Here is the front of my card...
Here is the inside...
- Seems to be a trend I've started that I am submitting one traditional coloured card and one a little non-traditional in colour for these Christmas challenges. We'll see if the trend continues next month.
- While I didn't have time to do so before having to upload this card for the challenge, I might just go and add some sparkle dust to the cuffs or some snow for the snow. I'll think about it. If I do, I'll just update the picture at that time.
- This stamp is from Anji's Antics. Now because I love you guys so much I went searching for this image for you. When I wasn't able to find it in the store, I started searching through the blog and found it back at the end of November. You can find this cute little button of a snowman HERE.
- Copic markers used--Hat & Mitts: R32, R35, RV29. Scarf: R32, R35, RV29, YG61, YG63, YG67. Cuffs: The colourless blender (CB), N0, C1. Snowman: BG70, BG72 (using the palette transfer method) plus the range of greys used on the cuffs. Ground: BG70, BG72 (using the palette transfer method) and the colourless blender (CB). Sky: medium blue pastel (chalk) from Faber-Castell.
- Oy Vey! After spending close to 2 and 1/2 hours colouring this teeny-tiny image, as I was colouring the belly of the snowman, I realized that I had picked up the set of grey markers and not the blues so you can see a bit of a difference and it is a bit darker than I would have liked because I had to go in and add the blues. In hindsight it doesn't look too bad but it certainly caused me a mini panic attack at the time. Note to self: Even if it is 2:30 in the morning, CONCENTRATE before adding colour to image. After all that time working on it, I couldn't bring myself to scrap it and start over. Well that and the fact that I am down to the wire for enthering the challenge this month. Again.
- Let it snow quote (front): This fabulous sentiment, so perfect for this card is one of Sandy's awesome images. You can purchase it HERE over at Scribbles Designs. I know it won't be the last time I use it.
- Card Base: Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, white.
- Designer Papers: Lightly swirled paper (front) and the stars/snowflake paper (front and inside)--Recollections Bright Christmas Cardstock Paper.
- Other Papers: Shadow for front pieces and for inside sentiment-- Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, red.
- Craft brand red ribbon--from Dollarama.
- Combination of fabric and a material that for the life of me I can't come up with the word for, that I know is a really easy word that I hoped would come to be as I rambled but it didn't, Craft brand from Dollarama. Yes, I do suffer from word retrieval issues as part of one of my health conditions. I've actually been lucky that it doesn't happen more often when writing my posts. You should try to follow some of the conversations that go on in this house when I'm trying to describe something that I can't find the proper words for. It's like a combination of charades, name that tune and go fish. Good thing my husband likes game shows!
- Lady Anne's Challenges -- Progressive Christmas Card Challenge #3
- Stamp 'n Doodle -- Anything Goes
- Crafter's Digital Art Centre -- Easy as 1, 2, 3
- Word Art Wednesday -- Challenge #76: Anything Goes
- 613 Avenue Create -- Anything Goes/Optional Sketch
- Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge 2 -- Anything Goes
Well that is it for this month's Christmas cards for the LAPCC. This time I managed to get my cards done and uploaded with a whole day and eight hours to spare. Much better than last month. Beat my entry time by thirteen hours. Woo Hoo. Maybe next month I'll be up to two days beforehand. Well, a person can dream can't they?
Until next time,