Thursday, 21 November 2013

Snow lovely


I  decided after some inspiration from Squirrels blog and her tutorial about how she paints with distress inks and the fact that I found an assortment of inks and mica ink stains when looking for inspiration amongst my crafty bits to get me into Christmas mode that I would be brave and put ink to paintbrush and paper.

When at school I did an extra O level whilst taking my A levels , it started out as an embroidery O level as I had done a lot of embroidery for my silver Duke of Edinburgh award but as the school said it couldn't justify paying for only 2 of us to be entered with the London school of embroidery the O level manifested into a straight art o level and so along with all the needle craft I had to do a certain amount of actual hand drawing stuff. I actually enjoyed drawing as long as I had something to work from but if anyone asks me to draw something off the top of my head I find it harder. I did quite a lot of work using inks for the O level and once I got into painting this cute Penny black snowman I started to remember how much I had enjoyed it. I did pass my O level and got an A grade which really annoyed my artistic sister who said what I did for my o level was nothing like all the painting and still life studies she had had to do and she didn't get an A.

Anyway enough reminiscing and back to Mr cutie snowman. I used blue ink for the majority of the colouring and some moonglow mica ink for the mistletoe , you can't tell but it does have a lovely sheen. i did quite a few images in the inks so you might be able to tell from some later posts , when I get around to making them into cards.

I added him to a spellbinders fancy cut oval and then simply added that to a base card backed with one of the freebie papers from bird house.The sentiment is from craftworks and was a bauble but I cut off the silver holder bit. Quite simple but I think quite effective and it really showcases this cute little guy.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

whimsy rubber team- anything goes
ABC Christmas challenge-w is for winter
crafty sentiments-Christmas 
scribble and scrap-anything goes
sweet stamps -anything goes
created with love-anything goes
stamp n doodle-Christmas friends
crafty creations-ready for the holidays
penny black and more-anything goes

20 comments:

Lady Bug Stampers said...

LOVE love your snowman he is adorable... Thanks for sharing this week at Created with love Challenges Anything goes.
Linda K. DT

Chris Hanselman said...

Cute card. Love blue Christmas cards. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Created With Love Challenges

~~Chris

Penny Odell said...

Lovely card and your snowman is so cute. Thank you for joining the TTCRD challenge and good luck to you.

Roberta Swisher said...

So happy to hear you enjoyed painting again...you did a fantastic job. You should continue doing it!
Your card is adorable and I love the blues you used.
Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at CWLC. We hope to see you back very soon!
hugs--
Roberta
Created with Love Challenges Design Team
Queen Bee Paper Crafts

rachel taylor said...

love your painting and your card is so cute thanks for sharing with CWLC this week Rachel DT

Mel said...

Lovely card the snowman is so cute. Thank you for joining us at Stamp N Doodle challenge Mel DT

Linby said...

What a lovely card and well done with the painting looks great.
Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month.
Lynn x
DT

Ellie said...

LOVE how you colored the snowman! Super cute card!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Penny Black and More, good luck and hope you'll join us again soon!

Lexie said...

Gorgeous CAS card...really pretty.

Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.
xx

Denise said...

What a gorgeous card! Thank you very much for sharing this lovely creation of yours with us at SweetStamps.com.
Sweet Hugs
Denise
http://dixicreations.blogspot.co.uk/

Denise said...

What a gorgeous card! Thank you very much for sharing this lovely creation of yours with us at SweetStamps.com.
Sweet Hugs
Denise
http://dixicreations.blogspot.co.uk/

Kelly Lloyd said...

Thank you for sharing you lovely Christmas card with us at crafty sentiments
Hugs Kelly

Laura Love said...

How adorable! This is one of my favorite snowman images :) Thank you so much for playing along with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week! We hope that you will play along with us again soon! Good Luck in the Draw!

Rebecca Billard said...

Cute card! Love the snowman! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Stamp n Doodle. Rebecca

Sandy Fredrick said...

What a Sweet card, love that image and the beautiful coloring. Thank you for joining us in our blog challenge at SweetStamps.com.

Lynne K said...

Your snowman is indeed a cutie, and beautifully coloured! Thank you for sharing him with us at Stamping Sensations this month.

Lynne

Bettina L. said...

Gorgeous. Love the winter design. Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas Challenge this time. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at ABC Christmas Challenge xx

Angela said...

Great card and very cute image.
Thank’s a lot for joining us at our W for Winter wishes Challenge by ABC Christmas Challenge
Hope to see you again
Hugs and greetings
Angela DT

Angela said...

Great card and very cute image.
Thank’s a lot for joining us at our W for Winter wishes Challenge by ABC Christmas Challenge
Hope to see you again
Hugs and greetings
Angela DT

marilyn scott said...

I love the shades of blue in this card, that was pretty soothing and i can almost feel the chilly breeze on that card and image. Here's expressing my best Christmas wishes to everyone. Have a merry Christmas ~ Marilyn