The 140th Ways To Use It Challenge on Splitcoaststampers today was to use unique brads on a card. I went through my stash of stuff and found some white snowflake brads.  I decided to use my Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder to create a background for a simple little snowman scene with a tree and use one little snowflake brad on top of the tree where we usually usually place a star.  I chose to use my Whipper Snapper Pudgy stamp designed by Anna Wight-SweetMissDaisy.  I think he is the cutest little snowman. I stamped him with Stazon on watercolor paper.  Since Anna can draw snowmen I decided to try my hand at drawing an evergreen tree behind Pudgy. I used my artist pen and started sketching in little tiny limbs and needles and graduating them in size down along one side of Pudgy. It really didn’t look too bad.  Whew!  I actually drew an evergreen.  I used a dry brush and brushed directly on a Ranger Adirondack Lettus ink pad and dry brushed the tree until it was filled in.    I painted Pudgy with gray re inker and water for shading and with Soft Sky and Bayou Blue for the scarf and ear muffs. I sponged on white craft ink for the ground snow and painted on bits of craft ink on the tree with a tiny watercolor brush and embossed with white embossing powder.  I do not understand why I get too heavy handed when trying to add little touches of snow as I once again almost destroyed my tree with too much snow. I sponged on Soft Sky for the sky.  I like this simple little clean lined snowman scene.  It looks cute and crisp over the embossed snowflake layer. My photo has a bit of a pink cast to it but the paper is pure white and Bayou Blue.


Stamps:  Whipper Snapper-Pudgy, SU Flannel Plaid

Paper:  Bayou Blue, Papertrey White, Watercolor

Ink:  Bayou Blue, Soft Sky, Gray, Adirondack Lettus,  Stazon, White Craft, Pumpkin

Accessories:  Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Grosgrain, White Embossing Powder, Snowflake Brad