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Snowman in the park

Copic-coloured snowman standing by a lamp in a snowy park.

After completing the Winter Storybook mini class from Sandy Allnock over on Art-Classes, I was inspired to go back to the City Sidewalks mini class. I made a start on it last year, though I didn’t get past making a card based on the first lesson.

Normally I follow along closely with the classes first time through, replicating the image as exactly as I can, to get a feel for the techniques involved. But this time, I already knew that I wanted to use the winter park setting for the cute snowman I picked up from The Paper Shelter. (I keep saying I’m not going to buy any more digi stamps until I’ve used more of the ones I have, but then…)

I am really pleased with how this one turned out; I still need to work on creating natural tree shapes, but that’s just a case of finding some nice reference images rather than doing it from my imagination.

Close-up of the snowman.


Art Classes – Mini Copic Course: City Sidewalks

Copic markers:

snowman – C5, C3, C1, C00
hat & cloak – R24, R27 R56
hat trim – YG97, YG95, YG93, YG91
background – 0, B000, B24, B93, BV000, C00, C1, C3, C5, C7, R27, Y000, Y02, YG91, YG99


  • digi stamps:
    The Paper Shelter – a cheerful snowman
  • stamps:
    Tim Holtz – crazy talk
  • dies:
    Create A Smile – double stitched rectangles
  • pens:
    Gelly Roll 10 white
  • inks:
    Versafine – onyx black
  • paper and card:
    Neenah solar white 216gsm
    Hunkydory Adorable Scorable Matt-tastic – pebble grey
The Christmas card displayed on a small wooden easel.

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