Sunday, May 31, 2015

Snowman on a Swing


Hi everyone.  Sorry I haven't been around much lately.  We have had an amazing amount of entries on the last HLS CAS challenge, and I've been visiting all the entrants and enjoying the creativity.  Plus we also had a DT call, so I've been spending some quality time poking through the blogs of the applicants.  So much fun!!  Just means less time right now for creating, so it's been over a week since I posted a card.  Time flies when you're having fun! :)

Speaking of time ... it's now time for the new sketch challenge at Happy Little Stampers. :)


I went in a different direction than the icons on the sketch :)  ... but I hope you can see that I kept the two tall elements, with the curved detail in the middle.  The sun is replaced with all the falling snow. :)

I used a digital image, printed it twice, fussy cutting one and colouring it with copics. I then coated it with Clear Wink of Stella so it sparkles ... can't see it in the photo above, so I'm including a close up below that shows it a little. :)




I paper pieced the fussy-cut snowman on top of the printed card front, after I glued down twine for the swing and added glossy accents to the light bulbs.    Dazzling Details clear glitter glue was added to the falling snow for a little more sparkle. :)

I hope you'll join us for our sketch challenge at Happy Little Stampers.  The challenge is open until the end of June ... lots of time to play along. :)







Stamps:  Snowman Christmas Lights Swing (Dearie Dolls); Christmas Sampler (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  White (Neenah)
Ink:  Real Red (SU!); Copics
Accessories & Tools: glossy accents, clear glitter glue, clear wink of stella

Challenges:
HLS June Sketch Challenge

35 comments:

Becky said...

What an adorable snowman.. Fabulous cas card.

LesLee said...

I love it.. so creative, cute and adorable. He looks like he is having so much fun swinging along in the snow fall! That sparkle is just the right touch :)

Tasha Vovchuk said...

What an awesome interpretation of the sketch!!! I love that snowman! :)

Ksenija Rizova said...

Loll, your card is super cute and SO cheerful! Saw it in my Blogger newsfeed and was surprised by the sketch ;) lol Love the twine as a swing, every detail is so nice

Vicki Dutcher said...

How cute is this! You rocked at the twine with the lights. Perfectly lined up!

Susan said...

What a clever idea to have the snowman swinging on the string of lights! I love it. And the sentiment is perfect - he definitely looks merry!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Loll, you're really amazing! Such a twist, and so everything is correct! Great creative vision sketch. I love you for, that you are pointing to new solutions. The card is beautiful and fun.
hugs,
Bozena

Linda said...

I love your take on the sketch Loll .... your jolly little snowman looks like he's having snow much fun (sorry .... couldn't resist!). The touch of sparkle looks fab too! Hugs .... Linda xx

nancy littrell said...

OMG Loll....so cute and sparkly. I loved reading your detailed description and love the close up photo showing all the sparkle :-) Really, really cute snowman image mf. TFS

harrahx2 said...

ADORABLE!

Pam said...

You are amazing! This is such a fabulous card. Love it!

Bonnie said...

This is amazing, Loll! I love this icy looking snowman swinging on the Christmas lights! Wonderful take on the sketch!

Lee-Anne said...

This is just a brilliant design, Loll! That snowman appears to be having so much fun :) Wonderful, wonderful card mf!

Mrs. O said...

I was intrigued with the title for your card and couldn't wait to scroll down to see your swingin' snowman! Your card is delightful!! As always, amazing work!!

Pat Jandacek said...


For someone who doesn't have any time you sure created a wonderful card! It just shouts "JOY!"

Cathy said...

Awesome card Loll! the snowman looks as if he's having a ball, brilliant take on the challenge sketch, Cathy x

Aileen (mum) said...

Loll, your card is soooo cute, love how he is swinging on the lights and all his sparkle. Perfect

Kylie said...

I love your take on the sketch! The snowman looks so happy to be swinging in the snow. The colours and extra sparkle are gorgeous! xx

Darlene DeVries said...

Loll, I love, love, love this card. It's just so adorable!!! :)

Jacquie said...

Beautiful card Loll, great take on the sketch. Fabulous Christmas card.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Lisa Lara said...

Oh my gosh this is the cutest Loll.

Valerie Nolan said...

Pure genius Loll, love the bulbs on the twine definitely going to Case this :o)
Val x

Julie B said...

That is so much fun Loll. so clever! :)

Stamps and Paper said...

LOve your cute little snowman Loll he makes a lovely card

Anne

Bobby said...

Oh my goodness, Loll, this is just the cutest card. I love that shimmery snowman having fun on his string of lights. So clever and detail oriented.

Darnell J Knauss said...

You have made the very happiest of cards for HAPPY Little Stampers, Lolly! I defy anyone not to burst out in a grin upon seeing this swinging fella, all lit up and sparkly!! Hugs, Dolly

Brenda said...

Oh my goodness Loll, this is just the cutest little card! I love that snowman and I love that he is swinging on the twine swing. lol Too cute! I love your take on the sketch-it takes someone clever like you to get this take on the sketch. Love, love, love! Hugs, Brenda

Birgit said...

What a happy little snowman, swinging on his light strings! I say, this is a most clever and adorable card!

Barb Ghig said...

I am so sorry for my late visit...This card is absolutely ADORABLE! I love how you created the swing and added so many fun touches to this card...WOS on the bear, and Glossy Accents on the lights = Sheer perfection, Loll!!!

Anita in France said...

So much fun, Loll ... what a joyful shimmery swinging snowman ... love that sense of movement and energy! Anita :)

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Such a lovely card!!! Love that happy snowman and how you interpreted the sketch!

Julia Aston said...

What a fun image Loll!! love the sparkly snowman on his string of lights swing! the bulbs look great with the glossy accents too!! Julia xx

MaryH said...

You are amazing at all that you are doing! And still find time to make this darling card. Love the touch of the bakers twine with the pretty lights...very dimensional. This is such a fun image, and the WoS did indeed sparkle so brilliantly. He made me smile...what a cutie. TFS & Hugs

MamaRose said...

Makes me happy just looking at it!

Heidi M said...

I have one question for you Why in the heck aren't you making clear stamps and die cuts because your art is off the wall and I would buy it all. Lawn fawn artists have such a back seat to your art. Love the snowman hanging on the tree lights.Plaeae think about my question...