2 November 2010

Katzelkraft DT Card - Three Kings

Good morning everyone! Tuesday, my day to post on the Katzelkraft DT blog and I have a card using the wonderful Katzelkraft Christmas stamp plate Lumieres de Noel.

To colour the beautiful Three Kings image I watercoloured with distress ink refills using : Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans, Vintage Photo, Antique Linen, Barn Door, Fired Brick, Tea Dye, Walnut Stain, Dusty Concorde, Black Soot, Pumice Stone, Shabby Shutters and Dried Marigold. I've also coloured the background to create a night desert scene using the inks and blending the colours with lots of water over the water dampened paper. Heavy 300gsm watercolour paper is advisable for this technique so that the paper doesn't warp from the water.

I decided to let the image stand alone and simply cut out the scene with a Spellbinders Labels Nestability die and I edged it with black soot distress ink. To make the card in this style I cut a piece of dark brown card with the same die,  scored it approximately 1cm from the top, folded and flattened the 1cm tab and this piece is then attached with glue or glue tape (glue only on the tab)  to the image panel to make the shaped card. I added a prima crystal for the star of wonder, lots of small clear gems for other stars and some stickles glitter glue.

Katzelkraft News

If like me you struggle to get enough Christmas cards done and need a challenge to get you going :) then over on the Katzelkraft Forum you can join in on the '10 weeks 'til Christmas' thread where we are going to try to make three Christmas cards per week until Christmas which will total 30 cards made. You don't have to make them all of course, I'm sure I probably won't but a few made is always good and you can add them as and when you can, you don't have to use Katzelkraft stamps if you don't have them although it's always appreciated and there are prizes on offer which is great, I've now joined up. You need to register as a member on the English speaking thread here where there are a few of us and all the text is in English although everyone is welcome to join in on the French thread of the same title too. I hope you'll join us, I'd love to see you there. 
Have a good day today!


Jules said...

Wow Chris .. .. this is so stunning.

I love it.

Thank you for the inspiration.

Love Jules xx

Shake said...

Another wonderful work of yours!!!
Love your coloration so much and this is spectacular!!

Hugs, ALbert

chris said...

Hi Chris, I wish you could have heard the noise that came out of me when i clicked on this, its so
A-MA-ZING. the art work is
OUTSTANDING so love it chris,
what a fabulous idea doing 3 cards a week. could do with doing this too. hugs chris xx

Fleur said...

Oh Chris. I am at a loss of words(rare moment)
This is truly amazing, your colouring is totally out of this world.
Hugz fleur xXx

Fiona said...

What an amazing piece of work Chris. Your colouring is spectacular, what an asset you are to Katzelcraft.

Julie said...

fantastic work, such gorgeous colouring!

Kristin said...

That was totally amazing! Your colouring is gorgeous! :D
I don't understand how you do it. :)

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous image and a really gorgeous card, love the bright and vibrant colours youve used. Stunning card as always Chris. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Christina C. said...

OMG...Chris, this is absolutely BREATHTAKING.....GORGEOUS!!!!

Nine said...

I love your card ! It's so.... WOOOOW !!

Katzele said...

hum hum, well,hum, no, nothing.... I think I have to work harder, lol

Marimer said...

Hola, Chris, despues de tanto tiempo he entrado y desde luego que esta tarjeta no necesita nada mas, solo con el enorme trabajo que has hecho coloreando es suficiente. Es una obra de arte.
Besitos. Voy a ver tus maravillas anteriores, llevo retraso de cuatro meses.

Renkata said...

Chris it's just perfect like this, the image talk for him self.
Fantastic work.

Renkata said...

Chris it's just perfect like this, the image talk for him self.
Fantastic work.

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Chris.

Hugs Riet.x

Larissa said...

Verry pretty Chris and stunning colouring!


Sue from Oregon said...

this is soooo beautiful! I love watercoloring!

Only By His Grace said...

Love this card Chris.
Gorgeous coloring. Love how you did the background and said how you did it. That stamp is super.
Hugs Maz

Merry said...

Oh your colouring is so beautiful.....such a lovely card.

CraftyC said...

Totally gorgeous card Chris and beautifully coloured1

Michelle said...

Wonderful as always Chris, you get such vibrant colours out of those distress inks. I stand in awe!!!
x Michelle

Beth Norman said...

Oh la la. This is truly a piece of art. I agree that a stand alone version is perfect.

Michele said...

This is sooooo stunning!

Dawn B. said...

This is incredible. I LOVE the richness of the colors. Such a wonderful Christmas image. Things are great across the pond.:)

Suzie Q said...

Wow Chris!!!
how you bring your stamps to life is truly amazing!
just love popping by your blog
Suzie Q

Sandra said...

Oh My Gosh... Sweetie this is stunning! Just love how have let the image do the talking, as it were.
Missing you tonnes.
Hope you are enjoying the NEC xxxx
Big hugs
S xx