I'm very excited to be guest designing at Crafty Creations Challenges for the month of November! I was so honoured when Peggy wrote to ask if I would play along with the talented crafters there. Their challenges are always original and inspiring, so be sure to check them out!
This week's challenge is to use green, purple, silver... and snow! Snow can be interpreted any way you wish. I picked a super-cute image from this week's sponsor, Stretch N' Bubbles.
I knew right away I wanted to paper-piece the little birds. I second-guessed that decision more than once while cutting and gluing teeny-tiny bodies and wings, but I persevered. :P (Note to self: remember next time to colour BEFORE paper-piecing, even if really excited about it.) I also paper-pieced the snowman's accessories, framing the scene in the same paper. The silver gets into the mix from the snowman's hatband and the strings the birds have their little presents and ornaments hanging from. It took me a while to decide how I wanted to achieve the snow element of the challenge (well, besides the fact that, yes, he's a SNOWman). Eventually, I embossed some snowflakes onto cardstock then made them shine with Smooch spritz. Here's a closeup:
I debated adding a sentiment, but decided I liked the scene as it was. I also thought about adding some colour to the sky or some shading to the snowman, but knew the odds of messing the whole thing up were just too high. :P
Be sure to check out Crafty Creations Challenges to see the rest of the design team's beautiful work! I hope you're inspired to create something for this week's challenge!
Supplies: white cardstock, Karen Foster Designs Shades of Purple & My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Life of the Party patterned papers, Stretch N' Bubbles feed the birds digital stamp, Prismacolour pencils, Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder, vanilla Smooch spritz, black diamond Stickles, silver gel pen Pin It Now!