Sunday, November 03, 2019

CAS Christmas November Challenge

Hi everyone.  Today is the start of the LAST CAS Christmas challenge for 2019.  The CAS teams will be taking a break for the month of December.

This month, Trina is our host and she has chosen ...
What says warm and cozy to you??  Is it being bundled up with a warm scarf when it's cold outside?  Maybe a hot chocolate or coffee by the fire?  Whatever makes you think of warm and cozy, that's what we'd like to see for this month's challenge.

The above card was an experiment.  I took a watercolouring image but only watercoloured the hat the nose.  The rest is paper pieced, which took a bit of work since this is a silhouette stamp (not outline).  I think Frosty's lovely rainbow plaid scarf looks super warm and cozy. :)

Close-up ...
We are thrilled to have Bobby (bits and pieces) as our Guest Designer this month.  Please check out the challenge blog to see the amazing "warm and cozy" cards by Bobby and our Designers.  Then come play along.

Hope to see you in the gallery!







Stamps:  Bundled Up (Penny Black); Merry Up (Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed media (Strathmore 140 lb.); Preppy Prints (Sunny Studio); Real Red (SU!)
Ink:  Distress Inks: (Black Soot; Carved Pumpkin, Fired Brick (Tim Holtz); Smoky Slate (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  water brush, fine black marker, hole punch, white gel pen

Challenges:
CAS Christmas November Challenge - Warm and Cozy

30 comments:

Pat said...

You made this silhouette into a gorgeous snowman with his wonderful plaid paper pieced scarf, hat band and holly and berries as well as wonderful watercoloured hat and carrot nose and the suggestion of eyes too. A fun image Loll and so cute too. x

Brenda said...

I don't know how you manage to paper piece a silhouette stamp, but you sure did a great job with it! I thought it was a printed image it is so perfect. I love this cute little guy's scarf, it is certainly warm and cozy for sure. This snowman is quite the cutie too! Hugs, Brenda

Marian said...

Loll I love this Snowman. Just looking at him makes you think of a scarf that is warm and cozy for sure. I am always excited when I see that you have posted something - always look forward to seeing what you have created.
I am snowman crazy - thanks for sharing.

Mac Mable said...

Mr snowman sure does look warm and cozy in his wonderful plaid scarf. His face is adorable and no wonder he has a smile on his face showing off that scarf x. Such a striking image and a fabulous CAS card Loll x.

Char said...

I made a batch of cards with this stamp two years ago. Now I am going to make more using your idea of a plaid scarf. Paper piecing! Why didn't I think of that? Thank you for sharing your wonderful snowman.

Sandy said...

I do believe this is fabulous Loll!!! Bravo!
Sandy xx

Bobby said...

I love that plaid, Loll, and it does make the snowman look warm and cozy. I just hope he doesn't melt. ;)

Viv said...

A fab example of paper piecing here Loll! He looks very warm and cosy all bundled up in his bright scarf. Great card. x

BożenA said...

It's such an amazing inspiration, Loll! I love the checked snowman scarf, it looks stunning
Hugs,
BożenA

Mrs A. said...

What a lovely water coloured snowman he is. Love his tartan scarf hugs Mrs A.

Sharon Madsen said...

He's one of my favorite stamps. I simply LOVE how you've colored him!!

Nstiz said...

This turned out fabulous, Loll. I can see how much work that was since you had to fill in the details. What a wonderful job you did painting it. Although it was labor intense those often make the best cards and this is one of them.

Bonnie said...

This is awesome, my friend! I love the combination of watercolor and the paper piecing! The plaid scarf and matching hatband make this fellow extra festive!

Christine Alexander said...

OMG Lol, he turned out amazing, I'm trying to wrap my head around this type of paper piecing with this stamp. I'm going to have to give this one a go :)

Susan said...

The paper piecing worked amazingly well given it was a silhouette stamp! And I love the festive plaid paper you chose for the scarf and hat brim. What a fabulous card for the Warm and Cozy challenge!

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh what a cosy snowman Loll - hope he doesn't get so warm under that stunning scarf that he melts :)
Blessings
Maxine

Julie B said...

Love how you've paper pieced this snowman's scarf. The overall effect is fab! :)

Linda said...

This is one of my favourite snowmen stamps, I just love his face. He looks fab paper pieced, what a great job Loll xx

Jeanne said...

That scarf grabbed my attention, Loll! I thought at first you created it somehow, but reading I see it's paper pieced. Outstanding! You've added just the right amount of color to make it look SO realistic. WOW! Thank you SO much for sharing!

Brenda in IN said...

This fellow is awesome in his gorgeous scarf and hatband. A perfect challenge for now since it has turned cold and we need to be cozy.

HilaryJane said...

This came out really well, well worth the effort. Love the scarf xx

Maria said...

What a fab snowman and love the colorful plaid scarf!!

Barb Ghig said...

You have the patience of a saint to paper piece this image, Loll! I love his plaid scarf and hatband with your beautiful watercoloring...definitely warm and cozy! Such a darling card!

TK said...

Love your sweet snowman with his terrifically warm plaid scarf, showing all his glory!

Cindy H. said...

Gorgeous card! Love the watercolored hat and that really beautiful scarf!

Debbie said...

Oh, you know I’m in love with this snow guy - right up my alley. Perfect!!

Robyn Oliver said...

A great stamping, colouring and paper piecing composition Loll, he's a marvelous snowman, a super card, hugs Robyn

Trina P. said...

So adorable, Loll. He definitely looks warm and cosy. Beautiful watercolouring as always. Brilliant paper piecing! I’ve tried paper piecing silhouettes before, but nowhere near successful as you... need to learn your ingenious method. 😉

Colleen said...

Wow, you did an amazing job coloring this NO line stamp, Loll! He is just as cute as can be and that scarf is so lovely and festive! Heart Hugs, Colleen

Linda said...

Loll, this is so adorable and I love your plaid scarf to keep your Frosty warm.