Friday, July 25, 2014

Christmas in July

Hello all,
it's the end of the month colouring challenge over at The Outlawz this week and that means an optional twist of making a Christmas card.  For the whole of this month we have been sponsored by All Dressed Up stamps, with a fabulous prize of 2 digis of the winner's choice so get those cards coming in!
      As we have now changed from just alcohol markers to any colouring medium, I decided to try using something different this week.  I have a few Distress Markers that I haven't really used much yet so I picked out a Christmas stamp by Stampendous and stamped it onto some watercolour paper.  I only have a few colours of the Distress Markers so when the image came out fairly muted, I decided to add a few touches of red to jazz it up a bit!

              I fussy cut the image and placed it on some vellum, adding a computer printed sentiment.  It's another very CAS style card and I'm sticking to my excuse of not having all my craft bits to hand yet!

                                  Entering this into the challenges at Aud SentimentsCreative Knockouts, Southern Girls, Crafting for all Seasons and Hambo Hoedown.   Please take some time to check out the fabulous creations from the rest of the Outlawz DT - Carla, Penny and Kathi.

Thanks for popping in!


Jeannie said...

Perfect coloring and a great holiday card! Thanks so much for joining us at the Hambo Hoedown-Christmas in July challenge.

Hambo Stamps Design Team

Gerrina said...

Great stamps and colours! Hope you will be unpacked soon... Have a fun weekend, Gerrina

sandie said...

I love the CAS look of this Dawn. The colouring is naturally wonderful and to vellum is a great idea. Have a fun weekend x

Barb said...

Beautiful card with the CAS, love your truck and tree. Thanks for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons. Barb

Dawn said...

Love it! Beautiful CAS card!
Thanks for playing in our Christmas in July challenge at Crafting For All Seasons this time!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Chris said...

A lovely CAS card. Fab colouring! Thanks for joining the Southern Girls this challenge.

Penny said...

Another fab CAS design, Dawn! Love the fun truck, the "new" coloring, and your placement of the sentiment! You are such a master, (or is it mistress?), of CAS! I bow to you. (Or curtsy.) ;^)
Hugs, Penny
Have a wonderful weekend!

Tracy said...

It's fun to have a change and play with a little ink and water huh. Great job on the image Dawn and of course I adore vellum used ANY way. LOL. Hugs!

nwilliams6 said...

Very vintage and reminiscent of an easier and more focused Christmas full of grateful hearts and anticipation (as opposed to our totally commercial and fast paced Christmas seasons now). Wonder what they would have thought of the stores having Christmas decorations in June? LOL! Lovely card Dawn - love your distress marker coloring. Hugz

This N That said...

I really like the sweet simplicity. Thanks for playing with the Southern Girls!

Amy A said...

Awww, I love this! Love the CAS design and gorgeous coloring. Thank you for joining us at Creative Knockouts this week and Good Luck. We hope you join us again.

Amy- DT Creative Knockouts

Jani said...

Great CAS card!
Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
Jani x

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous Christmas card, I love your CAS design.
Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.