01 August 2018

Snowboardin' - Sheepski Designs, Zig watercolour

These are a few of my favourite things... Snow!! Winter! Purple! This Snowboardin' snowman is my inspiration project for the August challenge on the Sheepski Designs challenge blog. I coloured the snowman with Zig Clean Colour markers and paired the image with wintery paper from Doodlebug.

Come join us in the Sheepski Design challenge! The theme for August is Your Favourite Things. You can use any image you like but we do like to see Sheepski Designs.

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Putting It Together

It's been hot here. Over the weekend we had record-breaking heat for our area. I have no AC at home except the bedroom (or I wouldn't be able to sleep) so the craftroom was rather on the warm side. I decided to make a winter card to try to cool down. Think of snow, it's just mind over matter.

Update: On the day of posting, the charm of the snowman worked. Our heat wave broke and the temps dropped several degrees! More than 10 Fahrenheit and more than 5 Celcius.

I used Zig Clean Colour markers and waterbrushes to colour up Snowboardin', a new addition to the Sheepski Design shop. I gave him a pop of orange as his scarf because, well, why not? *grin*

I added accents with Liquid Applique and Uniball white. For a fun dimensional embellishment, I used a heat tool on the Liquid Applique to make it puffy. I used an oval die to trim the image.

I backed the image with Doodlebug paper matted with a light purple. I will with so sad when I use the last of this Doodlebug paper. I hope this year's Polar Pals has something to assuage that grief :) I used a kraft cardbase because I have a bit too much of the heavy kraft cardstock in my stack and way too little of white. But, I like the look of the kraft just peeking around the edges. I think it's a nice accent colour to the predominant purple.

Inside, I used a sentiment from a Recollections (Micheals) stamp set trimmed with a stitched postage stamp die and die cut fishtail banners.



Come join us in the Sheepski Design challenge! The theme for August is My Favourite Things. You can use any image you like but we do like to see Sheepski Designs. 

Christmas Crafts All Year 'Round: Hot Colours
Fab 'n' Funky: Christmas in July
Addicted to Stamps and More: Holiday
Creative Craft Cottage: Most Wonderful Time of the Year (winter)
Simon Says Stamp Monday: Wild Things
Crafting From the Heart: Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper: Anything Goes
Outlawz Twisted Thursday: Anything Goes


  1. LOL!! He looks fantastic Rijacki, so glad you picked him to colour up and the charm worked :)
    Andrea x

  2. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at ATSM, good luck!!! Amy DT

  3. Beautiful Christmas card Rijacki, love the non traditional Christmas colour combination. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  4. Thank you so much for entering the Anything Goes challenge at The Outlawz Challenges this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Happy crafting,
    Twisted Thursday DT
    Taste Of Craftiness {My Blog}


  5. What a fabulously funky Snowman :D I love the watercolour effect you got, his buttons almost pop out of the image! Thank you for sharing with us at Craftyhazelnut's PPC XXX

  6. SWEET!!! Love the colors!!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  7. Adorable snowman and your coloring is FANTASTIC! Thank you so much for playing along with us in the Wild Things Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

  8. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at ATSM, good luck!!! Amy DT

  9. This is such a bright and cheery card! I love all the purple! Thanks for joining us at CCAYR for our hot/warm colors challenge! :)

    ~Marie B -DT


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