Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Christmas Gossmere

Hi hi,

It has been a while since I've picked up my copics and coloured something.  For this card I jumped right in.......and it took me forever to colour.

The image is called Gossmere from Tiddly Inks.  I have adapted her for a Christmas card and coloured her in traditional Christmas colours.  Replaced her spooky sceptre with mistletoe (leaf punchies)
The papers are freebies from Simply Cards magazine by Hot Off The Press (Vintage Christmas range).  The sentiment reads "Merry Christmas" and along with the swirl stamps, are also freebies  from the same magazine.

Copic colours used:
Dress:  R20 R24 R27 R29 E19
Crown:  Y15 Y35 Y38
Skin:  E00 E01 E02 E11 E25 R20
Hair:  E13 E15 E18
Whites: C0 C1
Ground:  W1 W2 W3 W5

The mistletoe and mini poinsettias are made with punches.  Added some rhinestones for the mistletoe berries and also to add some bling.  Added some liquid pearl for the center of the poinsettias.
I've seen many cards out there using frantage and love the effect it gives.  I would have loved to use it for the snow on all the layers of the card but as I don't have any I've used white embossing powder instead.
All layers of the card were distressed with TH Vintage Photo and a pair of old scissors.
That's all from me today.
Thank you so much for visiting my little blog.
Hope you liked my card
Inky Chicks #17 - Pearls and Swirls - I've used liquid pearl and swirl stamps, papers are also covered with swirls.
Designed to Color #23 - Christmas/Winter
Vintage Stamping Challenges #14 - Traditional Christmas Time
Deep Ocean Challenge #65 - Favourite colour combo - Red, green, brown (fave colour combo for Christmas)
Tiddly Inks Challenge #122 - Anything goes
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #70 - Anything goes with Ribbon
Charisma Cards Challenge #45 - Vintage

Yay! This card won challenge #70 at Crafty Ribbons.
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Woohoo!! Won top 3 at Inky Chicks challenge #17
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YAY!! Featured at Tiddly Inks!




  2. Very lovely colored :)
    To bad it's copic's, than I can't copy ;)
    I like the different colors of green and the papers you've used :)

  3. Awesome So Love This Stunning Colouring And Great Use Of Embossing Powder Thanks For Sharing At Craft Sentiments

  4. Fab card Hun love the Christmassy Feel to it :)
    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz :)

    Hugs Mandy xxx

  5. This is gorgeous, love how you put the gems on the mistletoe Phi! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments this week for our Christmas Challenge! Good luck in the draw and hope to see you back again next week, Susan x

  6. Love. love love everything Pia, all the distressting, snow, image, colour, just fab sweetie !! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!

    hugs Diane xx

  7. So beautiful!!! I love the image and you have coloured her to perfection! And your distressing looks amazing.
    Thankyou for joining us at Vintage Stamping Challenges
    Dot x

  8. Eeeeeeekkk!!! I am a HUGE Tiddly fan!! I love how you have transformed Gossmere into a Christmas maiden instead of a spooky spirit!! :) :) So WELL DONE!!

    :) :) Thank you for joining us @ Crafty Sentiments “Christmas” challenge!!
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  9. I'm soooo in love with your wonderful card, sweetie!!! Why don't you contact me quickly at my email addy (which u can find in my profile)? I have a few questions ;)
    Hugs, Ally

  10. Wow! This is gorgeous on so many levels! Your coloring is amazing and I really love all the distressing! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs! We hope you play along with us again soon! Good luck in the draw :)

  11. Beautiful, TFS with us at OCS!

  12. Your card is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for participating in our CHARISMA CARDZ challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  13. Wow that is one beautiful card! The details and the distressing are just gorgeous, so lovely. Thank you for joining us this week at Tiddly Inks for our "Anything Goes" Challenge :)

  14. Wow, this card is amazing!!! looooove it!!! you colored this girl and the dress spectacular... and all the distress, mediums and vintage look...wow..Gorgeous work Phi!