17 December 2008

Christmas Stocking

A card today for Cute Card Thursday where the challenge this week is punches. I've used a cute download by Paula at Pollycraft which is coloured with distress inks, edge distressed and touched all around with black ink. I used a small hole punch to punch the circles around the nestability cut scalloped circle and this is also sponged with ink as is the background paper.

Materials
Image: Christmas stocking by Pollycraft.
Colouring: Ranger Distress inks in Black soot, broken china, fired brick, peeled paint, weathered wood and frayed burlap, sparkle gel pen, sponges for colouring edges, fine and medium brushes
Paper: Red Bazzil, My minds eye, Shabby Princess
Embellishment: Red gems, hole punch, dimension tape for image panel, edge distresser

TFL, Back soon,
Chris

35 comments:

Rach said...

chris this is amazing, such lovely detail in your colouration. I never tire of coming to drool over your creations...beautiful.
Hope that you have a fabulous christmas. hugs rachxx

maddy hill said...

wow i love your cards - they are sooooo gorgeous !

Andrea, said...

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

Chrissie said...

A wonderful card Chris! I just adore the way you colour your images.
Unfortunately I can't seem to get a good result from distress inks, so I'm obviously doing something wrong!

Claire said...

Gorgeous card and such a cute image. I love everything about it.

Claire

mueppi said...

Wow.. Christ
what a wonderful christmas card and such a great image!
!!!!!!
I love it!
Hugs Gisela

Michele said...

Another gorgeous card Chris. Love the image and the colouring is just gorgeous. Great idea about punching a hole in the scalloped circle, never thought of that one before. Hope everything's going well. Hugs Michele x

katy said...

Beautiful card as always Chris, fantastic colouring and detail xx

Tab said...

Hi Chris, hope your well! Another stunning card I see before my eyes, love the image and your distress colouring is superb. Lovin the papers too.
Hugs Tab xxx

ps I have just noticed, whilst staring at your card, that it is snowing on your blog, how cool is that, love it lol!!! xx

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Wow Chris, another stunning card. Such an adorable pollycraft image and so beautifully coloured with the distress inks. I am loving the backing papers too, they are gorgeous. Hugs Linda x

Kim Piggott said...

Chris another stunner!

I so love your fabulous designs and your papers and image just gorgeous. Love the way you are adding that delicious background to your images so scrummy.

Loving the snow so pretty.

hugs
kim xxx

MichelleO said...

wow very pretty!

I so enjoyed sharing the House Mouse DT with you this past two weeks a real honor with someone as talented as you! I just love your stuff!
HUGS
MichelleO

Nixe07 said...

Wow what a wonderful card Chris. I love the great paper and your perfect colouring.
Hugs from Moni

Heike said...

Wow, Chris this is Stunning. What a cute Image and the Papers are Great. Love it.......

Hugs
Heike

Alison said...

Love this one Chris the DP is gorgeous.

Taniaj said...

Love the card Chris, the image is great and love how you have coloured him. Hugs Tx

TaraG said...

This is super, Chris! Again just love your colouring it is sooooooooooo fabulous and unique too I love that...you are a true artist! The sentiment is very cool too I love that curves around the image! Very awesome card!!!
Hugs, t

Kristen said...

I love that image, it's gorgeous! I love how you colored it! The whole card is wonderful! I'm not sure I would have the patience to color so elaborately.

Lainy's Little Blog said...

Beautiful card Chris. Love the image, will need to go and check out these designs myself. Hope you are well. HUgs, Lainy xx

Sandra said...

Morning Chris....Well what can i say,i'm alittle speachless,such a stunning card again,you make the simplest of images into master- pieces,i bet you was top of the class at art,i was always bottom...lol,well alittle lie there i was bottom but one once.
Have a lovely day
Take care
San x

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, fabulous image and beautiful papers.

Ila said...

Totally Gorgeous Chris!! the downloaded image is colored so beautifully...and I love the paper and the way you used the punch looks great!!..Happy Holidays!!..Hugs, Ila

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous image Chris and your colouring is stunning. I hope you and your family have a fabulous Christmas and Best Wishes for 2009! Big Hugs, Nikki x

Dawn said...

Another beauty Chris with your fantastic distressing - it's just so cute!
Have a great weekend!

Dawn
x

Love to Doodle! said...

Wow.....stunning, beautiful, fabulous! xx

Jilli said...

This is gorgeous Chris, I love everything about it! Jillix

deifen said...

Yet another amazing card-your colouring is so unique!
Have a wonderful Christmas!
Dei xx

Phree said...

Another fabulous card - love the colouring with the distress inks.

Bev said...

Oh boy! This is fabulous Chris, I cannot get over your stunning colouring!!! Amazing.

I hope you and yours have the most wonderful Christmas
hugs Bev x

Boots the Monkey (Jo) said...

Your card is stunning Chris and your painting is second to none.

Thank you so much for your e-card, it was lovely.

Wishing you and your family a very happy Christmas and best wishes for the New Year. It has been a real pleasure to meet up with you and I look forward to working with you next year.

Hugs to you,

Jo x

Joan Ervin said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Chris...such awesome eye candy!!! Love your gorgeous coloring and fabulous details...I want to be you when I grow up!!!

Rica said...

Hi Chris,
thanks for E card - wonderful.
Just stopping by to wish you a very merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year.
hugs Heather xx

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

So beautifully colored!!! Love the distressing!
hugs, Jami

Rosette said...

Hi Chris... I'm so happy that you found the time to stop by my blog, and leave a very kind commeny. Thanks very much, and hope that next year will be a blessing for all of us,and brings us a lot of happy things. Beaaautiful card... I'm off to see more of your work :)

Paula said...

Oh WOW!!! I didnt even recognise the image!!
I am so in awe of your ability to turn nothing into something out of this world!!
Absolutely incredible!!
Paula xx