Saturday, 5 November 2011

Christmas in Red, Orange and Yellow

I was lucky enough to win a recent challenge at the Crafts and Me blog, and my prize was a gift certificate from Whimsy Stamps. So I didn't have to spend my voucher on postage, I opted for some digis, and I used one of them today.
I haven't used any Whimsy digis before, but I've got to say, the fact that they give you a png file with a transparent background is just perfect! I added the background shading in Photoshop Elements before I printed, then coloured the image with Promarkers. I cut the image and mats with some nesties, and when I went to put the image on the card, I decided I preferred it turned around a little - making the angel more upright. (One advantage of a circular image!)

The background paper is from the Papermania Capsule collection. I've used so much of that paper this year - I love those colours!

I fancied doing something a little different for embellishment, so I cut some pinking circles  and wrapped them with gold thread spirelli-style, finishing them off with sticky gems shaded with Promarkers.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Hazlenut's Christmas where they want bright,
Little Claire where the theme is Christmas,
Crimbo Crackers where anything (Christmas) goes,
Cute Card Thursday where they want the colours of the bonfire (among other Guy Fawkes options),
Fresh Brewed where anything goes,
Papertake Weekly where anything goes,
Emerald Faerie where the theme is 'Christmas Red',
Sparkles Christmas where they want angels,


Hazel said...

This is a beautifully crafted card - love the spirelli - goes well with the image in the nestie shapes - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 45 - hope to see you again soon. x

CraftyC said...

A beautiful card Josephine and such a cute image!

Deb said...

gorgeous card, love that sweet image!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
have a great day, Debxx

Sheryl said...

This is such a pretty card! You pulled together the color combination beautifully!
Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges for our, "Anything Goes with Blog Candy" challenge.
Warm Hugs,

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creation and love the choice of reds thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at the Emerald Faeries
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have candy if you are interested :)

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card

Cute Angel, thanks for joining us at SCC hope you will join us again soon. good luck xx

Carissa said...

Gorgeous image. This is such a lovely card. Thanks for playing at Papertake Weekly. Carissa :)

Helen said...

Beautiful card and I love the little spirelli circles you've added.

Thanks for joining us at Little Claire.

Helen x

vicki b said...

Gorgeous card and beautiful colouring thanks for joining in with the Emerald Faerie Challenge..Vicki xxx

The Stamper's Touch said...

Oh this sure is stunning! I'll have to play in photo shop with my digis more now, thanks for the inspiration. Love your embellies too. Thanks for joining us at the Fresh Brewed Anything Goes challenge.


creativchen said...

Dear Josephine,
I Just arrived at you blog. I love your art and creative mind! I'll be watching this blog closely, thank you for giving us so much of your time and mind. You make so wonderful and lovely works!
Many Hugs from Marina from Germany
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