30 November 2008

Mimi and Snowman

Hi everyone, a card today for Friday Sketchers and a really great sketch by Carole, Cute Card Thursday with a challenge of 'Lilac', OCC and a challenge of 'Snowmen or snowflakes', Arty Girlz where the challenge is 'favourite colours' and finally Stamp Something with a challenge to include some black in your card. Once again lots of lovely challenges to combine!

I've used my gorgeous 'Mimi and Snowman' stamp designed by the incredibly talented Janet Roberts at Pink Gem Designs. Janet's new stamps are all so gorgeous, stamp beautifully and are wonderful to colour. I water coloured my image with distress inks, distressed the edges, stamped the sentiment and snowflake and then mounted on black card over the various layers of Lilac/violet bazzil card. Everything is mounted on a violet card blank which I scored for some texture and to finish I did some doodling and added the gem and fibre. TFL.

Back soon,
Chris

66 comments:

joey said...

omg chris this is absolutely brilliant! a truly gorgeous card, love the image and the your colouring of it is perfect! so inspiring.hugs joey.x

Tab said...

Well what can I say! This is gorogeous Chris, love all the detailing and your use of distress inks is amazing, you inspire me so much, thank you! Hugs Tab xxx

Love to Doodle! said...

Super wow! Stunning, beautiful....awesome colouring....a piece of art Chris....absolutely wonderful...xx

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Chris, i adore this image, i've just gone and ordered it, thank you for that!! ha!ha! beautiful background on this card Chris, so very effective. Hugs Linda x

Lynsey said...

Hi Chris
Thanks so much for your nice comments about Grace. She is much better today still got a bit of a cough but she is fast asleep in bed at the moment! I hope you have had a good weekend. Your card is another stunner! I love the backgrounds that you add to images they are fantastic.
Hugs Lynsey :)

Sandra said...

I've got that stamp too. Have to agree with you... Janet is brimming over with talent. As are you darling! Love this card and the way you have coloured around the stamp with dark shades, really makes the characters stand out. Thanks for your comments on my blog. Cheers me up to read them... of course you can use the bauble idea! Share and share alike that's what I say. Hope you've had a great weekend.
Hugs
Sandra xx

Anesha said...

Another beautiful card. Love it!

Cindy Haffner said...

So adorble and sweet.

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my goodness Chris, this card is fabulous...what an ADORABLE image! Thanks for playing along with us at the OCC!

Andrea, said...

Beautiful card, love the image, thanks for joining in the CCT challenge

Taniaj said...

Thanks for your comment :) this card is beautiful and the stamp is just great must go and have a look Tc

Michele said...

Oh Chris this card is GOR-GE-OUS. Love the image and the colouring is beautiful. Also I've used your gorgeous image on a card for the kids other nanny. Hope you like what I did with it. Michele x

Nixe07 said...

OMG Chris, I can´t find words!! Your card is just so stunning!!! I love your fantastic and perfectly colouring so much!! And the colours and the cute image are great too. Love it :)
Hugs
Moni

jenny said...

Stunning card!! I absolutely LOVE your colouring on this one, beautiful x

Kim Piggott said...

Chris just stunning!
I love your image and coloured so beautifully. Love your gorgeous colours and you doodling looks brilliant.
Such a fabulous design Chris.
hugs
kim xxx

Sandra said...

Oh Chris yet one more stunning card under your belt,these cards are more like little works of art,you are so talented,
Take care
San x

Rach said...

wow!
chris i am gob smacked this is beautiful..just amazing. thanks for sharing hun.hugs rachxx

Dawn said...

Wow and double wow!
I just adore these super colours Chris - The whole card is just fantastic and your image is just amazingly coloured!

Hugs
Dawn

joey said...

theres a little something on my blog for you.x

Sue said...

lovely card cant wait for my stamps to arrive. sue.xx

Tasha said...

Wow Chris this card is a mini piece of art its lovely.
hugs
Tasha xx

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Oh wow Chris your colouring is just awesome! Gorgeous creation, Hugs, Nikki x

Janet said...

Oh Wow Christine!!! This is soooo beautiful!!!I love what you have done with my design! You really are are wonderful artist!!X

Moni said...

what a nice card... so beautiful

fishlips said...

Chris...Wow another Beautiful card....Takes my breath away!!!!

Thanks for the download too....

Julie said...

Oh Chris this is such a brilliant card I love it

Thanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz challenge

Julie x

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Amazing card Chris...your colouring is wonderful, what a pretty image. Thanks for trying my sketch.
Carole :-)

Deborah Saaranen said...

So very sweet! Your coloring is fantabulous as usual!

melody said...

wowza...GORGEOUS card..wow!

Kathy said...

I love your coloring on this card!!! It really stands out!! Just stunning!!! :)Kathy

Stempelchaotin said...

