I absolutely love a good sketch, and this one doesn't disappoint. I love anything that combines different shapes . . . pleasing to the eye!
My first order of business was to turn this sketch on it's side, as I knew I was going to use a wider design for my main image.
I used two different Unity Stamps, the sentiment from the Jolly Good Fun set and the snowman stamp from the November Kit of the Month. I stamped that snowman image on cream cardstock, onto a red pattern paper and then onto a striped pattern paper. I then went to work cutting out the pieces of the pattern paper so I could paper piece the pattern paper pieces onto the cream image. I used other pieces of the pattern paper for the elements of the sketch.
With the paper piecing finished up, I used my Copic Markers to color the bird, the bird house, the musical notes, the nose and to add shadows. I then added some flower soft white for the hat and mitten cuffs.
I love that darn sweater and scarf! It just makes me smile.