Sunday, 13 September 2015

52CCT - Colour ....

....  Morning.  I'm sharing the first card that I made for this week's colour challenge at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown.  Fabiola picked the colours - RED, WHITE and ANOTHER colour, but NOT green.  Sadly, I didn't read the instructions properly and I have a touch of honey behind the snowman, and worse, I've got the tiniest hint of green!  But I'm really pleased how it turned out.  However, it didn't follow the rules, so I made another card and that's the one you saw yesterday.  This is the first card:

Merry Christmas - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Chocolate Baroque - Falling Snow; Uniko - Simply Said Christmas; Stampin' Up! - More Merry Message; Stampendous - SSC112 (Can't remember the name of the set)
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, London Fog; Versafine - Onyx Black; Distress - Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Weathered Wood, Festive Berries, Wild Honey, Shabby Shutters
Dies: Die-namics - In & Out Diagonal Stitched Rectangles #3
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU DP - Real Red, Pacific Point; Copic Markers; Wink of Stella - Clear; SU Glitter - Dazzling Diamonds; Pigma Black Fine Point Pen


I'm playing along with the current CASE-ing Christmas Challenge - CCC#29, Jingle Belles - JB:15:19 and Shopping our Stash - SOS/JB.  I decided to use a snowman stamp that I've had for years made by Chocolate Baroque (and sadly discontinued).  I die cut a rectangle, stamped the image and coloured it with Copic markers - making the hat bold red, black and blue.  I added a touch of colour to the staff, star and snowman.  I masked the snowman and created the hills by tearing paper and sponging on colour.  I made a sunset sky by adding a touch of honey, warm red and dark blue distress inks.  I used my clear Wink of Stella all over the snowman to give him a subtle shimmer and used glitter on the falling snowflakes. I layered the finished image on blue design paper and white card.  I cut a piece of red design paper slightly smaller than the card and attached the snowman panel to the centre of the card.  I finished the front with a simple sentiment.  On the inside I cut a mat layer of blue design paper and on the white panel stamped a Christmas greeting along with a few more snowflakes.

Merry Christmas inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsMerry Christmas sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I took a close up of the snowman where you can just about see the shimmer on his body - no sun here today, so the sparkle isn't showing up much!

Merry Christmas detail - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

We had a fun day out yesterday - at a photo shoot up in Pontiac.  I took loads of photos - as always - photos to follow.  Yesterday evening was the start of Kathryn's Birthday Week!!  She had dinner with a group of friends - they had fun.  We heard them, but enjoyed a quiet dinner at a table of our own :)))  This was followed by a sleepover here.  Why do they call it a Sleepover?  The girls were chatting until quite late!!  That's all for now - have a good day.

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10 comments:

Daen'Ys said...

Pink and blue - what a beautiful color combination for this frosty guy! Love the funny hat!
Thanks for your nice comment, Deborah.
Rosi x

SmilynStef said...

I adore the ink texty frame and the subtle pink glow in the sky ... thanks for shopping your stash with us at jingle belles.

The EmBellished Card - Belinda said...

Deb, I love your snowman. His quirky little hat is adorable! You did a terrific job on your card with all the coloring and shading. Thanks for playing along with us at CASE-ing Christmas!
Blessings,
Belinda

Judy V said...

Cute card! Thanks for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas!

lauren bergold said...

wow! what an amazingly lovely & detailed card; the coloring, the accessories, the... EVERYTHING... is just right! thanks for joining our SOS and JINGLE BELLES stash-busting holiday fun! ♥

Donna said...

Lovely lovely!! Thanks for joining the Shopping Our Stash crew & Jingle Belles for our stashy Christmas challenge!!

Mynn Kitchen said...

He's SNOW cute, Deb! LOVE the gorgeous scene you created for him! The glittery snowflakes are fab, too! Thank you so much for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Taunya Butler said...

So cute and fun with FABULOUS layers and papers to showcase your adorable snowman with!! Wonderful job and Thank you for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas - we are thrilled that you joined us - please join us again in October!!
Taunya Butler
CASE-ing Christmas Design Team
http://daisiesgirl.com

cohenna said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas :)

Asha said...

I am soooo loving this card, Deb. That snowman in his funny little hat ... hilarious! LOVE IT! Thank you for joining our September challenge. We have started CASE-ing Christmas Challenge #30 . Link up by the 23rd and you’ll be entered into the Christmas in October random prize draw. Hope to see you again for our October challenge.
hugs, Asha

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