28 November 2008

Elzybells Christmas

Hi everyone, a card today for Dutch Dare where the challenge is to 'put a hole in your card', Secret Crafter with a challenge of 'decoupage', ABC with a challenge of 'snow' and Everbody Art Challenge with a challenge of 'winter/Christmas', lots of lovely challenges to put together!
I stamped the gorgeous Elzybells girl with her sledge from the Dinky Christmas set and water coloured with Ranger Distress inks then cut out using the nestabilities label one die, edged and dotted with glamour dust. I stamped the image again, water coloured and cut out the presents and layered with gel glue on the image. To add the hole element of Dutch Dare I die cut a piece of ivory bazzil bling with the labels die one size up from the image size, sponged the edges with black distress ink and layered this on the beige card blank over a piece of snowflake patterned paper, not sure of the brand it was an offcut but might be DCWV Christmas stack. The image is mounted on dimension tape in the centre of the aperture I did a bit of doodling, punched some snowflakes, added gems to their centres and stamped the Woodware sentiment to finish. TFL.

Back soon,
Chris

56 comments:

Marlou said...

oh I looove it Chris, really beautiful :) x

Rach said...

a fabulous winter card Chris, the background is so effective. great colours. hugs rachx

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Oh Wow Chris, love eveything about your gorgeous creation.. Your colouring is fabulous and the colour look amazing, Can't wait for my nestie's to arrive, Have a great weekend, Hugs, Nikki x

Tara said...

Hi Chris,
This is gorgeous, I love the wintery feeling it conjurs up and those nestie shapes look fab! I'm also impressed with the Bazzil bling, it looks so effective! I want the other labels set now, ooooh why do these companies keep coming up with such gorgeous stuff!!
Thanks for thinking of me, it's really kind of you.... I'm still not that good but just living with it, what else can you do? Plenty to distract me anyway, if you know what I mean?! xxx

TaraG said...

Chris is super stunning! Love how you got a really true water coloured effect with the distress inks. The blues and greens of the watercolored background are simply magnificent!!! I love the sweet image too and I really love the idea of cutting the aperture shape in the centre of the card base and the all the layering!!! I just love everything you have done here!!!!
Hugs, TaraG

joey said...

Hi Chris, your card is beautiful I love the colour, and your beautiful colouring.hugs joey.x

Tab said...

wowee Chris! Simply stunning, love how you have layered the nesties and your distress colouring is superb, really it is! :0) Tab xxx

Sharon said...

This is lovely Chris. I love the coloured background you have created for your image. Thanks for your comment on my blog, I'm off to the Craft Barn tomorrow so it will definitely be an expensive weekend!!

Poppy said...

wow stunning Its so pretty,
poppy

Michele said...

Ohhhh gorgeous card. Love the image and the colouring is beautiful. Love the layers and the papers you've used. Hugs Michele x

Sandra said...

WOW Chris,this is just stunning,love everything about it,
Have a lovely weekend
Take care
San x

Heike said...

Wow, Chris this is Stunning what a wonderful Work. The colors and your coloring is brilliant.....

The Dies are so great, i have order this too :-)). Love the Elzybells Image so much.......

Hugs
Heike

Simone said...

Wow, this is really fabulous!!!
Simone

stampingheaven said...

Stunning card Chris, love it. Thanks for joining in the ABC challenge.

Sandra said...

Hi Chris. I love this card. For a start I adore it when you can meet more than one challenge with a card and here you are the queen of multi-challenge. The colours are so icy and fresh. The nestabilities are just magic. (Hmmm... I'm pretty sure I ordered these and they haven't turned up yet... but who knows... I may have just imagined that. Need to do some investigating methinks!)
Have a great weekend
Hugs
Sandra xx

mueppi said...

a fabulous winter card Chris, the background is so effective and I love your colouring!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs Gisela

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

I love this - the water coloring is so beautiful!! And I love the little bit of playfulness your doodling adds - it's perfect with this image!
hugs, Jami

Love to Doodle! said...

Fabulously beautiful Chris....amazing, amazing colouring....so effective....and such a wonderful design....hope you've sent this for the Sunday showcase! xx

Vee said...

You clever thing putting all those challenges in one card....It's just gorgeous I love the shape of the aperture and the image is lovely too. x Vee

fishlips said...

Chris hope you and your Family had a wonderful Thanksgiving...

Your card is so Elegant looking...wow its just stunning...

