Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Red and Turquoise for Merry Monday

Hi everyone.  Today I'm playing along with Merry Monday #273 - Red and Turquoise.  The challenge this week is hosted by my sweet friend Marcia (Marcia's Stampin' Pad).


I have another snowman card for you.  I didn't have any snowman stamps until just before Christmas, then I bought three!. :)  I love this little happy guy ... brings a smile to my face! :)

I stamped the snowman on mixed media paper in Black ink and heat embossed in clear (actually made two of these - one to donate).  I fussy-cut before watercolouring.  Used distress inks to give him a little colour ... pale blue for shadows, red (candy red, aged mahogany) for his hat, and scarf, and just a pale bit of candy apple for his nose and cheeks.

The background is regular white card stock, sponged with Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon near the top only, and then again with Peacock Feathers, making sure to leave the bottom free of colour as my "snow hill".  Once dry, I splattered with diluted white acrylic paint.

To finish, I stamped the sentiment in pigment white ink and heat embossed in white.  I've started using my pigment white ink more often now.  Not sure why I haven't been doing this all along.  Makes a nice base for the white heat embossing on top.  Popped the snowman up in the bottom corner and the card was finished.

Here's a close-up.
I hope you'll check out the challenge to see the fantastic cards by the Design Team, and then come and play.  The challenge at Merry Monday is open until Sunday noon (PST).

Since I've used something new to me, I'm sharing this card at AAA Challenge #106 - Quote ...







Stamps:  Snowy (Penny Black); Big Scripty Greetings Holiday (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series); White (Neenah 110 lb. card stock)
Ink:  Black (Memento); Distress Inks:  Candy Apple, Aged Mahogany, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon (Tim Holtz); White Pigment Ink (Hero Arts)
Accessories & Tools:  Clear embossing powder, heat tool, paint brush, sponges, white acrylic paint, paint brush for splattering, white embossing powder

Challenges:
Merry Monday #273 - Red and Turquoise
AAA Challenge #106 - Quote

42 comments:

  1. This cute little snowman makes me smile too Loll, he's adorable! Love how you've done the background too, Cathy x

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  2. Aww... so adorable, Loll. He made me smile. Love the red and turquoise combo... hoping I can play along.

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  3. I do love that cheeky snowman, it might find it's way into my shopping trolley at some point! Although we've had snow overnight there isn't enough here for a snowball, lots of ice though. :)

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  4. Love it, one of my favourite snowman stamps. The red really stands out against the turquoise.

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  5. he's an adorable little snowman Loll - and he looks real happy! Great card. x

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  6. Awwwwww...could this little guy be any CUTER?! Such a sweet little snowman and colored perfectly too! And of course the background with the turquoise shades goes along just beautifully with the red hat and scarf from your snowman! Cute, CUTE card Loll! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday!! :0)

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  7. Oh golly, this little guy is so cute. It's no wonder you couldn't resist. He looks so snuggly happy in his fluffy scarf and hat. Great job coloring him. I really like the ink blended background, too, with the white snowfall. Thanks for the great tip on the pigment ink for embossing! Have a great day!

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  8. Such sweet snowman, love that turquoise snowy sky!!

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  9. I love SNOWY! I love the whole family! I don't have them...yet!! Gorgeous card Loll, beautifully colored and oh that background is stunning! Hmmm, I have white pigment ink, I think I will give it a try like you did! And thank you so much for your sweet and kind comment on my first set of Twofer cards and of course for the second set...I feel better knowing you approve of the first set! Heart Hugs!

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  10. This is cute as a button, Loll. My Snowy stamp is sitting on my desk smiling up at me begging to be inked up. One of these days.... In any case, I always love this color combo making me love this card even more.

