26 November 2009

Magnolia ‘Santa on Christmas Eve’

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Hi everyone, hope you’ve all had a good week so far. I’ve managed to do two challenges with this card, Everybody Art Challenge where the theme is Christmas and My time to craft where the challenge is ‘Very Vintage’. I’ve used the gorgeous Magnolia ‘Santa on Christmas Eve’ and the ‘Fir Twig’ background stamps and the card just kept getting bigger and bigger so it’s a huge card cut from a pre-folded A4 card blank, so I think this will go to one of the family, I like to give them big cards.

 

I stamped then masked Santa and then stamped the background in and watercoloured with distress inks. There’s some gold metallic pen on the belt buckle, lantern and boots and also some glaze on the bet and boots but the camera hasn’t picked that up. I made a frame from some Doodlebug embossed velvet paper and placed that over the top of the image with dimension tape. The snowflake is cut with a cuttlebug die and then glittered with chunky glitter. I stamped the Penny Black sentiment stamp in red ink and then cut out with a Nestabilities labels die. Everything else quite straightforward really, snowflake punched white bazzil, red bazzil layer, faux stitching, stickles, sponging and a big bow.

 

I’m still playing catch up, but not actually catching up at all, I think everyone is the same at the moment, not enough hours in the days. Still on a mission to get Christmas cards done and not getting very far with that either :D. See you tomorrow with my Craft Barn post. TFL.

24 comments:

Helena said...

Wow Chris! Your card is amazing and your colouring is perfection. I love the papers you have used too.



Hugs, Helena

anusch said...

Wonderful card.
Thanks for joining in our challenge.
Doreen EAC-DT

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Chris this is totally awesome!
Your colouring is stunning and your scene beautiful!
Such a wonderful card!
Have a great weekend!
hugs
kim x

joey said...

Hi Chris,

oh my gosh your colourwork never fails to amaze me, this is stunning, fabulous card

Joey.xxx

Tessa said...

Beautiful!!!!

Chrissie said...

Your card is stunning Chris, and will be just perfect for a member of the family as it looks so special with that beautiful bow!

debby4000 said...

WOW this is stunning.
luv
Debby

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card Chris, fabulous image the colouring and background is stunning. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

cats whiskers said...

What a wonderful card love everything about it
Hugs Jacqui x

angelwhispers Chanelle said...

Wow!! Fab colouring in!! Love the colours xx Have a great weekend xx

Fiona said...

Fantastic card Chris, really christmassy. Love all the detail you have put in, and need I say it...? fab colouring as always.
Fiona x

Saskia said...

Chris, Your colouring is GREAT!!! Wow, wow!! Beautiful card!

Saskia :)

Di said...

Oh Chris just breathtaking you are so clever and you really should have been a pro artist! your painting is just fabulous! this card is just wonderful!!!

Hugs Di xxxx

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Chris,i love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Pat said...

Your card is gorgeous Chris, the colours are great and I love the whole effect. Thanks for joining in the challenge at MTTC this week.

Pat xx

Daniele said...

wow what a stunner your colouring is perfection thanks for joining us at MTTC hugs x

Lesley said...

Great card, what a lovely image! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Ludkasz said...

wow, this is amazing card:)

Sharon said...

I love the scene you have created Chris and its so beautifully coloured. I'm resigned to the fact that I will never manage to make all my cards so I threw a few boxes in my basket in M&S yesterday! Oh the guilt!

Merry said...

So amazing....more wonderful colouring and a terrific layout. I love that snowflake border.

Nixe07 said...

OMG dear Chris, what a stunning and so wonderful card!! Love your fantastic colouring, it´s just so perfect, wow!!
Have a wonderful sunday.
Hugs
Moni

Kathy said...

WOWZERS Chris this is just gorgeous!! That scene that you have created is just stunning and unbelievable!!! I want your insight for coloring for Christmas!! haha Love this card!
:)Kathy

Mel X said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. Cute image and LOVE the layered frame. Wonderful colouring too!

Mel X

scrappyjan said...

HOLY COW girlfriend!!!!! This is OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!!!!!!!!! WOW WOW WOW.............
LOVE IT!!!
hugs, Janiel