7 October 2009

Cardvaarks Challenge - Take a Bow



Hi everyone, hope you're having a good week so far. A card today that I'm entering into the Caardvarks challenge which is 'Take a Bow' and use ribbon in a wonderful way. Well may be how I've used my ribbon isn't that wonderful, I made a bow but I thought I'd enter anyway and now I have one more Christmas card done :D too. I've used my new 'partridge in a pear tree' digi available in the shop very shortly and water coloured it with distress inks. The edges are sponged with black distress ink and I've added some stickles for some sparkle here and there. The rest of the card is very simple, some gorgeous SEI Winter Song paper which is embossed and has a lovely sheen to it, that's also been sponged at the edges and some red bazzil card. I added the ribbon bow, some red and white flowers and some red pearls to finish. TFL.


29 comments:

Dawn B. said...

Oh my goodness Chris this is pure elegance.. WOW. I love it. I am quite sure you did your blog header too.. I think this is so awesome.. I want to come across the pond and have you teach me how you color.. I can't wait to use my new digi image I purchased...I am saving it...Hugs to you.

SmilynStef said...

What gorgeous coloring of that image ... and the red bow is the absolute perfect accent.

Jane Wetzel said...

Hi Chris...lovely card

scrappyjan said...

Oh WOW Chris this card is one of those take your breath away Beautiful cards!!! Love the colors and your details!!! WOW!!!!!!!
hugs, janny

Kim Piggott said...

Wow Chris this is such a stunning card!
Amazing colouring and such a beautiful image and I love your details!
hugs
kim x

Karen said...

Oh WOW that's soooo STUNNING !

Love Karen x

Anesha said...

Wow the tree just pops. Wonderful. Anesha

Louby said...

Hi Chris, lovely card and image as always, so posh and festive.lol
I haven't been doing much over the summer but getting back to it now - I see you have been as busy as ever with all your fab cards and images - putting us all to shame:-)
brilliant.
Love Louby x

Beth Norman said...

Beautiful card. Whoever gets this one is so so lucky.

Ludkasz said...

Lovely, elegance card:)

mckinkle said...

Its just stunning, such elegance. OOh cant wait to see your next releases!
Keryn :D

lauren said...

well, i certainly think you've used ribbon in a WONDERFUL way: it's the perfect enhancement to an absolutely breathtakingly BEAUTIFUL card! what could be more wonderful than that?! ♥

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card Chris, love the image and they way youve created such dimension is fantastic. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxxx

Heidi Van Laar said...

Gorgeous card, the coloring on your stamped image is amazing!

Love to Doodle! said...

Stunningly gorgeous Chris....so much detail, so much perfection....beautiful...xx

Mina said...

wow wow wow Chris this is just amazing, your colouring as always is stunning and I love that image
Mina xxx

treesawardincrafts said...

Oooh, I love that image. AND I love the card.

Fiona said...

Hi Chris, what a great card. Love your pear tree image and the colouring as ever is exceptional.
The velvet ribbon and the flowers are perfect. Your new banner is fab too.
Fiona x

Julie said...

I think your colouring is amazing, I could decide if you had cut the image out and layered it of it was the colouring that gave it so much dimension. Fantastic.

Donna said...

Wow Chris this image is amazing and so brilliantly coloured, the little flowers are soooo pretty and the pearls add the finishing touch...love it :) Donna x

Steph said...

Stunning colouring as always, Chris!

June Houck said...

Perfect in every way...the coloring, the bows, and the beautiful papers. Breathtakingly beautiful, Chris.

Nathalia Castellon said...

So stunning! Your coloring, embellishing...sigh. Love it!

Crissy Armstrong said...

Another gorgeous, stunning card. I am repeating myself, I know, but I keep getting stunned whenever I come here. Keep that up and one of these times I'll up and pass out! LOL
Truly beautiful partridge in a pair tree, and your use of the ribbon is elegant and stylish, and with the flowers its a work of art in itself.
I do love how you do your background around the image. One of these days, I want to see a tutorial on that if you ever get the gumption/time! Hugs!

colourmehappy said...

What a fantastic card! I love that stamp :-)

Beverly S. said...

Beautiful card...more like a painting!!!! :) Gorgeous!

Daniela said...

Wow this is beautiful!!!!

dstandard said...

What a beautiful card!

Amy said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful!!