Guest DT at Without Words

Greetings friends, thanks for stopping by!  Today is a bittersweet day for Squirrel and her lovely DT over at Without Words Challenge.  After three years of fun CAS (clean & simple) challenges, Without Words will be shutting down comes December 31st.  I was quite sad when Squirrel first shared the news with me.   I love creating CAS cards and had so much fun participating in many of their challenges.  Though all good things must eventually comes to an end, I wasn't about to miss out playing in this last challenge.   So when Squirrel asked if I could join them again as guest designer for this one final challenge, I replied YES! in a heartbeat.  I hope you can come join me over at Without Words and wish Squirrel and her lovely DT all the best and best of luck wherever their new adventure may take them.

The theme for this final month challenge is...Christmas ("Feeling Festive")

For my guest designer project, I am using this rubber stamp image from LOTV calls "Lots of Letters." Aren't these children adorable! Not to mention that little cute dog in his sweater!


rubber stamp: LOTV' Lots of Letters; Power Poppy's Poinsettia stamp set
Die cut: Lil'Inkers Dual Stitched Rectangle Frames
Copic markers
Copic blending paper
pigment pen - white
sponge dauber
Versa Magic Ink Pad - Sea Breeze

When I first saw this adorable children image, I knew I got to have it! This image reminds me of one of the happiest, favorite things that we love doing together with our children during this holiday season - the trip to the post office and getting all those wonderful gifts and greeting cards out to families and friends in time for Christmas.

How The Card Made

First, I opened up Microsoft Word and dragged in the image.  Resize, print and colored it with Copics.

Then I used the stitched rectangle die frame to cut it out and sponged the sky on with a sponge dauber and Versa Magic' Sea Breeze ink. I randomly scatter dots with white pigment pen to create the falling snow.

Next, I stamped on the sentiment from the Power Poppy's Poinsettia clear stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

For the finishing textured touches, I applied white Stickles to the snow on the mailbox, ground area near the children's shoes and on the white part of the girls' coat and hats,

Please come join me over at Without Words Challenge for this last final challenge and wish Squirrel and the DT best of luck in their next adventure.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today and perhaps share your comment with me before you go. It's truly a joy hearing from you.  I'm happy to help answer any questions you may have. So please don't hesitate to e-mail me.

I'm linking my card into the following challenges below. 

Wishing you a lovely week!


Lois Wyche said...

This is a beautiful card. Love the image and the coloring!

Lori m said...

Beautiful and stunning card, hugs, Lori m

Céline said...

fab coloring
thanks for playing with us at di's digi

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Love the shading for the back ground as well as the image colouring . Beautiful card Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas card Challenges

Teresa Arsenault said...

Christina, your expert coloring skills really make this design SING. Truly gorgeous. hugs, Teresa

Rannah Romps said...

Gorgeous Card Christina. I love how you did all the colors. May I ask how did you do the background of the turquoise, I think it is.

Christina Hor said...

Hi Rannah! I sponged the sky (background) with a sponge dauber and Versa Magic' Sea Breeze ink very gentle using the "burnishing" technique which you can see this technique in my Tutorials page, under "Applying Burnishing Technique On Sky & Mason Jar"

Mel C said...

Beautiful coloring Christina, your BG is perfect!

suzARTe said...

Hi Christina

Firstly wishing you a very happy belated 2016, I hope this year is a really good year for you. I just wanted to thank you for sharing this amazing project at Anything goes December link-up, Just keep on creating. You are one of the featured artists and also the link-up has just been posted for February, I look forward to seeing lots of your beautiful creations xx

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