Wednesday 18 January 2012

52cct colour challenge

It's week 3 of the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge which I have comitted to do every week so I have actual handmade cards this Christmas (it's only 48 weeks to go you know!)  This is the first colour challenge and I've been struggling with it all week because black and white, even with the requirement of a splash of red, just wasn't saying Christmas to me.

However I've been taking Jennifer Maguires CAS Online class and I hit upon an idea to use an image I bought last year but didn't get around to inking - so here is my little elf, hiding from the reindeer in his lovely red hat.

The image is by Little Claire just stamped and left uncoloured apart from the hat which is coloured with red copics.  I added some puff paint to the fur trim and bobble and glaze to his glasses.  I used Jennifer's great technique to make a dimensional ribbon for the sentiment and mounted it all on black card embossed with reindeer.  The sentiment is from Frame it by Waltzingmouse.  Clean, simple and it makes me very happy :-D

It's also anything goes week at ABCChristmas so I'm entering my card there too.


  1. LOVE! CAS is totally one of my favorite ways to craft--this is spectacular! LOVE your image and the puffy effects! Thanks for joining us again at 52CCT! :)

  2. LOL!!! Love this! Santa peeking over the windowsill - just perfect! I really like the puffy paint trim too! Great work!

  3. Great stamp Tara and love how you've coloured just the hat :) Great way to use the black on a Christmas card too :)
    Jenny x

  4. This is so cute - I love it!. Thanks for joining in this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

  5. Hi Tara

    This is brilliant!

    Love what you have done here .. .. that puff paint looks cool too!!!

    Hope all is good with you.

    Love Jules xx

  6. This is just fabulous! Black and white and red didn't say Christmas to me either but you've really cracked it! Vicky x

  7. Congratulations on the Honourable mention for this one - well deserved!!

  8. You can never be to early making your Christmas cards!
    Such a sweet and cute image you have used for your CAS card.
    Thanks for joining the A challenge at ABC Christmas challenge.
    Hope to se you again.

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