Wednesday, December 15, 2010

CPS Sketch # 197 - No Sponsor

Hello!  It's time for another CPS Sketch project.  This month is sponsor free for the designers... so we're creating up a storm!

Just Believe

I had a ball coloring this sweet primitive / country snowman from the Just Believe stamp set from Shady Tree Studio.  Nancy, the owner and illustrator for these lovely images, was originally a part of Cornish Heritage Farms, where we worked together.  She was so smart to purchase the rights back to her images and start her own enterprise.  And it's a joy to be stamping with her images again!

I stamped and embossed him with Walnut Brown Distress ink on Kraft cardstock.  I colored him with white pigment ink and added highlights, shadows and other details with various distress inks.  I added a bit of faux-stitching around the main image (after adding a bit of frosty edges with white pigment ink).  I opted for a faux blanket stitch.  If I'd been really hardcore, I would have actually used thread and stitched... but, I'm a stamper and love ink.

And isn't this patterned paper just perfect for my snowman?  I think so!

Thanks for stopping by this week!  Be sure to stop by the CPS blog for more designer inspiration!

liseStamps: Just Believe by Shady Tree Studio
Ink: Walnut Stain, Rusty Hinge, Barn Door, Black Soot, and Forest Moss Distress inks by Ranger, Snow Cap pigment ink by Ranger
Paper: Kraft, Red and Brown by Bazzill, Solar White by Neenah
Patterned Paper: Christmas Chesnut Soup (Whole Cloves) by Jillibean Soup
Other: waterbrush, brown micron pen, clear embossing powder by Ranger, piercing tool, Shapeabilities by Spellbinders, button by Basic Grey, Ink the Nick of Twine by Garnish, glitter and glue by EK Success


  1. That is a darling card! Love everything about it!

    Hugs, Pat Smith

  2. oh wow! such a great card! love the addition of the stitching. perfect! I personally avoid needles and thread 'cause I can't sew well at all.... grins! you have done a wonderful job!