Friday, January 31, 2014

An early Christmas card

Hello all!
Yes, I know it seems as if we've only just waved goodbye to the festive season but it's never too early to start making your cards for the next Christmas!  That's why the latest challenge from The Outlawz Alcohol Markers DT gives you an optional twist to do just that.   It's optional though so if you don't want to go down that creative road just yet, the theme for this week is Anything Goes - just remember to use alcohol markers though, that bit is a must!
         This will also be your last chance to enter and win a gift certificate from our January sponsor - Aurora Wings so get those markers out and start colouring!
                    For my card I went back to an old favourite of mine and used a Christmas digi from Teddy Bo.  I tried to give him some texture on his fur by dotting a combination of warm and cool grey Copics and kept the colour scheme very simple by just adding red for his clothes.  For the background I just wanted a few red paint splats which I made using my new Tim Holtz Distress Stain - I can't tell you how satisfying it is to thwack that sponge tip down and make those lovely splatters!  A simple stamped sentiment finished it off.

              Playing along with the challenges at Addicted to CAS , Crimbo Crackers , ABC Christmas Challenge , Crafty Creations and Fab n funky .

Thanks for stopping by!  

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Carla S. said...

Fabulous card, Dawn! I love the paint splats! Fantastic coloring of the adorable image!

sandie said...

Fabulous Dawn, had to pin this one. The bobbly fur does give so much texture and the red splatter, just fab!

Patricia St Martin said...

Dawn, How adorable, just love those blobs! They make me smile, these are a great idea. Very creative!
Hugs, Pat

Linda Palmer said...

I love this card Dawn. It is so adorable, so cool both of these at the same time. Love your designs.

Shirley said...

I love the spotches on the background. I think I need to get daubers and give this a go! Great card. Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky!

Payne Holler Cards said...

gotta try those blobs (-: and your fur turned out great! truly cute cute card!

Tracy said...

Fabby in soooo many ways! I love those splotches and have always thought those Teddy Bo bears are just squeezable. Great card for your stash Dawn! Hugs!

Penny said...

What a fabulous Christmas card! Absolutely love this CAS design, Dawn! Those splats are too cool! :^) Your coloring is fantastic on this image! Love the card! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Sandra said...

I can only image how fun those splats are to do, and they are my favorite part...they give new meaning to the phrase a little splash of colour, LOL... not taking anything away from your beautifully coloured teddy bear. The texture turned out Fab. Tootles :)S

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Dawn :-) Teddy is super cute and I love the paint splats ! I LOVE this card :-)

thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge
Lols x x x

Dorte said...

I love your red paint splats together with the cute Teddy Bo digi, awesome colouring and a super design.
Thanks for joining us for the ABC Christmas Challenge this time. Hope to see you again.
Hugs Dorte

Annette said...

Fabulous Christmas card. Love the simple layout and cute splodges!
Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
Crafty Little Fairies,
Top Tip Tuesday,
ABC Christmas,
As You Like It,
Pink Gem Designs,
The Stamp Basket, and

Anonymous said...

Now that is what I call fun! brilliant card! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

nwilliams6 said...

I love those splashes! They give this a festive and fun feel. That image is so darling and you colored it unbelievably well. When I come visit your blog, I want to go make something right away as you always inspire me. This card is really special. Hugz!