Sunday, 22 August 2010

Inspirational...

Our weekly challenge on the Charmed digi blog this week is Inspiration. Lou posted a beautiful picture from which to draw inspiration, be that the feel of it, the colours, or whatever other inspiration you may get from it. The only stipulation is that you must use one of our hundreds of downloads - and that's not difficult as there are so many utterly gorgeous ones to choose from :-)



I love the colours on the photo and regretfully I didn't quite capture the richness. But I went for the dark reds, whites and blue colours as my inspiration. I added a little green to mine also. This is the first Christmas card of the year for me but I'm determined to get many done before December so expect to see more...

My Holly Pixie from the Pixie Downloads (also available as a clear stamp) has blue/green holly and wings. Each holly leaf is green but tipped with blue. I used a variety of K&Co and Basic Grey papers, the base of my card is Doodlebug Ladybug Sugar Coated Cardstock, which means the back of the card is nice and glittery too. I also used gold lace - K&Co Evergreen snowflake stickers - Warm wishes greeting is from an Imaginice Polar Expressions paper - K&Co Layered Poinsettia flowers - Clear pebbles forms a frame around the card. I used a Martha Stewart Border punch for the border running across the middle. The red has been highlighted with red Stickles.



After printing out my Pixie I drew a large bauble around her then coloured everything in with Copic markers. I used Polar White Flowersoft for the trim on her dress and a little Stickles to highlight here and there on the holly as well, as the gold dots on the bauble..


I started doing the inside but didn't have enough time to complete. It's ready for when I have the time..



Just the blue paper atm, but will add everything else when I need it...


I do hope you can join us on DW this week, it's a fab challenge.

Thanks for visiting x

6 comments:

pinky said...

Stunning card Karen, haven't got the christmas pixies yet so might just have too. Love the gorgeous papers.
Pinky

slinkycat said...

what a funky xmas card, I love it and the image is fab :)

Leanne x

Renkata said...

Very chic.
oooohhh I also must put this image on my list :)

Nicki said...

stunning card and love that photo! what a gorgeous flower and love the inspiration it gave you, gorgeous!
Nicki
x

Kathy said...

The colours are so rich and sumptuous Karen and I love the way you are taking it to the inside of the card. It's going to be even more wonderful when it's all complete

BeeBeebabs said...

Beautiful you did a awesome job tfs!!!