Tuesday, January 12, 2016

A Wintery Card featuring Edwin w/Christmas Lantern


Hello Dearest Readers,

I hope you are all warm and cozy this January day! We've had a week of gray skies and rainy spells which has been so nice! The sun came out yesterday which warmed things up a bit. I had hoped we'd get some snow, but we just didn't get down to 32°. The mountains are all blanketed in snow which is so pretty agains the bright blue sky.

Today begins a new challenge at the Magnolia-licous Challenge Blog. Our new challenge has the theme:

WINTER!


That should be a fun theme with which to work! For my card, I chose to use Edwin with Christmas Lantern from the Lovely Christmas, 2015, Collection. You can find him HERE. Diana has him on sale, too! Here are some photos:



I had the midnight blue snowflake paper in my stash. Surprisingly, the back of the 12 x 12 sheet doesn't say the name or the manufacturer. I loved blending it with the cream Winterings paper and the white paper. I wanted details to be subtle. Can you see the scalloped border around the snow scene? Also, the larger round cream paper has pine trees printed on it. While the colors aren't soft, the details are. I love to use Edwin. He is so easily forgotten! This little guy has been colored with a mix of DIs and Derwent pencils. The flower cluster is rich with flowers from WOC as well as Live and Love Crafts.

Here are shots of the interior panels:



The large snowflake is a heavy textured paper. I like the "body" it has. I just added a tad of ribbon and a little snowflake charm.

Here is the final image:



This panel has a hidden tag behind the mat. For the tag, I used the Magnolia Doohickey Snowflake (Frosty) die. I chose to include a part of the page that had pale, pale snowflakes imprinted on it for the sentiment area. Lastly, I added pine needle boughs from the last Doohickey Kit - #7, I think. I also repeated the flowers used on the front panel.

I hope you will join the Winter Challenge! We would so love to see your beautiful, creative designs! One lucky gal will be the recipient of a $20 gift certificate!



Thank you so much for stopping by!



I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

5 comments:

stampingwithpeggie.blogspot.com said...

Lovely snow card. Love the snowflakes with roses in the center.

Cathy Lee said...

I love this beautiful winter scene, not to mention adorable Edwin. Gorgeous card, Chris. Your coloring is phenomenal as always and I love your creative style.
Hugz,
Cath

Candy said...

Such a beautiful card, Chris! I love it :o)
Big hugs, Candy

Suzi said...

This is so so sweet Chris, love that cute Edwin and the sweet village with your dies are perfect. Gorgeous creation as always my dear. Hugs Suzi x

Tamara said...

This is gorgeous! Those snowflakes are sooo pretty and I realyl like how you coloured his shirt.
Hugs, t.