Oooo, tomorrow we're supposed to get about an inch of SNOW here in Central Texas. I'm so excited. I know, I'm easily entertained, but we don't see much snow here in the Austin area. So, it's a perfect time to jump into the fun of the Copic Creations Challenge #17 to color snow/snowpeople. This is only my second card using Copic markers – I Love! – so I'm learning a lot as I go. These Copic Creation Challenges are great for a newbie like me because the site offers tutorials for the challenge and beautiful inspiration.
The stamp sets are two of Anna Wight's stamps at Whipper Snapper Designs: Spirit of Christmas and Winter Quilt. Oh, I love Anna Wight – I've been
stalking following her photography, gorgeous paper craft art and stories about farm life at Sweet & Sassy Notes for years.
Here are the Copic markers I used from my small collection:
I followed the instructions in Susan Tierney Cockburn's book, Paper Bouquet to make the pinecone and boughs. The pinecone and boughs used the following ingredients:
- Paper Bunch tool kit
- Paper Bunch punches: small peaer, mega fern, and pine bough,
- modeling paste,
- Pearl Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist,
- Ivory Flower Soft, and
- Stampin' Up! cardstock: Old Olive, Garden Green and Chocolate Chip
You can purchase Susan's books, the punches, tool kit, and Flower Soft at Scrappily Ever After in Temple, Texas. (Of course, she offers mail order – watch for her monthly sales.)
The rest of the recipe is:
- Paper: Stampin Up! Very Vanilla and Chocolate Chip. Stampin' Up! Holiday Treasures Designer Series Paper (retired).
- Ink: White Signo gel pen. Ranger Walnut Stain Distress Ink. Stampin' Up! Close to Cocoa and Creamy Caramel Classic Ink for sponged distressing. And, I spritzed on Walnut Ink.
- Fibers: Celebrate It Basic Ribbon from Michaels (until I can get my hands on the new Stampin' Up! 5/8" satin ribbon – yum).
- Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Ovals Large and Classic Ovals Large. Stampin' Up! 1" square punch.
- My Mom's sewing machine with some basic beige thread. (Yes, I need to improve my sewing skills).
Bundle up everyone, and stay warm . . . hugs,