Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Merry Monday # 40 Card

I have been resisting making festive cards this year - I’m not quite sure why but all of a sudden I find myself in the mood so here am I, taking part in the oh-so-fun Merry Monday Challenge hosted by the Always Playing with Paper website

Merry Monday Challenge #40

SKETCH:

MY CARD:

MM40---1_Barb-Derksen

I couldn’t resist using this fun Wal-Mart Stamp,  from the Holiday Stamp Set which was one of the FIRST stamps I ever got as a gift from my sister Nina who lured me into the world of card-making.  I used Wonder&Wishes Designer Paper by Little Yellow Bicycle - and then I used some transparency paper I was given on the other side, because it supplied a “third” different panel without taking away from the nice pattern.

I stamped this guy onto a nice piece of 140 lb Arches watercolour paper.  Using quality paper makes for the wonderful way the paint applies.

MM40---2_Barb-Derksen 

I painted with pearlescent paints for the body and background and used regular watercolour paints for all other sections.  I added interest and elevation to the card by applying black gems as coal “buttons” on Mr. Snowman’s body.

Thanks for visiting!

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12 comments:

  1. Love your choice of DSP and your very fun cute image. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week.

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  2. Oh Barb, this card is so cute. This little snowman certainly did not look this adorable when he was living with me :). I love the effect of the pearlescents, I really need to dig mine out and work with them. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week! I hope you join us again hint hint sister :)

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  3. Talent must run in your family, Barb! What a fantastic snowman card! I love the paper strips with the white in the middle. Shows that sweet guy off beautifully! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday! Hope to see you again soon.

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  4. Really cute! Love your snowman. I like using watercolor paper too.

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  5. Oh I ADORE this Barb!!!

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  6. Wowzers, this is adorable, Barb! Love the mix of papers and your adorable snowman! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

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  7. I love the watercolour - but you knew I would! Very cute!

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  8. Good morning Barb:)
    What a CUTE card!! I am sooo happy to see you are making festive cards again! This time of the year is my favorite time to make cards..and I LOVE your COOL snowman too!!I have never tried those paints for my stamps. Will have to give it a try one day.:)

    Love and hugs,
    Valinda

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  9. Your card is adorable and I just love that little snowman. I am kind of a snowman freak. Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday.

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  10. I absolutely love that snowman, your card is perfectly balanced and cute too! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!

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  11. Super cute...any snowman is a plus in my card stash! Thanks for participating in the Merry Monday this week!

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