Sunday, January 3, 2016

O' Christmas Tree

Good evening everyone! I can't believe it is already Sunday and my two weeks are over and it's time to go back to work!! That time just flew by! Now it is time to get back in a rhythm. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and a wonderful New Year! And may you have a wonderful year ahead! I have tried to relax the last couple of days and craft. I managed to get one card finished. I really can't seem to speed things up. I take so long to finish anything LOL  Oh well.. that's just the way I am! And tomorrow it is back to work, which means it slows everything down too. The kids head back to school on Tuesday. And I'm hoping for a winter storm to head this way LOL  I want some snow!

I have also been working on the post for the first new monthly challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Fun. Stay tuned for an introduction of the new team and our very first monthly challenge starting on the 10th!

Alright... enough of that :D  Here is my share for today. You can find my creations at either my Etsy Shop or my Zibbet Shop.

For this card I have used Christmas Star from Star Stampz. I have colored the image with Copic Markers. I've layered the image a bit. The background was all inked with Distress Inks (Black Soot, Seedless Preserves, Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean) I've inked the clouds with Black Soot and Broken China. I've added snow falling using my Copic Opaque White. The question mark I colored with Black Wink of Stella. I used my Snow Marker for the snow. I used yellow acrylic paint to paint the shine around the star and I've used white acrylic paint to paint the clothing puff and the frost coming out of her mouth. The papers are all scraps. I've distressed the edges of each of the strips and then I sewed around each of them. The three snowflakes were cut using the Silhouette Cameo and I covered them with glitter. I used a white and gold snowflake button as the center of each of the snowflakes. I used two Paper Smooches stamps - Peace On Earth on the outside and Merry Christmas on the inside. I had a lot of fun trying to come up with a background using the distress inks. I'm going to try to work on some new techniques this year :)  And I was so happy to get another Christmas card finished! Thank you for looking!!

Copic Markers Used:
  • Tree: G40, YG03, YG17, YG67
  • Skin: E000, E21, E11, E04; R20, R22
  • Jacket, Hat and Boots: RV13, RV14, RV66
  • Scarf and Leggings: V20, V22, V25
  • Hair: C5, C7, C9
  • Star: Y00, Y11, Y15


Unknown said...

The sewn strips of DP are so sweet, for snowflakes and that adorable image. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 216th- FF AG challenge! Praying you will have a Blessed, Prosperous, Peaceful and Creative 2016, Carole

Debbie said...

So cute! I love your mix of papers and those snowflakes!!
Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
Debbie (TMS DT)
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Christina Hor said...

WOW! What a sweet image Susan and gorgeous card! The holiday might be over but I am still love seeing all the holiday cards! Another gorgeous card! - Hugs, Christina

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful project, thanks for joining us at Moo Mania and more, Valerie

Chana Malkah said...

Beautiful work, Susan! Lots of interesting textures and fun papers! Thanks for dropping this off by our house here 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Thanks for the sweet comment about my card on the AAA Cards blog Susan and thank you also for joining in the challenge. Your card is full of festive fun and glistening elements. Thanks for playing along and a happy new year to you. Sarah x

Lori Turner said...

Oh, Susan - this card is darling!! I love all the different designer papers, your image and colors are amazing. Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxoxo

Rene said...

What an awesome card! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations! Good luck,

froebelsternchen said...

Thank you for linking to

berucrafts said...

Hi Susan... You made a stunning card... so lovely details... Thanks for joining your card by bastel-traum. We wish you a good, crafty new year and we would pleased to see you again by the next challenge :) Hugs Ute
P.S.: Thanks so much for your comment... :)

Sue's Paper Crafts said...

WOW!!! Very creative, stunning...all around wonderful. Thank you for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks.

Sue - 2 Creative Chicks DT

Sue's Paper Crafts said...

Beautiful and I want to scrap lift it. Thank you for joining us at Silhouette Challenges.

Sue - Silhouette Challenges DT

Jacee said...

What a lovely design, colourful and a fab image, love it!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Rae Ann said...

Love the gorgeous snowflake embellishments and stitching. I hope this little girl figures out how to get that star to the top!!

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Anything Goes Blogiversary challenge.

Chris said...

Beautiful card, really love the way you've layered the tree!
Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments.

Rachelle Olaridge said...

Totally gorgeous and sweet card design. Love the cute details and awesome digi colors. Thanks for your entry in our challenge at 613 Create!

Suze said...

A beautiful scene you have created here Susan. Thank you for joining in the Anything Goes challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Dewi Lestari said...

