Thursday, 9 June 2011

Winter Blues

It's still Christmas on my blog...lol...this is the last one...at least for this week! I had a play with some Distress Inks to make the backing papers on this card...blending 'Faded Jeans', 'Tumbled Glass' and Chipped Saphire' on hammer textured white card. I then used my Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots' and 'Snowflakes' folder to emboss it, sanding over the raised areas, and distressing the edges with my scissors, to reveal the white core. The image is 'James the Bear - In the Snow' by Lili of the Valley, which I coloured using watercolour pencils, then cut out with one of my 'Lacey Circles' Nesties.


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18 comments:

Miria said...

Wow, Helen, this faded backeground is stunning! I love your card and thank you for your nice comment, hugs, Miria

Hazel said...

I love the distressed background - I've got a lot of hammered card that I haven't used for ages, you've given me an idea - what a cute image and beautifully coloured. Thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 23 - hope to see you again soon. x

Claire x said...

I love this Helen, the distressed look is just fab. Hugs, Claire x

downrightcrafty said...

beautiful
Kate x

Little K Smith said...

Aw this is gorgeous Helen, I love this lil' bear! I'm struggling to catch up with you! :D
Kelly.x

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card love the colours used........:) Sandra H

A Passion For Paper said...

Helen, this is an adorable card. I love James the Bear and you've coloured him beautifully.
Thanks for joining us at CCAYR and good luck with the rest of the challenge
Hugs, Julie x

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Wow - this is gorgeous! Love the way you did the background - thank you for explaining how you did it. That teddy is coloured so beautifully too.

Riet said...

So gorgeous card Helen.

Hugs Riet.xx

nessy said...

oh helen what a stunning xmas bear ~love it!!
vanessa xx

Kaz said...

Hi Helen xx
LOVE your card! James is just soooo adorable & he does look so good in blue. Your swiss dot embossing & inking is especially appealing. Have a fab weekend!
Hugs
Kaz x

Carissa said...

Gorgeous! I love the embossed papers, so pretty. Hugs, Carissa

laney said...

Gorgeous Helen!!
thanks for joining us at Bling it On this time hope to see you play along with us again
hugs
laney

Crafteezee said...

Love the background Helen. Such a cute image too and never too early for Christmas. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me. Hugs Tracy x

milli said...

What a cute card! Love the background!
Camilla x

shell said...

Fabulous card love the blue, thanks for joining us at Bling It On this month.
Shell xx

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card I love the image & the colour is lush.
Thank you for playing with us Rockin' Rubbah's over at Crafts & Me, good luck hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

*kathleen* said...

Great cards! Thanks for participating in the challenges!!

-Kat, CCAYR Design Team