Wednesday, 27 April 2011

ABC Christmas Challenge - I is for...

It's time for a new ABC Christmas Challenge...and this week it's hosted by the lovely Samantha...with a theme of:

'I is for Indigo & Ice'

She has a rather snazzy inspirational photo for you too:


We are sponsored for this challenge by Stamping with Brenda


Not only that, but Brenda is joining us at a guest designer for this challenge too!

Ok, so on to my card...Brenda sent us all a parcel of goodies to play with...and I used some of the card and silvery tinsel on my card. I decided to have another go at resist embossing (my first efforts will be uploaded tomorrow), and stamped this rather glorious tree ('Before the Snow' by Penny Black) in Versamark on white card, then heat embossed it in white. I then rubbed over the top with a couple of different colours of fluid chalk inks to create a dark night sky. To give the effect of snowfall, I spritzed the inks with water whilst still wet (I couldn't get a decent photo...they all looked washed out, but it does look like it's snowing in real life!). For the backing, I embossed a couple of different colours of Core'dinations card using my Cuttlebug 'Snowflakes' and 'Ice Crystals' folders, then sanded the raised areas to reveal the coloured core. I used a Papermania snowflake border folder to emboss the silver card, and added some of the silvery tinsel from Brenda.


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
For more inspiration, please visit the ABC Christmas Challenge...as always there are samples from my lovely DT buddies...as well as our sponsor and guest designer Brenda...and from our first ever 'Designer in the Spotlight', Shelley.

8 comments:

Delphine said...

Your card is gorgeous, Helen! Your image looks fantastic and I love all the embossing and the touches of silver, really beautiful! Hugs Delphine xx

Riet said...

So gorgeous card Helen.

Hugs Riet.xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Helen :-) the image is fab ,,, love the background you created and the embossing is perfect too :-)

luv
Lols x x x

thanks for joining us on the PTW too :-) xx

nessy said...

what perfect embossing ~magical xmas card!!
vanessa xx

Dot said...

Beautiful card, elegant and pretty. All the embossing looks great, and I love the deep blue colour.
hugs Dorte

Samantha said...

Helen this is so pretty! I love snow and this looks so crisp and wintry, Great interpretation of the picture hugs Samantha :0)

Carissa said...

Beautiful card. I love the resist technique, it is one of my favorites. Hugs, Carissa

Jayne Hayward said...

Love how you have created the tree and the lovely embossing.

Jayne xx