Tuesday, March 8, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like...

Hello everyone,

I wish I could finish that sentence off with spring, but it is still looking a lot like Christmas - well at least winter.  Being a newcomer to blogland, I was most excited to discover challenges that get you to create Christmas cards all year long!  This means that I will have at least one Christmas card done before December :o).
For this card, I used a cute little Penny Johnson image from Stampavie.  I love how quick and easy this image is to colour.  I stamped it on 300g watercolour paper and coloured it with Distress Inks (forest moss, fired brick, black soot, snow-black soot and weathered wood, sky - black soot, weathered wood and broken china) except for the nose which is a watercolour pencil.  I colored in the trim on the 'toque' and highlighted the snow with Star Dust Stickles.  The shape was cut with my cricut Songbird cartridge (again, I know - next time I'll use a different shape).  Here is a closeup of the image:

The snow flakes were punched out with a Martha Stewart punch.  I then covered their entire surface with embossing ink and sprinkled with Stampin' Up iridescent ice embossing powder.  Heat to set and repeat for a brilliant shine.  Place a rhinestone in the centre to finish them off.  The sentiment is from Stampendous and was embossed in black.  The ribbon is from the My Mind's Eye Lush collection and the paper is from the Imaginisce Cottage Christmas line.
 I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Winter wonderland - Snowflakes
ABC Christmas Challenge - E is for embossing (snowflakes and sentiment) and embellishments (snowflakes, rhinestones and ribbon)
Diecut Dreams Christmas Club Challenge - Inspired by a Christmas song (I was inspired by Frosty the Snowman)

*I have just learned about Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge, which has an embossing challenge this week, so I would love to also submit my card to Hazel's challenge.  Thanks Hazel!

Thanks for visiting!  I hope you have the time to leave a comment so that I may visit your blog as well.




chrissy xx said...

Oh! This is Gorgeous. LOve this cute image. What a wonderful start to Xmas.!! Thank you soooo much for joining us at Die cut Dreams Christmas Club.

Miria said...

Just adorable, Dawn! Thank you for joining Winter Wonderland this week, good luck, Miria

Susie Sugar said...

What a fab card those snow people look so in love awwwwww bless!!
Thanks for joining us @ the DCD Christmas club this week
Hugs Susie and the Christmas Dream Team xx

Trisha said...

Super Christmas card! This image is so darling and the papers are perfect! Thanks for joining us at DCD's Christmas Club! xox Trisha

Suzi said...

Utterly adorable, I love the image and those papers are delicious. Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week with this gorgeous creation.
Suzi x

Hazel said...

This is a gorgeous card - love everything about it. You might like to also enter it into my CHNC challenge 10 which this week is also asking for the use of embossing - and there's a random prize this week x

Hazel said...

Thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 10 - hope to see you again next week. x

Berni said...

I love this card, it's fab.

Evgenia said...

LOVE this! thank you for playing with us this week at Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club!

Helen said...

Gorgeous card - such a cute image!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Anonymous said...

Firstly welcome to blogland! we all start somewhere!! secondly so great to have you along playing the ABC Christmas challenge with us! lovely card! hugs Samantha :0)

Dana said...

This is fabulous! I love the patterned paper(s) and ribbon, not to mention those perfectly place snowflakes! You're terrific at popping your stamped images!