Wednesday, 1 April 2020

ABC Christmas Challenge - H & I are for?

It's time for a fun new ABC Christmas Challenge...Lynda is the host, and the themes are:

'H is for Hand Drawn'
'I is for Inside'

There are a couple of fab prizes on offer from Lynda for two lucky winners:

I made a set of four cards for the 'Hand Drawn' theme...each one featuring a slightly differently decorated Christmas tree. I started by masking a triangle/tree shape on watercolour paper using masking tape, then used watercolour paints to colour the 'tree' shapes. Once dry, I used a black gel pen to draw some decorations on the trees, then coloured them in using a gold gel pen. I added a sentiment (from the 'Scribbly Christmas' set by Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous), then doodled a simple border before adding the panels to some kraft card blanks.

Challenges for these cards:

I can't remember the last time I decorated the inside of I thought I'd do that for my 'Inside' card...although feel free to interpret the theme in any way you choose. I picked a couple of Penny Black from the 'Joy to the World' set for the outside, and a little pup from the 'Cristmas Critters' set for the inside. I stamped directly on to a kraft card blank, then coloured the images using watercolour pencils.

Here's the inside...the little pup along with my sentiment:

Challenges for this card:

For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the ABC Christmas Challenge.


Kathyk said...

What a fab collection of makes in your post today - great colouring too


Lynda said...

Those gold baubles are so effective, and the pencils on the Kraft card really stand out, don't they? xx

Inkyfingers said...

I love your set of hand-drawn trees, Helen and how you made each one different. The craft card is so sweet and you've coloured it so well. What a great pile to add to your stash.
Hope you are well.
Carol x

Jac’s Playground said...

Awesome card and love the effect of colouring on Kraft, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

Lindsey said...

I was hesitant to draw one image - and here you made a set of four beautiful cards! Your second card is perfectly sweet - I love the extra little guy inside.

Cardsbymaaike said...

Such a cute scene! Fab on the kraftcard. Thank you for playing at AAA cards

Francesca said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for playing at AAA Cards

Sheryl said...

Helen I love those trees. You have very cleverly created 4 fabulous cards.
Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Sheryl
Cat Crazy Craft Corner {My Blog}

Neets B said...

Wow, the depth of colour from your watercolour pencils is amazing on the kraft cardstock. And you're ok, the sentiment on the inside won't matter for our challenge :) Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

Jane said...

Super use of kraft card with those colours popping against it! Lovely to see so much white space that isn't actually white! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Keep safe, stay home and craft instead!

Zw@@n said...

Helen, your cards are gorgeous. Love the Christmas tree set of cards. Love your stamp and colouring on the other card. Stay safe! said...

Wow! I really love them. Thank you for play with us at a Gem of a craft challenge blog. Good luck with your entry.

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

You can't beat a bit of colouring on Kraft card and your Christmas card with the cutie animals is gorgeous Helen. Beautiful colouring. Love the trees cards too. Thanks so much for joining us at Less is More xx