Friday, August 26, 2011

Sunny Challenges & Creations #4

I was waiting for brighter weather so I could take a better photo but not to be - it got darker as the day went on! This card is made for the Sunny Challenges & Creations #4 challenge and this week, we had the above sketch plus some embossing and a Christmas theme to be used. It has been fun to join in these challenges when I can.

I am not too sure about this card as I did not use traditional colours and maybe I should have to match the more vintage image. I still think the Pretty In Pink and Elegant Eggplant can make nice colours for Christmas cards!

My favourite SU set of all time Lovely as A Tree [I see 2001 on my case so it is old just like me!] is used for the background - stamped and embossed in black. I shaded the sky and the pond, then used Dazzling Diamonds over the pond area. The skaters are black embossed and coloured with an Aquabrush and inkpads. They are raised with Dimensionals.

The DSP is Lap of Luxury and I embossed the top layers with Petals A Plenty Embossing folder. The greeting is from Many Merry Messages.


Kris McIntosh said...

I love the way you have added the "skating" image over the top of the trees. Gorgeous colours, fabulous card. Thanks for playing along again this week at Sunny Challenges and Creations.

Leigh said...

Jean, this is just fantastic. Love, love, love it. Wow....jaw dropping. lol

jimlynn said...

Whoa....THIS IS A BEAUTY!! Love the non traditional colors. What a gorgeous card.

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

What a beautiful vintage themed Christmas card Jean!! Love the sparkle you've given to the ice and the embossing is wonderful!!

Gwen said...

Woo Hoo Jean, Congrats yet again for your creation in week 4 at Sunny Challenges. What a beautiful, beautiful card Your win is well and truly desrved!