Wanna build a snowman?

Hello everyone. I mentioned the other day about the Lawn Fawn ‘Reveal Wheel‘ and that I was off to play with it………..here is my second (!!!) attempt:


You could say I had fun creating this…….but I wouldn’t exactly agree in the first instance! I made a few  beginner errors, and watched the Nichol Spohr  YouTube video at least 10 times, and watched the Lawn Fawn/Kelly Marie Alvarez video the same amount of times. I added the brad the wrong way, I added the foam pads too near the wheel, and to the wrong panel – at least my first attempt was out of plain white card so I could get the hang of it!

And that’s without all the stamping, and colouring, and die-cutting, and layering…………

I still love using the Crafters Companion Illustrator markers – but not particularly on such small images. I actually stamped all five of these images 6 times (I know!!) and coloured them all in.

I now know that I find so much colouring, and small creature/animal colouring very tiresome. I don’t particularly enjoy it, and use it to make cards, not for the joy of colouring in itself – though I am going to try larger images in the near future. Maybe that’s the issue. Maybe………….

The colours on this card are from the current challenge at Color Throwdown – dark teal, rust, cream. The teal sky is from an Altenew ink which I blended into the background – ‘Teal Cave‘. This came out a little lighter than I had planned, but I like it all the same. The rust – I don’t have anything called ‘rust’ but I used a dark red/brown crafters companion glitter pen. It actually looks less like red in ‘real life’.

Have you noticed the penguins (mostly) have their feet hidden? That’s because I couldn’t use orange! I know – crafter little blighter, aren’t I?

The words on the wheel are stamped in a rust-like Catherine Pooler ink.

I shall be entering this into the following challenges:

Color ThrowdownDark Teal, Rust, Cream

Watercooler challengesholidays

Alphabet Challenge‘P’ for Penguins

I am well on my way for a stock for the charity sale next Friday………….and I’m going to keep going. 🙂



13 thoughts on “Wanna build a snowman?

  1. First, that card is adorable so you did good and well. Past that though, I wondered when I bought all the Reveal Wheel paraphernalia just how hard it was gonna be and I SO appreciate your honesty because most everyone else be all sweetness and light about it and I KNOW it not that easy. Still haven’t touched mine and may not til after the holidays! And I also hear you about coloring with alcohol markers, the dang marker point needs to be more like Ranger’s Distress Markers…tiny pointed! The ink bleeds badly as it is, sometimes on small images and in tight small spots I use colored pencils because I can atleast sharpen those, gosh! I’ve also used my Distress Inks and Zig Writers in corners along with the alcohol markers when I can find blendable colors. I will say though, my CC Spectrum Noirs bleeds less than my Promarkers do, but past that, neither are built to color small spaces and that’s too bad, what do they think we are doing with them? Eyeroll! xoxo, Aimeslee https://paper-paisleys.blogspot.com/


    • Thank you for taking the time to comment so much – I do appreciate it. About the reveal wheel – a previous comment from Debbie Mageed said it would be easier now I have my head around it – and it’s true. Once figured out – it IS so much easier. Hence the posting I am about to make for today. The alcohol markers and their bullet tip – yep – needs to be easier for those nooks and crannies…..I agree with you. There are a lot of small images around which we want to colour – and colour well….. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  2. Wow, Linda, what a wonderful bunch of penguins you have frolicking around that cute snowman! Love the joy and fun of the card as well as the terrific die-cuts. And to top it off, you’ve made your card interactive. What fun! I love the turning wheel of changing sentiments. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.


  3. Fabulous interactive card. I’ve not made one of these before and can only imagine the complexity. Great job. Thanks for joining in the fun at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Tristan DT


  4. Wonderful card! I promise you that all of the work you put into making this card was well worth it (and surely will be easier in the future)! Your penguins are too cute!! Thank you for playing with us at the Alphabet Challlenge and hope you will join us again soon.


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