Friday, December 14, 2018

Peace, Love & Joy - FFFC #227 'Christmas/New Year'

Hello.  Happy Friday!

We're starting off our last challenge at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge blog.  The theme for the final challenge is 'Christmas/New Year.'  I hope you'll be able to join us.

For this challenge, I've created a tunnel card.

The aim of a tunnel card is to create a 3-dimensional scene inside the card, creating an illusion of depth.

It's made up from a number of frames.  You can have as many frames as you want, but I've settled on having 5 frames.  (The bare trees were all cut out by hand as I had to have them in increasing/decreasing sizes--no dies for these! sigh)     

The frames are attached to two folded accordion strips of paper, one on each side.

I've turned the back panel into another frame inserted with a piece of vellum paper.  My intention was to position a lit LED tea candle behind the back of the card and...

I wanted to be able to see the glow of the candle through the vellum so it looks like the lantern is glowing. 

Cool, eh?

The two side flaps are really the front covers for the card.  I've put a magnetic disc between the folded layers of each flap so they can snap together when one flap is brought over the other.

The card, when closed, is only 1/4 inch high.

A closer look at the adorable image being featured.

This stamped imaged from Magnolia Stamps...

is called 'Midwinter Tilda' from their Sweet Christmas Dreams Collection 2011.
I've coloured Tilda with my alcohol-ink markers and also coloured pencils.

That's it or me!  Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy your day, have a wonderful weekend and, like the sentiments on my card, have a holiday season filled with Peace, Love and Joy!

Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Dies:  Tim Holtz 660978 Woodlands Thinlits; Poppystamps 1259 Boddington Tree Cluster; Spellbinders Labels Six; Memory Box 98999 Holy Bouquet 
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, coral, soft peach, vanilla--for the cheeks:  oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair and shoes:  burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone
- green shades:  pesto, olive green, marsh green, apple cider
- yellow shades:  raw sienna, mustard, pastel yellow, buttercup
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 3-T, cool grey 1-T
- lantern:  black, cool greys 3 - 5
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T  


Beth Brovold said...

Hello there Norma!! WOW this is fabulous...what an inspiration...I always love your intricate and beautiful designs...absolutely amazing!!! Wishing you and yours a most wonderful Holiday Season!!
Take care,

Darlene said...

WOW This is just stunning Norma! A lot of work went into it I'm sure but it is just amazing and beautiful! It's been wonderful designing with you on this team! All the best to you in the future! Happy Holidays!

Christine Dol said...

WOW WOW WOW Norma! Stunning! Breathless!

Candy said...

Exquisite card, Norma.
What a lot of work you put into this one.
I have never seen a tunnel card before, and am extremely impressed!!
It is absolutely awesome!!

Merry Christmas and I wish you health and happiness in the New Year.
Lots of Love, Candy

Tonniece said...

Hugz Tonniece

Miranda Slagboom-de Groot said...

It's a lovely card.
Hugs Miranda

Dena said...

Sooooo amazing! Love this Norma!
Have a wonderful Christmas!
Hugs, Dena

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

hugs Tamara

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