Wednesday, October 03, 2018

CAS Christmas October Challenge

Hi everyone.  It's the start of the October CAS Christmas Challenge.  This month's challenge is being hosted by Susan.


When I saw this sweet image from Stampendous, I just had to buy it. :)  The image was stamped in black and then heat embossed in clear.  The bird, branch and berries are watercoloured with zigs and a water brush.  I then added a light wash of blue for the background.  Sparkly clear glitter glue was used to highlight the snow on the branches and berries.  It sparkles in real life, just doesn't show in the photo.  I added heat embossed shabby white Frantage for falling snow and stamped my sentiment.

Here's a close-up ...

I hope you'll come check out the challenge blog to see the beautiful cards from our wonderful Designers and Guest Designer Sue (Sue's Card Craft).  I know you'll be inspired to play along.  Time is passing quickly and soon the Christmas cards will need to be in the mail.  Come play along with us to help build your stash!






Stamps:  Snow Bird (Stampendous); believe (Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Black (Memento); Zigs
Accessories & Tools:  clear embossing powder, heat tool, water brush, dazzling diamonds glitter glue, Shabby White Frantage (Stampendous)

Challenges:
CAS Christmas October Challenge - Bird

25 comments:

Nancy Stislow said...

How I love these bird stamps for Christmas. This little guy looks so fuzzy I want reach out and touch him. Once again your coloring is impeccable. The soft wash is perfectly done in your background too.

Patti said...

This is so pretty Loll!! I really really love this image as well. I think I need to shop. It is so cute and fuzzy and you colored your card to perfection right down to the falling snow! Bravo!! : )

Did you get my card yet? I know the post to Canada is painfully slow.

Patti

Pat said...

Oh Loll, I just adore this sweet and pretty bird on the snowy berry branch and coloured so beautifully. The sentiment is the perfect font too. x

Bobby said...

That bird is just darling, Loll.

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely gorgeous Christmas card, Loll! I can see why you had to buy this stamp...the bird is so sweet and the details are just beautiful! I also love how you added sparkle to your design...it's really perfect in every way! Thanks for inspiring me to play along again :)

Colleen said...

I can see why you immediately bought this adorable stamp...that bird is the cutest ever! Love your coloring of the whole scene too!

Bonnie said...

This is one of my favorite bird stamps and I love how you've colored him up with the snow falling around him! I can see some of that frosty sparkle on the snowy branch!

Bunny said...

I love watching birds. My whole family does. This is just beautiful. [Bunny]

nancy littrell said...

Simply beautiful and sweet Christmas bird design, Loll. I love your Zigs watercoloring and added frantage. Your sentiment word has such beautiful font too. TFS my friend. Hugs..

Christine Alexander said...

adorable Loll, I want that little bird although I don't think I could colour it as beautifully as you have on your card. Love love love it :)

Maxine D said...

A beautiful image and so beautifully coloured Loll - love the chilly look with the snow on the berries and branch
Blessings
Maxine

Jeanne said...

Such a beautiful card, Loll. The bird is lovely and the whole effect is so serene. Well done!

Brenda said...

What a beautiful card Loll, what a beautiful image! I love the way you have watercolored it and I love the "snow" and glitter. So pretty, I can see why you had to have this image, it is so sweet! Hugs, Brenda

Mac Mable said...

The sweetest card and the bird image is adorable. Love the addition of the snow and the frantage, which makes a huge difference...love it x.

Marcia HIll said...

I think I see another shopping trip in my future...oh how I LOVE that sweet little bird image Loll!! He is colored just perfectly and I love the falling snow too...such a sweet, sweet scene!! :0)

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a sweet bird Christmas card, Loll! Your Zig watercoloring is so good that I feel like reaching out my hand and touching the soft and fluffy feathers! The glue glitter and shabby white Frantage snow is the perfect finishing detail. I can see the pretty sparkle on the branch in the close-up, but it must look much more beautiful IRL.
Hideko xx

Greta said...

Wow--this is gorgeous, Loll! I'd frame this!

Linda said...

This little guy is just so cute, and he's coloured beautifully. Love the added snow too xx

Karen D. said...

such a precious image and you have used it so well with the faint sponging on the bkg and the way you added the snow details and coloured the bird. Lovely card mf.
xx Karen

Sue said...

Such a sweet image and beautifully coloured, Loll. Perfect for the challenge.

Trina P. said...

I agree that is a sweet bird. Beautiful Zig watercolouring. Love all the little details from the glitter to the background wash to the frantage. I need to get me some of that. xx

Linda said...

Loll, what a sweet little bird water colored with your Ziggs. Such a lovely wintery scene. Have a great weekend.

Ina G said...

What a beautiful image Loll and coloured so realistically. Just gorgeous!

BożenA said...

This bird is so cute. I perfectly understand that you had to have this stamp. I love all the red beads of berries that you marked around the bird. And falling snow ... it creates a great mood on the card. This card is so perfect for sending winter greetings. I adore her.
Hugs,
BozenA

Jo Manna said...

Dainty and sweet. I do love the limited colour palette, this so works for me. The raspberry colour on the bird and berries definitely give an amazing detail and focal point. Splatters and snow, reminds me of our winters here. Beautiful xx