The cutest of cute images is called Believe in the Magic (which incidentally I DO... I LOVE Christmas!!) and it's available here. I coloured with Copics and added some highlights with Prismacolor pencils. I used E000 and E0000 for the shading around the image, I'm finding I like the warm glow it gives pics like this where blue sky isn't really appropriate and grey just looks dull.
I added Sparkly Fluff to the fur trim and embossed the snow with white Embossing Powder mixed with Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels in Iced Snow flavour (actually I did the fur trim in that first and it just didn't look right, it needed to have less shine than the snow, the Sparkly Fluff really did the trick, though it did like to spread itself around, lol, I was brushing it off for ages!)
I embossed the trees, cut with Couture Creations dies (Intricutz Merry Little Christmas Collection), with the white EP/Glittery flakes combo too, nice and sparkly IRL. I had the trees in front of the image panel but they were a bit overpowering, I tucked them behind and then didn't have the effect I wanted of the line the little cuties are on to be suspended between trees... so I cut the trees on their sides and tucked most of them behind the image panel (which is elevated on foam dots) and had just one branch twisting on to the front to look like it's holding the line... it looks better in real lie than in the pics... honest!
The papers are from Basic Grey's Jovial Collection; the pad's nearly gone now - I'll have to try and find it again, love it! The sentiment is called 'Tis the Season and you can get it here from Pink Gem Designs, I just checked out the site to get the link... and now I'm going to have to go and grab some of the latest sentiments, me likey!!
As usual I've finished the inside of the card with elements from the front... I don't overdo the inside of Christmas cards as a rule, but that might be because I'm usually hammering them out the week before Christmas; that excuse isn't going to wash when you're on your third Christmas card and it's still January, lol, so I may just get a bit more elaborate with the inside of the next one.... maybe!
In all there's "Lots of Red" on this card, it's not crazy bright over the top but definitely fits the bill... so you can see how easy it is to make something to join in the challenge - I hope you do. You can pop over to the Challenge blog and see plenty of red, great inspiration... and of course that special February day is coming up where red can really come into it's own... so what are you waiting for? Here's a link to make it easy for you.
There's a great prize on offer as always, this time around it's from Your Next Stamp, and as an added bonus they're offering a 20% discount for the duration of this challenge, just use the code "DDDC20" at checkout. Don't forget too that if you use one of Di's gorgeous images there's extra opportunities to win.
Today's card will be entered in the following challenges:
|Tuesday Morning Sketch|
As You Like It One or Multi-Layer (I Love "One" but find them quite hard… and I also Love "Multi-Layer" so I'm going for that - coz they're easier, lol)
Moving Along With The Times Embossing
Hanna and Friends Die Cuts
Crafty Cardmakers Die Cuts and/or Punches (I've used both; the sentiment is cut using a Fiskars punch)
Fab'n'funky Challenges Christmas
Crafty Hazlenut's Christmas Extra Challenge Anything Christmas Goes
Aud Sentiments Anything with a Sentiment Goes
Tuesday Throwdown Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door Anything Goes
Simon Says Challenge Anything Goes
Simply Papercrafts Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends Anything Goes
Art by Miran Anything Goes
Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes
That Craft Place Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Anything GoesI'll be back on Monday with a card for the Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge... which is monthly and just goes to show just HOW fast this year's zipping by!! Until then Happy Crafting, Donna