Saturday, 8 October 2016

52CCT - Colours & DT Call .....

... Hello! It's time for our new challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown - 52CCT40-16. This week is our colour challenge and Kaja has picked some really pretty colours for us to use - PALE GREY, SOFT BLUE AND SOFT GREEN. I had fun:

Cheer - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Elf Made
Inks: Distress - Shabby Shutters, Faded Jeans; Stampin' Up! - Smoky Slate; Memento - Tuxedo Black
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Smoky Slate; Copics; Wink of Stella - Clear; Glitter; Glossy Accents


I masked off the card to create the vertical panel. I blended on soft green and soft blue and then sprinkled water droplets on the ink. I used my MISTI to position the sentiment and stamped it twice to give a crisp image. I stamped the little elf directly on the card and also on a scrap of white card. I coloured the image on the white card with Copics, carefully cut it out, edged it with a black marker and then adhered it on to the card base. I added some sparkle to the bell and mistletoe with a clear Wink of Stella brush. I added glitter to the cuffs of her mittens and finished by added a touch of glossy accents to the mistletoe and hair tie. On the inside I cut a mat layer of pale grey card and on the white panel stamped a greeting and some little wrapped chocolates. They're called Kisses - they look great, but I don't like the taste!!!

Cheer inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsCheer sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I used the sketch from this week's CAS(E) this Sketch! - CTS#193 for the layout and I got the idea of an elf from Merry Monday - MM#216 where they want to see elves. For more inspiration using our pretty pastel colours, do visit our blog to see what the Design Team have made.  Don't forget that we're having a Design Team call - full details on the our blog.

We're having a reasonably quiet weekend. Although Kat is going to a BBQ with her school choir at a local cider farm and Jonathan is going to be out at a photo shoot. So I'll have time to play in my craft room. Perfect. Have a fun weekend!

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8 comments:

Leigh Penner said...

Super cute take on the sketch!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

What a sweet elf, Deborah, and I love how you colored her!!

Julia Aston said...

Your elf looks so sweet in these colors Deborah - so nice to be using Claire's wonderful stamps! Julia xx

lilybygilly.com said...

I love all your attention to detail Deborah, from the water-splashed background to the added sparkle on the cute little Elf. Your card is fab, both inside and out xx

Greta said...

What a sweet card, Deborah--great image to use with those pretty colors!

Kajcyika said...

This is really lovely card Deborah! Great use of the colors :)

Meg said...

This is a great take on the sketch. Super-cute card!

fabiola jaques said...

Nous avons eu la même inspiration Déborah, ton elfe est trop joli, biz

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