Monday, January 11, 2010

Birthday Snowman!

This is a card I finished on Sunday using Mo's Perfect Snowman! It's for a good friend of mine at school. In fact, she was the aide in my classroom and we worked closely together for 16 years. My job was changed this year and though the new job is fine I sure miss working with Eileen! Because of Valentine's Day I've been working with lots of pink lately so I kept going with it for this. I used this older (and beloved!) Cosmo Cricket paper. To keep the vintage look I used E41 and E43 on the blues of the snow and on the pink to dull it a bit.

Santa Dave brought me a Janome and I've practiced on a card, but this is the first I've posted. I know it's not good, but stitching doesn't have to be perfect on a vintage look card. Does it?!
Well, I have a lot to learn, I know! Please don't look to harshly upon it.

I used the wonderful pink rose shades of R81, R83, R85 for the pinks
BG0000 and BG10 for the aqua. A dark brown for his mouth and buttons
and the E41, E43 and a little E25 for the browns. I added some stickles after I took the photos.

Thanks for looking! Come see a Magnolia card tomorrow, thought it's not yet done and I'm not sure I like it-I'll show you anyway!
Have a great Monday!
Hugs, Cheryl

Natural light by the window~

The Perfect Snowman's close up~
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Kylie said...

Oh he's just so adorable. Love Mo's images and you've coloured him perfectly.
Congrats on your prezzie of a Janome. I have one and yet I still don't get it out to use it, so brownie points to you. Fantastic 1st go by the way!

Kylie ox

Dena said...

I think your card is gorgeous!!! Very pretty coloring!
I have that Janome and all I can say is the little thing doesn't stay still very well so it gets my stitching all cattywompus. It sort of bounces around while stitching. I'm getting used to it though.
Hugs, Dena

Suzanne said...

Hi Cheryl...I love this stamp from Mo's. I think it's the first time I've seen it done in pink and it turned out really cute. Keep practing with the sewing you'll get better and probably quickly!!

Nancy Parker said...

Hi Cheryl, Love your card, I've never thought of using pink for a snowman but I really like how your card turned out. Thanks for the inspiration. Like your sewing too! Have a terrific day,Nancy

Marcia said...

This card is beautiful! I love the shading and the use of different colors than expected!

Becky said...

This is beautiful.

Shirley N said...

This is a gorgeous card, love how you did it! Your coloring is awesome!

Nicole Bailey said...

LOVE the pink and brown matched with that adorable snowman-thats a color combo not usually paired with a snowman-but you totally made it work-it's simply stunning!

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Your card is wonderful and very cute!
I love your stitching.
Hugs Jacqueline

Darsie Bruno said...

this is so sweet! I love the pinks and the vintage look!

momcgw said...

I LOVE what you did with this snowman. Your coloring is amazing and the way you pulled the whole card together is awesome...great job.

Tami McBeain (tmarie) said...

Oh my gosh, what an adorable snowman! And as usual your coloring is just perfect, I love the stitching on your card too, no practice needed! 8-)

Sarah said...

What an adorable card, loving the pink colours - (just a quick question what is a Janome?) sorry just never heard of one before! Hugs Sarah x

leenda said...

Picture PERFECT & that includes your sewing! I wish I could get that lovely shading around the snowman like you achieved...tutorial perhaps in the future?? hint, hint

cabio's craft corner said...

Such an awesome card with beautiful coloring work. Love the way you colored this snowman. Very sweet & adorable! Thanks for sharing :o)

Lisa Kind said...

This is great! Why isn't it entered into the JUGs challenge? LOL!!!

Sandy Hulsart said...

Cheryl, this is lovely. I like the vintage feel to the card, adding the brown to the snow is the perfect touch. Adorable card.

Riet said...

Ohhh Cheryl,what a beautiful card.
So gorgeous papers and colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

Candy said...

Oh Cheryl!
Your snowman is wonderful in these colours!!!! Absolutely beautiful!
I would never have thought to use them for a snowman.....
Your sewing is just find and when you are doing antique cards you don't want it to be perfect anyway.
Big hugs, Candy
I wish I could sign up for email's on your blog so I would see ALL of your work on the days it is posted.

Lanette said...

Love Mo's stuff and I never would have thought of using the brown's on a snowman. It looks great!


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