Monday, 22 November 2010

Snow queen has it all...

...and then some! I went crazy with the colours for this card. Have you ever seen so much going on? It was a delight to colour though.

For today's card I've been playing with a wonderful winter scene drawn by Linda Biggs called snow queen.(from sweetpea stamps)
I couldn't decide on a colourscheme, but knew I wanted to add some sparkle to the flakes. I started out by using blue, but it got a bit too much so after finding these papers with pinks and reds I went all in :) Maybe a bit too much, lol.

I struggled with it and I'm not sure if I like it or if it's too cluttered. I wanted the image to stand out more, but it almost got lost here. On the other hand it coordinates with the papers and embellishments quite well. Ultimately I think I need to give this image another go.

The paper to the far left is from cloud9design, the other two are from Basic Grey's eskimo kisses line. I used a nestabilitie to cut out the image and coloured it with promarkers. The edges are inked with distress ink. The snowflake is made using different nestabilities dies.

Challenges for this card are:

ABC challenge - H is for holidays
Anything goes - let it snow
Basic Grey challenges - wings
Creative inspirations - winter wood land
Cute card thursday - sketch
Paperplay challenges - let it snow
Simon says stamp - sparkle
Stampin for the weekend - winter
Totally gorjuss - not so traditional

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NGCARDS said...

This is such a lovely card hun, very nice! Thanks for joining in this week with our theme of Winter Wood Land at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge Blog! xxx

Kristel said...

This is a gorgeous card Katarina! Looks amazing!
Hugs Kristel

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so fabulous and gorgeous too.

sue said...

a beautiful card thanks for joining us at anything goes x sue x

Lorraine A said...

Oh wow !! what a gorgeous card katarina ,, I LOVE this !! the image is beautiful and the papers and details are all just perfect :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Alicia said...

What a gorgeous card! Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Paper Play this week for "Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow"!
Alicia xx

debby4000 said...

Wonderful card and love the adorable fairy.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

mylib said...

Here is one more Snow QUeen to your collection - by award-winning artist Vladislav Yerko:

Chris said...

A gorgeous card Katarina and such a lovely image. I think your colouring is perfect and the papers you chose go so beautifully with it. Thanks for joining us at BasicGrey Challenges. Chris and the DT :)

Vanja said...

Gorgeous card, Katarina! I love the image.
Thank you for joining us at CCT! :)
Hugs, Vanja

Kat said...

This is lovely Katarina. I love these papers. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x