Hello there. I am hosting the new challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge for the letters ‘W’ and ‘X’. The theme chosen for these letters are ‘Winter Wonderland’ and ‘Xtra Special’.
I have a prize on offer for the winner – chosen by a random generator – so every entry has a chance to win:
You can enter as many times as you like – as long as you follow the winter/Christmas holidays or festivals – and you have followed the theme for the current letters.
Here are my cards:
Both of these cards are a combination of ink-blending, die-cutting and adding glittery stuff, with the second card also including some Copic colouring.
The Winter Wonderland card is utilising the new die set from Tim Holtz – Colorize Holiday Village – but changing the colour of my village to two shades of red instead of brown – I wanted a brighter look to the card. I did have to watch YouTube to figure out what to glue where – and in what order!
I added some mountains behind the village and an ink blended sky – which actually came about quite by mistake……. I did the ink blending, then used a Lawn Fawn stencil and some glitter paste to try and create some stars – but when I took the stencil up it moved and scraped along the sky. I tried to take the glitter paste up with a spatula – but it just swept the glitter across the sky………my idea of a happy accident. A very glittery sky now, with the distress inks showing some of the stars anyway. Oh yeah!
The Xtra Special card was also ink blending, but with Distress Oxides – two red colours and Wilted Violet along the edges to darken them. I liked the look of the violet so much, I used that as the main colour for my characters. Purple penguin and bird anyone!
I decided to add some white acrylic splatter to the background, and then also added some white gel pen into the areas which I thought looked a little open.
There is some glitter and sparkle on this card too – once I have the stuff out then I’m gonna use ’em! Nuvo drops on all the itsy bitsy tiny tree lights, sparkle pen on the other baubles and the snow on the lodge – oh, and the pompoms on the hats too.
I hope you can come and join us – it’s getting closer to the time when we have to think about what Christmas cards we have and also think about sending them cards out…….I look forward to seeing you in our gallery. xx
I shall be entering the following challenges:
Winter wonderland card:
Aud Sentiments – anything goes with a sentiment
Christmas 24 Challenge – Christmas Landscape
Merry Little Christmas Challenge – anything goes Christmas
Xtra Special Card:
Jingle Belles Rock – Christmas and Creatures
Color Crazy Challenge – week 43 – anything goes colouring
2 Crafty Critter Crazies – anything goes with critters
Crafty Animals Challenge – anything goes with animals
Christmas Cards All Year Round – for or with family or friends