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Friday, July 29, 2011

Australian Christmas in July

This week at Designed 2 Delight Digital Stamps the progressive challenge image is a Christmas Snowman.... I always think snowmen are a real hoot, because we can't have them at Christmas in Australia..... being in the middle of our summer, we have no snow at Christmas! So I thought ......

As a child, we spent many Christmases in the mountains while my Dad was on Fire Watch duty... fantastic being on a rocky mountain peak overlooking valleys and mounts.... and we also spent a lot of time at our local lake, so what better to do than make a snowman from SAND!  So here is mine.... a sandy snowman!

Ingredients: Cardstock - Kaszazz, Portacraft; Gold Embossed Paper - UBL; Markers - Promarker Aqua; Glitter Pens; Copper Distressed Stickles; Rhinestones - Kaisercraft; Satin Ribbons...

I coloured the image with an Aquash water pen and Aqua Promarkers in Light Sienna and Sepia.  Loved the way it turned out!  I added Copper Distressed Stickles to the giftwrapped snowballs, and glitter pen for all the other colour accents.  I layered on brown, gold embossed, and brown matt, then wrapped a flat brown ribbon, then a gold-er ribbon, that I had tied a knot on with a shorter ribbon piece.

I'm happy with this card, as it came together quickly.... I think I'll have to make some more! Thanks for peepin'!

4 cared to share!:

Marlene said...

Oh, that's very pretty! I'm loving the gold!!

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Anne-Marie said...

Pauline....this is a hoot! He's GORGEOUS...and I just love the gift-wrapped snowballs...too funny!

Chrisd said...

I have a pen pal in Australia and I always enjoy receiving the Santa cards with him dressed in a bathing suit she sends me each year to Michigan as we have freezing temperatures here.

Softpencil Studios said...

Love your sandy snowman Pauline! no snowman for me here either :(