Sunday, January 6, 2013

Build a Snowman!

It's time for another Sunday with the Challenge Chicks!  This month's hostess is Jeanne Streiff and she chose the theme of SNOWMEN!

I built my snowman with hexagons, hexagons, and a few more...hexagons!!


I used a Basic Grey Sizzix die called "Snowman and Stocking" that I got on Black Friday last year...at 75% off!  He's just been sitting in my closet waiting for a day like today (and he didn't even melt yet :)!)  I must admit that I have never die cut so many pieces in my life...and just for one card?  But it was a runaway train that I could not stop, eek!


I placed a frame cut with  Papertrey Ink's Hexagon Cover Plate over the top of the snowman piece, then stamped the little hexagon die cuts with the coordinating Happy Hexagons stamp set in neutral colors.


I made a little felt rose with My Favorite Things Mini Rolled Rose Die-Namics die and added a gingham scarf (is there any other pattern??) and some pearls for his eyes and buttons.  The hat looked plain so I thought some glittery snow was in order!


The background with stamped with the new Waltzingmouse Stamps set Woodgrain.  It coordinates with the Spellbinders Hexagon Nestabilities!  As a finishing touch, I stamped a snowflake from Nordic Winter in VersaMark and heat embossed it with white powder.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's In the Meadow set and it's embossed on vellum.

We would love for you to play along, too!  Upload your creations to Splitcoaststampers using the keyword CHXJAN13.  Or you could post a project to your blog and link it to our Facebook page HERE!

Join us next month on Sunday, February 3rd for a challenge hosted by Kelli Hull...but until then, visit these chicks' blogs for some more snowman FUN!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Happy Hexagons and In the Meadow from Papertrey Ink, Woodgrain and Nordic Winter from Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper:  PTI cardstock in Rustic White, Vintage Cream, Soft Stone, Smokey Shadow, and Kraft and A Muse Studio Vellum
Ink:  Fresh Ink in Birch, Provincial Gray, & Slate, A Muse Studio Latte, Stampin Up Cherry Cobbler, VersaMark
Other:  Sizzix/Basic Grey "Snowman and Stocking" die, My Favorite Things Mini Rolled Rose die, Papertrey Ink Hexagon Cover Plate, Spellbinders Hexagon Nestabilities, Martha Stewart snowflake punch, Filagree White Detail embossing powder, Doodlebug Lily White Sugar glitter, Benzie Bazaar felt (etsy.com), pearls, gingham ribbon, twine

14 comments:

diane (cookiestamper) said...

Kelly, this is snowy hexagon heaven! Perfect! I ♥ it so much!

Renee said...

I LOVE him!!
OMGoodness...
he is perfect...
and worth all that cutting and stamping...
he's absolutely perfect! :)

June K said...

What a clever use of the hexagons. I love your snowman.

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

THANKS!!! So cute I fell outta my chair, bonked my chin on the way to the floor, knocked myself out cold. Dreamt that I was 7 and built this adorable snowman in a meadow. Woke up to find him staring at me from my computer monitor. Pure bliss.

A wink and a smile.

:)

Kelli Hull said...

OK you have me wanting to SHOP! I MUST have this card!!! lol This Kelly is SNOWMAN PERFECTION... and NO! There is NO OTHER ribbon suitable for this AWESOME DUDE!!!!

Pauline said...

Aww, how cute is your patchwork snowman? Gorgeous Kelly!

Lynn Mercurio said...

OMGoodness Kelly. What an adorable, and oh-so-trendy snowman. I love it!

Jill Norwood said...

Love this Kelly!!!! You are so clever! Pinned it so I can remember to try it!
Hugs,
Jill

anya said...

This is so cute, Kelly! I love the way you stamped the snowflake from Nordic Winter over the woodgrain hexagon. What a fabulous pattern!

Christina said...

How clever and seriously CUTE! Love the pops of red and glitter, plus the pearl buttons are fab!

Kim Heggins said...

This snowman is just amazing, so much incredible detail and all that glitter. Love it!

Marybeth said...

Oh this one is dressed up so cute! Love what you do with the hexagons . Great deal on that die too!

Marlena M. said...

The texture on this is AMAZING. I LOVE THIS!!!

Joan Bardee said...

wow, this is stunning. every detail is perfect