OMG this is absolutely awesome.
What a wonderful card. Love them.

crissi said...

stunning card chris

Thanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz challenge.

crissi xx

cats whiskers said...

Simoke beautiful another wonderful card
Hugs Jacqui x

Gillian said...

Another wonderful card Chris, I just love the way you are doing the backgrounds to your images,it just makes them pop out.

Gill x

Carolyn Bounds said...

How do you do it? Time and time again? Every card you create is absolute perfection, and this beauty is no exception!!! I love the vibrant colors and the hints of black here and there!! I love to look at your beautiful works of art!! I could admire them all day:o)

Hugs!
Carolyn

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

You are such a clever lady, !. to combine so many challenges and 2. to have such beautiful and amazing colouring! It looks so fabulous. Love the dark around the snowman and Mimi!
Stunning card!
Judy x

debby4000 said...

Oh wow this is gorgeous, fantastic background of the image and brilliant colouring.

Steph said...

Wow wow wow!

Fryne said...

it's soooooooooooooooooooooo cute! Love it!

strawberry fields said...

Chris this is just stunning. Your cards are such a joy!
Fiona x

CraftyC said...

Stunning card Chris, love the image and the gorgeous colour combo!
Clairexx

Julie's Crafty Corner said...

Oh what a lovely card Chris!

Julie

Martine said...

this is an absolutly gorgeous card chris, your coloring is beautiful, you should give a tutorial on how you did this, i for one would be very interested in it :)



xx

Martine

Tara said...

This is fantastic Chris, I love the deep rich purple you've chosen. The dark inking around your image is so effective, makes the cute duo stand out so well. Fab colouring, layout and extras, I'm in awe..... again!! xx

Clare said...

Oh my word Chris, this is absolutely amazing! I adore the wy you have coloured the image.

It is the first time I have come across your blog, and it definitely won't be the last.

I have just started as team member on the inspirational blog and I would love to feature you on there. Would that be okay?

love, Clare x

Bev said...

Oooh this is fabulous Chris. I agree about the darling image but what you have done with it is amazing! The colours are stunning!

hugs Bev x

mueppi said...

Wow.... Chris
I`m speekless!
Your card is so beautiful!!!!!!
Hugs Gisela

Joan Ervin said...

Hey, Chris...it seems like ages since I visited with you...I love this sweet card with the adorable image and your FABULOUS coloring!!! You are such an amazing talent....everything you do is sooo outstanding!!!

Ila said...

Hi Cris, Your card is Gorgeous!!! I love the coloring and the Fabulous background!!
We only have a little snow here...but it's cool...minus 25 windchill last night...Brrr..I hope it's warmer there...Hugs, Ila

All Pink girl said...

Wow chris this card is out standing babe xxx
fantastic colouring as always please do classes for me ,
hugs Dawnxx

Larissa said...

Wow chris! This is beautiful! I love how you colored this stamp! So wonderful with that background!!! I also love your doodling with the black and white gelpen!

Hugs Larissa

Donna said...

Chris, this card is incredibly pretty and so beautifully put together as always :) Donna x

Jennifer said...

Lovely! As is all of your work. You are such a talented cardmaker!

Kathryn said...

So VERY BEAUTIFUL -- WOW -
Love this card so much! :)

Clare said...

Hi Again Chris,

I have something waiting for you on my blog,

Love, Clare x

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card Chris, beautiful image and the colouring is amazing, I especially like the coloured background. Debbie x

Clare said...

Hi Chris,

Thank you so much for allowing me to feature you on the Inspriational blog.

If you want to go there now(inspirationalcraftblogs.blogspot.com) there is a banner you can place on your blog to say you have been featured.

I will have a look at your wonderful blog daily now that I have found you - you don't get rid of me that easily! Ha ha!

love, Clare x

Terrie B x said...

Saw you on `Inspirational` Your cards are truly beautiful..TFS!!!:)~X~

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

So gorgeous!! I love all the wonderful purple. The black shading on the image is amazing -really makes the image pop!! Love this!!
hugs, Jami

TaraG said...

Oh my word, Chris! Your colouring on this card is insanely gorgeous! I am just LOVING your water colouring style, with the dappled multi-coloured backgrounds, it is so stunning, so phenomenally gorgeous, so amazingly beautiful, I am in awe!!! You are a true inspiration!!!
Hugs,t

Sharon said...

Wow, your colouring gets better and better Chris! This is fantastic.

Jackie said...

Absolutely beautiful Chris and well done for combining all those challenges!!

Lavender Rose said...

What a gorgeous card, the watercolouring is perfect, love it!!!!!!

Amy Johnson said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors, the image and the doodling! Great job!

maxine said...

wow another fantastic card, I love how you colour the images, they are amazing.

Phree said...

Gorgeous card, love that stamp.