Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Bundled Up

Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing a card I made for Jingle Belles.  The current challenge has us using snow.  There's lots of snow on this card. :)

I got this new release stamp set from Penny Black.  Stamped in light brown onto mixed media paper and then no-line watercoloured over top with Stampin' Up! inks and Distress inks.  Once I was finished the snowman, I heat embossed in clear before adding a wash of soft brown and blue to the background.  Final step at to stamp the sentiment in black.

There's lots of amazing entries at the challenge.  Come check them out and be inspired to play along.  The challenge is open until October 3rd.  Don't miss it!







Stamps:  Buncled Up; Christmas Sentiments (both from Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Sahara Sand, Real Red (SU!); Distress Inks:  Pumice Stone, Black Soot, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon (Tim Holtz); Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  Water brush, paint brush, white gel pen

Challenges:
Jingle Belles - Let it Snow


29 comments:

Anonymous said...

Adorable!

Trina P. said...

Aww... so adorable, Loll! Gorgeous no line watercoloring... the depth of colour and dimensions from your shading is incredible. Love this! xx

Christine Alexander said...

Loll, I can't wait to see this IRL, I have this one and itching to use it :)

Susan said...

Loll, your watercolouring on this is absolutely fabulous - wonderful shading! I love it!

SmilynStef said...

Wowza ... that is some fantastic watercoloring ... and such a lovely snowman ... so very glad you shared your SNOW with us at Jingle Belles.

Susie said...

Always gorgeous CAS work, Loll! The depth of shading is lovely!

nancy littrell said...

Your no-line watercoloring is Stunning, Loll. I love all the colors you used on your bundled up snowman. Your watercolor wash is the perfect soft Wintery background for your fun snowman, my friend. TFS Hugs...

Anke said...

WOW adorable, I love your snowman, Loll. Fantastic watercoloring.

Hugs
Anke

Darnell said...

Girl, your no-line watercoloring of this adorable snowman is first-class! Painting a no-line snowman is NOT easy to do and you rocked it!! Picture me, bowing in awe!! Hugs, Dolly

Julie B said...

Stunning technique Loll, love that stamp and the background you created for him! :)

Maxine D said...

What a dramatic card Loll - love how you have coloured the wonderful scarf around the snowman - it is such a contrast to the hat and snow.
Blessings
Maxine

LeAnne said...

This is amazing...I wish you could come teach me how to do this! It never looks as good when I try!

JosieD said...

ADORABLE! Others have used that word in their comments and I have to, too, to describe this card. The water coloring is amazing.

Anita in France said...

Isn't he just the most beautifully coloured, handsome chap, Loll ... brilliant! Saw Therese use this image the other day and thought how fabulous it was ... you've just confirmed it! Hugs, Anita :)

Jeanne said...

Oh wow, this is fabulous! I love the no line watercolor look in this snowman. You did an outstanding job with the technique. Wow! Thanks so much for sharing. :)

BożenA said...

Great Loll card! I love your watercolor work. Beautiful background and so amazing shadows on the snowman. Everything creates a perfect whole. I love this stamp Penny Black, it's great :-)
BożenA xx

Marcia HIll said...

This is so darn CUTE Loll and you've colored him perfectly!! LOVE your wintry background too! Someone's face is definitely going to light up when they receive this card! LOVE it!! :0)

Bonnie said...

What a handsome snowman, Loll! I love his rich, red scarf and hat band! A beautiful watercolor card!

Viv's Visuals said...

Fantastic watercolour card Loll. He is such a wonderful snowman - and the background makes him jump off the page!

Mac Mable said...

That's one special snowman stamp and love the no line stamping and you've coloured him in brilliantly x Fun and adorable card x.

Nancy Stislow said...

Your water coloring is superb on this one! Wow, it's such a large image and you did it perfectly! I'm not sure I'd even attempt it but love the image and the outcome! This is outstanding, Loll!

Patti said...

Oh what fun is right!! this card is so pretty and perfectly colored! You have given him a sweet Vintage feel. Love it!

Patti

scrappymo! said...

Beautiful!

Linda said...

I love this little chap, in fact he made his first appearance in my craft room the other day.
Your no line watercolouring is stunning, he looks perfect xx

Bobby said...

I was intrigued by this stamp when I saw Therese do it all in gray. You've really brought him to life with your wonderful watercoloring, Loll.

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is so adorable, Loll! Your no-line watercoloring is fantastic and the shading is amazing! I especially love the way you watercolored the hat (the soft velvet-like fabric). The soft wintry wash in the background is beautiful too.
Hideko xx

Jo Manna said...

You are unbelievable with this no line colouring. You have definitely honoured this snowman with you flawless painting. Your shadows are perfect and you colour palette is so pure, I love this card ...I consider framing him. Professionally done, xx

lauren bergold said...

what a beautiful card and an incredible master class in no-lines watercolors! such a cool addition to our "let it snow" gallery at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

Ina G said...

OMGoodness Loll this is amazingly beautiful with your no lines water colouring. Just the sweetest snowman.