Wednesday, 2 March 2011

ABC Christmas Challenge - E is for...

We have anew ABC Christmas Challenge for you today...it's Dorte's first time as host, and the theme is:

'E is for Embossing & Embellishments'
You can use heat or dry embossing, or a mixture of both techniques, and we'd like to see 3 embellishments, this can be 3 the same, or 3 different types of embellishment.

We have two fabulous sponsors for this challenge...which means two wonderful prizes:

Simon Says Stamp - $15 shopping Voucher

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and

1st Prize = 3 digi stamps
2nd Prize = 2 digi stamps

The lovely Tracey from The Stamping Boutique has also given the DT several images to work with this week...including my lovely 'Chubby Snowman' - thanks Tracey!
I coloured the image with watercolour pencils, and added some glitter to the snow on the ground. The papers I used are all from the '29th Street Market' collection by My Mind's Eye, and I went a bit Cuttlebug crazy, embossing the reverse sides of some of the papers with my 'Snowflakes', 'Ice Crystals' and 'Just My Type' folders. I sanded over the surfaces to reveal the white core of the papers, and then distressed all of the edges. The sentiment is a Penny Black stamp, and for my three embellishments, I used a snowflake (cut with my Cuttlebug 'Ice Crystals' die), a brad and some adhesive pearls.


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
For more inspiration, please check out the fabulous cards by my lovely ABC Christmas Challenge DT buddies.

12 comments:

Rach said...

this is a sweetheart of an image, i love snowmen, a great take on the sketch. thank you for joining us @ friday sketchers. hugs rachxx

Claire x said...

I love this - such a cute image and fab colour tones. Hugs, Claire x

Dot said...

Helen, your embossing, distressing and colouring looks so good. Ang the snowman is a cutie.
hugs, Dorte xx

Uma said...

fantastic, great card

hayward69 said...

Love the image you have chosen and coloured beautifully. Great work with the embossing too.

Jayne xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card helen :-)the image is adorable and the embellies are fab but I especially love the embossing and the red/ blue combo ,,, stunning :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Samantha said...

Fabby card Helen you must be getting a huge pile of Christmas cards now :0) YAY!! hugs Samantha :0)

Delphine said...

Gorgeous card, Helen! Great embossing and sanding, and I love the colours and cute image! Hugs Delphine xx

Carissa said...

Helen, this is beautiful. Sort of has a country folk art feel to it that is so perfect for Christmas. Hugs, Carissa

Heidi said...

What a cute card! I love all the embossing!

Chelsea said...

This is super cute!! Thanks for playing along with Fussy & Fancy!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh, I love your colors and that beautiful snowflake! Great dry embossing too - the sanded parts are so cool. Thanks for "singing" along with us this fortnight at Fairy Fun Fridays!