Sunday, 30 August 2009

a candle at Christmas

For my entry today, I used this week's fabulous sketch over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp.

They are looking for three guest designers for three months, so head on over and join in the fun! You've got two weeks to join in.

I am also entering this into this week's Double Dutch challenge, where you can choose any of their challenges from the previous 24. I chose their 4th challenge where you had to use three different techniques from a choice of ten. I chose distressing, stamping and embossing.
For my entry I decided to go for Christmas again, it's never too soon to start!

Here is what I came up with.
I dug out some old Basic Grey papers ~ Figgy Pudding. I just love the colours on these. I used Glacier, Silent Night and Shiver.

I've created layers of distressed edges and added some stickles for a bit of festive glitz! Click on the photos to see the sparkle better.

The image is Magnolia's ~ Tilda with Candle from last year's Christmas collection. I coloured her with my copics.

Glittery brads are by Imaginisce and just happened to match the colour of my paper perfectly.

I mounted the whole lot onto Bazzill and embossed the edges.

Thank you for looking.


having a {me} day


ger76 said...

AAAWWWWW this is such a super sweet card!!! I love it,

Thanx for taking part & good luck for the challenge,

Ger x
SSS Team

Lynda Nielsen said...

WOW - Please wait while I put my eyeballs back in place....
Okay, THIS IS JUST STUNNING.... Look at all that distressing, it's FABULOUS!
How DO YOU DO THAT???? Wow!
Lynda =)

Chrissie said...

What a gorgeous card Kat, I love the colours and papers you've used and that technique is so clever!

Ittybittyinkspotstoo said...

AHHH LOVE IT! Love the DP and your coloring as usual ROCKS!! The distressing is AWESOME!! You did a great job! LOVE the colors!!!

Barbara said...

Wow! This is fabulous! I absolutely love the distressing! Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Sketch and Stamp.

Barb, DT

Sunday Sketch and Stamp said...

I love the effect of the layered distressing in this card - really gorgeous.

Thank you for playing along at Sunday Sketch & Stamp

Maggie Bob
(SS&S DT Owner)

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Kat,i love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Dawn♥ said...

WOW absolutely breathtaking GORGEOUS.

I hope you check out my DT call that can be found here.


Tracey said...

Gorgeous card, love the muted colours.

Have a good week :-)