Sunday, 28 November 2010

Christmas in flowers

Here's one of my new favourite images - poinsetta fairy from plate 60 from sweetpea stamps. It's such a wonderful image and a delight to colour. I love how happy she looks, like a kid on Christmas morning :)

I've been a little bit bored with my promarkers lately so I coloured her with oilpencils and then smeared it out with some thinner and a stompf (you know those pen looking things made out of paper that artists use for pastels) I used three different papers from different lines, but I thought they worked beautifully together. The right panel is made out of two of them, strips I cut and glued on. They are both from basic grey - fusion and fruitcake. The paper to the left is from the photo collection from karenmerieklip. I think I've had it for 6-7 years, lol.
I found a prima flower pack that I had won last year, but never got around using. The golden swirls on it matched my image perfectly, something I didn't realize until later. The gold sentiment is from a SeeD's pack and it's embossed with gold embossing powder

I LOVE the red/green/gold colourscheme for Christmascards. It looks so rich and gives them such a decadent feel. Like chocolatecake with chocolatesauce and truffles. YUM!

The challenges I've used are:

ABC Chrstimas challenge - X is for Christmas
Alphabet challenge  - E for embossing
Basic Grey - recipe (4 embellishments, 3 papers, 1 and/or 2 image/sentiment) I used 2 papers from BG
Card patterns - sketch
Daring cardmakers  - spotty and stripey Christmas
Everybody art - shapes
One stop craft  - Christmas cuties
Paper cutz - anything goes
Papersundaes  - adorn those corners
Pile it on - winter
Really resonable ribbon  - Christmas
Sew many challenges - red and green
Stamp and create - 'tis the season

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Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Beautiful Christmas card! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

Cheryl said...

WOW STUNNING and your colouring is beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

This is such a gorgeous creation.. Love the pretty image. Great job :)

thanks for playing along with us at SMC CHallenge this week :)

debby4000 said...

Beautiuful card, its gorgeous.

Gail said...

Really gorgeous! You're right, those colours are fantastic for Christmas.

Anonymous said...

lovely card, love the colours and image! thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge this time, Samantha :0)

Lynda said...

Absolutely beautiful card! Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

Fiona said...

this is fab and the image is so beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Paper sundaes this week.


Crystal said...

Very beautiful, love the rich burgundy colour & the gold embossed sentiment looks fantastic! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes this week :)

darling Ho said...

Wow~ She is so pretty.:)
Thanks for join us at SEW MANY Challenge, hope to see you next time.
Hugs, ~darling Ho~

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

Oooh, your image is so soft and beautiful!

So happy that you played along with Paper Sundaes this week. Looking forward to seeing more of your creations in the future!
♥ Lisa M.

Pinkllilac said...

What a gorgeous card and such beautiful details.
Thank you for joining in our challenge over at Sew Many Cards
Hugs Linda

Michelle Gotoh Bertuzzi said...

Awesome take on the sketch! Love the colors.
Glad you could play along with us at Card Patterns.

gina g said...

Gorgeous card Katarina its a beautiful image. Thanks for joining us at the OSCC this week. luv gina xx

Carolina said...

Very pretty and lovely card. Thank you for joining the Alphabet challenge

Jan said...

Beautiful card!

Rica said...

Beautiful card - wonderful colouring of the gorgeous image and stunning details - love the poinsettia.

So glad you could join us at Basic Grey,
hugs Heather xx

Giò said...

Fashion card!!! The image is elegnat and beautifully coloured.
Thanks for joining us at BG challenge.
Hugs, Giò

Fiona said...

beautiful card...I love the subtle colours you have used in colouring the image. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.


Rica said...

Stunning colours and papers, your image is so beautiful and such fabulous colouring.

Thanks so much for playing along with us at Basic Grey.
hugs Heather xx