Friday, December 4, 2009

March of the Snowmen Blog Hop Time!!!


Hello and welcome to my entry for the first March of the Snowmen Blog Hop! If you love snowmen as much as I do, this is the place to be for some fabulous inspiration!

You might also want to know that many of the participants are giving away Blog Candy! I'm not telling you who or what, so you'll just have to visit everyone to find out! On Sunday I'll draw a random winner to receive a package of my favorite Kaiser rhinestones so be sure to leave a comment with your email addy. I love these rhinestones because they are self adhesive, come in a large pack of different sizes, and can be colored with Copics to change the look!


So on to the hop......Next up is MONA!!!!

Here is a list of all the participants in case you get lost:

Angella Crockett
Barb Foster
Deb Felts
Jen Carter
JenMarie Taylor
Jodi Heuser
Kelly Landers
Latisha Yoast
Laurie Unger
Laurie Willison
Linda Duke
Melisa Waldorf (our fabulous organizer!)
Michelle Bartnett <-------------You are here!!!
Mona Pendleton
Pam Imholz
Stacy Rogers

Card details: I masked the snow area and used the brayered sky technique to create the sky. Then I stamped the trees on the edge first and worked toward the middle without reinking (this creates depth). I let that dry a minute and then I stamped on the snow. I cut the circle out of the center with Nesties. The outside square was then cut apart. I attached the outside pieces to the card base. I layered a red circle behind the main panel circle and attached it to the card base. The main image was colored with Copics, cut out, embellished with glitter, and pieced into place. I drew in some squiggles for snow drifts. Although you cannot see it in the picture, there are Shimmerz highlights throughout.

Stamps: Unknown snowman I think he's a Whipper Snapper, Flourishes Forest of Trees, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, GP 110
Ink: Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Copics, Nesties, Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Shimmerz Angel Wingz, Shimmerz Candlight, Fine Black Marker

Enjoy!
Michelle B.
"Queen of the Scene"

66 comments:

Sue from Oregon said...

You have such a gift for making these scene cards that always stop me in my tracks! thanks for the inspiration!!!

Stacy said...

Your colors are sooo rich! Beautiful card!

Angella D. Crockett said...

What an honor to be a part of this hop with you....I am a huge fan of your work!! I KNEW I wouldn't be disappointed with the snowman on your post, but didn't know it would be THIS adorable!!! God Bless!

Barb said...

Absolutely fantastic! Your coloring is amazing as is the brayer work! Beautiful!

Jennifer Carter said...

How great is that!? Love the colors!! Fantastic!

JenMarie said...

Oh Michelle, I LOVE this! WOW, totally FABulous!

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is an outstanding card Michelle! Cute image and your colors are -WOW! TFS

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Simply gorgeous! Such a cute image so beautifully colored!

Kathy H said...

Oh that card is a true work of art!!!

Kristin G. said...

That snowman is so cute!

Latisha said...

Wow this is amazing, I love how you created that scene. So cool!

Sunshine said...

OMGosh! I have seldom seen such an adorably, perfect snowman such as the one on your card!! Your card is just stunning and if you are planning to give that to someone this Christmas it is a present in and of itself! thanks for sharing! Hugz, Sunshine : ^D

Crystal said...

AWWW Michelle this is soooooo darling...wow I love the scene and the image is sweet!!!! LOVE your color choices!

Rona said...

Love that snowman - great card the red really makes it pop! TFS stamps_scrapbooksbyrona@hotmail dot com

TesaB said...

Wahooo, this is GORGEOUS!!! Love your coloring, looks FAB!

beadz said...

What a cute card!
hugs,
Gini

Deb said...

Hey girlfriend! I was so excited to see your name among today's artists! Your card is definitely a show-stopper! Love the vibrant colors and the fun layout!

Hope all is well with you and yours! Definitely we need to chat soon! {{hugs}}

Stampin' Pam said...

Ooooooh I likey I likey - very much - he is just TOOOOOOO cute and makes me remember when I learned to ski - I never COULD get back up without a hassle. Adorable and fantastic coloring.

Michelle said...

Oh my - I love this card!! That is one of my favorite images from Whipper Snapper!! TOO CUTE!

Natalie said...

What a cute card!! Love the colors and that snowman is so stinkin' cute!
nat95525@yahoo.com
Warm Blessings!

Stampin_melissa said...

Wow, your card is stunning! Your coloring is incredible!

*Alison* said...

This is my FAVORITE snowman card so far.. AMAZING.. I LOVE it.. I hope I can find that stamp.. Thanks for the chance to win.. I am crossing my fingers AND toes.. HUGS
familybubbles@hotmail.com

LadybugSue said...

This is the most stunning card and I love the whole idea of the circle cut out and just all of it I am excited to try this technique with my stamps and nesties. Some very talented ladies I am meeting today and seeing true beauty in all their work,
Thank you for sharing today!

