It's that time of the fortnight again... a new challenge has started over at Di's Digis Challenge Blog; the theme this week is "Winged Things". I thought about using one of the lovely images with butterflies that Di has in her shop, but in the end decided to use one of the lovely images with BIRDS on instead :)
The image is Christmas Robins (you can get yours at Di's new site) and it was a dream to colour... which I did with Copics, adding a few of the deepest shadows with Prismacolor pencils. I added the sentiment, which is from Create With TLC, using Word before printing the image out. Corrosive Challenge has My Sentiments Exactly, so I'm entering there.
Oozak has Anything Goes with Earthtones as their challenge theme and Color Me Copic want us to use Orange/Coral somewhere in our picture - they even have this photo for inspiration - so I'm entering there. It's a very long time since I've seen a robin redbreast (I've lived in Australia for over 40 years) so I don't know how accurate the colour is but I think it looks nice and cheery at least ;)
I used the sketch from Sunday Sketch and Stamp, I do like a nice sketch :) The papers are from Kaisercraft, I can't remember which pad, the orange colour paper has flock spots on, it feels yummy:) My Mums Craft Shop has Spots or Stripes for their challenge so I'm entering there.
The gold foil card for matting is from my stash, as is the lovely heavy ribbon. Winter Wonderland wants us to Use Ribbon or Twine and Deep Ocean Challenge Ribbon and/or Lace, so I'm entering there.
The chipboard snowflake on the front is from Make It Crafty, I inked it up and embossed it with Glitter Gold EP then added a Kaisercraft Sparklets centre. The one on the inside is a Marianne D die, cut from gold foil card and embossed with the same EP, the centre is a Dewdrop from The Ribbon Girl.
I also embossed some iridescent sparkle on the snow on the image and added some gloss to the holly berries. Moving Along With The Times has Embossing and Stamping Sensations has Embossing and Texture for their challenges so I'm entering there.
Paper Pretties has Fab Faves as their challenge theme...I love all my digistamps, couldn't possibly choose "a" fave :) so I'm entering there.
Bearly Mine Challenges, Whimsy Inspirations Challenge, Creative Inspirations, Eclectic Ellapu and
Through the Craft Room Door all have Anything Goes challenges running so I'm entering them too.
That's about it for today's card... why not pop over to the blog and check out the rest of the team's inspiration - it's awesome =D> I hope you get a chance to enter the challenge, we're being sponsored by The Cutting Café with an awesome prize.
I just thought I'd load a couple of the latest photos of "The Twins", - they're doing so well;
Nathan has just about caught up with Emily in weight and is catching up with the smiles and cooing too. We worked out a great way of keeping them amused; we lay them under the glass coffee table and put colourful things on top so they can see them, it's developed from there and now Matt and Elaine hang some of their toys off their table too - of course they don't spend too long under there, but they do enjoy it :)
Poor old Kruza Dog doesn't look convinced (I think he looks like he can't believe they're still staying at his house, lol)
Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna