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Friday, November 5, 2010


TGIF!!!  The new sketch challenge starts today over at The Lounge.  Check out the details on their blog then use your favorite OCL stamp set and play along!  Did I mention you can win an OCL stamp set of your choice?  Yeah, baby!  I've been out visiting blogland again and found a bunch of challenges that I'm going to jumble all together to see what I come up with so here goes...

I started by turning the sketch on it's side.  The snowman and sentiment are from OCL's Be Jolly set.  They were stamped with Black Soot on Neenah Solar White CS then colored with Copics.  Hmmm...for an image that doesn't appear to have much coloring, dang I sure used an awful lot of markers! I DID go a little overboard with my Cs...but I just got some new markers and I wanted to see how they all blended together.  Not too bad, huh?  My snowman and sentiment was cut out using Spellbinders dies and sponged with Baja Breeze while they were still in the die (Baja Breeze is a close match to BG10 which is one of my favs for coloring sky backgrounds).

All of the layers were ran through the Big Shot with Sizzix EFs then I tried Tex's double embossing technique which can be found here.  Wow!  Pics just doesn't do it justice!  Maybe it's the glitter on the white that isn't picking up, I don't know.  All I can tell you is that in real life...WOWSERS!  The snowflakes were cut with a Sizzix decorative strip, dabbed with VersaMark, sprinkled with my special concoction *wink* (Heat & Stick Powder and Iridescent Ice EP) then heat set with my heat tool.  I tried to tape everything down but it just wasn't sticking so I switched to glue.  That did the trick!  The wired ribbon and buttons were from my stash.  Oops...I almost forgot...I added some more sparkle to the snowman with Crafty Sparkles and the snow below the snowman is a combination of Sparkly Fluff and Flocking.  Some of the layers were popped up with Dimensionals.
Copic Coloring:

Hat:  C7, C5, C4, C3, C2, C1, C0, R39, R37, R35, R32, Y19, YG97, YG95, YG91 Scarf:  R39, R37, R35, R32, YG97, YG95, YG91 Arms and cane:  E37, E35, E34 Snowman:  T2, T1, T0, R11, R00, YR16, Y38, 0 Snow:  BG10

This card includes the following challenges:

The Lounge ~ OCLDT38 Sketch
A Spoon Full of Sugar ~ Relish to Embellish
ABC Christmas Challenge ~ W is for Winter Wonderland
Craft Your Passion Challenges ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Purple Frog Challenge ~ Time for You to Sparkle
Creatalicious Challenge ~ All White
Creative Belli Blog ~ Flocking or Flower Soft
Critter Sketch Challenge Blog ~ Christmas...Anything Christmas
Incy Wincy Design Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon ~ Use the Color Red
Pollycraft Monday Challenge ~ It's Chill Time
Simon Says Challenge ~ Are You All White?!!
The ABC Challenge ~ G is for Glitter
The Creative Cottage Challenge Blog ~ Embossing
Top Tip Tuesday ~ Christmas Inspired

Thanks for stopping by!


PAPER: Neenah Solar White
INK:  Black Soot Distress Ink; SU Baja Breeze
ACCESSORIES:  Copic markers; Big Shot; Sizzix embossing folders (I'm sorry I don't know the names of them but I used four different folders), Decorative Strip Northern Frost; Nestabilities Standard Circles Large, Deckled Rectangles Large; sponge; VersaMark; Heat & Stick Powder; Iridescent Ice embossing powder; heat tool; Glossy Accents; wired ribbon and buttons from my stash; Quickie Glue Pen; OCL Sugar Crafty Sparkles; OCL Sugar Sparkly Fluff; Cotton Ball White Fun Flock; Dimensionals


Bev Gerard said...

This is frostilicious, Tammie!!
What a delightfully wintery creation!


Dawn said...

Love the snowy scene, wonderful coloring.Thank you for joining us this week at
Hope to see you real soon.

Vee said...

Such a gorgeous Christmas creation. Thank you for joining us a Top Tip Tuesday. Good luck.
xx Vee

Sammibug said...

This is stunning! Love the all white except for the image! Thanks so much for playing in our "anything goes" challenge at Craft Your Passion.

Delphine said...

Gorgeous white card! I love all the white layers and the image, beautifully coloured! Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge! Hugs Delphine xx

Gale Varland said...

Beautiful Tammie! Anyone would want this card for christmas! A present in itself.

Deb said...

How gorgeous, Tammie! I love the white on white and all the depth you achieved with your markers! Love all that sparkle too!

Shelley said...

This is lovely, thanks for joining in this weeks incy wincy challenge.
Hugs Shelley xx

lindyloo said...

what a simply beautiful card love the white on white and super embossing thanks for joining us at the creative cottage lindyloo x

tiggertastic said...

this is a fantastic card and i love your shading around the snowman, just amazing

good luck in the challenges.

Sarah-Louise xx
tiggertastic blog
(CPF - DT), (CCC - DT) & (BMD - DT)

Colleen said...

This is so beautiful and I love that snowman! Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch Challenges!

Moira said...


Thanks so much for joining us at the Critter Sketch Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again next week!!

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, love all the different embellishments, and the white buttons too! Thanks for joining in with us at the ABC Christmas challenge this time, Samantha :0)

Pascale said...

Wow beautiful your colouring is gorgeous I love the embossing and the sparkle.Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Purple Frog. Hugs Pascale

Deanna said...

So pretty!
Thanks for playing!
Dee - LRW DT

Cheryl said...

OMG this is gorgeous and your colouring is fabulous!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!
Hugs xx

debby4000 said...

Oh gorgeous card, beautiful details and adorable snowman.

Lorraine A said...

Stunning card :-) I love this snowmam , very cute and the textures and embellies are perfect :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp and ABC Christmas Challenges :-)
Lols x x x

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card I love all the layers & the embossing looks amazing.
Thankyou for joining us at Crafty Purple Frog this week, hope to see you again.

Hugs Vicky xx

Emma said...

Wow such a beautiful stunning.
Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft.
Hugs Emma x

Bec said...

Thank you for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges..

Natalie Z. said...

WOW!!! Such a beautiful Card !!! Thank you for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges..
Hugs Natalie xxx

hayward69 said...

Gorgeous white card and love the beautifully coloured snowman.

Thanks for joining in with us over on TCPF

Jayne xx

marsha said...

Oh my, how stunning! Love the image and your embossing on white is OTT! Thanks for joining us at the Critter Sketch Challenge and we hope you will join us again next week!

Tracey said...

This is one stunning card! The snowman has been coloured perfectly & I love all the embossing :)


Heather said...

Fabulous white on white!! I still love this look..

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