August Snowman Tag


The August Snowman - at the beach.
Summer Snowman at the beach
For the snowman:  I cut cardstock freehand, shaped it with a stylus to make it a little rounded and covered with real sand from Bahammas (Sand was compliments of Dea). I used Elmer's glue that was a little watered down so it would paint on easily.  I pressed it into the sand and let it dry.  I repeated this step adding a second layer of glue and sand.  Once it was dry, I glued sequins for a bikini (thanks Trina!).  The arms were punched for Martha Stewart's branch punch.  I had to trim off a few of the twigs.  I found the perfect "beach towel" patterned ribbon in my stash and secured it on the arm with a glue dot.  The hat is a CTMH cupcake stamp trimmed and turned upside down.  The sunglasses are brads from Eyelet Outlet.   I cut the nose freehand and added some black lines to make it look like a carrot.  The mouth was made from mini glass beads on a headpin.  It was attached by poking it through the head and bending it in half.  Secured by a gluedot on the back.  What a great snowman smile!  Finally the grass skirt was made with neon Recollections cardstock using Martha Stewart Fringe scissors.  Two layers of fringe were wrapped around the snowman's belly and secured with glue dots as well.
The background started with Recollections turquoise blue cardstock and layered with a lighter blue on top.  I swirled it with white pearl paint to look like clouds, then sponged with a few shades of blue Distress inks. The beach is textured cardstock, torn and distressed with Walnut Stain Distress ink.
The palm tree was digital stamped and fussy-cut.  I painted the leaves with distress paint and Dyllusions Cut Grass spray. The trunk was sponged with Walnut Stain ink.  The flower (sun) is hand made starting with a clear bling button (I coloured yellow on the back with a Copic marker).  The petals were cut with those fringe scissors. I lined the paper edge with scor-tape and wrapped it around several times, then flattened it out to look like a flower.  See the tutorial for this flower here.

My darling Hubby got a kick out of this tag.  His input was that it neede a sunscreen bottle with 1000 SPF on it.  What a cute idea!  Thanks Dea for your help with the bottle creation!


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