Monday, 7 November 2011

Leap of Joy....non-traditional colours

Hello everyone, I'm here with a couple of cards today, they form my DT project for this month at Sundays With Crissy. This time, we'd like to see a Christmas card in non-traditional colours, so any colour other than red or green. I've used a tiny bit of red and green in my colouring, but there wasn't really any other colour I can do berries and holly.
I chose to make a non-traditional blue, white & silver card and a pink, white & silver one, using Crissy's image Leap of Joy in both - being a digi I was able to print the gorgeous reindeer at 2 different sizes. Colouring was done with copics, and I over-coloured with pencils to modify the shades and also add a little texture to the reindeer, as the colouring was too smooth with just the copics. In both cases I cut the image out with a nestie shape using the 'outside the box' technique so that the hind feet overhang the nestie. 



The blue card measures 15x15cm and is made using a piece of very shiny foiled Kanban cardstock in blue and silver, to which I added a square doily and a wide strip of blue and silver Christmas ribbon. Although it looks as if the background is uncoloured, it's actually a pale blue. A white poinsettia made with Marianne dies and a foiled 'With Love' sentiment finish it off. 


Cardstock is really very shiny and reflective!



The pink card is a book-fold C6 size, and made using paper from the very first designer paper pack I ever bought (5 years ago and still going strong....it was a BIG Papermania pack!).  The ribbon is a nice shiny silver one, and I made another white poinsettia to embellish.  I finished it off with a Papermania sentiment, stamped in grey.

I bet those carefully shaped poinsettia petals will get flattened in the post!



I'd like to enter these 2 cards in these challenges:
ABC DT Challenge - Christmas card challenge
Cardmakin Mamas - Cut it out (nestie shapes round the images, and poinsettia die cuts)
Crafty Ribbons - Bingo (punch/dies - flowers - ribbon)
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes

And I'd like to enter the blue card only in these challenges:
Secret Crafter - Flowers ribbon lace
Truly Scrumptious - Bingo time (lace - flowers - ribbon)

I hope you like my cards. The SWC Design Team upload their projects every few days, so keep checking out the challenge blog to see more non-traditional Christmas colours. You have till the end of the month to enter and be in with a chance to win 5 of Crissy's images.

Happy crafting!


39 comments:

Doreen said...
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Doreen said...

Two beautiful cards Carole,love this image.xxx

chrissy xx said...

Oh Carole! They are both Gorgeous! Colouring is Fabulous as always and I LOve this image. What a pretty Poinsettia die it is too. Those bells look to be 'real' lol I had to have a closer look.
Chrissyxx

coldwaters2 said...

Wowww Carole what can I say except...stunning...beautiful....superb cards.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Sue said...

Wow Carole, 2 just stunning cards.
Sue x

Boxofcolours said...

Fab-U-Lous! Great job Carole, they are beautiful.
Hugs
Jane

Stamps and Paper said...

Carole you have wowed us again with your beautiful non traditional Christmas cards love your colours and card designs.

Anne

angelwhispers said...

Two fab cards and just loving the image its just so perfect and so different on each card! Love them Chanelle xxx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

These are stunning Carole! love the blue one
Lindsay xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are both beautiful Carole, fabulous colouring as always and I love those poinsettia's
Kevin xx

Barbara Jay said...

Both of these cards are positively adorable. I lov ehtem both , but my favorite is the blue one . I must buy that reindeer! TFS

Joanne said...

Carole, both cards are absolutely stunning! Your coloring is awesome. The highlights and shadows are perfect, and I love the colors your chose! Beautiful cards, Hugs, J:)

Joan Ervin said...

What a darling reindeer image, Carole, and you have colored both of them to perfection!!!! I love the white and blue card with the square doily and white poinsettia...sooo striking!!! The pink one is beautiful, too, especially with the touches of silver....absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Jackie said...

Good morning Carole, both cards are excellent and your colouring is superb as ever :o)
Jackie xx

Dotty Jo said...

Fabby cards Carole, Jo x

Mary Lou said...

Hi Carole~~Lovely in pink or blue and the silver accents are PERFECT!!! The poinsettia flowers are so so pretty~~Great accent!!!
Hugz

Crissy Armstrong said...

I think the blue one is my personal fav, cuz that blue is just stunning. But both are spectacular creations! I love the way you made its back legs go outside the frame. Beautiful colouring and shading as always!!

jeanie g said...

Love your new cards Carole. You have got your colouring skills down to an artform now. Hope you're feeling ok in this misty, chilly weather. Love and hugz Jeanie g

June Nelson said...

Wow Carole they are both beautiful and the pleats are coloured beautifully, would you give me lessons please, gorgeous cards xxxxxxxx

melsanford said...

Gorgeous cards! These are both beautiful! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

downrightcrafty said...

wow a gorgeous creation thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx
PS I have some more new candy if you are interested :)

Mona Eidhammer said...

Holy Smokes! Your colouring skills are absolutely fantastic!!! Love these creations. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Purple Frog. Hugs...Mona

sweetpea said...

What a great card, really nicely coloured. Glad you shared it with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge Jan:)X

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Stunning card Carol! love the colour scheme and the colouring and shading is awesome!
Thank you for joining us Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge blog this time. If you are interested I have some blog candy up for grabs Posh Cat Crafts
Hugs
Tamara

Karen said...

Ooooh love this, it's gorgeous, thanks for joining us at SCSC.
xx

darling Ho said...

Wow! These are terrific!! Love the bright colours and the design is perfect.
Thanks for joining us at 2 Sisters Challenge.
~darling Ho~2SC-DT

Anonymous said...

Ohhhhh Wow Carole soooo Gorgeous as usual, lol
Shree xx

Fleur said...

Gorgeous cards, Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Truly Scrumptious this fortnight, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Janette said...

You've done it again girl, this is fabulous, your colouring is second to none Carole....what a fab image and gorgeous cards.....hope your feeling better hun.xxx

Joanne said...

Aloha Carole, I know you haven't been on here in a bit, just stopping by to say hi! Hope all is well, hugs, J:)

Lin said...

Carole, if I had half your talent for colouring I would be a very happy bunny. Hope you are feeling better.

Lin xx

Anonymous said...

Scrumptious as always - your work is just stunning and inspirational

Huggles Storm xxxx

Craftdee said...

These are gorgeous, I love that blue paper and your colour matching is superb! I don't know about there, but here it costs the same to post a letter of a certain size up to 20mm (almost an inch) thick, so why not make a padded envelope to protect those lovely poinsettias? I know, time, time! Thanks for sharing, Donna

vickisunshine said...

This is lovely, lovely colouring and layout. Just going to become your latest follower so I don't miss any of your work.
Hugs
Vicki

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Lovely Christmas Cards!! Thank you so much for playing along with this months Christmas Challenge over at ABC DT Challenge!!

MagsB said...

Just popping by to say hi, you're not forgotten! I hope life settles down for you. Take care!

love, Mags xxx

Melly said...

Ohhh honey these are just stunning!
Love the gorjuss colours and the stunning wee image!
Hope your taking care!
Hugs M xxx

Patricia Garcia said...

What a fun card, love the image and the non traditional colors!!

Hugs,
Patricia

CraftyC said...

Hi Carol, wow what gorgeous cards, I just love the image and beautifully coloured. Looking forward to working with you at Dream Valley!
Clairex