#911 – Flurries of Happiness

Hello and welcome to the very first challenge of Seize the Birthday for the new year!! Following tradition, we have a new topping for you to work with. This time, our wonderful teammate Barbara was the one to choose ‘Snowy Background’ as the topping. If you’re not a toppings kinda person, wellโ€ฆ..you can just stick with our usual “Anything Goes”Birthday! The choice is yours!

And here’s what I made –

I’ve started trying to create my own backgrounds while watercoloring, and the topping felt like a good start. So, I just thought of going for it!

The cute little foxie is from My Favorite Things Sending Sweet Celebration Wishes, and I modified its birthday hat into a snow cap and added a muffler around its neck to help it with the cold weather. The rest of the image is drawn and watercolored.

I used Gansai Tambi watercolors with CrafTangles watercolor paper to create the entire scene. Finally, I stamped the sentiment from Paper Smooches Winter Sampler stamp set at the bottom in black ink. I then trimmed the panel a bit more and mounted it on a grey card base.

And that finished my card! And I’m joining the following challenges –

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Something New

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

My Favorite Things Color Challenge #156

Addicted to Stamps and More challenge #396: Make Your Mark

Addicted to Stamps - Make Your Mark

Look for more inspirational and innovative cards from the rest of our DT and our Party Guest Julie Peddicord at the Seize the Birthday challenge blog! And don’t forget to play along and add a few more birthday cards to your stash! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you so much for stopping by!

30 thoughts on “#911 – Flurries of Happiness

  1. Ashwini, this is just amazing! I too have been trying to “create a scene” for some of my Christmas cards, mine are much more elementary, this is just stunning! I love how you can add a scarf and a knit hat and it looks like those! Beautiful scene, Ashwini!

  2. Hooray for you! Creating a snowy background with watercolors. This looks amazing and I totally enjoyed your card.

  3. What a beautiful and bright winter scene! The cute fox looks so cozy with his hat and muffler you gave him! You are an Artist, Ashwini!

  4. Incredible! A work of art. I love your watercoloring. That little fox is super cute and will be warm with the adjustments you made! Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

    sue n.

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