Friday, 13 December 2013

Ski into Christmas

Morning all.
Looks like both my hubby and I have the dreaded winter cold and sore throat. Hope it gets better before Christmas. There seems to be a lot of it around even over in Italy as my friend Chris cancelled on Wednesday as she had come back from looking after the Grand kids with a shocker.
So it's been a while since I did any crafting or sat at the computer typing and it has been noticed! So for my friend Di's benefit here is a card for today.



The little skier is a LOTV stamp minus the little dog, which I didn't want on this image. I used Copics to colour him and the trees which were cut from a Marinne Christmas tree die LR0136. None of the trees are the actual die, the 3 behind the skier have only 3 branches and a reduced tip and the foreground trees have had the bottom branches cut away. These are the colours I used:-

Hat gloves and scarf - B99,97, 95,93  C5,3,0, blender
Skis - C10,7,5
Ski suit - R39,37,35,32
Trees - YG67,63,61, G29,28,21, YG17, E59,57,55

The snow was made using Stampendous chalky white embossing enamel. I always get this all over and very little on the project where I want it, so I hi lighted some areas with an embossing pen first.
The background to the central image was a piece of card embossed using a Cuttlebug folder. The hills I cut freehand and the frame was also cut freehand, then the middle cut out using a Sizzix Ornate labels 2 die. This is mounted on pads and the trees and skier mounted on top. 
The inner was layered with some swiss dot embossed card and a LOTV sentiment stamped onto a small label cut out on pads. Snowflake from a Woodware punch.

I shall enter it for the following challenges:-
ABC Christmas Challenge   Y - You make (own embellishments)
Crafty Little Fairies  Let it Snow
Creative Inspirations -Traditional Christmas Colours
Addicted to stamps and more - Photo inspiration
Penny Black and More :- Traditional Christmas colours

That's all for now, thanks for stopping by.




10 comments:

  1. I love the movement you have achieved in this card and also the 3d effect of the landscape. Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at CLF this week.

    Sharon x

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  2. This is an amazing scene you have created. LOVE the snowy hills, the trees and that adorable image! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

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  3. This is such a cute creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations and I wish you all the best for the festive season! xxx

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  4. WOW! This card is something else, so much work went into this for sure. I can't pick one thing about this card that I don't LOVE!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Addicted to Stamps and More, we sure hope to see you back again soon :)

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  5. What a super traditional feeling Christmas card Julie, thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

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  6. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Little Fairies with this super card! I love the design and fabby LOTV image too!
    Kelly.x

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  7. Gorgeous design, so lovely card.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more Challenge!
    Merry Christmas;-))m

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  8. Oooo what a great snow scene and thanks for joining us at PB & More this month and good luck, Luv Sam x

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  9. Wonderful card! I love your trees - I have that die and had never thought to colour them!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

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