Monday, December 21, 2015

Gerda Steiner Progressive Challenge

December Challenge Peace Santa

As soon as I saw the image this month I had this picture in my mind of what I wanted to do with it. Taken me most of the month to find time to make the card but I'm pleased that it turned out the way I pictured. I stamped the world background stamp from Dark Room Door with Ranger Archival Watering can ink and coloured it with distress ink Antique Linen and Tumbled Glass. I wanted it to have a softer look behind the image. Santa is coloured with copics then cut out with a pierced oval die from MFT. I printed two images and cut the banner from the second one and added it to the main image to give it some dimension. Used mounting tape to add it to the map that was then adhered to the black card base. The sentiment is computer generated and it is bigger than I normally would use but I wanted it to stand out.

Hat & Suit: R24,27,BG000.
Belt: N3,5,7,9.
Boots: W5,7,9,10.
Skin: E51,R05,20.
Beard: C0,1.
Gloves: W3,5.
Banner: B21,23.
Ground: W1,3.
Shadow: BG0000.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Outlawz Freebie Progressive Challenge

Happy Christmas Little Star

The freebie this month is from All Dressed Up and she is adorable. I wasn't going to post my card as everything that can go wrong did for this one. I was planning on using water colouring but printed in out on the ink jet printer on the water colour paper. They really don't mix and even heat setting didn't help. I hate to waste so I decided to use Prisma pencils but have never done it on the watercolour paper. The bumpy paper is really not the best surface, in fact it was hard work getting the pencils to blend but I persevered and I think I finally managed to achieve a reasonable card front. I am definitely going to give it another shot but later. The sentiment is a die from Impression Obsession and the border snowflakes from Couture Creations but it is no longer available. They release so many and it is hard to get older ones. I adhered then to the image and then onto a blue card base. Still not all that happy with it but with Christmas just around the corner it will have to do.

Monday, December 14, 2015

The Outlawz Sunday Cas Challenge

Tis the Season

This weeks Sunday CAS Challege on the Outlaws Blog is anything goes and as I am still in the Christmas card mood here is my latest effort. I used this delightful image from Bugaboo called Tis the Season and love the way it came together so quickly. I printed the image and sentiment on Xpress it paper and colour JJ with copics. Used an old border punch from EK Success,added some bakers twine and two strips of red and a quick and simple Christmas card for some-one with a sense of humour.

Skin: E11,41,51,R20. Eye; YG13.
Hair: Y14,21,23,E07.
Stockings: E1,41.
Dress: Ro5,46.
Shoes: R56,89.
Glass: BG0000,01.
Drink: E01,93. Olive: BG93,94.
Baubles: G03,09,BV00,01,Y00,06,YR04,16,B12,14.
Star: & Leaves: Y13,18,YG17.
Shadow: C0.
Ground: E41,42,43.

All Dressed Up

Dressing the Tree

All Dressed up have so many lovely digis it is hard to choose a favourite but this one is high on the list. Have used this image before but have never posted the finished card so thought it was about time I did one. I kept it fairly CAS  and as usual it has been coloured with copics. The sentiment is from an old Verve stamp set called O Christmas Tree and it seem so appropriate with this image.Sadly it is no longer available which seems to be the case with so many of my old favourites. Adhered the two pieces to a blue card base with dimensional and a nice a quick card added to the pile I will have to post soon. 

Copics: Skin: YR000,E41,93,R20.
Hair: E47,50,55,57.
Wings: BG0000,000,BV0000.
Dress: RV93,95.
Stars: Y15.
Tree: YG61,63,65.E25,27.
 Baubles: YR12,15,16,18.V05,09.BV00,01.R14,20,21,46,56,59.B12,14.BG11,13.Y04,06.C0,3.
Shoes: RV99.
Presents: B00,01,02.C0,3.RV000,02.G0000,00,07.YR02,61,68.E02,11,60.
Shadow:P BV0000.
Ground: E01,07,011,13.

An Other Christmas Card

Kitten In a Gift Bag

Another gorgeous kitten image from Gerda Steiner and as my youngest is such a cat lover I think this might be her Christmas card this year. Have been trying to get them all finished so have not been posting them as I do them . Copics was my choice to colour the image and I then cut it out and framed it with a pierced square die from MFT. The sentiment die is from Impression Obsession and the border is a punch from EK Success though it is an old one that I have had for ages so not sure if it is still available. The ribbon is from SU. I added Diamond Stickles from Ranger to the hat and Clear Wink of Stella to the Stars. The ribbons on the presents have Dimensional Magic added to them to add some gloss but it doesn't show up on the photo.

Cat: E01.02,11,W10
Hat: R24,29,46,59.
Bag: B0000,01,G0000,00,02 Stars: Y17,21 Tree: G24,28,29,E29,39,R59.
Presents: R000,20,YR000,B21,23,37,39,C0.
Ground: W0,1,3.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Polar bear Christmas.

Merry Christmas

Last month I used this lovely image from Deedee's images and I just had to make another card with it. I used distress inks for the background again and cut the image slightly smaller and used different colour copics for the scarf. Added some snowflakes, the large one from Simon Says Stamps, and the small ones from a border die. I didn't keep a record of the copics and the sentiment. It is a mix of free stamps that I received with a Stamp magazine.

Sadly Deedee's Images is closing at the end of the month so if you like her images you will have to get in quick. I will be sorry to see her go.

Merry Christmas Bear

Shopping all Done

This is such a cute stamp from LOTV call Jenny - All Shopped but it is no longer available. I use it every Christmas but they are always adding new ones so you can check for their new stamps. Their stamps are hard to resist. I coloured her with copics then cut it out with a oval die from MFT  then mounted it on an old scrap of PP. The sentiment is from Couture Creations merry little Christmas collection called Christmas Banners and the snowflake border is called tinsel and is also from Couture Creations. The snowflakes are Spellbinders and Cheery Lyn dies. I tend to cut an assortment and keep them handy so I can pick and chose the ones that suit my card. Some bling from my stash and some twine finished this panel that I adhered to an aqua card base.

Bear: E70,71,74.
Hat: R24,35,37,N1,Bg10,,C0,1,3.
Scarf: R24,35,Y13,15,17,
Bags: Yg63,G82,BG11,15.
Tags: E000,01,42,43.
Grass: YG23,25.
Shadow: B0000.