Monday, 15 July 2019

Snow in the Southwest

Hello.  Welcome.  It's July and it seems Christmas is breaking out all over.  At the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity and the new challenge theme is also Christmas in July!!!   Hop on board and get a jump on the silly season.   Here's Carmen's Veranda Snow Cowboy in a Southwest Town with just a little bit of snow. 

Squeeeee!  You better watch out!!  Snow Sheriff is in town.  I recently got some new archival inks colours so I thought I'd do some multicolour stamping

Hmmmm!  OK, so on my cream card I stamped Snow Cowboy with Sky Blue archival and masked.  Then I stamped Southwest Town with Orange Blossom archival and masked it.  Then I stamped Lost Coast Designs Peace Dictionary Words three times with the Sky Blue ink.

After removing all those masks I folded the card base and cut it with a stitch die.  I used a cotton bud to smudge some more Orange Blossom ink on the buildings and also over the words.  I added some gel pen colours to the Sheriff and then decided he needed some rhinestones.  I added clear ones to his eyes, hat and scarf and some yellow ones to his star.  

I used an embossing pen and added some Wow white puff powder to the ground and the buildings.  Doesn't he look happy to see the snow!!

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Visions of Sugarplums Challenge - Christmas in July
Emerald Creek Dares - Rhinestone Cowboy
Allsorts Challenge Week 528 - CAS
Creative Confetti Challenge - Christmas in July
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 446


  1. Your sheriff snowman is so fun! You created a very cool background with the southwest town. Great ink colors, too. So glad you linked to my Visions of Sugarplums (in July) challenge!

  2. A real fun Christmas card Gail, thanks so much for joining in with our CAS theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  3. Aww this is soo adorable :) love the cute sheriff snowman. Thanks for joining the Emerald Creek Dares Challenge xoxo

  4. Great western feel to the card. Thank you for joining the Anything Christmas challenge at CHNC with an optional twist of Use some Red.

  5. Thank you for sharing your fabulous card over at Allsorts Cas theme;-))m

  6. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  7. This is awesome! Love the snowman in the cowboy hat ;) Thanks so much for joining us for the Emerald Creek July Dare - hope to see you again!


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