Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Finding the Perfect Christmas Tree



Hi everyone.  Today is the start of the next ATS&M Challenge (#122 - Make Your Mark). Any style of card is welcome, just make sure to use some sort of marker on your card (markers, pencils, chalks, etc.).





Prize:  3 digital images


I'm continuing to add to my stash of Christmas cards ... I'm almost done! :)

I have used a digital image for my card today.  Even though it is one layer (one layer of design on the card front, which is popped up on the card base), I have added a lot of dimension to the image with glossy accents, clear glitter glue and white flower soft.  And even though this is a CAS design (in my mind, CAS is a style of card ... a look of clean and simple) ... it still has a lot going on with the added elements.

The image is coloured with Copics, glossy accents are added to the penguin's nose, feet ... and the Christmas lights.  Clear glitter glue adds sparkle to the falling snow ... and along the snowline at the bottom.  And white flower soft adds texture to the cuff and pom-pom of the Santa hat.  I used a white gel pen to add dots to Percy's scarf.

I hope you'll play along with our latest challenge at ATS&M (#122 - Make Your Mark). Click HERE to check out the challenge and to see the other cards from the talented Design Team.








Stamps:  Percy and Christmas Tree (DigiStamp Boutique), Christmas Sampler - sentiment (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  White (Neenah)
Ink:  Real Red (SU!); Copics:  R27, R29, G43, YG67, YR24, BG57, E44, W4, O
Accessories & Tools:  glossy accents, dazzling details (clear glitter glue - SU!), white flower soft, white gel pen





26 comments:

Lee-Anne said...

Not only is this cute, Loll...but all the little details you've added like the glossy accents and the dazzling details really amp it up a notch! Love it!

Carol said...

So cute Loll, love all the little details. Carol x

Deborah Frings said...

Super cute image. I love the shine on the Christmas lights and the fluffy texture on his hat! Great work.

Bonnie said...

Fluff, sparkle and shine and a delightful image make a wonderful CAS card with some extra pizzazz!

Brenda said...

OMGosh, what a darling Christmas card Loll! I love that sweet penguin! I also love all the textures and dimension you got on this card. The clear stickles make the snow glisten, the flower soft looks so fluffy just like hats are, love the glossy accents-gives that shine and wet look and the white gel pen dots give his scarf such a sweet design. Yep, I am loving this cute, cute card! Hugs, Brenda

nancy littrell said...

What a cutie and so beautifully colored with your Copics. Love how you added your glossy accents and kept your card CAS. TFS Loll

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your card is, indeed, CASlicious, Lolly! I love how you create so much interest with your superb coloring and all the special accents!! Hugs, Dolly

Lyn said...

Oh this card is totally darling <3

Barb Ghig said...

This is such a darling image, Loll and your Copic coloring is beautiful! I also love how you added dimension to this card with Glossy Accents and Flower Soft...they really make the image pop!

Susan said...

Adorable little penquin! Love the flower soft and the glitter!

sandie said...

All this glitter and gloss sure says Xmas,fun card x

Shana Gaff said...

I am loving all the extra little touches to your card, Loll...the glossy accents, glitter glue and flower soft! They really bring this cute little guy to life! Love!

Karen B said...

Don't know about the perfect Christmas tree Loll, but it's definitely the perfect Christmas card 😊 Love all the different textures and dimension.

Hugs.

Karen xxx

Julie B said...

What a fab card Loll, I love all the dimension and added interest in such a small image. :)

Ingrid Kristina V said...

How adorable is this little penguin! Beautiful card! Love the use of the glossy accents... xxx

Maura R said...

So cute - the white flower soft is such a great detail on the hat!

Anonymous said...

Adorable..............absolutely adorable!

cm said...

Ooops... a little squeal of delight escaped when I saw your card, which has my co-worker looking at me quizzically! I'll be inviting her over to see this GORGEOUS card of yours right away! Everything about this card: pure delight, outstanding creativity and mega-watt smile making. Love it!
Hugs~c

Sue said...

This is gorgeous, Loll! I love the adorable penguin and all the detail - the fluffy hat, the glossy lights x

Neets B said...

Oh I'm loving Percy! What a fab card and you've made this one layer come alive with all that texture and interest. Love it x

Wei said...

Beautiful colouring! I LOVE the great details on the image, and love to use glossy accents, too.

Anonymous said...

Hi Loll. This is such a cute image. LOVE the flower soft on the Santa hat and touches of glossy accents on the lights. Have a lovely day! hugs Monika xxx

Karen D. said...

so cute...so fun!!

Buttons said...

Loving this fun card! Jenny x

Deepti said...

So cute and so beautifully colored !

Anita in France said...

Delightfully cute, Loll ... the GA, shimmer and FS is so fabulous with your gorgeous colouring! Anita :)