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  11. These snowmen stamps are so cute and so adorable. Love the pink cheeks and his pink nose. Gorgeous colour blending and good idea to use the white pigment ink under the embossing powder...thank you for the inspiration as I too forget about my pigment inks x

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  12. Such a happy snowman, super colours. - Faith

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  13. Lve that snowman all bundled up and looking so cosy. Thanks for joining in with the current AAA Cards Challenge

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  14. I just love this cute little snowman Loll, so jolly in his red scarf and hat! and the snow in the blue sky is beautiful! I love how it fades lighter as it hits land! Julia xx

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  15. Aaahhh...such a sweet snowman and beautifully colored, Loll. I love how you sponged the sky and used the color challenge. TFS my friend. Hugs

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  16. Awww I love this happy snowman, love his smile. The whole mood in this card is so sweet, warm, and pretty. Thanks for sharing , Loll. Marge♡

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  17. He really is cute, Loll and what a great job you did coloring him. Love the soft shadowing. I'm in awe that you are undaunted about fussy cutting fur or even intricate florals. I also love the beautiful gradient you create with your sponging.

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  18. I've always loved this snowman and don't know why I don't add him to my stash! You have done him proud with his rich red hat and scarf! The sponged background is perfect for showing him off!

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  19. Oh, he is just adorable and looks so festive with your fantastic coloring, Loll. The sponged background and scripty greeting are gorgeous. We've had several inches of snow today in NC - maybe I should go find a snowman to color!

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  20. He's adorable Loll, and the colours are great. Love your bright blue sky with the splatters of snow. Perfect scene :)

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  21. Snowy is just the best snowman! Love his red hat and scarf, and the way you sponged the blue sky so that it fades out into your snow hill. I've always used my ColorBox Frost White pigment ink under my white embossing powder - it makes it a bit more intense than using Versamark.

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  22. Just stopping really fast to say HOW CUTE! Love the colors and this guy!

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  23. That snowman is so cute I broke my vow to never buy wood mounted stamps. I've only used him once but I did end up getting the die. Your fussy cutting is great, Loll. Mine not so much. This little guy just makes me smile.

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  24. Such a cute and jolly snowman. Your background is awesome.

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  25. This little guy sure does look joyful, Loll, all wrapped up in his snuggly scarf and hat ... he's adorable! Hugs, Anita :)

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  26. Love this little snowman, a real cutie. Those reds are so vibrant and rich, a happy and bright guy. Great choice of Peacock Feathers to contrast with the reds. Simply "Beautiful". xxx

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  27. Cute card. Love the jolly snowman. You did a nice job fussy cutting him. Adore your sponged background.

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  28. He's such a happy little Snowie. I think I have a similar one (maybe by Impression Obsession or PBlack.) You've done a smashing job on creating the blaze of red...it just sparkles against the fab turquoise sky. He makes me smile to see him too! TFS & Hugs

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  29. A very nice card with this sweet snowman and a gorgeous work of colouring and inking, indeed!
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  30. Cute image...I like that smiling snowman...almost makes me smile about SNOW!

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  31. This is as cute as it can be and one of my all time fav! color combos : ) Brilliantly addition of the white snow and sentiment! : )

    Patti

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  32. Loll, that little snowman is so adorable. Your card is fabulous with that little guy and the sponged background. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

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  33. Your little snowman is so cute. He looks very happy. x

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  34. I love every detail on this card, Loll! That little snowman is so cute and the background is beautiful! XX

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  35. What a sweetie of a snowman...I love him and your coloring is fabulous. Gorgeous card! Spied it in the MM gallery.

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  36. I love this little guy ... he's just soooo cute!! I confess he found his way into my stamp collection too xx

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  37. What a cute snowman image and love the way you added color to your background. So glad you joined the Merry Challenge this week!

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  38. This adorable snowman looks happier that the original stamp image because you colored him so pretty! The layers of reds make a wonderful rich color for his hat and scarf, and the background sponging with the white acrylic paint spatter is simply gorgeous! Hideko xx

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  39. Loll, i am always fascinated by your cards - so great techniques, nothing odd, very beautiful layout and execution. Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at AAA Cards Challenge. - Sweet Kobylkin

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  40. Love your cute card! That snowman is too cute and you are so good at cardmaking! Thanks for joining AAA Cards! Hugs Åsa

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  41. Love the background and the snowman is a perfect stamp on here. Way to go! Thanks for playing our challenge at Merry Monday.
    Leanne DT/MM

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  42. This jolly PB snowman is the cutest one I have seen and the turquoise and red is a fabulous combination and love the white spattering for snow. x

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