Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Christmas is Love with all the Trimmings

This card was made for Outlawz Challenges - Progressive Freebie for the month of May, using PPinkyDollsart image.  First I colored the image (I'll call her Crissy) with a variety of ShinHan pen colors, and then fussy cut.  There were a few attempts to die-cut a nice ribbon for her hair decoration instead of the holly/berries; but wasn't completely satisfied so stuck with a Christmas theme using CTMH PaperPak "SnowHaven."

Using Cricut Design Space, the Die-Cut background is from CTMH Artbooking "Ornament Cascade."  Initially I cut with white card stock and was going to somehow decorate the ornaments; but decided to try a cut using the SnowHaven Design Paper, and was pleased with the results and glued to the white cardstock as a layer.  Tried different backgrounds with another printed paper from SnowHaven but it made the card too busy and chose to use the white background.  So Crissy didn't have to be quite so fussy-cut because it blended with the background.  Criss was added to card with 3D Foam Tape, and I added a second toy/gift to the background by her feet.  The Sentiment from CTMH  D1554 Christmas Village Holiday, was a match to this card.

Please stop over to Outlawz Challenges to see the Design Team and members inspirations for this digital image from PPinkydollsart.


Lisa said...

Beautiful....what a great coloring job. When I first saw this I thought you used a picture that already had color in it...

Melanie said...

Christmas in May - lovely! Your coloring is superb. I like that you went with the theme of the downloaded image. Very pretty.