Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Guest Designer at Christmas Craft Creations

Hi everyone.  I'm thrilled to be Guest Designing at Christmas Craft Creations.  Christmas cards are my favourite cards to make. :)  Thanks to Lady Joyful and team for having me join them this month!
  
I find animals on Christmas cards can be a lot of fun to make.:)  They are always so adorable!

I love this image from Penny Black.  We can all relate to be tangled up with Christmas lights. :)  I stamped my image onto mixed media paper in black ink and heat embossed in clear.  The image is watercoloured with distress inks.  I added crystal drops to the lights to make them shine.  Once dry, the top of the image was fussy-cut and popped over top of a background of sponged peeled paint ink over white embossed Christmas Words.  Stamped a sentiment at the bottom of panel and then popped it up over card base.

Close-up ...
I hope you'll have time to come join us at the Christmas Craft Creations blog.  Such a fun challenge!  I'll be back here with a reminder card on August 26th!

Products
Christmas Fun (Penny Black)
Merry Up - sentiment (Penny Black)
Christmas Story (Penny Black)
Strathmore 400 Series Mixed Media paper (140 lb.) - Blick Art Materials







Stamps:  Christmas Fun (Penny Black); Christmas Story (Penny Black); Merry Up (Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Black (Memento); Distress Inks:  Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Candied Apple, Aged Mahogany, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  water brush, clear embossing powder (Ranger), Cyrstal Drops (Nuvo), white embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, sponge

Challenges:
Christmas Craft Creations August Challenge - Animals


32 comments:

Julie B said...

Such a cute image Loll, thankfully our pooch has not been that inquisitive!

kiwimeskreations said...

A fun image so beautifully coloured and used Loll - a fabulous card
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Mac Mable said...

I like how you fussy cut out the adorable image Loll....Seeing the string of lights I would not have attempted it but seeing how you've done it, I shall be filing that one away x.
You've coloured in the pup wonderfully Loll and I love the vibrancy of the lime on the background and the pop of red. One super cute card and such a happy card x.
Congratulations on guesting Loll x.

Viv said...

Such fun Loll! I'm with Mac I wouldn't have attempted fussy cutting the lights but until you said how you'd done it I didn't even notice there were no letters!! A great job and one I shall be remembering in future!
Lovely lovely card. x

Brenda in IN said...

This is adorable, I love that pup tangled up in lights. The green background is so Christmasy and the words pop. Congratulations on being Guest Designer.

Marcia Hill said...

Congrats on the design spot Loll!! Your PB image is absolutely ADORABLE and perfectly colored too! And your fussy cutting skills are amazing and looks fabulous against the bright green word background! Cute, CUTE card my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Kath said...

A fabulous card and a great design.
Kath x

A.Rose said...

Always adore your creations! Love the background especially! Thanks for designing for us at Christmas Craft Creations!

Pat said...

Such a sweet and fun image Loll and some wonderful fussy cutting too. I love the colours and the shine on the baubles is fabulous. A super Christmas card. x

HilaryJane said...

What a fun Christmas card, love that stamped background too xx

Cardsbymaaike said...

What a cutie pie, great colors and inkblending too, well done

Unknown said...

This could be Jessie in December, Loll! What an adorable Christmas card, from the sweet pup tangled in Christmas lights to the Christmas words in the background! A smile inducing card! Congratulations on your well deserved Guest Design post!

Susan said...

That dog looks just as mischevious as mine is! Super cute card.

Christine Alexander said...

Now that's my kind of card, that dog looks so adorable Loll.I love your background behind that mischievous little pup :)

nancy littrell said...

Love how you colored your adorable pup all tangled up in colorful Christmas lights, Lolly. Fun and colorful heat embossed Christmas words background and Joyful Sentiment. TFS your sweet card and Congratulations for being chosen Christmas Craft Creations Guest Design. Love and Hugs..Nancy

Linda said...

This little guy is just soooo cute .... and coloured beautifully too. Great job with the fussy cutting by the way! xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

Whenever I see your cards and immediately want the stamp! You have made this come to life!

Brenda said...

Congrats on your Guest Design spot Loll!! You have created an adorable Christmas card! I love the green background with the Christmas words wall and then the ground. You are always so clever with your backgrounds! Then there is that adorable dog all tangled up in the Christmas lights as many of us can identify with. lol Can this little guy get any cuter?!!! Hugs, Brenda

I Card Everyone said...

Loll he is really wrapped up in his work, isn't he? Penny Black has the most adorable Christmas critters - this guy is among my favorites. You've colored him beautifully, and added the most wonderful background!
Congrats on your GD gig... they'll love having you, I'm sure of it!
=]

Anita in France said...

What a cutie, Loll ... your colouring on this sweet pooch is brilliant ... those lights he's tangled up in positively glow! Congratulations on your GD spot with CCC! Hugs, Anita :)

Lady Joyful said...

This is such an adorable card, Loll! I love that sweet pup which you've coloured beautifully, and the background is great too. I'm so happy you've joined us as Guest Designer this month. - Charlotte/Lady Joyful

Trina P. said...

Congratulations on GD! 🎉🎉🎉
Fun and adorable. The bright green emboss resist background really pops and draws the eyes to that cute tangled up pup.

Daffodil Cards said...

Squeal! I LOVE it.
Faith x

Nstiz said...

This really is adorable, Loll. Your background really makes this one! I'm always admiring your willingness to fussy cut allowing you to use these fabulous backgrounds. Great image and such a cute card!

Leslie Miller said...

Awww, so cute! I love this pooch and, wow, your stamped and sponged background is amazing! I love critters for everything, especially dogs. Really love the colors on this and the gloss on the ornaments. Very fun and festive!

Ros Crawford said...

Congrats on your GD spot!! Well deserved and what a striking card! Loving the glossy lights! Enjoy your upcoming weekend my friend and be well

Bobby said...

Congrats on your guesting spot, Loll. You've done them proud with that cute little dog all wrapped in glossy bulbs. He looks great sitting in from of that wonderful background.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Congratulations on guesting at Christmas Craft Creations, Loll!
This is sooo adorable! Love the shiny Christmas lights and the Christmas word background. Wonderful job of fussy-cutting, as always!
Hideko xx

Karen Dunbrook said...

what a delightful card...I'm sure you love this image as you have a cute pup too.
xx Karen

Joy Dsouza said...

Such a stunning card. Thank you for joining us as the Guest Designer at the Christmas Craft Creations Challenge.
- Joy Dsouza

Susan said...

I have (and love) that image - such a naughty rascal of a puppy - reminds me of Tessa when she was younger. Great colouring, great background, and great use of glossy accents on the lights.

BożenA said...

Your watercolor coloring is stunning as always. I love this cute pooch and I think this is what Jessie might look like this year while decorating the Christmas tree in your house :-)
xx