Followers

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Cutesy Christmas

Challenge time again. This week for Challenges 4 Everybody we got use a Sherri Baldy image. 
I chose this christmassy image to colour, 'tis the season' and all that! I felt the reindeer on this really encompassed the victoriana era and so decided to go down the pastel routes to colour, rather than traditional colours. It's turned out to be a great for any little girl.


I wanted to keep the background simple, so as not to detract from the main image. To still make it part of the card and not just plain, I embossed the background through my Grand Caliber, mounted this on the card base with 3D glue gel to give depth and added a seriously filigree Christmas tree. To give the tree a little more whoosh, it's sprayed with glitter and white pearls have been added to the tree prongs. I just added 4 gorgeous pastel pink flowers to pull it all together and finish it off. Hop over to Challenges 4 Everybody to take part.

Ingredients:
8x8 white card base - Papermania
Embossing folder - Embossalicious: Elegance
Dies - Spellbinders Shapabilities Holiday Tree
        - Spellbinders 5x7 Elegant Labels 4
Promarkers - Skin & lips - Satin, Antique Pink
                     Pinks - Dusky Rose, Sunkissed Pink, Pale Pink
                     Blues - China Blue, Cornflower, Pastel Blue
                     Reindeer - Burnt Sienna, Cocoa, Caramel
                    Others - Tan Cool Grey 2, Cool Grey 1, Blender
Pearls - Creative Expressions 3mm white pearls
Flowers - from my crafty stash
Image provided by  Sherri Baldy

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - christmas
http://creativecraftchallenges2.blogspot.co.uk/ - Non traditional christmas colours
http://mymumscraftshop.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/challenge-12-winter-christmas.html - Christmas
http://ladybugscraftsinkchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/blue-white-colour-combo.html - Blue & White
http://natalieandamy.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/challenge-15cute-cuddly-christmas.html - Cuddly christmas
http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk/ - For a child
http://lothiancrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/lothian-crafts-online-challenge-29.html - Use dies
http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/ch50-animals.html - Animals
http://scrapbookstampsocietychallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ - ATG + Option Christmas
http://bestieschallenge.blogspot.no/ - Inspired by a Christmas song


17 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Christmas card Wendy and I do so love the soft pastel colours you have used on the image.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love the soft subtle colours that you have used - great Contemporary card.
    xx

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love it your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining us at Lothian Crafts Online.

    ReplyDelete
  4. fab card hun and very good luck with your challenges x

    ReplyDelete
  5. I adore that little reindeer! Thanks for joining in with the challenge this month.
    Pamela
    DT member for Lothian Crafts.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Such soft colour and beautiful design.
    xx

    ReplyDelete
  7. A super sweet card, I love the pretty colours you've used x

    ReplyDelete
  8. Such a cute card, love the image and christmas tree x

    ReplyDelete
  9. Fabulous card!
    Thank for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Gr.Kaija DT-member

    ReplyDelete
  10. Awww this is sweet, lovely colours,thank you for joining us at I♥ProMarkers this week
    Ruth x

    ReplyDelete
  11. This is gorgeous Wendy.
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

    ReplyDelete
  12. Lovely pretty card, thanks for playing along with our Christmas challenge at CRAFT x carol

    ReplyDelete
  13. This is such a cute creation! Thanks for playing at MMCS and I wish you all the best for the festive season! xxx

    ReplyDelete
  14. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Lothian Crafts Online.
    Mags
    x

    ReplyDelete
  15. Fab christmas card and thanks for sharing with us at Craft

    ReplyDelete