Sunday, March 29, 2009

A Christmas card on a Spring Winter Day...

Well the good news is we didn't get as much snow as last weekend - the bad news is we got a lot of snow!!! Seriously we have more snow now then we did at Christmas!! So it was fitting the my friend Janet's Corrosive Challenge #5 today was a Christmas/ winter card with an animal.

For this card I used Jen's SKFYTT - I look forward to them every week!!

The image is from Elzybells called Sleeping Reindeer; when I first saw this challenge from Janet I figured easy I have TONS of animal winter stamps - um NO I have tons of Snowmen & I don't think they count as animals!! This really was about the only one with a legit animal in it; I was thinking I would be using a snowman with a wee little bird until I came across this!!

I coloured the image with Lyras & Prismacolor using mineral spirits, still trying to get the hang of it; but I do find I really enjoy colouring with them.

I added candy cane Stickles for the balls on the tree & silver stickles for the garland. On his noise and the star I used Crystal effects to give it some shine.

The CB is white cs from Papertrey and the DS paper is from Scenic Route called Garland. I layered it and the image on SU's Riding Hood Red. To finish off the image I added a Ghost Snowflake with a 5mm red Bella Bonbon

Thanks Janet for another great challenge & Jen for the sketch!!

Dana

8 comments:

Patti J. said...

Dana, First of all, I love your title! We also woke up to snow today (in Missouri), although, not nearly as much as I thought we'd have when I turned in at midnight! Now, your card... this is so cute! I love the snoozing reindeer! Your embellishements are adorable too. Thanks for sharing!

Karen Motz said...

Awesome card my friend! Funny...I just finished my card for Janet's challenge and I used the same sketch. We must be on the same BFF brainwaves! :)

Leslie said...

What a cutie...and another ghost thing-a-ma-jig! You and Karen are awesome and so ahead of the game with your Christmas cards. Wish I was too!

jen del muro (iheart2stamp.com) said...

what a darling image! thanks for playing! hugs-jd

Valems said...

Beautiful card! The image is so cute and I love that snowflake. :)
Hugs, Vanja

Melissa Craig said...

This is sooo pretty!!

Thanks for playing!

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

Great job Dana! Love the addition of the Bella Bonbons - PERFECT!

Janet said...

awwwwwwwww this image is sooooooooooo cute!! i should have ordered it too! lol
great card! thanks again for playing:)
hugs