Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Krafty Christmas

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are doing well and trying to get some crafting in during the summer.  We have a new challenge over at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and this month the theme is Krafty Christmas.  Our sponsor is Stamp Art and the lovely Kathryn is donating a prize of 5 of her digi images.
This will be the first time in ages that I haven't used Copics.  I purchased some of the Spectrum Noir pencils from Chelsea at The Paper Trail and I like them.   As an added bonus, the pencils in her shop are the cheapest I've seen anywhere plus she offers free shipping on orders over $75.  I have a lot more practicing to do but I thought 'baby steps'... this is such a wee image that it's a good place to start.  I used Gamsol for blending and I love how these pencils shade/blended around the lettering.
It's been very warm here for the last week and hard to be motivated to do Christmas cards.  Hard to believe it wasn't so long ago that I was grumbling about winter and the cold but it looks like summer has arrived.
Be sure to stop and check out the challenge and see what the rest of the team has created... it's not going to be long and we will be doing the mad Christmas card scramble so it is a good time to start.
Colouring medium - Spectrum Noir pencils
Sentiment - Technique Tuesday's Believe by Ail Edwards
Image - Penny Black Winter Wonderland
Misc- Star Dust Stickles, We R Memory Keepers enamel shapes
Paper - My Mind's Eye Haunted

Divas by Design - Things with Wings
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Christmas Critters
Inky Chicks - Christmas in July
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes


Sarah said...

This is a great card Marilyn, such a sweet image and I love the gingham ribbon. I tried the colouring on kraft technique a couple of weeks ago, using SN pencils and was really impressed too xx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Marilyn. The image is so sweet and your colouring on Kraft looks fabulous.
Sue xx

Maxine D said...

what a beautiful card Marilyn. Love your 'shading' around those fabulous letters. The wee dots and heart are beautiful embellishments are perfect.

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Marilyn. I love the cute little robin and the kraft background.
Lorraine x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,a fabulous design and

aussie aNNie said...

Absolutely gorgeous creation Marilyn, love this colour combo and the gorgeous image.xx
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Michelle said...

Hi - this is such a beautifully stylish christmas card. I just wanted to stop by and say thank you for your lovely comment on my giraffe card - much appreciated - Michelle x

Sanja Grdinić said...

This is so lovely. Love the little birdie sitting on the sentiment. :)

Chelsea Van Iterson said...

LOVE THIS CARD!! So MUCH! Awesome Marilyn!

jimlynn said...

SO cute!!! Great coloring with those pencils too!

Christine L said...

awwww I LIKE!!!

Christine x

Tracy said...

It looks great, and glad you have had the pencils out !! x

Kat W said...

Oh, this is just so stylish! This is just my kind of card... except when I try something like this it looks rubbish, but yours is just brilliant! I love the combo of black, red and Kraft and you cute little robin - beautiful soft shading there too :-)
Big hugs, Kat x

Gail said...

Marilyn, awesome card. I adore the little bird! This is so cute and perfect in kraft brown paper. Great card! Hugs, Gail

Judy McKay said...

Very cute Christmas card. I love your little bird. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges. Judy DT

Kelly Neis said...

Very sweet bird and I love the red blurred onto the craft paper, great colors. Nicely done!
Hugs Kelly

coops said...

so stunning marilyn.i love the kraft and fabulous colouring of the sweet robin :D

xx coops xx

coops said...

so stunning marilyn.i love the kraft and fabulous colouring of the sweet robin :D

xx coops xx

Hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for July - hope to see you again soon x

Cathy P. said...

The bird and the red shading around the word and birdie is super cute. Love the color palette and the black dots with the gingham ribbon.

Marie B. said...

I.LOVE.THAT.BIRD!!! So stinkin' cute...especially sitting on the R like he is! Great card! :)

Andie's Space said...

Hi Marilyn,
This is just so cute. Those pencils look good, your colouring is fab & I like how you added depth to the lettering. It all looks wonderful against the kraft. Thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week.
Andie xx

Gail said...

I love this card. The little bird is precious on the "R" and glittering his hat like that is the perfect shine on the brown kraft paper. The black enamel heart and dots are awesome. What a great embellishment. perfect ribbon for this, too. This is a GREAT card for so many reasons! Hugs, Gail