It’s Sabrina here today, and while I know that both Kia and Hetty have shared cards with this sweet Whimsical Snowman, I couldn’t resist adding another card using him. From the first moment I saw this snowman with his pail full of stars, he reminded of the chapter in Mary Poppins where Mary and Mrs Corry take the gold paper stars from gingerbread, and climb up a ladder held by Mrs Corry’s two daughters and paste the stars in the sky.
I’m still trying to work out how to interpret this onto a card – in the meantime I have settled for having my snowman hanging stars to decorate a bare winter woodland.
I made my background by painting a page from a dictionary with gesso, and then using an Aspen stencil and Hickory Smoke distress ink to create a monoprint background. It was actually a bit lacking in definition, so I used a grey Pitt pen to add a little detail back into the trees. Here in Ireland, and I think in much of Europe, tomato paste comes in soft tubes which have a beautiful gold finish inside and die-cut beautifully, so that’s what I used to create my stars.
I adhered a single strand of gold floss to the back of each one, and then threaded this through the paper, attaching each strand on the back with tape.
I added a couple of strips of torn dictionary page painted with white acrylic for the snowy ground, and then stuck on my snowman, with an extra layer for his scarf.
This snowman also comes in other sizes – you can get the Mrs Snowman Set with wee Snowman Hubby, where he is just 1″ high (Mrs Snowman is 2 1/2″ tall, in a lovely folk art style), or you can get the Soup Pot Snowman Set, which has the 1″ snowman and also a 2 1/2″ version. The single stamp which I used is 3 3/4″ tall; I’ve had great fun creating several different cards with him, and am looking forward to adding the smaller sizes to my collection.
Thanks for visiting the Art Neko blog today! Enjoy the weekend, and don’t forget to check back next week to see what great creations the rest of the team have been working on to share with you.