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Thursday, 19 November 2015

A dark and gloomy November afternoon....




It's raining, it's dark and gloomy outside, so what better way of spending the afternoon than playing in my nice warm craft room? This is the first card I've made for ages that wasn't for a DT. I used a really sweet image from The East Wind called Holly and Olive. I printed her twice so I could add extra layers and dimension to her headdress. She's coloured with copics, a touch of red stickles for the berries. I die cut the image then added a touch of green distress ink and a sprinkling of Frantage to the edges. The background is composed of embossed white rectangles, matted onto dark green, a couple MB die cuts and a stamped greeting.
I apologise for the photo...very poor light today!
I'm now sitting here smiling because I've just noticed it's time for the school run ....and it's not my turn to pick the granddaughters up today :)!!!
Thanks for visiting,
Chris
x

Challenges entered:
craftingforallseasons embossing
thesisterhoodofcrafters beginning to look a lot like Christmas
asnowflakespromise #10
creativecardcrew sprinkle
unicornchallenge Christmas
Whoopsi Daisy Lots of Layers
glitternsparkle add a die cut
cagichallenge Winter holiday
pileiton  #95-Any holiday
theeastwind #43 Layer it on me, baby!

29 comments:

The Little Stamper said...

This is stunning - I especially love how the green pops from the white background, and of course your colouring is amazing too!

Sharon x

Darlene said...

What a beautiful holiday creation!!! Love your design and the dimension! Great job! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas’ challenge and please come back again soon!
Darlene
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

P.S. A friend and I have a new challenge blog beginning in 2016. Please check it out. Double D Challenges

Cross Stitch Claire said...

All your embossing looks great and a beautiful image too. Thanks for joining us at Unicorn, Claire DT x

An Occasional Genius said...

...Is definitely brightened up by this gorgeous card Chris. Funny how it always rains just at school time lol! xx

Chrissy said...

I get that same smile Chris [not my day to go outside..] gorgeous card, I love the embossed panels, fabulous design and the image is coloured beautifully..

luv CHRISSYxx

chrissy xx said...

Gorgeous! Such pretty embossing folders Chris..A lovely design and the cutest of images.
A nice way to spend a dark and gloomy day! {Same here}
So we spent our afternoon at the pictures watching Spectre..
Chrissyxx

Michelle said...

Wow Christ - this is just simply beautiful - the whole design is so pleasing on the eye - Michelle x

Lisa J said...

Stunning card. Love all the white, it makes the image really stand out! Thanks for sharing with us this month. Lisa DT Unicorn Challenge

Bunny said...

This is a beautiful card. A lot of detail and colored so nicely.

Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

Kathleen said...

Just love the green and white and a lovely selection of embossing folders, great image and a really gorgeous card.

Kath x

everything with stickles.blogspot.com said...

Fabulous card love the embossing backgrounds thanks for sharing at Glitter n Sparkle Chris DT a

everything with stickles.blogspot.com said...

Fabulous card love the embossing backgrounds thanks for sharing at Glitter n Sparkle Chris DT a

aussie aNNie said...

Nice to make a card just for YOU and it's gorgeous Chris. Love the image and ivy...not cold here hun we are sitting quietly in my craft room under the air conditioning even too hot to go for a dip at the moment. take care sending warmth.xx
 { aNNie}

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Chris, this is so beautiful! Love that image and amazing job on the paper piecing. It looks fabulous. Love it! Hugs, Wends x

aussie aNNie said...

Hi Chris, that tutorial is easy, just make sure you have a nice white pencil like a prisma pencil...soft..also have you entered my candy, I have not checked who has or has not.xx
 { aNNie}

Pamellia said...

Wow, gorgeous Chris! Love your image and the festive foliage you used to accent her. All the layers create such a wonderful dimensional card, so festive and beautiful! hugs :)

coldwaters2 said...

Wow this is so beautiful Chris I love that image she is stunning, the layers and embellishments of the design are fantastic
hugs
lorraine x

Lisa B said...

Oh Chris, this is just stunning. I love your coloring job on that beautiful image!
Thank you so much for playing along with our Christmas challenge over at the Sisterhood of Crafters. Have a great weekend!

Hugs,
Lisa
SOC DT Member

Penny said...

So, so gorgeous, Chris! Love everything about this, from the image & coloring, to the dimension, the design, the embossing, and the embellies! You were truly inspired! :^)
Hope you have a fantastic weekend!
Hugs, Penny

Rose said...

Beautiful card Chris, I love the image and your colouring.
Rose x

Carla's Cards said...

Very pretty card, thanks for sharing with Crafting for All Seasons!

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Hi Chris...What a beautiful card....pretty image and colouring... love the design....Joolsx

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Hi Chris...What a beautiful card....pretty image and colouring... love the design....Joolsx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Wow, Chris, stunning card, the colouring and the detailing is so pretty. Hope you're having a lovely Sunday evening!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Julie said...

Oh my goodness Chris, this is a stunner! Love the cleanness and the foliage really sets of the design. And yes, you did read right, it's me!!!!!
Hope life's treating you well! X

Inkypinkydelights said...

Hi Chri, This is lovely. I always love the embossed look and the 'white' look too. Thanks for your comment on my Blog and encouragement to do more colouring. I think I might just listen to you! Judy x

Inkypinkydelights said...

Hi Chri, This is lovely. I always love the embossed look and the 'white' look too. Thanks for your comment on my Blog and encouragement to do more colouring. I think I might just listen to you! Judy x

Bonnie Irvine said...

This is delightful. I love all of the fabulous texture in those layers and the green matting really emphasizes the various shapes. The dimension from layering up the image is very cool and your colouring is lovely. Thanks for joining our Layer It On Me, Baby challenge at The East Wind. I hope we see you again soon.

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "winter holiday” challenge over at Come and Get it.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

Hugs,
Melanie
(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Come and Get It)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT Tuesday Throwdown)