Thursday, December 15, 2011

More Christmas Inspiration!

This month the Challenge at Bizzy Becs Store Blog is "Christmas", and I'm lucky enough to be a Guest DT member for the month, Yay!!! We would love for you to join this challenge and be in the running to win a fantastic prize!

I've been wanting to try colouring using distress inks and this is one of my first attempts. I find this method of colouring more casual (not so precise) than using copics and gives much more of a watercolour look. I'm keen to do more of it (now that I have all the stuff - hehe)!
Card Recipe
Stamps :  Tilda with Fir tree (Magnolia), digi ticket stubs (Bizzy Becs)
Cardstock: Confetti White, teal, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Water colour paper (Stampin' Up!)
Papers:  Eskimo Kisses paper pad (Basic Grey
Inks:    black (Stazon), teal (Stampin' Up!)
Coloured with:  Distress inks (Tim Holtz)
Other :  rhinestones, rhinestone brad (Stampin' Up!),  lace border and Leaf & Swirl Doohickey's dies (Magnolia), white acrylic paint, stickles, ribbon (stash)

Challenges I'm joining:
All That Scraps Challenges - Anything Goes
Card Makin Mamas - Christmas
Crafty Boots Challenges - Christmas
Deep ocean challenge blog - let it snow
Divas by design challenge - Merry Christmas
Magnolia down underchallenges - lost and found (I used some ribbon from a gift box of handcreme)
Paper play challenges - Christmas
Seriously creative challenges - Christmas
Southern girls challenge - lets celebrate


Sharon said...

A beautiful card Karyn, I love those papers and the gorgeous big snowflake!

Thanks for visiting us at Magnolia Down Under for the Lost and Found challenge and have a wonderful Christmas!

Sharon x

Bron said...

Congrats on your guest spot.
This card is a beautiful Karyn I love the non traditional colours and think your first attempt at distress inks looks fab.
Thanks for joining and sharing with us at MDUC this week hugs from Bron xox

Lisa Jane said...

This is gorgeous .. love the colouring and the snowflake
Thanks for joining us at DIva's by design for our Merry Christmas challenge
Lisa x

Karita said...

Absolutely beautiful card! :) Wonderful card design with great details!

Thank you for joining at Deep Ocean and Merry Christmas :)

Anonymous said...

Adorable Tilda creating Karyn! I love this Tilda too! Thanks for linking up to the ATS Wed. Challenge! Merry Christmas!

laney said...

Super Card!!
thanks for joining us at Diva's this time hope to see you next time too

Roxy said...

This card is flippin' FANTASTIC!!! I've never tried that type of colouring, but i think it looks wonderful, and I love your snowflake and ticket! Awesome job, thanks for joining us at Creative Accents Challenges, hugs, Roxy.

Shell~AK Stamper said...

Beautiful job on your card Karyn!

Thanks for playing along with the Southern Girls Challenge.


Dee's Craft Room said...

Fantastic card.

All of the excitement of the past week or so has put me well behind, sorry. I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas and I would like to wish you and your family a very happy New Year.

Thank you for entering this Crafty Boots Challenge.


Sarah said...

Wow! What a beautiful card! I just looove that snowflake and the flourishes! Fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Accents!

Anonymous said...

You have used two of my favourite things! Blue colours and a Magnolia stamp. I love her she is so cute, your snowflake is a perfect addition. You have coloured her very well, thanx for joining us at Creative Accents Challenges.