Karin said...

Hi Chris,

stunnnig card.
I love everything about it.
Thanks for joining the DDCC.

xoxo karin

COCO said...

whouah !!!! lovely your colours !!!
very very nice card !!!!
hugs coco

Steph said...

Oh my goodness!!!! Every time I come to your blog you do something more and more stunning! I truly think this is amazing, I just love the background effects you get. Thanks so much for the tips you left on my blog, much appreciated xxx

Jane Carroll said...

spectacular card chris

thanks for joining us this week on SCSC

hugs jane x

Stempelchaotin said...

OMG this is absolutely awesome.
So lovely card. Gorgeous design.

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Fabulous card Chris, you colouring is amazing and I love how you have 3d'd the Elzybells image.
Hugs
Carole :-)

Kim Piggott said...

Just stunning Chris!
Your colouring and layering is awesome. I love your gorgeous cardstock and your doodling is fabulous.
Such a magical card.
hugs
kim xxx

Sandra said...

Hi Chris... have you seen that Kiki has used 'James& holly' for her DT Ismaki challenge card. Looks fab.
Hugs
Sandra xx

Donna said...

Hi Christine, this is such a beautiful card and I just love the muted colouring. Thank you so much for joining us at SCSC again last week :) Donna x

All Pink girl said...

Wow oh wow this card is fabulous ,stunning colouring as always ,love it ,Dawnxx

Mada said...

This is not a real card, is it? Definitely looks unreal... like the most wonderful dream - so beautiful, delicate and fairy-like.

Your colouring is beyond words. Fantabulous!

If you happen to check out my blog, there's an award waiting for you in there. :)

Hugs,
Mada

Nixe07 said...

OMG Chris, I just love this card. Looks so gorgeous with the great colours and the so cute image. Your colouring is fantastic!!! Thanks for joining in our challenge :)
Have a great Sunday!
Big Hugs
Moni
EAC-Team

Bev said...

Oh my word!! This is just so gorgeous Chris, love the soft colours and the fabulous layout. Stunning!

hugs Bev x

Ingen said...

What a gorgeous card is this! I really love what you did with the air!

Jill said...

aww this is absolutely gorgeous I love the image and soft colours hugs Jill x

Poppy said...

I have left you an award on my blog.
poppy

MiLaWi said...

Hi Chris!

So pretty! I love the background you colored. So perfect, it lookes really cold! Those nesties look great too.

Have a nice sunday!
Larissa

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Such a lovely card Chris, i adore the image hun. Lovely work. Linda x

tina46 said...

wow chris that is a fantastic work for you !!! beautiful card !!!!!!!thanks for joining in our challenger ;-)
hugs tina46
eac-team

Anesha said...

Beautiful card and I just adore how you coloured the image!

Taniaj said...

Love the glamour dust, just love your cards. This is just great Tx

Deborah Saaranen said...

So pretty! Love your doodling here!

Kati said...

What a bautiful artwork - I love the way you've colored the background.
thanks for playing eac
hugs
mamapia
EAC-Team

Carolyn Bounds said...

Gorgeous!!! I LOVE every meticulous detail!!! You are AMAZING!!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

Ann said...

This is just fabulous.

Ann xxx

strawberry fields said...

This is an absolutely amazing card! Stunning colours and so much detail
Fiona x

Iris said...

Hi Chris, your card is beautiful and I love the colour, and your beautiful backgroundcolouring.
Thanks for joining in our challenge.
Hugs
Iris
EAC-Team

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Chris...another fabulous creation...I am in such awe of your talent....you should frame this work of art, for sure!!!

Sandra said...

Great card..!! thanks for joining us in the DDCC

Regards Sandra

Ila said...

Wow!! Gorgeous!! Love the papers, dimension, coloring and again that Fabulous background!!..Hugs, Ila

Heidi said...

This is stunning. Your coloring is so beautiful. Love this card

Hugs from
heidi

Amy Sheffer said...

Gasp!! Your coloring is unreal! I could stare at this for hours taking it all in!

Fiona Whitehead said...

What a gorgeous card - love the colouring

Amy Johnson said...

This is so sweet and pretty. I love how you used the nesties, the image, and the sentiment placement.

maxine said...

Fantastic

Phree said...

It's been ages since I had time to blog hop - just spend a lovely time catching up with all you have been making. Love this card, it's just looks so wintery!