Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a safe and satisfying New Year's Eve! It was really cold here and we just stayed in - crab legs and a movie. My idea of a perfect way to see out the old year and ring in the new.

I got up and got busy this morning and in spite of the lack of any good sunlight, managed to get some photos of a couple of cards. The first I will share with you today is for the "Cold and Snowy" challenge over on the Meljen's Designs blog.


This is one of Melissa's new images and I am in love with her series of mailboxes. This one is called Cozy Winter Mailbox and I colored it using re-inkers and an aqua-painter and also my colored pencils and oms. I added some stickles to the snow to add some sparkle too! The snowflakes on the card base were stamped with Whisper White craft ink (SU) and then I added some heat and stick powder mixed with dazzling diamonds and hit it with a heat gun. You can't really see any of the sparkle on this card because of the poor lighting today, but the snow and the snowflakes are very sparkly. I sponged the edges with some more WW craft ink too. The contrast colors are Pacific Point and Old Olive. My watercoloring bled a little bit, but I ended up liking the effect. If the sun shows it's face today, I may try to get a better shot of this as I really like the sparkles!

Well, tomorrow will bring a new challenge on the Sentimental Sundays blog and this week we have a sponsor - Deedee's Digis - so be sure to stop by and check it out. Monday will bring a new challenge on Kaboodle Doodles too sponsored by Chi Chi Memories. Lots of fun, new and exciting things happening so be sure to pay us a visit!

Thanks for visiting!

~chris

Design Team Coordinator:
Sentimental Sundays
Kaboodle Doodles

If you have any questions about techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.

3 comments:

Jill said...

Hi Chris

Wishing you and yours such a Happy New Year, looking forward to Kaboodle being weekly, such fun! and all the new images we will have! Thanks for everything in 2010, really appreciate you being there. Jill x

Allison said...

What a pretty image...love your choice of burgundy for the CS!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is adorable and your coloring is perfect!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog earlier ... I appreciate your comments!

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