29 December 2008

OCC Clear Thinking

Hi everyone, I hope you've had a great Christmas, lots of lovely presents and fun. My card today is for Our Creative Corner where the challenge this week is to add something clear to your project. My clear elements are clear gems and clear glossy accents all over the window in the image panel and on the butterfly which doesn't show up at all in the photograph! The digital images are printed out, allowed to dry for a good while, water coloured with distress inks and the girl on the seat is cut out and attached over the background image. There's lots of stickles dotted around and on the flowers in the paper at the top of the card.

Materials
Image: Girls about town digital download by Louise Brigden from Charmed Cards and Crafts
Colouring: Watercoloured with Distress Inks in black soot, peeled paint, shabby shutters, broken china, scattered straw, frayed burlap, vintage photo, fired brick, dried marigold, spiced marmalade, yellow. Edges and sentiment sponged with black soot and scattered straw.
Paper: K&Co Hydranga pad, white card for base
Embellishments: clear crystal gems, green organza ribbon, glossy accents, stickles

TFL. Back soon,
Chris

34 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Oh I love it! That image and sentiment are so cute!!! Thanks for playing along with us at the OCC!

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card Chris, i so love the image and all the clear detail on it!! hope you had a fantastic christmas and looking forward to seeing more of your fantastic work in 2009. Hugs Linda x

Jennifer Meyer said...

Hi Chris :) Your card is FABULOUS, LOVE the gorgeous images and fun layout. Thanks for playing along with the OCC, Jennifer :)

Best wishes for the new year :)

Rica said...

Hi Chris - gorgeous card and so unusual.
All the best for the New Year.
hugs Heather xx

Cindy Haffner said...

So lovely, i love your design.

Cindy Haffner said...

So lovely, i love your design.

Sandra said...

Hi Chris.....another stunning card,love these new images,i had to have them as soon as i saw them,you've done a grand job as always,
Hope you had a lovely Christmas and santa left you some new craft goodies,
There's alittle something on my Blog for you,
Take care
San x

Bev said...

Oooh this is fabulous Chris - I'm loving these digi images - I can feel a spend coming on lol. Stunning colouring of the image and fabulous layout.

Hope you have a wonderful new year

hugs Bev x

Sue said...

Wonderful card! I don't imagine you could do a post explaining digital downloads...I have never done that before. Do you have trouble coloring the with your printer ink or do you have to use a special printer? Hmmm! Looks like fun!

cats whiskers said...

Hi Dear
Wow is all I can say, what a fabulous card and wonderful colouring just gob-smacked by it.
Thanks for your lovely comments
And I hope 2009 brings you better luck than 2008, I will not be sad to see the back of this year and I am sure the same goes for you
lots of hugs dear
Jacqui xxx

Mrs Wonka said...

This is fabulous, your colouring with the distress inks is so effective!

Gvendalen said...

It is lovely, i love your design.
Helena.

Kim Piggott said...

Hi Chris hope your Christmas was a good one. Fabulous card love the idea of colouring your download so effective.
Wishing you a very Happy New Year for 2009 and the hope that life gets back to normal again!
hugs
kim xxx

Lainy's Little Blog said...

Lovely card Chris. I must get around to purchasing these downloads myself as I love the cards everyone is making with them. Hope you had a great Christmas and very best wishes for 2009! Hugs, Lainy xx

Michele said...

Oh Chris this is FAB-U-LOUS. Love it love it love it. I love the sentiment, that's my moto also. I hope 2009 is a better one for you and your family. Loads of hugs Michele x

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Chris and so elegant, fab sentiment and the images is brill :) Happy New Year to You :) Donna x

katy said...

Hi Chris, this is gorgeous, love everything about it...such pretty delicate colour choice...love the sentiment too ! Have a Happy New Year xx

Jackie said...

Great card Chris, love the download! I might need to go and investigate ;)

Alison said...

Fabulous card Chris how true for us crafters too. Have a lovely New Year.

fishlips said...

Wow oh wow this one just leave me so speachless....The colors on this card are just breath- taking Chris...Wow

Joan Ervin said...

Hey, Chris....I love your gorgeous card, gf!!! The image is awesome and your know I love everything you color!!! Hope you Christmas was wonderful and I am sending wishes for a great New Year!!!

kim-paperbabe said...

Hi Chris, hope you had a good Christmas and your colouring is stunning! Gorgeous card, beautiful colours too! Have a wonderful New Year will catch up for the next challenge, HuGs Kim x

Nixe07 said...

OMG Chris, what a gorgeous card!! I love your fantastic and so amazing colouring. And also the great sentiment :o)
Wishing you a very happy new year!
Hugs
Moni

Debbie said...

Brilliant card Chris, perfect image for this time of year with all of the Sales and your colouring is beautiful as always.
I wish you and your family a very Happy New Year! Debbie x

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, fab image and love all the details.

Sandra said...

Hiya Hun, have been stalking your blog for a new card and you've come up trumps again! This is divine, great subject just right for the January sales... The sentiment will be my moto in honour of your fab card.
Can you please please please do a tutorial on how to colour with distress inks. I'm tempted to invest in some but haven't got a clue where to start.
Hope 2009 brings you everyhing you wish for.
Hugs
Sandra xx

Taniaj said...

great card Chris I love the image you have used. Love and Best wiashes for the New Year Tx

Kathy said...

Wow!! I have no other words!! Your coloring is just amazingly perfect!! Love it!!! Gorgoeus card.
Best wishes for 2009!!
:)Kathy

deifen said...

Another beauty Chris-it has a very classy ,vintage feel to it!Dei xx

Tasha said...

Hey Chris this card is gorgeous i love it. Thanks for your joke - very good, im loving them all making me chuckle lol
Love Tasha xx

Dawn said...

Stunning card - have been eyeing up those downloads but my printer just won't print on any decent card - Grrr!!

Have a great New Year Chris!

hugs
Dawn
xx

Rach said...

oh wow chris this is fabulous. hugs rachxx

Amy Johnson said...

This is so lovely! I love the paper you used (I think I even have it in my own stash), the Layout, and the sentiment (its hysterical!)

Karen said...

Fantastic card. All your work is fabulous, I love it all and will visit you again.

Happy New Year xx