13 December 2013

Craft Stamper Take it - make it Challenge 6

Hi everyone hope you had a good week .
It's time for 
...and this time we're asking everyone to get their Ombré on! Basically a take on some of the articles in the current issue of Craft Stamper Magazine one of which is mine. My article is a graduated colouring technique and Ombré hair colouring. I was so proud to be on the cover again too, have to pinch myself when I look at it :D!   

For my card today I made an ombré background for my card by graduating the inks I'd also used for stamping the image panel, blending them together where the colours met to give a soft graduation over my snowflake embossed background piece. I hightlighted some of the snowflakes with stardust stickles and wrapped round a piece of twine before adding it to the card base.
I used the fabulous Paperbabe Stamps sets Reindeer Fusions and Bottle Brush Tree combining the smaller stamps in Reindeer Fusions to make my holly and candy cane border around the edge of the image. The background trees are from Bottle Brush Tree. 

 I embellished the card with a die cut poinsettia flower, punched glitter card holly leaves lots of stickles around the trees and deer and on the ornaments on the deer's antlers. The baubles are actually separate stamps to be added to the deer stamp afterwards. I've added a die cut snowflake and sentiment and self adhesive pearls to finish off.

Hope you'll join us in the take it, make it challenge and this time the prizes are fantastic DVDs by Kate Crane and the winner of the next challenge will be a future guest designer on our mid way challenge post!

Enjoy your day,



Fiona said...

Superb reindeer card Chris, love the ombre effect,the border and little scene you've created. As for making the cover of Craft Stamper...what an accolade and very rightly deserved. Many congrats. xxx

Jenny Marples said...

This ombre look is so effective on backgrounds, within images and even on die cuts. Love this card Chris and so incredibly pleased for you that you have had your stunning work deservedly featured on the cover. Jenny x

Christina C. said...

Spectacular creation....looove the holly and cane border around the elegant image and the background is amazing. The graduating colors are gorgeous...blended to perfection!!!!

Kelly said...

This is so festive and the colors are gorgeous, I love the fading colors for the background. The edges are so pretty and magical! Beautifully done Chris!!
Hugs Kelly

Redanne said...

Your card is beautiful Chris, the little deer image is so sweet and I love how you used the ombre technique.

Your card on the cover of CS is stunning, your colouring is just amazing - you are a hugely talented lady! Hugs, Anne x

Anneke said...

Love the ombré effect you created. Awesome card!

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Chris, I love the happy colors of your card! this background in ombré and graduated colors is very beautiful, I shall remaind myself for trying this. Love love the raindeer in contrasting red, and the stamping around the image is wonderful. Hugs.

Fliss said...

Hi Chris, a really lovely and cute card and I absolutely love your colouring tutorial in CS. The images look really stunning with the clever technique.
Congratulations on your cover too.
Fliss xx

Angelnorth said...

Lovely fresh-looking card Chris. Congrats on the cover, too!

Sandy said...

I am subscribing to this magazine and LOVE it!!! Love seeing your makes and tutorials in it too!
Merry Christmas Chris.