March 22, 2014

Melting Snowmen

You know what I love about Spring? The snow melts and goes away. And it gets warm... and warmth means long walks with my kids and fun outside without freezing my tooties off (I was a skater as a child, and now the cold just makes my feet instantly hurt- I think it may be mostly psycological, but either way I hate cold feet :P ).

So keeping with our melting snow theme, here is a water bottle label I designed. We originally used it at our winter retreat, but I think it would be even funnier now for a springtime party. You could even have one bottle open with bits of carrot, rocks, and buttons in it (obviously that one would not be for drinking).

Hope you enjoy this idea! When I design water bottle labels like this I always start with a 2.5" x 8.5" strip (that way you can print 4 to a page). In this case I actually made the background paper (snowflakes) myself with a bunch of stamps colored to match the stripes. This allowed me to turn down the opacity on them, which made the words and snowman 'pop' so much better.

The snowman is colored in using the freeform tool. When I did this I had the freeform layer on top of the snowman, which will cause some of his lines to get covered. But, then just by moving the stamp back on top it cleans up the image really nice. Also, notice his carrot nose... that wasn't in the stamp image, but made in the freeform tool as well. Fun right :)

Flutterby again soon!

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