Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Warmest of Wishes

Hello.

I've made a frame card for my latest Christmas/winter card.


I started out by making this a white-on-white card, but I decided to place a blue backgroud to make all the white features pop out.  And then placed the coloured image against the white background to make itself pop out. I love doing white-on-white though because I find it easier when I don't have to worry about co-ordinating colours...hee hee.


I created the scene with lots of die-cuts.  I just luvvv die-cuts.  Can you tell I'm an addict?


I added glitter to the snow on the ground, the fur trim on her hood and the lantern windows--don't know if you can see the glitter.

A closer look at the image being featured.


This cutie is called Swiss Pixie Through The Night from C.C. Designs.  It's an oldie-but-goodie stamp.  I had stamped, coloured (with markers) and cut her out what-must-have-been a couple of years ago, but never got around to putting her on a card until now.

Challenges for this card:
Creative Corner Challenges - Winter
Country View Challenges #34 December - Create A Scene
Crafty Calendar December Challenge - Let It Snow
Creatalicious Challenge #82 - Something Old, Something New (old stamp, new dies)
Cut It Up Challenge #86 - Brrrrr! Winter!
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 403 - Add some glitter
Die Cut Divas December Challenge - Are You Warm and Cozy?
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge #116 - Anything Goes with a twist Make It Sparkle
Jo's Scrap Shack FFC #118 - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft Challenge #19 - Anything Goes

That's it for now.  Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is always very much appreciated.  Enjoy your day and have a wonderful week!  Are you almost ready for Christmas?  I still have lots to do...sigh.


Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  EK Success (card inside)
Dies:  Dee's Distinctively IME-096 Panderosa Pine Sprig, IME-026 Small Snow Covered Stacker Tree, IME-027 Large Snow Covered Stacker Tree, IME-121 Tree Toppers and IME-128 Tree Base 2; Memory Box 98187 Woodland Branch, 98239 Country Landscape and 98705 Manor House; Spellbinder Petite Scalloped Circles and Classic Ovals; Our Daily Bread Designs Fence    
Punches:  Recollections small flower
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pad Walnut Stain; Glitter Ritz Cool Highlights micro-fine glitter 

Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias, Shin-Han Touch markers; coloured pencils to help with the shading
- face and skin:  blush, burnt orange, coral, soft peach, vanilla--for the cheeks:  oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair and boots:  umber, Touch BR99, cinnamon, tan
- blue shades:  midnight blue, 549-T, denim, pastel blue
- yellow shades:  raw sienna, mustard, pastel yellow, buttercup
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 1-T

19 comments:

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

What a creative way of dealing with the paper matching issue! White on white! :) Great idea.

It really worked out beautifully on your card. I love the navy background and the gorgeous image. Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for our BRRRR! Winter! challenge!

Evelyn
http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

Christine Dol said...

Oh Norma....she is just beautiful! I love the navy background and how it makes the white pop! Hope your holiday preparations are going well!

Mihaela said...

Beautiful card!

Whisper said...

WOW that is one gorgeous Christmas scene, Luv Sam x

Sue said...

Beautiful card love the design thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar hugs Sue J xx

Gerda said...

What a gorgeous card!! Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up challenge!
Gerda
http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

Arlene said...

What a gorgeous card. White on white can be so striking, but I love the background sky and wonderful Swiss Pixie in the scene. It's perfect.

So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Nadine FIQUET said...

Trop trop belle, bises Nadine

Cathy Lee said...

Wow, this is absolutely fabulous, Norma. It is so creative with the snowy winter scene and all the die cuts. I'm a die cut addict too. Your C.C. image is so cute and she fits the theme so well. I'm loving this creation!!! Happy Holidays!
Hugz,
Cath

~ Jo ~ said...

Beautiful card Norma! Love your coloring and really like the wintery scene! Thanks so much for joining our Funday Friday challenge this week!!! Happy Holidays ahead!
Hugs,
Jo
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

craftymagnets said...

Love your card, it's so elegant, pretty and peaceful! "Awesome" job!

Mia Scott said...

This is a stunning card and I absolutely love the colour scheme! The die cuts fit it perfectly. Thank you for joining in with the ‘Something Old / Something New’ challenge at Creatalicious Challenges. Mia – DT Member xx

Dawn said...

Oh this is just so cute. Love all your die cuts, especially the flowers at the top and the dark blue background is a stroke of genius. Thanks for joining in our Something Old, Something New challenge over at Creatalicious.
hugs
Dawn DT
http://cherrytreestudio.blogspot.co.uk

Claudia Rogier said...

stunning card.


hugs
Claudia

Gale said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Norma. Love all your die cuts and they do pop on the blue background. Thanks for sharing with us at Creatalicious. Hugs, Gale DT

Jackie C said...

This is so very beautiful, I am in love! Love this entry, thank you for sharing with Creatalicious, Jackie CT member.

Monic Deconi said...





WaouhhhhhhhhhSuperbe. bravoooooooo
Monic

Joyce Tompkins said...

Oh WOW...what an amazing frame you created! The detail is just stunning. Thanks for joining Fun~day Friday at Jo's Scrap Shack.

Cathie Borowski said...

What an absolutely amazing card, I love the colour scheme and the cute little guy. Thank you for joining the Diecut Divas Warm and Cozy Challenge. Cathie DT

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