Sunday, 5 October 2014

One Stitch at a Time Challenge 221

This time at One Stitch at a Time, we're challenging you to use the colour orange! That's it - otherwise, you can do whatever you want.

Our sponsor for the challenge is:

See the challenge blog for details.

I chose a sweet digi from My Heart Pieces called Sleeping Santa. An odd choice of digi for an 'orange' theme, but by this time of year, I usually need to get on with my Christmas cards!

I first added the sentiment and orange frame in Photoshop Elements before colouring the image with Promarkers, adding a little extra shading with Spectrum Noir pencils. The background paper is from a CD Rom I bought recently - the Joanna Sheen/Ivory Cats one. It's definitely got more cat images than I'll ever use, but the backgrounds are fabulous - lace and patchwork being just two examples. I altered the shading of this background from green shades to orange to match the theme. To finish, I added a couple of die cut corners which used a Joy craft die.

I hope you can join us this time

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

Crafter's Cafe where they want die cuts,
Crafty Creations where they want us to 'use orange',
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge where anything goes (so long as it's Christmas),
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge where anything goes (with patterned paper),
Doodle Pantry where any digi goes,
Anything Goes with a Twist where anything goes,
Sister Act where anything goes,
That's Crafty where they want us to 'keep it simple',


Mimi said...

I just love the idea of the orange for a Christmas card, this is going to stand out like a treat from all the others when folks put them out on show. It turned out perfectly Josephine, and the DP couldn't be more perfect. Fabulicious colouring on thd digi hun, it really looks like a hand quilted one :) Big hugs, Jane xxxx

Barb said...

This is beautiful with such a charming image and so well colored. Thanks for sharing with us at the Crafty Creations challenge. Barb

Caz s said...

This is lovely, thank you for sharing with us at Anything goes with a twist..Good luck.


Jacqui Robinson said...

A different Christmas Card is always appreciated as it stands out from the crowd. I like the way you altered parts before printing. Jacqui DT Sister Act

Suze said...

Being a fan of orange I love this card. Thanks for joining in the challenge at CHNC Extra for October.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

This card is adorable! What a fun idea to make a Christmas card with the "orange" challenge!

Ann Abrahamson said...

Orange works just fine for this Christmas card! I admire your coloring of the image...very nicely done! Thanks for sharing with us at the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge!

Debbie said...

Really cute!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at DPDC51!

Hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for October and my Patterned Paper October challenge - hope to see you again soon x

Joanna said...

Goodness! I NEVER would have thought to use orange on a Christmas card but it IS rather cute! Thanks for sharing this with us over on the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge!


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