Saturday, 10 December 2011

A Gem of a Challenge - sketch

This week at A Gem of a Challenge we have a fab sketch for you, created by the lovely Rebekah.  It's also my first challenge as an official member of the Pink Gem DT, as Janet asked me to stay on following my guest DT stint - thanks so much hun :o)




Isn't this snow couple just gorgeous?  It's called Snow Love and it's one of my absolute favourites, I think they're so sweet :o)   I've coloured the image with a combination of promarkers, flexmarkers and koh-i-noor pencils... I was going for a vintage sepia feel which I thought was working quite well, but when Dex saw the finished image he said 'teddy bears!' lol, so maybe it ended up a bit too brown?  I've added lots of glamour dust too.

The card blank is 7" square, papers are GCD Studios Joyful Peace with dark brown cardstock from Papermill Direct.  Wooden snowflakes from my stash, covered in glossy accents and then glamour dust, red pearls also from my stash.  The sentiment was computer generated - the font is called Chocolate Box I think.  This card is one that my 'stepsister' asked me for - my mum and her dad got married earlier this year and she wanted a special card for them, hope this will be ok!

I'm entering my card for the following challenges:

I'm definitely starting with Dex's cold - it's very inconvenient, I just haven't got the time to be ill!  Soooo much to do - somehow I need to make all the cards and pressies for teachers/ nursery staff, and cards for Dex and Morgan's classmates, before they finish at the end of next week... should be fun trying to cram all that in, and I can't even decide what to make for pressies!

Back later with my Sweet Stampin' DT card :o)

49 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card, love those snowfolk :o)
    Jackie xx

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  2. Stunning card Lisa. I think the sepia/vintage style worked perfectly and the papers are gorgeous. Hope you're cold doesn't linger for too long. Hgus, Denise x

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  3. Gorgeous card. I love the vintage feel to it. Such a sweet image too.
    Sarah-Jane xx

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  4. Hello Lisa. Such a sweet card, gorgeous image, love your papers and the design. Have a lovely weekend.
    Love Sandra xx

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  5. stunning love the colours used and paper thanks for joining creaTIVE this week lisa. xxx

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  6. Beautiful card, wonderful colours and little image. Hope you and the family are keeping well and thats little Dex is much better today? hugs Heidi xx

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  7. Lovely card, thanks for sharing with us at CYDA's snowman challenge, hope to see you again in the new year, Gaynor DT :)

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  8. a gorgeous card Lisa. It can be entered into Hotshot Crafts first challenge. lovely candy giveaway too
    hugs Sarah x

    P.s. hope Dex and you are better today

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  9. Wow, love your card! The sepia effect works really well and your colouring of the snow couple is fab, I always really struggle with colouring things that are white as the shading is hard but you've done a fab job.

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  10. Gorgeous card and great sepia colouring. Hope your cold doesn't last too long.
    Hugs
    Denise xx

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  11. Gorgeous card Lisa,love the snow couple.xxx

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  12. Hi hun
    aww adorable card, super cute image, luv all the sparkle & snow. pretty papers & design, thank you for joining us at CES this week, sue,x

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  13. I love this, Lisa!! I think the vintage look for your snowcouple has worked perfectly and looks so much better with those papers than the usual blue-ish shading!! :)
    Hope you feel better soon,
    hugs, Rachel x

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  14. Gorgeous card Lisa. What a lovely snow couple, really sweet.

    Sounds like you're going to be really busy this week!

    Kat xx

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  15. WOW!! that is fab - I love how you have coloured them xx

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  16. Awww so cute Lisa and loving the sparkle too hun :o)

    big hugs Vicky xx

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  17. Hi Lisa, Aww adorable card! Love the papers and colours and such a sweet image.

    Lisa x

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  18. Oh wow Lisa this is gorgoeus, love the colours. Sue x

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  19. Gorgeous card and fab colouring its lovely! Great sketch to follow, too. Hope you manage to fight that cold!
    Jo x

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  20. Lovely card, super image, cute snowflakes, thanks for sharing at MTTC this week.

    Pat xx

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  21. Superb card Lisa those papers are awesome so is the design and image, I love those little snowflakes.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  22. Gorgeous card Lisa, love the vintage papers and fab image. Gorgeous snowflakes and sparkles. HUGE congrats on the DT hun, so well deserved. :o)

    Hope Dex is better.

    Donna x

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  23. This is perfect Lisa, love the sepia style, beautiful!
    Hugs,
    Cazza
    xxx

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  24. Glad to see I'm not the only one chasing their tail this week....not that that's any help to you!!!
    The snow couple are ultra cute and I just love the shading...I'd never think to use those colours!
    Jenny x

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  25. A gorgeous car Lisa and love the colour combo and super cute image.Thanks for joining us this week over at the CES Challenge and hope the cold doesn't come to anything!
    Clairex

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  26. Oh I love your snowman card! The coloring of the sweet image, the snowflakes - so beautiful! And take a deep breath, woman! Make sure you get some rest for yourself! (I know how you feel, though - I'm way behind on the card & pressie making myself, lol)

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  27. So beautiful - you're very clever chick! Jxx

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  28. A stunning card Lisa - I love the vintage look of it :) Hope you get your teacher's gifts sorted soon - I'm trying to do mine too! Sarah x

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  29. so stunning lisa.i love your colours and details and the image is gorgeous :D

    xx coops xx

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  30. Lisa your colouring here is super so soft and vintage I love this! thanks for entering at SFTW and CI too hugs Rebekah xx

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  31. This is lovely Lisa.....I love the soft look....even if they look like teddies to some lol!x

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  32. This is gorgeous. The image is adorable and I absolutely love your colouring - it's amazing! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

    -Wenche

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  33. This is a gorgeous card - love the image, fab colours. Hugs, Claire x

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  34. What a lovely card! Thanks for joining us at MMCS
    Tracy x

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  35. This is gorgeous Lisa, love those snowmen and great colours!
    Helen x

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  36. This is gorgeous Lisa. Love the overall feel. Thanks for playing at CES too. xx Jenny xx

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  37. Love this beautiful card Lisa...
    Hugs
    Christine x

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  38. Absolutely gorgeous card, Lisa! Hugs, Janet xx

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  39. Your card is absolutely stunning Lisa. Thanks for joining us at Totally Gorjuss this week, hugs Sharon

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  40. this is lovely, im sure your step sis will be pleased x

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  41. This is gorgeous, Lisa; it has a PERFECT vintage feel, I don't think your snowmen are too brown, the way they're drawn gives a slight teddy bear "softness" to them which is what makes them SOOOO sweet. Congrats on the DT, and the font is definitely Chocolate Box ;-) Donna xx

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  42. Great creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations Wednesday's Challenge Blog! xxx

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  43. gorgeous card love the layout and papers you've used thanks for joining us at MMCS hugs Jill xx

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  44. Wow Lisa...its amazing sweetie, yummy papers & such a beautifully coloured image as always!
    hugs and xxx
    Gemma

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  45. Wow Lisa...its amazing sweetie, yummy papers & such a beautifully coloured image as always!
    hugs and xxx
    Gemma

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  46. Wowzer Lisa this is absolutely amazing! The colours and layout are amazing! Beautiful xx

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  47. fabby!!! Love the glittery snow! Hugs Juls

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  48. Stunning!! Love your colouring!! Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges this week, Juliexx

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  49. Love the vintage colours - thanks for playing along with our Snowman challenge at Craft Your Days Away.

    Amanda

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