Friday, September 29, 2017

Warm Wishes

It must be snowman week at Cottage Cutz!  We've had so many adorable snowmen this week and here is one more.  It's Jeanne posting today and although the weather is still warm, I couldn't resist using this cutie in cocoa.  Makes me want a mug of cocoa by the fireplace.
I cut all the pieces using a combination of white and colored card stock.  I used colored stock for the red and green and white for the rest.  I colored those pieces with Copic markers.
Next I cut three pieces of background paper - red pattern is 4 1/8 x 5 3/8, white 1 3/4 x 5 3/8, kraft pattern 1 1/2 x 5 3/8.  They will all be mounted to an A2 base - 4 1/4 x 5/1/2.
To add some depth to the red cup I used Real Red ink and a sponge dauber to add shadows.
In the top of the photo you will see a piece I cut from white card stock to use to mask off the rim of the cup as I sponged it.
One thing I love about this set - that funky looking scarf piece on the left becomes....
a polka dot scarf when put together!  How great is that!?

When it came time to put this together I played with several options.  One was to use snowflakes as a background element.  I really liked that, but I also liked the peppermints.  A family poll was divided - they both looked good.
Ultimately I chose the peppermints because I liked the way they picked up the stripe in the paper I used as a frame.  Had I used different paper I would have gone with the snowflakes.

I hope this inspires you to create this weekend!


SugarShine Designs said...

Your snowman and cocoa are such sweet yumminess! I like your choice of the peppermints as well. Fantastic card Jeanne! - Janet

Anja Ž. said...

This is so lovely. I really like the colors.

Janja said...

This is wonderful.

Pam MacKay said...

Super cute mix of papers and that die is adorable!