Friday, October 9, 2009

Outside the box...




This was a lot of fun to do!




The challenge at Saturday Spotlight was to make a Halloween card, but to not use any Halloween stamps!
Well, I happened to have this new set, Merriest Wishes, from TAC that kept jumping off of my shelf, wanting to be inked.
Who am I to put a set of stamps back on the shelf and tell them 'no'?
So, out came this adorable snowperson stamp, and the following card was born!

What's in it??? K & Co. DP, Computer generated sentiment, Large Nesties, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Tombow Markers, Sharpies, Ribbon and button from my stash, DCWV CS, Sakura Starburst Glitter Pen.

She is entirely colored with either Tombow or Sharpies, except for her paper pieced "coat".

Hope your Friday is wonderful. It is STILL raining here, dark and dreary, Cardinal's got slammed by the Dodger's again, but otherwise...life is good!

Blessings...Patti J.

22 comments:

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh wowzer!!! Now this is such a really clever idea!! I believe that you are the first I've seen to use a snowman!! :) That sentiment is just PERFECT too!! Love your colors and layout!! Brilliant take on the first Saturday Spotlight challenge!! Thanks for playing with us and I hope you will come back again!! HUGS

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is so "cool" Patti!! How creative and fun!! Love your snowman in Halloween colors and the sentiment you added!! Way to think out of the box gf!!

hugs and blessings,
Chris

STAMPING SAM said...

What a creative 'cool' take on this challenge! I'm going to branch out to try some different challenges when I get back to stamping. Home sick today, lost my voice! Go figure!

Danni said...

Oh my!!! This is so clever!! Really made me smile! Awesome job!

Susan said...

Great image and papers! Love the bright colors! I never would have thought about a snowman for Halloween! Thanks for joining us at Saturday Spotlight!

Curt in Carmel said...

WOW! Talking about thinking out of the box! This is simply GREAT! What creativity! And your sentiment ties it together perfectly. You Did an outstanding job with this challenge! I'm so impressed! Best, Curt

Suzanne said...

Super, super cute! Love it!

Roberta said...

Super cute! I LOVE snowmen and to see them dressed up for other holidays to awesome! Great card!

Georgia said...

This card is really cute. I love the sentiment!

Nikki Schmaltz said...

Such a fun card Patti! That is a tough challenge, but you pulled it off beautifully.

Crystal said...

Patti this is AWESOME!!! How much fun and soooo creative, I JUST LOVE your image!!! SOOOOO SWEET girl!!! Thanks for playing Saturday Spotlight!!! Hugs!

Erin... said...

Oh so fun!!!! The sentiment just makes it!! He's one cool snowman! Thanks for joining us in the first Saturday Spotlight Challenge!!!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

absolutely super!

hugs,

Maria Matter said...

oh, Patti , such a super idea!
This is absolutely adorable!!!!
I'm so glad you were able to play along with us at Saturday Spotlight!!!
Blessings, Maria

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW ... what a "cool" idea dressing up a snowman for Halloween! Great job! Thanks for joining us at Saturday Spotlight. I look forward to seeing more of your creations in the upcoming weeks!

Chelsea said...

I lvoe how you turned this into Halloween!

Anna said...

How fun is this?! Very creative!

Caryl P said...

Halloween is all about dressing up and who says you can't dress up like a snowman? Great creation, and fabulous job thinking outside the box.

As for those Cards, I was rooting for them the other night when it all went downhill with one out to go. Hope they can turn it around at home, I'm not big on Manny and the Dodgers!

Cat said...

Too CUTE! What an adorable Halloween vest!

Brenda said...

Patti this is awesome!!! Very cute!

Michelle said...

Oh Patti - AWESOME job!! You nailed this challenge perfectly. LOVE how you colored the snowman and what a perfect sentiment for the image. Super duper job!!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Is that a clown, a chicken or a snowman? Or perhaps all three? Whatever it is, it's adorable!

I'm sorry about the Dodgers trouncing your birds. We (I should say, the boys and I) are fans of the D-backs and Boston, so it would have been okay to see the Cardinals win. In fact, we like the Cardinals. Paul is the only one excited about the Angels and Dodgers. Of course, everyone would like to see a freeway series, but it's not likely to happen. I think the Angels are going get hammered by the Yankees (we're NOT Yankees fans and will definitely root for the home team). I suppose we'll root for the Dodgers, too. Gotta try to have some loyalty to the locals!