Monday, November 23, 2009

You Warm My Heart....

Hi all! Happy Monday! Hope you had a fabulous weekend. I actually got a little time to just stamp for no reason! I think that's the best when you can walk in to your craft space and not have any real motive - just pick up a stamp and go with it! ;-) I got my hands on this fun Snowman Marshmallow Mug recently and had been itching to ink it up!

Isn't that stamp the cutest thing? I inked it up twice - once in a light blue Memento ink and the second time in a Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. I colored it with Copics and only used a few colors - RV00 for the rosy cheeks, BG0000 to edge my snow guy, and then some blues - BG10, B21 and B24. The cocoa was colored by E31 and E25. The marshmallows were just given a bit of color with the help of YR0000. Now you might wonder why I inked and stamped twice? Well, the snowman is actually paper pieced. I wanted him to stand out but I wanted my cup (in blue) to be real soft looking. I also paper pieced the snow man's hat by stamping just the hat portion onto some blue decorative paper (Stampin Up). The marshmallows and cocoa were also paper pieced. You can also see, I used the same light blue to sponge some color around my mug. After I was done assembling, I added some Crystal and Diamond Stickles to my snowflakes and marshmallows.


The rest is just matting it up! I added a strip of decorative paper edged with a Martha Stewart Snowflake Border Punch and added a bit of silver stitching. Using Adirondack Stonewashed ink, I added the You Warm My Heart sentiment!

Well my friends, that's it for today! Hope you have a great start to your week and I'll see you back here soon! Hope my American friends are getting excited for turkey day! I love this day -- full of wonderful family times!

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