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:

Jackie said...

Gorgeous card, love those snowfolk :o)
Jackie xx

The Crafty Den said...

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

sarah-Jane said...

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

Rose Petal said...

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

Aunty Sue said...

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

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

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

Gaynor said...

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

craftymum said...

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

Em's Craft Corner said...

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.

Denise and Louise said...

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

Doreen said...

Gorgeous card Lisa,love the snow couple.xxx

Sue said...

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

Rachel x said...

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

Kat said...

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

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

Kat xx

Ali said...

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

Vicky said...

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

big hugs Vicky xx

Lisa said...

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

Lisa x

Anonymous said...

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

jo said...

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

Pat said...

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

Pat xx

coldwaters2 said...

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

Donna Mosley said...

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

Cazza said...

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

Jenny said...

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

CraftyC said...

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

Lorraine said...

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)

Jessica said...

So beautiful - you're very clever chick! Jxx

Little Snippets said...

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

coops said...

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

xx coops xx

Rebekah said...

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

Janet said...

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

WencheP said...

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

Claire said...

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

Tracy said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Jennifer said...

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

Christine L said...

Love this beautiful card Lisa...
Hugs
Christine x

The Stamp Basket said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Lisa! Hugs, Janet xx

Sharon said...

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

Debs M said...

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

Craftdee said...

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

NGCARDS said...

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

Jill said...

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

xGemmax said...

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

xGemmax said...

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

Jennie said...

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

Juls said...

fabby!!! Love the glittery snow! Hugs Juls

Julie said...

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

Amanda said...

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

Amanda