Friday, August 19, 2011

Cold hands, warm heart and PPF




The temperature outside is still hot, hot, hot.  Inside in my air-conditioned studio, I paint of cooler things.  I think of my favorite of fall and winter holidays and although I am not usually one to complain about winter, (except when the rare heavy snowfall forces me inside for days) I know there are many who long for the warm, and sometimes hot days of summer.


ACEO in a card


To these beach babies I dedicate my series of snowmen…that have cold hands, but warm hearts. 

The snowmen are hand painted, after which I cut out a piece of a summer photo (preferably of a beach) and decoupage it onto his heart.  I finish with dimensional glitter on the icicles and around his heart. 

Please visit all the other fantastic creative artists and art at PAINT PARTY FRIDAY…I know I will! Thanks to our wonderful, hardworking, creative, fun, and beautiful hosts...Kristin and Eva!

And if you are not feeling cold just yet, check out Inspiration avenue!

Happy Summer…it is fading fast.


41 comments:

Heather said...

Good Morning,
what a clever idea...really cute. I am ready for fall, but will miss the summer - wouldn't it be great to have a month of fall, then summer, then back to fall then winter? Cute cute cute -
xo

Jennifer Noel Bower said...

This is so very cute. What a fabulous idea. I love FALL (my favorite time of year) and the part of winter around the holidays. I liked winter more up north. Down here it is just gray and rainy. The card looks fantastic.

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Yay...so super gorgeous..festive and spirited...wonderful work!! Lovely!!
Victoria

Kat W said...

What a fab idea! So clever to give them warm beach hearts :-) This would also go with the Inspiration Avenue theme 'Icy' this week. The theme was offered up as an antidote to those who've been suffering in uncomfortable heat.

Kat Xx

NatashaMay said...

Snowmen! :) That's a bit too chilli for me. I like it warm. :) Great cards!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Thanks for the 'cool' pics ~ It is hot here too. Wonderful creating~Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF

Carol Blackburn said...

What great cards. Good idea to start on them now.

craftattack said...

Love your hot and cold snowmen, great idea with the warm hearts! Hugs, Valerie

Jan said...

Such a beautiful and sweet idea, Crystal. I just want to hug them :)

Roban Studio said...

Aaahhh, your snowmen are co cute! But I'm not ready for summer to end. It barely just started. I should think about the holidays too, but can't yet. Happy PPF!! :-) Thanks for stopping by to visit me.

Christine said...

very cute, you're really thinking ahead!

Gloria said...

Love your cards. It's a great idea to start on the cards now, you'll be all set later. Very very nice. Have a great weekend.

maddyrose said...

Next to Santa I like snowmen best. I collect anything snowman. Your's is adorable and would fit right in. Summer is too short here so I'm not ready to let it go. Happy PPF.

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

oh how cute! but I am no where ready for snow! but if we were all alike what a boring world this would be... haha

great snowmen! and great idea :)

happy ppf!

Terrie said...

Clever idea but I'm with the others.....not ready for winter yet! Give me sunshine and a beach any day! However, I may borrow your idea as winter and card giving time approaches..........

Netty said...

Great idea and loving your cards. Happy PPF, Annette x

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Makes you feel cool and warm all at the same time! Adorable and so creative!

Magic Love Crow said...

Crystal, I really love these! I love winter and fall ;o) They are so cute and great idea with the warm heart!

WrightStuff said...

These are lovely - are you going to enter them in the Inspiration Avenue challenge this week - the theme is Icy!!

http://inspiration-avenue-team.blogspot.com/

Joni Nickrent said...

WOW! Awesome idea of the heart in the middle with the scenes! Very clever and fun! POP ART MINIS

Lee Pierce said...

It will be 90 or so tomorrow - I LOVE your snow dudes ;^) glad you're chillin'

Rosie Kaplan said...

really cute/clever idea

Faye said...

Wonderful snowmen. And what a cool idea to add the glittery icicles and the warm summer views of summer in their hearts.

EVA said...

Wonderful idea! I love the summer in their hearts.

Beautifully done and so cheerful!

New End Studio said...

These are pretty, enjoyed the blending of seasons and the way you accomplished that- all their hats are different, too.

Melisa said...

Such a clever idea and it looks great!

Kristin Dudish said...

This is a fantastic idea (and so beautifully done)! I love that saying (I always joke with Bob that I must have one of the warmest hearts because my hands are always so cold! hee hee)

xo
Kristin

Carola Bartz said...

Your snowmen are very cute and I like the saying of cold hands, warm heart. They look super happy and the backgrounds are so beautiful.

carlarey said...

These are so cute. I am looking forward to winter myself, maybe painting snowmen would help me deal with the heat.

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Brrrrrr. :) They are so sweet. Great concept. Love the look of the icecled hearts.

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Such a clever idea- I love these! And your glitter is a perfect touch....just love the whole thing!

Fallingladies said...

I love fall and winter, yet I'm still not ready for summer to be over. I need to stop wishing my life past. great snowmen!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is a gorgeous example of IA's Icy challenge. Like you, I am also hot, but have never cared for summer. I know I'm late getting here, but I've been offline most of the week with a house guest. I am glad I stopped by, though. I really feel MUCH cooler now.

Maggie said...

What a fantastic idea, Crystal. Your imagination is always amazing.

1CardCreator said...

Your snowmen are just gorgeous, such expressive faces!

Giggles said...

Wonderful work! Great to get a head start for the season!!! Adorable little guys...

Geckostone said...

Oh your snowmen are TOO COOL! ( couldn't resist,lol!) I love your idea of aceos in a card!Great work! Deb

Liz Revit said...

Crystal, I love your snowmen. They're fabulous!

Dolly Daydreams said...

These are just so gorgeous love the heart so beautifully painted.

Marie

Heather said...

That is such a clever idea!!! I love that! And they are just adorable! Happy PPF!

SHERI C said...

Yur sweet Snowman has me yearning even more for winter! Love it as a card! HAPPY PPF!

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