Awesome as always! Thanks for joining at Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes

Patricia St Martin said...

Gorgeous Sue. Love everything about your card. Thanks for joining us at Twisted Thursday.
Hugs Pat

Kat W said...

A fabulous design, love the stitched layers and dimension to the image :-)
Thanks for joining in with our challenge at As You Like It!
Hugs, Kat x

Fikreta said...

Your card is very beautiful !
love this image!

Thank you for joining us at Creative craft cottage!
Good Luck and hope to see you again.
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

Pat said...

Not only is your image too cute and colored beautifully, but you framed it so wonderfully! Wow! Thanks for sharing with us at Your Scrapbook Place

crafty said...

love how you have down the background. A super idea. Thank you for sharing it with us at Creative Corner. Hope to see you again.

Shelia said...

Oh my goodness, how pretty is this! Love the image and the dimension you achieved on this beauty! Thank you for joining us at DRS Designs this week!

Janett said...

Your card is beautiful. Thanks for joining the DRS designs challenge.

nwilliams6 said...

Wow, Susan. This is amazing. Super coloring, images, and design. I love how she has the scarf over her face - that is how cold it is here this morning. Beautifully done. Thanks for sharing this with us in the DRS Designs Challenge!

PaperCutsForU said...

Stunning with so much wonderful detail! Thanks for joining us at Silhouette Challenges. ~DT Vivian

Unknown said...

Lovely colors and great image. Thank you for joining us on Glitter N Sparkle.Kasha DT

Tracy Wray aka Trak said...

Thank you for taking part in our art by miran challenge,
I very much enjoyed looking at your project and all
the time and detail you put into it, good luck hugs tracy

Pia S said...

There's so much I love about this card, the inked background, the dimension given to the image, the torn papers, stitching.... Well done!

Lynne said...

Sorry, you had to go back to work!!!!!
I love love love your card. Beautiful coloring, love the choice of image!!!!!!
and thus your altered notebook is phenomenal!! Thanks for visiting us at 613 Avenue Create and good luck!!!!
613 Avenue Create DT

Heather said...

This is gorgeous!! I love your take on that sketch and all the distressed edges and stitching (and your paper choices) are perfect. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Beautiful Christmas card, love your coloring. The sewn distressed papers make and awesome frame. Love the glittered snowflakes.

Stephanie said...

Adorable card, love your colors. Thanks for playing along at Catch The Bug this week.

Bettina L. said...

I just love this wintery card. Great details with the layers and the snowflakes and sewing and colouring. Thanks for playing at Nikki Burnette and good luck. Hope to see you back friday for a new challenge. Bettina Nikki Burnette DT Member xx

AndreaNorris said...

Great way to use your scraps up Susan, lovely image and detailing. Thanks for joining us at Oddball Art, we hope to see you again soon
Andrea x

aussie aNNie said...

Hi Susan, awesome,thanks for entering your wonderful creation in our first challenge of the year of anything goes at Paper Creator...see you in the next challenge.xx
Paper Creators DT {aNNie}

Lorie said...

I love your colors and how eclectic this card is! Nice job!
Thank you for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks
I hope you'll come link up again soon!
Lorie, DT Member

Diane Louise J said...

Thanks for entering our challenge at CCC Digi Creations. Your card is lovely. Happy New Year and Good Luck in the challenge.
Diane Louise (DT) xx

dmbennett said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog.

Dawn DT

Margaret said...

So cute. Love the way you did the Christmas tree. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.
Margaret, DT

Annette said...

This was my tree this year.... The top fell off just as I put the star on the top! Love your colouring. Gorgeous.
Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
Lili of the Valley,
In The Pink Challenge
The Sugar Bowl Challenge,
As You Like It Challenge.

Mandy LaCroix said...

I just LOVE that Christmas Tree and you've colored it SO WELL! Bravo! Super impressive.... :)

Crafty Hugs!

Jenny Colacicco said...

Happy new year! What a thoughtful and heartfelt card! Wow! Thanks for joining us at AAA card challenges.

lulucker said...

I love a card that tells a story and such a sweet one it is. thank you for joining us at Petal Lu x

Maryvonne Coussé said...

Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly challenge blog and good Luck !

Nana said...

Beautiful card.
Thanks for linking up over at Silhouette Challenges

Have a creative day.
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Justine Hovey said...

Gorgeous card and background! Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards, just remember to be considered a winner your card must be clean and simple. Thanks :)

Helen said...

A really cute design - love the dimension you've added to the tree.

Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Helen x