Happy Friday! Here's my sample for Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #63. I've been long-awaiting Memory Box's new holiday paper collection, Gingercake, and when I saw this pretty, bright green pattern in the collection with the holly and berries on it, it made me think of this cute Snow Lady stamp by Karen Lockart!
I didn't want to cover up any of this pretty paper AND I couldn't find another pattern to match well with it in order to make the rectangle element behind the focal point in today's sketch, so I just embossed a Spellbinders Classic Rectangle Nestability die on the paper to provide that element.
Sorry I didn't have time to get a photo of the Copic markers I used to color Snowlady, but here's a list: YG00, YG01, YG03, RV23, R22, YR01, V01, V12, V15 and Spica Glitter Pens in clear & pink. And hopefully you can see that embossed rectangle a little better in this photo, too:
TIP: Snowlady' head is outlined in a custom Copic color of BG000 reinker "diluted" half and half with Copic Colorless Blender in an empty sketch marker. This gives you an even lighter shade and provides just a hint of icy color that makes you think "snow"!
I colored Snowlady's fur collar hap hazardly in a cross-hatch pattern to make it seem fuzzy. I don't think I captured the pretty pink Spica gliter pen sparkle on her snowflake accessories and on the green border, but they are there -- trust me! *wink* (You may be able to see them by clicking on the photo for a larger view).
This fuzzy white trim reminded me of snow and seemed to go well with Snowlady's fuzzy coat -- it's from Webster's and available from StarLitStudio. The lavendar horizontal strip of paper is from Memory Box's Sprout collection and was punch with Fiskar's Threading Water punch.