9 December 2008

Snowflake

Hi everyone, a card today for Stamp Something with a challenge of 'snow somethings', ABC with a challenge of 'T is for three's', Dutch Dare where the challenge is 'scalloped edges', Sketch Saturday where there's a really great sketch by Mariska and Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge with a challenge of 'embossing - dry or heat'. I think I'm only just in the nick of time for two of these, there aren't enough hours in the day at the moment, I know we're all pretty much the same. I've used the lovely Whiff of Joy Charlotte and Reindeer image which is water coloured with distress inks and there's a tiny bit of a teal marker in there too. I've cut out the image and the scalloped square of teal bazzil with nestabilities and mounted on foam tape over a scalloped and CB embossed panel for the centre part of the sketch. I have modified the shape of my card and the elements but the original sketch is still there. The background paper is Bo Bunny and the three snowflakes are cut from ivory bazzil bling with a sizzix die and covered in Cosmic Shimmer glitter jewels inspired by Rach who did some a week or so ago and I loved the idea. Rach's blog is in my sidebar if you'd like to look at her gorgeous creation, she has a link to a tutorial on how to make them. I didn't do the sponging around the edges but used the wet glue and then lightly pressed them into the jewels as per the tutorial. I had to use a different product too. Added some doodling with a marker for stitching, the snowflake sentiment in blue versafine ink and some jewel gems to finish. Hope everyone's Christmas preps are going well, I've barely started and must get on with it while there's still things left to buy!!! TFL.

Back soon,
Chris

39 comments:

Tab said...

Wowee Chris, another fabby card! Love the image and your colouring is divine. Your stitch doodling looks so realy and how gorgeous are those snowflakes!

Thanks for your kind words about my mum and stuff, they really cheer me up, your so kind thanks so much Chris! :0) Tab xxx

Alison said...

This is fabulous Chris, thanks for joining us this week on ABC.

Rachel said...

What a great card, Chris! I really like the shadowy effect behind the reindeer. And your choice of colors is excellent. TFS

Clinen said...

Thank you for the free things you give on your blog! =) I really liked it and have allready used the papers. I made som small candybags to give away. Thet turned out really cute. /Hugs from Clinen

Bunny B said...

Wow! Gorgeous card!!! I love it!

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Hello Chris, this is such a gorgeous card hun, i adore the whiff of joy stamps and this card reminds me why! lovely image and gorgeous papers and details. Hugs linda x

Kim Piggott said...

So gorgeous Chris!
Your colouring is just stunning and love all your beautiful added detail.
hugs
kim xxx

Jane Carroll said...

spectacular card chris

thanks for joining us this week on SCSC

hugs jane x

Michele said...

Ooooooh Chris, this is just stunning. The colouring of the images is just beautiful. Michele x

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

This is truly gorgeous! Your colouring is stunning! I would love to know how you create such amazing backgrounds to your images. You are a true artist!
Great great card!
Judy x

All Pink girl said...

Wow oh wow ,breath taking card ,love it ,brilliant as awalys xxxhugs Dawnxx

Jo said...

Oh Chris, this card is stunning, I love it! Fabulous colouring hun.
Thank you for joining us this week

Jo xx

fishlips said...

OOOOOH My Chris this layout is totally wonderful, The layers are simply stunning, your colors and the snowflakes along with the image are just OUTSTANDING...What a Beautiful Card this is...

Sandra said...

Oooo another Bobbie-Dazzler. I love sparkles (you know me ;o)
Will have to catch up with you soon. Just to let you know that I've changed my blog address to http://sandradrydesigns.blogspot.com/
Hugs
Sandra xx

Claire said...

Wow, gorgeous card, such lovely wintery colours and I love the snowflakes.

Claire

Jill said...

wow wow wow Chris this is stunning, I just adore your wonderful colouring of the image, and your gorgeous snowflakes thanks for joining us at scsc hugs Jill x

Chrissie said...

Fabulous card Chris, I just LOVE your colouring, it looks so professional!
I can't seem to get a good result when I use distress inks, sob!

Taniaj said...

Love the image and your card is beautiful. Hope alls going well Tx

Rach said...

Breath taking Chris...totally gorgeous. hugs rachxx

Tara said...

Wow, this is superb Chris and those snowflakes look amazing. I love the way your image seems to jump off the card too, because you've created depth around it... very clever indeed! xx

Larissa said...

Very beautiful! Love the big snowflakes and your coloring is as always perfect!!

Hugs Larissa

joey said...

Wow Chris this is gorgeous, adore your colouing, I love the shading around the image, gorgeous image. joey xxx

Paula said...

Hi Chris...
I've just found you while browsing... and boy am I glad I did!!
This just blew me away..... quite simply the most beautiful thing i've ever seen!!
Just breath-taking!!
Paula xx

Karen said...

Stunning card Chris. I have just been having a look at your blog for the first time and am blown away by your creations - what inspiration.

Karen x

Susie Little said...

Absolutely Beautiful card!!
Thank you for you kind word's!
xx

Dawn said...

Gosh Chris this is truly gorgeous - the colour you have got with those distresses is superb and wow to the snowflakes too!!!

Siiigh!!!

Hugs
Dawn
x

Janet said...

Wow!it's gorgeous! and I love the touch of teal! what do you use to dab the ink around the image?X

Joan Ervin said...

You never cease to amaze me, Chris....Your watercoloring on this adorable image is pure perfection!!! You really need to put some of your designs on canvas and open a gallery....I'll be there for the opening, for sure!!!!! You have been doing some awesome creating the last week!! Thanks, also for the AWESOME download of you gorgeous Christmas ornaments...... I can't wait to color them!!! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas Holiday....I put up my tree today so now it seems more like Christmas!!

Carolyn Bounds said...

Breathtaking!!! I wish I could color like that!!! They look so very real, and look as though they are about to pop off the page and spring to life!!! You are absolutely amazing!!! I think if one were to look up the word amazing, your name would be there amongst the synonyms!!!:o) You probably get tired of hearing me say the same thing, but I LOVE IT!!! I have loved everything you have created ever since the day I was blessed enough to find your blog.

Hugs!
Carolyn

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

This is fabulous Chris, Your colouring is just amazing (I know I say this all the time ;-) but it is!) Just love the snowflakes and border! Have a great weekend, Hugs, Nikki x

Deb said...

fabulous card Chris, your colouring is just amazing and I so love the snowflakes!

Ila said...

So Gorgeous Chris!! I love the sparkly paper and snowflakes...the image is colored Beautifully and I swear it looks like they are going jump right off this card...like a fairytale..Love it!!...Hugs, Ila

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

I don't know how I got here (to your blog) but I wish I did! I would love to thank whomever it was that directed me to your AWESOME work! Girl, you can do some dynomite coloring! And no one appreciates that more than me!

I have you on Google Reader now, so you can't escape! :-)

Gillian said...

Wonderful card Chris, I know I have said it before but when I open your blog, your cards just leap out with brilliance.

Gill x

Donna said...

Fantastic card Chris and the snowflakes are gorgeous, once again you have coloured your image beautifully :) Donna x

Bev said...

Absolutely exquisite card Chris - amazing!!

hugs Bevx

Amy Johnson said...

What an adorable image and card! I love how you used the Cuttlebug Snowflake! Great job!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Gorgeous! Love that marker stitching and those wonderful glittery snowflakes!! As always, your coloring rocks!!!
hugs,Jami

Trina said...

Wow....I'm speechless!!