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November 07, 2009

Sunday Stampers Challenge - Snowmen

So there I was last weekend with a big circle of heavyweight cardboard (my DDs bought a Patisserie Valerie cream cake... yummy! and this was the cleaned up cake board) wondering what to do with it when I saw the Sunday Stampers Challenge on Hels blog here.  I've never done a challenge before but I thought I would give it a try.

I was tempted a while ago by a K&Co Winter Wonderland pad on QVC, and I have the holiday grungeboard pack and a couple of Stampers Anonymous Christmas collections by the beloved T!m so I was good to go.
Here is my effort:
I covered the board in one of the K&Co papers then painted a sort of snowdrifty landscape in titan white acrylic paint which I also used on the snowman grungeboard shape.  Once the paint was dry I stamped the trees from the Reindeer Games set in black and embossed with clear powder and the music and title from the Christmas Sounds set with versamark then embossed with silver.  The lampost is also from the Christmas Sounds set stamped on to grungepaper then cut out and stuck on with glossy accents.  I used a gold metallic pen to colour in the "lamp" part to look like it was lit.  I used some distress inks to colour the snowman parts then stuck him on with a bit of red and gold ribbon for a scarf.  I used an unidentified stamp of an owl with a chrismas hat on some shrink plastic to make a little friend for the snowman then went mad with some snow tex and pearl white glitter to make a snowy texture.  Unfortunately the bobble fell off the owl's hat when I was trying to flatten it after shrinking, but don't tell anyone!


Hels said...

Oooh, am loving this...now then, what kind of cake was it???? I loooove cake LOL thanks for joinin in with the challenge...am very honoured you chose the Sunday Stamper to be your first .. hope to see you back again soon .. hugs x

Helen said...

Kay, this is great! What a use of the cake board!! (what an excuse to buy cake, lol) I love that grungeboard pack, maybe I'll have to get one after all!!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

How innovative! And what a result!

Carmen said...

I always wonder what to do with those cake boards this is just gorgeous Kay! I love that lampost and the little robin. Your stuff is always so textured and yummy!

As to Sesame Street - Cookie Monster and The Count were always my favourites... a sign of things to come I reckon! Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah! Aaaaah!

Jenny said...

So inventive, what a clever idea, thankyou for your lovely comment on my blog :-) x x

Jayne C said...

This is so pretty!!