Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Chilly Weather

Hi there and welcome back!  I have a card to share made for the current challenge at The Paper Players where the theme is CAS Snowy Day. 

PP 425

Lots of options for this fun challenge, but in the end I chose to use one of Suzy's Watercolor Prints from Simon Says Stamps.  While printed on Tim Holtz watercolor paper, a number of coloring mediums can be used with them and I chose to use Copic Markers. 

The trees were colored first, with shading around them on the snow.  As I worked on the sky, I started with the darkest color lower in the sky and went lighter as I got closer to the moon.  It was a bit of a challenge to make sure to color around the snowflakes, but my handy colorless blender helped push any misapplied color out of the little circles.  After coloring the snowman, including his hat and scarf, I used a white gel pen to add polka dots to the hat and a check pattern to the scarf.  A light gray marker was used to add back shadows when the gel pen was dry.  After finishing the moon and cute little bird, the panel was die cut with a stitched rectangle die, mounted on foam and added to a white card base.  The last touch was to use the white gel pen to color in all the snowflakes to ensure the white really popped.

Thanks so much for visiting, it's always appreciated!  Be sure to use the link above to head over to the challenge!


Product details
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Suzy's Winter Warmth Watercolor Prints
Other:  MFT A2 Stitched Rectangle Stax die, Copic Multiliner pen, Sakura White Gelly Roll pen
Sky:  B39, 37, 14, 12
Moon:  Y26, 08, 00
Snowman:  C5, 3, 1, 00; W3, 1, 0; V09, 06, 05, 01; YR16, 18; R20
Trees:  E79, 75, 71, 70
Bird:  E29, 35, 33, 31


LeAnne said...

What an adorable snowman scene...I'm stunned at the details you've added, and the coloring is fabulous! So glad you played with the Players this week!

Ann Schach said...

Wow! This card leaves me breathless, Stef! Your coloring is perfect. So many wonderful details...I LOVE it! Thank you for sharing with The Paper Players!

Claire Broadwater said...

Stef, this is SOOOO amazing! Your coloring is just fabulous and this snowman just makes me SMILE!!!!!!!! Standing all alone in all his glory! Thank you for joining my challenge at The Paper Players this week! XX

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Stef your snowman scene is just fabulous! Your colouring is so realistic and I adore the little scene you've created. Thanks for sharing with us over at the Paper Players this week!

Jaydee said...

Stef, such a fabulous image and you colored it beautifully. So glad you shared it with us at the Paper Players this week

Celeste Goff said...

What an adorably sweet card! Love your coloring on this fun winter scene!

Karen Dunbrook said...

I agree...adorable and so well done!
:) Karen