season Bright Challenge in the Moxie Fab World I love purple with snowmen. This little snowman is so cute - I love him. I created the polka dots on his scarf and hat using the colorless blender from Copic - it just removed the color and left the polka dots. I stamped the image on one of Basic Grey's plain patterned papers - love to stamp on patterned papers - gives your picture so much more texture and depth. I also colored around the outer part of the sentiment so the color exactly matched the colors used on the snowman.
I found this frame at Michael's - it is a fun frame to use because of the recessed area where you can put patterned paper. I painted a very light brushing of white on the frame and sanded it after the paint was dry. Cut strips of paper to place inside the recessed areas. I did miter the corners so they lined up almost perfectly - must be my years of sewing that make me do things like that.
I do hope you enjoy my snowman decor. Everyone have a wonderful evening and stop by tomorrow to see what oldie moldie paper I dug out of the stash.
Decor Details
Size: 7.25 x 8
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey – Kioshi collection
Inks: Memento by Tsukineko;
Copic Markers
Stamps: Penny Black, Inc (Snowman); Hero Arts (Sentiment); Endless Creations, Inc.
Copic Markers for coloring
Frame: Michael’s
Paint: Folk Art Acrylic Paint by Plaid


Christine said...

great job - this little guy is SUPER cute! love the purple

onecraftymama said...

Aww, this guy is adorable! What a cool frame - I don't think I've seen one like this before. I really love how it looks with the layers of paper. Good luck in the contest!

Cath said...

Hey Barb! Thanks for entering the Holiday Cards & More Week Decor to Make the Season Bright challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on the fun! :)