Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Penguin Snow Globe

I must say...I just love the way this turned out! It is so sparkly that I tried to photograph it rather than scanning so I could capture the sparkle...but since my camera isn't too good it isn't as clear as a scan. Oh well...soon my photos should be improving dramatically as I finally ordered myself a new camera yesterday! WooHoo! I can't wait to get it!!! I've been looking, reading, researching and trying to decide for months now. I think waiting until yesterday paid off as I got it for quite a bit cheaper due to the after Thanksgiving sales. I ended up going with the Canon Rebel XTi. It's got 10.1 MP vs the 3.1 MP on the camera I've been using, so I expect a vast improvement. I was never happy with the indoor shots using my existing camera, so I'm really hoping I'll be happy with my new camera.

OK...enough of my rambling about cameras! To create the snow globe I cut the size circle I wanted using my Coluzzle then stamped my images, masking the penguin when stamping the trees. After I water colored the design I inked up the entire circle with my VersaMark pad and sprinkled it with Iridescent Ice EP. If you like glitter, but don't like it coming off every where...this is the way to go.

I was about to cut a base for my snow globe when I thought to myself..."hmmmmm, I wonder if the tab punch would work?" Sure enough, it worked great! All I did was add a little shadowing with my aqua painter and a little Artichoke ink to make it look 3-D. I was pretty happy with my discovery...but I'm sure others have thought of it first.

For my background I stamped tone on tone with Canvas and then added snowflakes using the Snow Flurries set and the little snowflake stamp that comes with the Punch Pals set. I highlighted the center of the large snowflakes using my white gel pen. Then added a strip of my favorite paper right now ~ Wintergreen, which I folded over to reveal the pattern on the other side.

Stamps: Punch pals, Snow Flurries, Canvas background
Ink: Black StazOn, Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke and various to water color
Card stock: Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Soft Sky & Wintergreen Double-sided Designer Papers
Accessories: Artichoke grosgrain, rhinestone brad, Tab punch & Window Word punch

I'm hoping to drag my hubby outside today to hang up some Christmas lights. Hoping it warms up a bit so he'll agree. Have fun with what ever you have planned for today!

4 comments:

JenniferL. said...

I love your snowglobe card. That is very cute!

Elaine said...

This turned out great! I'll have to try it!

Denise ~ said...

Very cool! So creative!

Betsy said...

That snow globe is fabulous! I feel a CASE coming on...
Betsy of SBS2