Sunday, 29 August 2010

Snowflake Sparkle

Challenges

Creative Inspirations (41) - Christmas In August
Wild Orchid (4) - Make It Sparkle
Papertake - 3/2/1/ Of Anything (3 Types of Embellishments/2 Papers/1 Image)
Simon Says - Paper Piecing (Hat & Coat)
The Rainbow Lady (116) - Sparkle & Shine
The Sugar Bowl (42) - Sketch & Pearls
Crafty Emma's Shop (1) - Anything Goes

Here is a Christmas card that is very, very sparkly indeed, along with the craft room, me and the dog. I certainly like to spread the glitter around ha! ha! I think I might have got some in my cup of tea as well!!!

Anyway, I have followed the great sketch but have used an oval instead of a square as I think the stamp suits this shape more. Having coloured the image with Promarkers I then 'Paper Pieced' the hat and coat. I also applied white flock to her fur muff for texture. I have glittered the snowflakes on the image and added pearls to them. I then coloured and glittered around the edge of the image before layering with Nesties.

Before I added the image I covered the base card with paper and went around the edge with D/S tape before sprinkling with yet more glitter. I did the same with the two strips, which came out a bit wider than I had planned. Lastly, I punched some snowflakes from glittery paper and added glittery gems to the centres. Well, I hope you like this one, I do. Thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Stamp - Sugar Nellie
Papers - Funky Fairys
Pearls/Gems - Stash

14 comments:

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Christine,
This is a beautiful card. The image is so sweet and perfectly coloured.
Hugs,
Fiona x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Christine this is adorable and how angelic that image looks I love your colouring

Hugs
Lorraine x

Cheryl said...

oh this is one adorable image hun making it a really beautiful card,bless you for playing at creative inspirations,this week,hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Jackie said...

This is so cute.. brill card, thank you for playing along at SSSC this week x

Lilian said...

Lovely card and beautiful coloring. Thanks for joining the Sugar Bowl Challenge! Have a wonderful day!

Cor* said...

LOVE all the bling, sparkle and shine! Great colors. Thanks for joining in at Creative Inspirations for our Christmas Challenge.

PaulaM said...

This is one of my favorite images - though I don't have it yet - but it is on my wish list. You have done a wonderful job coloring her. TFS

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

I love the gems on the snowflakes!!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

-Sarah

Sue said...

Hi Ya
aww gorgeous card, lovely image & colouring, fabby papers & design, thank you for joining us at CES first challenge, hope to see your next week, sue,x

Katina said...

So pretty, sparkly and beautiful Christine! Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at PTW x

Rainbow Lady said...

Sweet image and super colours. Love all the sparkle hope the dog is enjoying being sparkly. Thanks for sharing Love Cynthia x

debby4000 said...

Beautiful, adorable card Christine.
luv
Debby

Emma said...

An adorable card Christine, the image and colours are gorgeous.
Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges & good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Jenni said...

Gorgeous, love the colours and the glittery card. Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week.
Jenni x