Friday, January 29, 2016

Warm & Cozy Christmas

Hello there! Happy Almost Weekend. :-)

I am playing in a challenge with this Christmas card.  Sound the trumpets, cue the confetti!  I have not participated in a challenge in a loooooonnnnngggg time.  



I'm linking up at Weekly Christmas Card Challenges.  Thanks so much for letting me play, ladies!

I used Lawn Fawn's Cozy Christmas set, which I bought at an online "yard sale".  It just makes me smile, these cute l'il guys. :-) That milk! Those cookies! The friendly fire!



I stamped everything on a white die cut panel, colored all in with Copic markers, and then something just wasn't right. I checked with one of my at-home critics (my 14 year old), and the problem was too stark a contrast between the bright colors and all.that.white

To fix that, I first drew in a hardwood floor.


I then stamped some really subtle snowflakes (can you see them in the above photo, behind the cute cookies?) and inked the edges of the panel with the same Antique Linen ink. That worked!  


I added some Glossy Accents to the milk glass and the strand of lights, as finishing touches. 

I'm so glad you came by today!  Thanks for your visit!



Stamps: Cozy Christmas - Lawn Fawn Paper: white - Papertrey Ink; pattern - Be Merry - My Mind's Eye Ink: Antique Linen, Black Soot - Ranger; Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko Accessories & Tools: Glossy Accents - Ranger; Copic markers; silver gel pen; Stitched Rectangles die - L'il Inker Designs

4 comments:

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

I love what you did to get rid of stark white back ground .Hope that you rewarded your expert critics .
This is certainly a fun scene coloured well and really worth sharing ..so thank you for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenges

JoAnn said...

Such a cute card. Love the image. The stmaped snowflakes and inked edges are a nice touch. Thanks so much for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges

Lisa said...

Love that you have in house critics too LOL!! This is adorable Colleen, fun little Christmas scene!

Leslie Miller said...

This is adorable. Way too adorable. The Christmas card challenges are a great way to get ahead.

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