Thursday, 8 December 2011

Sweetpea Christmas bloghop

















Hello and welcome to sweetpea's Christmas bloghop. If you've come from the very talented Karina's blog then you're on the right way. If not, start at the beginning at the sweetpea blog and find out how you can win a $20 sweetpea candy. The idea for this hop is to get you superinspired to use your favourite sweetpea stamps for your Christmasprojects. With the right colours, papers and sentiments you can make a card for any occasion no matter what it looks like. I even went all out and used non-Christmas papers. I like living on the wild side :)






















The image I have used is from my favourite illustrator ching chou kuik (shhh, don't tell anyone). I've had a soft spot for her images since the beginning and always go back to them. This one is called fluttering butterflies from plate 38 (and it's actually on sale now for only $2!) I really wanted to work with this image as it has a lantern that I wanted to emphasize. Didn't know if I could pull it off, but I must say it really looks like it's glowing. The colouringmedium I used are oilpencils as I know they are able to give this glowing look.























You are almost at the end of the hop. Please leave a comment before you go to our next very talented DT member  Sharon.

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19 comments:

Connie said...

Love the colors and papers you used Katarina! This turned out lovely.
Connie

Lori said...

I really love how you colored the dress and the lantern. It does look cool! :)

Krystal said...

So Beautiful! I love this. Your coloring is perfect to. Amazing TFS
Krystal

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Such a beautiful card Katarina! I love it! Those are my fav fall colors and if I saw that christmas card for sale, I would get it. Stunning. Hugs, Holley

jan farnworth said...

love your coloring and details on this card.

Maria said...

beautiful

Shazza said...

this is very pretty, beautiful image!

Juls said...

stunning! you have captured the oriental feel beautifully! Hugs Juls

Miranda said...

Beautiful image and colouring, it's a lovely card, greetz, Miranda

julieprice3 said...

Beautiful card, love this image!
Hugs Julie P

Sandy G said...

A lovely card Katarina, has a wonderfull soft feel too it.

jennifer said...

beautiful card, love the softness of the coloring.

Kate P. said...

Beautiful card Katarina - I love how you have coloured this - Ching-chou is one of my favourites as well!

Lorraine said...

Beautiful card and love your coloring of that beautiful image!

sweetpeastamps said...

Katarina, love the color choices. This is such a pretty card and a wonderful non-Christmas image to use. Beautiful!

Angela said...

Katarina, I am loving all the shadows and highlights you are getting with your oil pencils. I also love the colors.
Hugs:)
Angela

Alex said...

this is a very pretty card! the way you colored the lantern is FABULOUS!

Sara said...

Katarina... Your card is beautiful and I love the colors you used, not to mention awesome coloring!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Bonnie said...

Great papers & coloring