Friday, 3 December 2010

22 days to go

Christmas is nearly here. Have you all done most of your Christmas cards?  I am nearly there. My card today is  focused on the belles n whistles sketch challenge they have at the moment. Over the last week i have found it quite hard to get inspiration, especially from my backing papers. None of them are jumping out at me and when i go to make a card i cant decide on which one to use. MOJO missing?? if found please return. I really wanted to join in with this sketch challenge as i received a new BNW stamp this week, jingle bells. I just had to ink him up.

I coloured the image in distress inks and added stickles to make it pop. Holly stickles for the present and for his hat crystal. I also added glossy accents to the gold bells to make them shine.

Red ribbon is from ebay. bow is made using the amazing bow-easy.

I added the magnolia candy cane as the backing paper had candy canes on it. I coloured this using my promarkers. I then added glamour dust to the green ribbon, only just received the glamour dust its my new favorite glitter item. Its brilliant how it lets the colour show through.

 The DP`s are from a DCWV paper pack called christmas. The DP at the back was white but i wanted to settle it in to the background a bit more(if you know what i mean) so i used vintage photo distress ink to tone it down a bit, I distressed the edges with a distressing tool and again went over them with vintage photo. I wasnt sure about the card as i was going along but am glad with how it turned out. Love the little boy on the image, so cute.

belles n whistles-sketch(flipped 180 degrees)
abc christmas-Y is for Yuletide(red and green)

Im off to make some more cards(hopefully MOJO will come back while im colouring in)lol

x laura x


Delphine said...

Gorgeous card! The image is lovely and the papers and bows are fab! Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck! Delphine xx

Anonymous said...

Oh your creation is so gorgeous!! I love your yummy looking bow!! Great take on the challenge!! Thanks for joining with us!! Hope to see you again tomorrow and join us for another challenge at Belles 'n Whistles!!HUGS

Lacey Stephens said...

Fantastic card! Thank you so much for playing along with our "Y" challenge. We currently have a blog hop running through the end of the year with a new challenge of "Z is for Zero Time". There are a few prizes as well as blog candy along the way. We would love to have you play along again!!
Have a very Merry Christmas and safe New Year.
ABC Christmas Challenge DT