Jodie said...

Michelle, I love this stamp and your coloring is wonderful.

Julie said...

Michelle...he is just absolutely adorable!!!!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Oh wow....this card is absolutely beautiful. It just took my breath away! such wonderful work! I'm glad I
hopped today. :)

Etha said...

oh gorgeous layering and stamping!! love this card :)

Diana said...

I love that snowman.
Akadi14@aol.com

StampinCarol said...

I love this little guy! We used to ski and I know that position well...
LOL! Great card and layout design!

Christine from FL said...

He is so cute, you do beautiful work.

DebbieD said...

I love the colors, the dimension and the brayer technique used. Thank you so much for sharing this card.

Candy said...

Love the skier! Great fun!
Candy

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

OMG!! Hes too cute Michelle!! Love your scene!!

Mary said...

Cute card!

hugs
Mary

Espbfdl said...

so cute---love love love the colors:) thanks for the hop!

Angela K said...

I love this card so much!TFS!

Brenda said...

Such rich colors - GORGEOUS - I just love it.

Melisa Waldorf said...

Girl this is an AWESOME snowy scene!! I LOVE it! You are soooooo very talented. I love your background, colors, design, everything!! I love how you have the snowman over extended over the circle! I'm soooooo glad you played along!! Thanks so much for sharing!

Nancy said...

Was there a snowman on your card? I missed him as I was ogling the background. It is stunning, amazing, inspiring.

BTW, I really did notice the cutey of a snowman.

Thanks for sharing.

lisa808 said...

Great image and card!

Thanks for participating in this fun hop and for the chance to win some bling!

lisawhs808 at aol dot com

StampinCathy said...

Wow! I love this bright and cheery Christmas card. Thanks for this inspiring eye candy along this hop and a chance at this sweet candy too.

Lee - grandmalee said...

This card is a show-stopper! I'm just trying to figure out how to CASE it for some of my Christmas & Valentine cards I'm making. I can't say enough good about how much you inspire me. I really love your work & can't wait to see more!

Linda said...

Your snowman card was just too cute. Thanks for sharing your talent and caring spirit.

The Lone Dollier said...

I just had to laugh when I saw your card. The snowman has the cutest expression on his face.

Smiles~
Marilyn
DollsEtc.blogspot.com

hilda said...

What a fun and beautiful card. Love the snowman.

StampnInkLady said...

I love the snowman skiing and your layout is fabulous! TFS! Hugs Lori

stamper572000 at yahoo dot com

kc_froglady said...

he is too cute! What a fun card!

Laurie Unger said...

OMG - that is one cute image! I'm going to have to see if it's still available!

When I first clicked onto your blog, I was stunned! Your card is outstanding!Love the scene and how you made the circle around the stamped image!TFS!!!

Andrea said...

wow...you took my breathe away!! so pretty

CraftinGranny said...

Love the snowman Melissa and the scene. He is just toooooooo cute!
Thanks for sharing.
"Hugs" Granny

loftylass said...

I love this image and the scene and colouring is fantastic - as ever. tfs
HW

Lori said...

Very pretty! What a great hop!

Mary and Jillian said...

What creativity!!! Thanks so much for sharing your art.

Carolyn Sharkas said...

another gorgeous card, you ladies are absolutely awesome. thanks so much for sharing your art with us.

carolyn s
ceashark at aol dot com

DB said...

This is gorgeous...love the colors and the snowman is the cutest little snowman I've seen. Thanks for sharing!

EFY said...

What a sweet little guy. Thanks for the tip on making dimension with stamps ~ that will be a great help! Blessings.

Jane said...

That's such a cute snowman!
Jane - Jacksonville

Jan Castle said...

Had to laugh at your little fallen snowman!!!! What a cutie!!!
Jan Castle

GanyGooz12 said...

He's adorable;I just love this card!Thanks for sharing your talent.

Miriam said...

This is one fantastic card!!! The little snowman is darling, but your layout and coloring makes it really stand out! You are obviously blessed with a great deal of talent. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Lynne Phelps said...

Charming! The background is awesome, I appreciate the tip about creating depth of field.

helen said...

you are beyond a stamper...you are an artist! the depth and richness of the colours, perfection.

Kelly Landers said...

What a standout card! The red behind the panels just makes it really pop! And that snowman is oh so cute!! It was fun marching along with you!!

maiahs_momma said...

great idea :)!

Inky Hugs,
catherine
catlevy@eastlink.ca

Diana said...

Blog candy is Wonderful ..its like Christmas twice .haha
thanks ..
Love the card ..can you tell me what color blues you used for the sky ??
hugs Diana
vindina@tds.net

Emily Leiphart said...

Wow, what a terrific scene! I love the brilliant hues!