Monday, 9 November 2009

Colour Create and Friday Sketcher's challenges

I've done a lot of decorating the past few days and also took my children to a fantastic firework display and consequently didn't craft for 3 whole evenings! On top of not daring to drive so missing out on the NEC I've been feeling very sorry for myself LOL! I don't know about you but I just don't feel right if I haven't made something each day and felt very out of sorts last night when I finally had a chance to craft LOL. This gorgeous Gillian Roberts Nativity image had been sat, coloured, on my desk for a while from one of my distress ink practices so to get me back in the swing of things I decided to use it. I have followed the lovely Christmassy sketch at Friday Sketcher's - fantastic thank you Jacqueline! and the colour challenge at Colour Create which this week is blue, silver and white with an option of winter and glitter.

I'm pleased with the colouring of this one, I used my bristol board that I use for my copic colouring and I think it looks much better than on the watercolour paper. The edges have been distressed with brushed cordoruy distress ink and covered in stickles. Isn't the little boy cute with his trainers on LOL!

My paper started out as plain pale blue and I have stamped and embossed in silver on of the gorgeous flourish stamps from my Stempelglede grunge flourish hearts collection. I have also distressed the edges with scissors and brushed cordoruy distress ink.

The sentiment is from the new Whiff of Joy winter kit, stamped in faded jeans distress ink, the edges distressed and again covered in stickles. The huge snowflake I made myself like you used to at school LOL, it has been distressed with ink and covered in MS glitter.

Thanks for looking and hope you like it! Enjoy your Monday! x


Sarah said...

WOW this is stunning. Adding myself as a follower all your cards are beautiful. Sarah x

cats whiskers said...

Wow this is just stunning dear what a fantastic colour scheme, love the mage and the fabulous swirls
Hugs Jacqui x

Marina said...

Wow! This is just stunning, Jane!
I love this card!


Vicky said...

This is such a beautiful card Jane! I adore this cute image!
Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Jane this is so utterly beautiful!
Your colouring is superb and I love that gold embossing!
kim x

Rach said...

oh wow Jane this is fabulous, i love the colours that you have used to colour your image. and the sparkle you have added around the edge of your image ... i know how you feel. about being off sorts when you haven't crafted anything for a few days i am the same.. i'm stuck in a rut myself at the moment and am finding it really hard to get back on ah well hopefully all will be back to normal soon. i guess this is what it means when your mojo goes walkabout.. take care hun. hugs rachxxx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, beautiful work.

Chris said...

Fabulous card Jane and your colouring and design are superb! Love all the swirly embossing too, it's all so Christmassy. Hope you're back to everyday crafting now, it does become a need to on a daily basis, I know how you feel. Glad you could join us at Colour Create this time. Chris :)