12 September 2009

Kadoodle - Christmas robin




Hi everyone, hope you're enjoying the weekend so far. Today's card is my first Christmas card this year and is using one of my new Kadoodle stamps for the Craft Barn. The Christmas robin is inspired by my friend Dawn who, loving robins at Christmas suggested I draw a 'fat robin', hope it's fat enough for you Dawn :D and that you like it and no doubt you'll let me know when I phone you after the weekend :)! So, this weekend, I'm demonstrating water colouring at the Craft Barn Extravaganza weekend and I'm very much looking forward to it, it's always a great event and there are some amazingly talented demonstrators attending and lots of classes. If you're in the area and able to pop in I hope you'll come and say hello :)

I've watercoloured the robin and postbox image with distress inks and then added some glamour dust for sparkle. It's mounted onto the step card I made from gold pearlescent card and the borders are all punched with an MS snowflake punch. To finish off I added a red velvet ribbon and bow and I made a big snowflake cut out from acetate with a sizzix snowflake die, spinkled with chunky glitter and completed with a large red gem. The sentiment is a Doodlebug rub on. There are quite a few photo's of this one, I took a few close ups and couldn't decide which ones to use so you're getting them all :). Enjoy your Saturday. TFL, Chris x


27 comments:

Deanne said...

WOW WOW WOW! That is a piece of art! I am speechless!

xx-Deanne

Sandra said...

Totally, jaw-droppingly stunning Sweetie. Love your MS punch ;o)
See you later today!!
Hugs
Sandra xx

Jenni said...

Wow - beautiful card, I love the stamp and all the embellishments :)
Jenni x

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good morning Chris, i am so sorry i have not been here for a while, you've been busy again, with lovely makes. I have to sya this latest card is truly stunning, i love that gorgeous image and all that detail, you have really put alot of work into this card. Hope you are well hunny and enjoy your demonstration at the craft barn, wish i lived nearer to go!!! hugs Linda x

Rach said...

oh wow Chris this is ..... just so gorgeous, amazing talent hun... my jaw has hit the floor.. love it... what an awesome first christmas card. hugs rachxx

Sharon said...

Morning Chris. Wowee! This is so gorgeous. I think you've added a whole new dimension to the traditional Christmas card with this beauty. I love it.
Sharon xx

cats whiskers said...

This is stunning dear all the wonderful extras you have used and your wonderful colouring of that super image just makes this the perfect christmas card, love the colours, sorry for the quick visit of to the beach with the Grandchildren
Hugs Jacqui x

Anesha said...

Wow, stunning card. Love the colouring and the textures. Have a great time at your demo. ANesha

Chrissie said...

What a STUNNING card Chris, everything works so perfectly together here and your colouring is (as always!) superb!

Karen said...

Aaaaaawwww Chris it's absolutely breath taking. Stunning !

Love Karen x

Beth Norman said...

Oh Chris, this is sooooo beautiful. I guess it is that time of year to get working on Christmas cards. Whoever you give this too will be so lucky.

Di said...

Oh CHris this is just stunning you are soooo clever love the step card , love your painting, love everything just breathtaking!

Hugs Di xxx

Fabrizio said...

Flippin' Heck, Chris, Mega gorgeous card...please add it to my Mr Linky on my Christmas challenge blog. (got blog candy, wink). X Fab

Kim Piggott said...

OMG!!!!
Chris this is out of this world amazing!
Love,love,love your image and awesome colouring!
Beautiful design and detail!
Have a great time at the Craft Barn!
hugs
kim x

Nannieflash said...

Oh Chris fantastic card, love the way youve created, its stunning. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Chris, absolutely love the fat lil robin and coloured to perfection too! love the beautiful snowflake, what a brill idea with the acetate :) Donna x

gina g said...

Wow this is stunning i love the design and detail. luv gin xx

Sally H said...

Wow! What a beautiful, beautiful card! The tree, the robin, the post box are all perfect!

Fiona said...

Wow Chris, you are so talented. Your new stamp is ab fab. What could be more christmassy than a robin on a post box? The plush velvet ribbon is a gorgeous touch and the colouring as usual is terrific.
Looking forward to tomorrow.
Fiona x

Rachelle said...

Beautiful! I can't believe we're already so close to Christmas.

Marimer said...

Precioso y fantástico card, el stamp y todos los detalles son inceibles, me encanta. Felicidades.
Saludos

deifen said...

Stunning card Chris - sooo elegant and luxurious -divine!!
Dei xx

simplyfairies said...

Oh Lordy this creation is even more stunning in real life! am glad to have had that pleasure, What an amazing talent you have not only to draw such a superb scene, but to bring it together soooo beautifully in this card!! Too super for words!

Well me, Shirley and Maureen had the luck to find three at the shop so they went home with us!!

debby4000 said...

Amazing card, such wonderful work and it really is more amazing in real life. Your colouring is truly stunning and the details are perfect.
It was wonderful to meet you and look forward to the next time.
luv
Debby

June Houck said...

Unbelievable, Chris. This image deserves a frame! This may be your prettiest image to date (among hundreds of stunning Chris cards). Wow, wow, wow. My jaw is on the floor. GORGEOUS :)

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

This really has the Wow Factor Chris - it's amazing! The colouring is fabulous, and all I can say is WOW!!!
Love, Sylvia xx

Kathy said...

Chris!!! I don't know how you do it!! Another perfect card!! AND you draw the images too!! So not fair!! LOL I love this card as well!! That image is so cute and your coloring and glimmer is jaw-dropping!! I also just adore this snowflake and will have to try some out!! Fabulous girly!!
:)kathy