WWC171 – Heidi’s “All About Christmas” Challenge

There may still be many months until Christmas arrives, but it’s never too early to start building your Christmas card stash to avoid a last minute rush. The Watercooler Wednesday challenge this week is perfect to help with that as we are looking for Christmas creations.

My card uses an image from Kit and Clowder. I believe this was one Alyce offered as part of her advent calendar event last year. It came ready paired with the sentiment, so all I had to do was print it out and get colouring.

I mostly used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers, and bought in Yosoo alcohol markers for any colours I was missing in the SNs. As the image is greyscale I didn’t have to think too hard about where to lay down the shadows because they were already provided. I just had to decide which colours I wanted to use.

I went with nontraditional colours for the flowers in the background of my image. I did consider using red but thought it would be too bold, so went with some soft blues and yellows instead. I really wanted the flowers to stay in the background, with the deer itself keeping the viewer’s focus.

Once I was happy with the colouring all I had left to do was adhering the image panel flush to a card base, which completed the card.

I’m very happy with this card. It was an easy one to make, but the image is so beautiful and was great fun to colour. I don’t think I had coloured an image with greyscale before this one, but it was a fun experience. I know some images come even more greyscale than this one was – it did have a lot of white areas still – so it would be interesting to see how those would colour up.

Love,

Lady Joyful

Challenges included:

AAA Cards – Inspired By Nature

Addicted to Stamps and More – Holiday (edit – where it was chosen for Honourable Addict!)

Christmas Crafts All Year Round – Anything Christmas

Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas

HLS Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Anything Goes

STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge – Things With Wings (because the bird has wings!)

Watercooler Wednesday – All About Christmas

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Check out what the rest of the DT made:

Charlotte (that’s me!)

Gail

Heidi

Helen

Kath

Marsha

Penny

Tenia


28 thoughts on “WWC171 – Heidi’s “All About Christmas” Challenge

  1. This is simply beautiful, Charlotte. I agree with your decision to leave the flowers in muted tones rather than using vivid colours such as red. It would have taken away from that wonderful images of the deer (young reindeer?) and bird. Great colour choices and beautiful simplicity.

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  2. Hi Charlotte, a gorgeous Christmas card to add to your stash, thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends… good luck in the prize draw… Megan DT LPoCF

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  3. You do have some wonderful images in your stash and your colouring is perfect. Super cute card. Thanks for joining in with the Inspired by Nature Challenge at AAA Cards.

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  4. What a great image, Charlotte, and your coloring is terrific. I love that you let the flowers recede into the background while still letting them add a spark of color. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.

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  5. You’ve breathed lovely life into these images with your amazing colouring; sweet and heart-warming! Thrilled to see your artistry in the Addicted to Stamps and More and Stamplorations galleries (and yes, the little bird has the cutest wings ever!).
    ~carol

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