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Friday, 4 September 2009

Bronte Goes Ice Skating

This is the first Christmas card I've made with Mo Manning's wonderful digital art. It stars Bronte, the grumpy sort-of cattle dog that Mo's family gave a home to. The image is coloured using that classic, favourite colour combi of red and green, to enter Copic Creation's challenge this week. I used Woodware Fluffy Stuff for the fur trim on the hat and muff, just squeeze it on and heat it to make 3d, fluffy snow. Or, in this case, furry trim :). Isn't this a fabulous image to use? I love it...

The Merry Christmas is a clear stamp I've had in for ages, added to one of the Creative Expressions circles that are designed to fit Nestabilities. I've embossed with brown ink that isn't intended for embossing and didn't like the cool, metallic grey-brown that I ended up with. So I coloured it with my brown Copic - much better. All the DP is Basic Grey Infuse, which is not a Christmas set as such, but I think it works really well on a Christmas card. I cut along the wiggly design lines for the centre strip, added a narrower piece of pink stripe and then the most beautiful velvet ric-rac that I bought at the quilt show. I couldn't resist it but it was quite pricy, so it'll be on special Christmas cards only :).

11 comments:

  1. This made me smile Anne, isn't it a great image and I love the furry trim. You're so good using special stuff on your cards, I can never bring myself to use things like that and just keep looking at them.
    I love your precious moments card too. The colours are so pretty and that flower is stunning. Veining the petals is inspired.
    Have a great weekend.

    Lisax

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  2. The critter on skates is just too cute! Great Card!

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  3. what a great image and cute card! love it:)
    hugs

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  4. Love all the texture to this! Wonderful job!

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  5. Isn't this just super "cool"!!

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  6. Thinks I may be off to Mo's... have seen some great cards made with the images and this is another one! Am not sure my colouring skills are up to the mark though!
    Another brill creation Anne!

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  7. wow, I luv this card...luv the depth and details....awesome...have a wonderful weekend!

    enjoy *~*

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  8. Love the Fluffy Stuff! It looks so real. Great card.

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  9. Anne this is just so christmassy and the fluffy stuff finishes it off wonderfully
    Hugs
    Lana x

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  10. Brilliant job with the image and the fluffy trim, gorgeous card.
    luv
    Debby

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  11. great choice of images! perfect for the cc challenge and your coloring is gorgeous! :)

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