Wednesday, 24 October 2012

James the Bear

It's the halfway point of our 'Up to you' challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge and I've made a little midway reminder card to share.  This has been painted with my distress inks.  I'm still getting used to them and am really struggling with certain colours.  Red seems to be the hardest for me to get blending.  I need to add some water to the ink before painting otherwise it just will not blend.  My card is also struggling and sometime gets a bit rough.  I think I need a lot more practice!!!

Anyway, I'm sharing LOTV's James (no red you may notice!).  I've also used some Gold mirror card which I used to use on all my cards when I first started cardmaking, but I don't think I've used it for a couple of years now, so I thought I'd get it out.  It seemed to match well with the cream backing papers.

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Card Recipe:
Please pop on over to the  ABC Christmas challenge blog to see the other creations by the talented design team, and to enter our challenge.  I look forward to seeing your creations this week.

I've been inspired by:
  • Wild Orchid Crafts - Gold / Silver
  • Totally Papercrafts - Christmas
  • Creative Craft - All About 3 (3 dies - Nestie for image, bistro label for sentiment, and snowflake corner for embellishment)
Happy crafting.


Anita said...

Honey I think this card is gorgeous and your distress ink coloring looks amazing! You're being too hard on yourself, don't think you need more practice at all.

Anonymous said...

lovely card Annette, James Is such a darling, love the papers too, hugs me xx

Mojca said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colors and the beautiful sparkly parts :) Hugs! Mojca

Zw@@n said...

Gorgeous card, Annette. I like the colours and the colouring is fab.
Love, Wilma

Wishcraft said...

Annette your colouring looks fabulous, stop worrying! I can't do DI's at all, wish I could. Lovely card hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

nnalorac said...

So cute, love your image and the colours.
crafty hugs

Wendy said...

Adorable and so gorgeous, love the colours.
Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Wendy xx

Malin ~ Lillpiga said...

Thanks for joining us at WOC with your lovely card!

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous card. I love the splash of gold and the colouring looks great to me. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.
Nikki x

marion82 said...

lovely card
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Carissa said...

Beautiful card, the touch of gold adds a wonderful bit of sparkle. Beautiful colouring too.
Hugs, Carissa