When I saw the sketch over at Sketch Saturday I knew that I would just have to use it, and what is more I could just 'see' which image to use too along with the rows of bells cut files I would have to make to recreate what was in my head. Everything is easier said than done of course!
I had the image already, that of Crissy Armstrong's 'Leap of Joy' & I coloured this seasonal deer with Promarkers to match my chosen papers from Heather Jolly. Doesn't he look proud in his velvet attire? It was the cut file for my row of jingling bells to match those on the deer's festive outfit that really stretched those 'little grey cells' this week. Welding circles, ellipses, parts of ellipses & layering - just to create my jingle bells. I did, you might have noticed, also cut the word 'Joy' on the front. The holly wasn't one of my own files, but one from Cre8tive Cutz & although very tempted to make it nice & dimensional managed to restrain myself & kept it all nice & flat instead so it will go through the post more easily & cheaply. Like the snow beneath the deer's feet, the holly was then duly 'Stickled' for a nice, crisp frost.
|Card open - following the design layout loosely on the inside too.|
Thanks for looking today.
Challenges I would like to enter this card for are:
Sketch Saturday - design sketch
Whimsy - traditional Christmas colours
Our Daily Bread - Winter holiday (Christmas or Thanksgiving)
Holly Jolly - Christmas + 3 things beginning with 'R' (reindeer, red, row of bells)
Craft Room - die cuts/punches
Whoopsi Daisy - diecuts/punches
Creative Cutting - Christmas + SVG or similar (every element was a cutfile as I even cut the papers & image as print & cuts using my Silhouette Cameo)
Crafty Pad - it's beginning to look at lot like Christmas
Bunny Zoe - Christmas
Little Claire's - Christmas
OSAAT - use a digi
Crafts & Me - (creative) circles (the rows of bells)
Joanna Sheen - cold & frosty
Crazy - inside of the card
My Mum's Craft Shop - inspired by a song (I heard the bells on Christmas Day - trad. carol)
Eclectic Ellapu - either layering/ interactive /'openable'
Pan Pastel - red & green
Dream Valley - anything goes
My Grafico - anything goes
Forever Friends - anything goes
Creative Moments Bloggers Network - anything goes.