Friday, October 27, 2017

Merry and BRIGHT!

Hi everyone.  I wasn't kidding with the title. :)  This is the brightest Christmas card I've ever made. :)  It may be a little over the top, but the snowman looks happy with his rainbow scarf and hat.  This is for Merry Monday Challenge # 262 - Gift(s).


Stamped the image in archival black ink and used zigs to colour.  Add some soft blue sponging for the sky and splattered with white acrylic paint for snow ... that's a little hard to see in the photo.  Finished by stamping the sentiment and adding a little bit of clear Wink of Stella along the lines of the snow drifts.  Easy, peasy card to make.  :)






Stamps:  Sweet Snowman (Penny Black); Big Christmas Wishes (Amy R - retired)
Paper:  Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Archival Black (Ranger); zigs
Accessories & Tools:  water brush, sponges, paint brush for splattering, white acrylic paint, clear Wink of Stella

Challenges:
Merry Monday #262 - Gifts

27 comments:

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a suer adorable snowman Loll! LOVE the bright rainbow colours! Have a great day! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Stamps and Paper said...

Your card sure is merry and bright Loll it’s great

Anne

Liz said...

Wonderful card, Loll! Merry and FABULOUSLY bright! xx

Colleen said...

Oh such a sweet card and I LOVE all the bright colors on his scarf!! He is a happy snowman indeed! Fantastic card, Loll! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

Mac Mable said...

Your cute snowman looks delighted with his bright hat and scarf and of course his present! x

Bonnie said...

What fun, Loll! I'm glad you posted it because it makes me happy to look at that scarf! Great job on coloring that and the package!

Linda said...

Oh I love that rainbow scarf and hat. What an adorable snowman. Love those bright colors....Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

nancy littrell said...

Your "Merry and Bright" card would be so fun and perfect for kids of any age:-) TFS Loll. Hugs

Bobby said...

When you do the talk, you have to do the walk, Loll. The sentiment only works when the card is bright and I love that rainbow scarf and hat. I'd wear one.

Aileen Ryan said...

Now thats what I like to see loll nice and bright. Love that scarf, beautiful colours. Cute snowman.

clavell said...

I am a muted-color person, myself, but this card is adorable!..PERFECT in every way!!! ♥

Darnell said...

You can do any range of color hues, Lolly, but you should try eye-popping bold rainbow delights more often! It might be the brightest Christmas card you've ever made, but that is the happiest snowman I have ever seen! Hugs, Dolly

Susan said...

Wonderful rainbow of vibrant colours!! It really is definitely the brightest Christmas card I've ever seen you make! But I love it!

Ina G said...

I'm loving your BRIGHT COLOURS here Loll. Perfect for keeping that big fat snowman warm. Fabulous cas card and lovely soft sky background. There's nothing you can't do - fabulous card.

Julie B said...

I love that stamp, such a merry snowman and fab rainbow accessories! :)

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Your card is very different from your standard, but it's beautiful, Loll! I love the rainbow scarf, in winter you will not find a rainbow in the sky, so it's a great alternative :-)) I also like how you shaded the area behind a snowman. You see also gently falling snow. All this makes the card unique.
Hugs,
BożenA

Jeanne said...

He may be bright, but he sure made me smile with how happy the card is. I love it! The background looks wonderful, too with the softer color and the falling snow. Wonderful work!! :)

Daffodil Cards said...

Just my kind of snowman, bright and happy, LOVE the bright colours.
Faith
x

Sue said...

This is adorable, Loll. I love your cute snowman and rainbow scarf, beautifully coloured. I think sometimes snowmen on cards can look a little scary, but this is very sweet xx

Marcia HIll said...

Yep, your title is spot on...he is definitely Merry and BRIGHT! But I love his rainbow colored scarf and hat and his perfectly matching gift...too FUN and CUTE! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday Loll! :0)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your colorful scarf & hat on this darling snowman, Loll - such a breath of fresh air!! So glad you could join us at Merry Monday!!

Christine Alexander said...

Loll, he's adorable especially with that wonderful scarf. He reminds me of Dr Who (Tom Baker) :)

Barb Ghig said...

I think he's perfect with his bright rainbow colored scarf, Loll! Love your snowy soft blue sky, too...it works perfectly with this adorable snowman! Love this card!

Trina P. said...

I had to do a double take when I saw this was your post, Loll. Not your typical cards... it’s so cute. Love the rainbow scarf.

Notes by Nina said...

Adorable card Loll, I love that image and sentiment. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Maxine D said...

Love it Loll - that snowman needs bright colours to brighten up his world!!
Blessings
Maxine

Anita in France said...

Your sweet snowman looks adorable all wrapped up in his vibrant rainbow scarf, Loll ... so cute and cosy! Hugs, Anita :)