Sunday, 12 December 2010

French horn Christmas wishes

I'm stuggling on to get all my Christmascads ready on time and make my first card as guest designer for papertake weekly and getting the secret bloghop ready for tomorrow....I'm sure you have more things to do, but this is quite enough for me especially since I'm also fighting a cold on top of everything else.

Today's card is one I'm especially proud of. I made it for a friend that plays the french horn in a symphony orchestra. We just recently started talking again after finding eachother on facebook after 10 years. I've had this little charm for years and when I decided to send my friend a Christmascard I knew I had to include the charm.

Finding the right stamp wasn't that hard as I remembered some of the house-mouse stamps had instruments in them. I thought this one was perfect!

The image is coloured using my promarkers and because I'm not used to using dark colours I nearly gave up colouring it. I actually started on a new one using a different colouring medium, but got so BORED having to colour the same image twice, lol. So I got back and worked some more on the original one. I'm quite pleased with how it turned out. Not my best work, but still something I can be proud of. Except the image that took ages to colour I had huuuge issues with the bow (or the other way around ;) I think it took me an hour to get it right, because I also wanted to include the charm in some nice way. I started with a wider bow, but it got too big and tieing it around the green one was too bulky - it was a nightmare as I was so close to finishing the card. In the end this is how I made it and I think it looks so good. Just don't ask me how much glue I used or how many pieces the bow is made of, lol.

The papers I have used are all from Basic Grey's Wisteria line. The gold music panel is a stamp that I embossed with gold powder. The edges are inked with a gold pen. And that's it :)

I used a couple of challenges while making this card:

All sorts - last minute Christmas
Creative card crew - anything goes
Creative inspirations - anything Christmas
Friday sketchers - sketch
I love promarkers - Christmas carol/song
Simon says stamp and show - A holiday greeting

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Karen said...

It's gorgeous,, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

coldwaters2 said...

Wow this is absolutely gorgeous that image is brilliant and so is the colours and design thank you for sharing this with us at Creative Inspiration this week.
Lorraine x

Lorraine said...

Well I think it's all absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

katesacraftybugger said...

lovely work Katarina, thanks for joining us at I ♥ promarkers this week - Kate x

scotspanda said...

gorgeous card, really love the little horn charm, the image is cute too

thanks for joining in with the fun at Allsorts this week


Amanda xx

Jenni said...

Beautiful creation Katarina, love the colours. Thanks so much for joining in with the Creative Inspirations challenge this week.
Jenni x

Daisychain said...

A gorgeous Christmas card, love the image and colours you have chosen. Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations, hope to see you next time. Good luck! Hugs Christine x